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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...

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. (in press)
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
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...

Entrepreneurial drivers, barriers and enablers of computing students: gendered perspectives from an Australian and UK university

Journal Article
Smith, S., Hamilton, M., & Fabian, K. (in press)
Entrepreneurial drivers, barriers and enablers of computing students: gendered perspectives from an Australian and UK university. Studies in Higher Education, https://doi.org/10.1080/03075079.2019.1637840
This paper investigates computing students’ entrepreneurial intentions, motivations, recognisable barriers and encouragements towards entrepreneurship, with a focus on gender....

Identity and belonging for graduate apprenticeships in computing: the experience of first cohort degree apprentices in Scotland

Conference Proceeding
Taylor-Smith, E., Smith, S., & Smith, C. (2019)
Identity and belonging for graduate apprenticeships in computing: the experience of first cohort degree apprentices in Scotland. In Proceedings of the 24th Annual Conference on Innovation & Technology in Computer Science Education (ITiCSE’19), (2-8). https://doi.org/10.1145/3304221.3319753
In September 2017, our university’s first graduate apprentices began degrees in Software Development, Cybersecurity, and Information Technology Management for Business. This s...

Bridging the Digital Skills Gap: Are computing degree apprenticeships the answer?

Conference Proceeding
Taylor-Smith, E., Smith, S., Fabian, K., Berg, T., Meharg, D., & Varey, A. (2019)
Bridging the Digital Skills Gap: Are computing degree apprenticeships the answer?. In ITiCSE '19 Proceedings of the 2019 ACM Conference on Innovation and Technology in Computer Science Educationhttps://doi.org/10.1145/3304221.3319744
This paper describes a study investigating whether apprenticeship computing degrees in Scotland are attracting additional entrants who will become IT professionals and fill a ...

Getting in, getting on: fragility in student and graduate identity

Journal Article
Smith, S., Sobolewska, E., & Hunter, D. (in press)
Getting in, getting on: fragility in student and graduate identity. Higher Education Research and Development, 38(5), 1046-1060. https://doi.org/10.1080/07294360.2019.1612857
Over a period of three years this longitudinal study explored new approaches to consider student identity during the transition from university to employment. Students were fo...

Exploring women's motivations to study computer science.

Conference Proceeding
Smith, S., Sobolewska, E., Bhardwaj, J., & Fabian, K. (2019)
Exploring women's motivations to study computer science. In Proceedings of the Frontiers in Education 2018 Conferencehttps://doi.org/10.1109/FIE.2018.8658768
This paper presents a study exploring women's decisions, influencers and early experiences of computing to better understand how women's motivations and prior experience affec...

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. (in press)
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...

Equality of opportunity for work experience? Computing students at two UK universities “play the game”

Journal Article
Smith, S., Taylor-Smith, E., Bacon, L., & Mackinnon, L. (2019)
Equality of opportunity for work experience? Computing students at two UK universities “play the game”. British Journal of Sociology of Education, 40(3), 324-339. https://doi.org/10.1080/01425692.2018.1489219
A recent UK Government commissioned study found concerning levels of unemployment among computing students from disadvantaged, black and minority ethnic backgrounds. The study...

The impact of work placement on graduate employment in computing: outcomes from a UK-based study

Journal Article
Smith, S., Taylor-Smith, E., Smith, C., & Webster, G. (2018)
The impact of work placement on graduate employment in computing: outcomes from a UK-based study. International Journal of Work-Integrated Learning, 19(4), 359-369
This study followed recent computing graduates into the workplace and explored their undergraduate experiences of work placements and subsequent impact on graduate employment....
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Developing entrepreneurial capabilities for the global labour market: A cross national study of IT students in the UK and Australia

2017 - 2018
The overarching aim of this study is to investigate how universities are preparing IT students for the global labour market. The focus of this study is entrepreneurship which is now given high priorit...
Funder: Society for Research into Higher Education | Value: £1,656

Work Experience Joint Study

2017 - 2017
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. However, gaining good w...
Funder: Edinburgh Napier Funded

Can pay, should pay? a comparison of outcomes for paid and unpaid work opportunities for employers and students.

2012 - 2013
We have published the following papers:   Smith, C., Smith, S., Irving, C. 2013 Can pay? Should pay? A comparison of outcomes for paid and unpaid work opportunities for employers and students, HEA...
Funder: Higher Education Academy | Value: £6,066

e-Placement Scotland

2010 - 2020
Between 2010 and 2014, e-Placement Scotland worked with industry to create over 800 paid placements for students in Scotland’s universities and colleges. The project team disseminated widely to both e...
Funder: Scottish Funding Council

Westmont Systems Ltd

1999 - 2001
To develop a design framework for integrating industrial control system networks with corporate knowledge based on distributed computer networks whilst allowing remote access to all data.
Funder: Innovate UK
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How do adult learners perceive eLearning?

2019 - date
Abigail Truebig | Director of Studies: Prof Sally Smith | Second Supervisor: Dr Khristin Fabian

Behind the wall: Enabling female student interaction in synchronous virtual classrooms in Saudi Higher Education

2017 - date
Najla Alamri | Director of Studies: Dr Laura Muir | Second Supervisor: Prof Sally Smith

Research grounded support of student learning in Higher Education: The importance of dialogue and subject embedded, contextualised language and content

2017 - 2018
Dr Kendall Richards | Director of Studies: Dr Colin Smith | Second Supervisor: Prof Sally Smith

Using the technology acceptance model to measure the effects of usability attributes and demographic characteristics on student use of learning management systems in Saudi Higher Education

2016 - 2019
Binyamin Sami | Director of Studies: Dr M J Rutter | Second Supervisor: Prof Sally Smith

The effects of UTAUT and usability qualities on students' use of a learning management systems in Saudi tertiary education

2016 - date
Ahmed Alshehri | Director of Studies: Dr M J Rutter | Second Supervisor: Prof Sally Smith

An exploratory study of perceived complexity in IT projects

2014 - 2018
David Klotz | Director of Studies: Dr Richard Whitecross | Second Supervisor: Prof Sally Smith

Leadership for the CIO: building capacity through applying leadership theory using frameworks

2012 - 2016
At present the Information Technology profession appears to be dogged by high profile project failure, high...
Prof Sally Smith | Director of Studies: Mr Grant MacKerron | Second Supervisor: Dr Vaughan Ellis

An approach to cross-domain situation-based context management and highly adaptive services in pervasive environments

2008 - 2012
The concept of context-awareness is widely used in mobile and pervasive computing t...
Dr Zakwan Jaroucheh | Director of Studies: Prof Xiaodong Liu | Second Supervisor: Prof Sally Smith