Smith, S., Smith, C. F., & Varey, A. (2015, October). Women in ICT: exploring professional Identity on an executive masters program. Paper presented at 6th Annual Conference on Computer Science Education: Innovation and Technology, Singapore
Despite years of purposeful activity there is still a shortfall in the numbers of women enrolling onto computing courses in the UK and elsewhere, while many who join the profe...
Meharg, D., Tizard, J., Varey, A., & Cairncross, S. (2015, September). Building confidence during transition from college to university. Paper presented at British Educational Research Association, Belfast
Varey, A., Smyth, M. & Cairncross, S. (2006, March). Designing Interactions: Repositioning Design in HCI. Paper presented at HCIEd 2006 Inventivity: Teaching theory, design and innovation in HCI, Limerick, Ireland
This paper describes three case studies which discuss different ways in which HCI and multimedia students in the School of Computing at Napier University are exposed to design...
Varey, A. & Smyth, M. (2006, March). Reflecting on Design. Paper presented at CONVIVIO Faculty Forum “Teaching Design for HCI”, Graz, Austria
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Meharg, D., Tizard, J. & Varey, A. Student voice and peer support during transition. Paper presented at QAA Enhancement Themes, Glasgow, UK
Despite increased investment in transition between further education and higher education during the last 10 years, direct entrants remain less likely to take an active part i...
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 ...
Meharg, D., Craighill, S., Varey, A., & Cairncross, S. (2016). Belonging: Blurring the Boundaries. Scottish Educational Review, 49(1), (89-103)
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...
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...
Wright, N., Varey, A. & Chesney, T. (2005). An investigation of sociability measurements in online communities. International Journal of Web Based Communities. 1(4), 400-411. doi:10.1504/IJWBC.2005.008106. ISSN 1477-8394
This paper reports the results of an investigation into measurements of the sociability of proximate online communities, in other words, how well it supports social interactio...
Wright, N., Varey, A. & Chesney, T. (2004). An investigation of sociability measurements in online communities. International Journal of Web Based Communities. 1(4), 400. doi:10.1504/ijwbc.2005.008106. ISSN 1477-8394
This paper reports the results of an investigation into measurements of the sociability of online communities, in other words, how well they support social interaction. The re...
Smyth, M., & Varey, A. (2003). Experiental design: connecting design to HCI. In CHI Workshop - Exploring the Relationship between Design and HCI
Lowe, H., Cumming, A., Smyth, M., & Varey, A. (1995). Lessons from experience: making theorem provers more co-operative. In Proceedings of the Second Workshop on User Interfaces for Theorm Provers, 67-74
We describe our experiences in trying to build a co-operative theorem proving system. Our model of co-operation is that of a user and an automaton combining forces to prove th...
Benyon, D. (2002). Human-Centred interaction design. In Cairncross, S., Varey, A. & McEwan, T. (Eds.). Proceedings of 6th HCI Educators Workshop,
Skills Development Scotland
Graduate Apprenticeships (GAs) are undergraduate degrees in which the students are in full-time employment, studying on campus one day per week. In September 2017, Edinburgh Napier’s first cohort of a...
Scottish Funding Council
The Associate Student Project (ASP) builds partnerships between the School of Computing and local further education colleges (FEs) to support students who study for the first two years of their degree...