M J Rutter

m j rutter

Dr M J Rutter BSc PhD MKT LSMIEEE FHEA vt

Lecturer

Biography

Napier University 1986-present: Lecturer and Programme Leader. Five years Programme Leader for Higher National Certificate/Higher National Diploma courses. Represented University interests in Scottish Qualification Agency (SQA) design of new national engineering qualifications. Facilitator in Faculty teacher training seminar programme. Taught Microprocessors, Signal Processing and Human Computer Interfacing on MSc Programmes. Currently lecturer in School of Computing, specialising in HCI and Web Design. Supervised and examined successful PhD students:

Second Supervisor: Hu Xia, "The Propagation of Linearly Polarised Modes and the Bending Losses in Elliptical Core Optical Fibre" (1996)
Internal Examiner: Dickon Jackson, "Microwave-Induced Bulk Pressures for Liquid Analysis" (1999)
Second Supervisor: Timothy Chamberlain, "Measuring Pedestrian Gait using Low Resolution Infrared People Counters (2009)
Panel Chair: Natalie Kerracher, "Tasks and visual techniques for exploration of temporal graph data" (2015)
Panel Chair: Andrew Russell, "The manufacture of gas turbine compressor components by metal injection moulding" (2015)
Internal Examiner: Nena Roa-Seiler, "Towards an emotionally intelligent interaction strategy for multimodal embodied conversational agents acting as companions" (2015)
Supervisor: Dalal Zahran, "Web Engineering for the Evaluation of Large Complex Web Systems: Methodologies in Web Metrics" (2015)


Academic Experience:

Five years as a Programme Leader for HNC/HND courses.
Represented University interests in Scottish Qualification Agency (SQA) design of new national engineering qualifications.
Programme Leader for BEng programme in Web Systems.
Responsible for MSc dissertation module.
School Academic Conduct Officer.
Program Committee Reviewer BHCI 2017 (British HCI 2017)

G.L. Ultrasound 1984-86: Senior Development Engineer, working on card controlling a motorised ultrasonic probe for medical imaging, then on specification of medical doppler unit. (Learned HP64000 development system and 6809 microprocessor).

University of Edinburgh 1980-84: Full-time Research Associate, then Research Fellow, working on adaptive filters for data communications. (Gave seminar on passive sonar and spectral analysis techniques. Supervised student projects on Radar ambiguity functions and on lattice filters. Supervised student labs. Main body of work involved extensive computer modelling using Fortran. A TTL subrack and a chip set were designed as part of the study. The TTL unit was used to analyse speech signals. (There were applications in the fields of speech analysis and synthesis and helium speech unscrambling.))

Nokia Electronics (Finland) 1974-80: Two years as technical editor/translator, preparing technical manuals for banking terminal project (Finnish KOP bank). Supervising documentation system. Finding and supervising freelance translators.

Then four years (still at Nokia) as a process-control equipment design engineer, specialising in data communications. (Work involved microprocessor hardware and software).

Televa (Finland) 1972-74: Digital circuit design engineer for stored program control (SPC) telephone exchange project. (Learned TTL and Basic)

Pye Telecommunications 1970-72: Radiotelephone development engineer. (Mainly investigating and solving production problems with existing designs)

INTERESTS

Puppetry, storytelling. (I ran a storytelling circle for 3 years and was a member of the Scottish Storytelling Forum, advising on and recommending Scottish Art Council grants.)

Folk music (freelance ceilidh caller, play a variety of instruments, have worked in band as whistle player, ran a website on Shetland music).

Church: Been responsible for church electronics 1986-2009. Area Church Warden 1988 - 1993.

Currently studying Polish (married into Polish family)

Research Areas

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The moderating effect of gender and age on the students’ acceptance of learning management systems in Saudi higher education

Journal Article
Binyamin, S. S., Rutter, M. J., & Smith, S. (2020)
The moderating effect of gender and age on the students’ acceptance of learning management systems in Saudi higher education. Knowledge Management and E-Learning: An International Journal, 12(1), 30-62
Despite the widespread adoption of learning management systems (LMS) by universities worldwide, it has been found that the students’ use of them is not always optimal. Based o...

