Interview with Paul van Ramesdonk, Cape Town University

Paul, you're currently conducting research into continued professional development in digital forensics for your Master's degree. Could you outline your project for our readers?

My area for the dissertation is to look at continued development, specifically with digital forensics practitioners, because I think when looking at other professions such as medical, legal and teaching, there’s a lot of focus on doing continued development or lifelong learning. There’s quite a few different names for the same thing; depending on which researcher you speak to, they could have the same or different meanings.

Craiger in 2008 made a distinction between what is defined as ‘training’ and what is defined as ‘education’, so there are two trains of thought there.

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