Dean of Computing
Binyamin, S., Rutter, M. J. & Smith, S. (2017). Factors Influencing the Students’ Use of Learning Management Systems: A Case Study of King Abdulaziz University. In n/a, 289 - 297. ISBN n/a
Abstract: The Technology Acceptance Model (TAM) has been one of the most popular models in explaining the acceptance of technologies and employed empirically in various studie...
Rutter, M. J., Smith, S. & Binyamin, S. (2017). The students acceptance of learning management systems in Saudi Arabia: a case study of King Abdulaziz University. In INTED2017 Proceedings, 9324-9333. doi:10.21125/inted.2017.2205. ISBN 978-84-617-8491-2
The Technology Acceptance Model (TAM) has become one of the most widely-used models in understanding user acceptance of technologies and has been employed in many empirical st...
Binyamin, S., Rutter, M. J. & Smith, S. (2016). The utiliation of system usability scale in learning managment systems: a case study of Jeddah Community College. In ICERI2016 Proceedings, 5314-5323. doi:10.21125/iceri.2016.2290. ISBN 978-84-617-5895-1
Learning Management Systems (LMS) have been widely adopted in many higher educational institutions to support teaching and learning activities. The study was conducte...
Scottish Funding Council
The project aims to create 1500 paid placement opportunities for computing students studying in any Scottish university or college over the 5 year project.
21 April 2016
Announcement of resultsEmerald and the Indian Academy of Management (IAM) are delighted to offer a research grant for an Indian project in the field of management research.
24 February 2016
24 February 2016
The Articulation Best Practice Event is a good practice sharing and networking event. The format of the day includes keynote addresses from SFC, the Commission on Widening Acc...
Senior Research Fellow
Academic Support Adviser
Binyamin, S., Smith, S. & Rutter, M. (2016). Evaluating the Usability of Learning Management Systems from Students' Perception: A Case Study of King Abdulaziz University. In 15th European Conference on eLearning (ECEL 2016), 112 - 113. ISBN 978-1-911218-18-0
Abstract: Due to the rapid improvement in Information and Communication Technology (ICT), adopting technologies has become a major focus of interest in the field of education....
Bhardwaj, J. (2015). Evaluation of the lasting impacts on employability of co-operative serious game-playing by first year Computing students: An exploratory analysis. In 2014 IEEE Frontiers in Education Conference (FIE)doi:10.1109/FIE.2014.7044113. ISBN 978-1-4799-3922-0, 978-1-4799-3923-7,
This paper reports a case study of cooperative , small-group, game-based learning by a cohort of undergraduates on a range of computing programmes, during the first trimester ...
Smith, S., Smith, C., Taylor-Smith, E. & Fotheringham, J. (in press). Towards graduate employment: exploring student identity through a university-wide employability project. Journal of Further and Higher Education. doi:10.1080/0309877X.2017.1390077. ISSN 0309-877X
Students have expectations of their university education leading to graduate careers, with universities investing considerable resources in institution-wide initiatives design...
Bhardwaj, J. (in press). In search of self-efficacy: development of a new instrument for first year Computer Science students. Computer Science Education. 27(2/3)ISSN 0899-3408
This study explores the changes in Computer Science (CS) students’ self-efficacy between entering study and the end of first year of university. It aims to give course leaders...
Meharg, D., Taylor-Smith, E., Varey, A., Mooney, C. & Dallas, S. (2017). An Enhanced Route from FE to HE Graduation?. Journal of Perspectives in Applied Academic Practice. 5(2), 85-92. doi:10.14297/jpaap.v5i2.269. ISSN 2051-9788
This study explores student transitions from further (FE) to higher (HE) education through the Associate Student Project (ASP) and examines the effectiveness of this enhanced ...
Bhardwaj, J. (2017). Review of 'Towards a framework for inclusive STEM Education' Workshop. International Journal of Gender, Science and Technology. 9(1), 73-75. ISSN 2040-0748
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Meharg, D., Craighill, S., Varey, A. & Cairncross, S. (in press). Belonging: Blurring the Boundaries. Scottish Educational Review
This paper applies Whitchurch’s (2008) concept of the ‘third space’ to the emergent territory occupied by further education college students as they ‘cross the boundary’ to co...
Smith, S., Smith, C., Taylor-Smith, E. & Fotheringham, J. (2016). In search of graduate employability: An exploration of student identity. Asia-Pacific Journal of Cooperative Education. 18(1), 15-24
Universities are adopting institution-wide projects to increase student work placements and work-related learning across all subject disciplines. However, there are large vari...
Meharg, D., Craighill, S., Varey, A. & Tizard, J. (2016). 'I hope we can handle it': A study examining student ability beliefs and motivations before transition. Education in the North. 23(2), 128-140
This paper employs the ‘Expectancy-Value Model of Achievement Motivation’ (Wigfield and Eccles, 2000) to identify performance barriers and facilitators for further education s...
Ramirez, N., Smith, S., Smith, C. F., Berg, T., Strubel, B., Ohland, M. & Main, J. (2016). From Interest to Decision: A Comparative Exploration of Student Attitudes and Pathways to Co-op Programs in the United States and the United Kingdom. International Journal of Engineering Education. 32(5A), 1867-1878. ISSN 0949-149X
Cooperative education programs (co-op) play a vital role in developing engineering and computing students’ applied technological skills and professional self-confidence. Never...
Webster, G., Smith, S. & Smith, C. (2015). Supporting student transitions to placement and work: developing a new self-identity. New Directions in the Teaching of Physical Sciences. 11(1)ISSN 1740-9888
Moves towards the marketisation of higher education together with concerns over the challenges of graduate employment have led to an increased prioritisation of students under...
Taylor-Smith, E., Smith, S. & Smith, C. (2017, December). Placement or practicalities? Barriers and disincentives to work experience, as reported by computing students. Paper presented at Society for Research Into Higher Education (SRHE) Annual Conference, Newport, Wales
Having relevant work experience, such as a placement or internship, is valued by employers in the technology sector and can improve employment outcomes for computing graduates...
At present the Information Technology profession appears to be dogged by high profile project failure, high...
Participation Space Studies explore eParticipation ...