Extending the Technology Acceptance Model to Understand Students’ Use of Learning Management Systems in Saudi Higher Education

Journal Article
Binyamin, S., Rutter, M., & Smith, S. (2019)
Extending the Technology Acceptance Model to Understand Students’ Use of Learning Management Systems in Saudi Higher Education. International Journal of Emerging Technologies in Learning, 14(3), 4-21. https://doi.org/10.3991/ijet.v14i03.9732
Although learning management systems (LMS) have been widely adopted by higher educational institutions in many countries, they are considered an emerging technology in Saudi A...

An Implementation of the UTAUT Model for Understanding Students’ Perceptions of Learning Management Systems: A Study Within Tertiary Institutions in Saudi Arabia

Journal Article
Alshehri, A., Rutter, M. J., & Smith, S. (2019)
An Implementation of the UTAUT Model for Understanding Students’ Perceptions of Learning Management Systems: A Study Within Tertiary Institutions in Saudi Arabia. International Journal of Distance Education Technologies, 17(3), 1-24. https://doi.org/10.4018/IJDET.2019070101
The rapid growth of e-learning around the globe is inspiring various academic institutions to adopt it. Uptake is motivated by convincing benefits such as flexibility, accessi...

Assessing the Relative Importance of an E-learning system Usability Design Characteristics Based on Students' Preferences

Journal Article
Rutter, M. J., Smith, S., & Alshehri, A. (2019)
Assessing the Relative Importance of an E-learning system Usability Design Characteristics Based on Students' Preferences. European Journal of Educational Research, 8(3), 839-855. https://doi.org/10.12973/eu-jer.8.3.839
This study considers the interaction between an e-learning system, the Blackboard system, and the students who use it in Saudi Arabia. While previous work exists, there is lim...

The Moderating Effect of Education and Experience on Students’ Use of Learning Management Systems in Saudi Higher Education

Conference Proceeding
Binyamin, S., Rutter, M. J., & Smith, S. (2019)
The Moderating Effect of Education and Experience on Students’ Use of Learning Management Systems in Saudi Higher Education. https://doi.org/10.1145/3318396.3318428
Based on the technology acceptance model, this research investigated the variables that affect students’ use of LMS in Saudi public universities. The study also examined the m...

The Influence of Computer Self-efficacy and Subjective Norms on the Students’ Use of Learning Management Systems at King Abdulaziz University

Journal Article
Binyamin, S. S., Rutter, M. J., & Smith, S. (2018)
The Influence of Computer Self-efficacy and Subjective Norms on the Students’ Use of Learning Management Systems at King Abdulaziz University. International journal of information and education technology (IJIET), 8(10), 693-699. https://doi.org/10.18178/ijiet.2018.8.10.1124
Technology acceptance model (TAM) has been a standout amongst the most well-known models in understanding the users’ acceptance of technologies. This study develops a model to...

Factors Influencing the Students’ Use of Learning Management Systems: A Case Study of King Abdulaziz University.

Conference Proceeding
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 L. O. Campbell, & R. Hartshorne (Eds.), Proceedings of the 12th International Conference on e-Learning (ICEL 2017), (289-297
The Technology Acceptance Model (TAM) has been one of the most popular models in explaining the acceptance of technologies and employed empirically in various studies. This st...

The students' acceptance of learning management systems in Saudi Arabia: A case study of King Abdulaziz University

Conference Proceeding
Binyamin, S., Rutter, M., & Smith, S. (2017)
The students' acceptance of learning management systems in Saudi Arabia: A case study of King Abdulaziz University. In INTED2017 Proceedings, (9324-9333). https://doi.org/10.21125/inted.2017.2205
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...

An implementation of the extended technology acceptance model for understanding students' perceptions of learning management systems: a study within tertiary institutions in Saudia Arabia

Presentation / Conference
Rutter, M. J., Alshehri, A. & Smith, S. (2017, March)
An implementation of the extended technology acceptance model for understanding students' perceptions of learning management systems: a study within tertiary institutions in Saudia Arabia. Poster presented at 11th annual International Technology, Education and Development Conference, Valencia
The rapid evolution of e-learning around the world is inspiring many educational and business institutions to adopt it. E-learning is motivated by compelling advantages such a...

The utilization of system usability scale in learning management systems: a case study of Jeddah Community College

Conference Proceeding
Binyamin, S., Rutter, M., & Smith, S. (2016)
The utilization of system usability scale in learning management systems: a case study of Jeddah Community College. In ICERI2016 Proceedings, (5314-5323). https://doi.org/10.21125/iceri.2016.2290
Learning Management Systems (LMS) have been widely adopted in many higher educational institutions to support teaching and learning activities. The study was conducted with th...

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