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Larian Nkomo image 2020
Current position Online MBA IT Technical Support Specialist
Previous position Research Assistant, School of Arts, University of Otago
Instructor, Information Technology Department, Cyprus International University
Education MSc in Management Information Systems, Cyprus International University
BSc (High Honours) in Management Information Systems, Cyprus International University
Country of origin Zimbabwe

Responsibilities and goals

  • Support Otago Online MBA students and lecturers in using Zoom application.
  • Troubleshoot systems and network problems, and solve technical queries both during the sessions and between classes.
  • Log and keep records of the sessions and queries.
  • Stay familiar with all of Zoom’s main up-to-date features.
  • Support development and review of written instructions for students and lecturers.
  • Provide input on improvements to the Online MBA programme.

International work and industry experience

I was previously a research assistant in the School of Arts at the University of Otago. I also worked as a research assistant, part time instructor and distance education course designer at Cyprus International University. Currently I am doing myPhD in Higher Education focusing on student engagement with digital learning technologies.

Why does Larian like working with the Otago Online MBA?

I have experience working with different digital learning technologies, and would like to continue gaining experience in this area while sharing my existing knowledge, and learning from colleagues. My PhD research is on how students engage with digital learning technologies, and working with the Otago online MBA provides me the opportunity to be acquainted with how to successfully provide a flexible online learning environment for students and lecturers. This will help my professional development and future career.

Why does Larian think that Otago Online MBA is a great place to study?

The Otago online MBA is one of the best in the world providing quality world class education through its committed staff and lecturers and its innovative use of digital technologies. Students and lecturers have multiple responsibilities, the Otago Online MBA offers academic staff flexibility in teaching and provides students with flexible access to learning, enabling them to achieve the balance needed to succeed.