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" We're coming from different worlds " : exploring student identity during transition

Conference Proceeding
Meharg, D., Varey, A., & Cairncross, S. (2018)
" We're coming from different worlds " : exploring student identity during transition. In Conference Proceedings
This study presents empirical work examining the student journey from further to higher education in computing degrees in Scotland and seeks to understand the complex formatio...

Belonging: Blurring the Boundaries

Journal Article
Meharg, D., Craighill, S., Varey, A., & Cairncross, S. (2017)
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...

Building confidence during transition from college to university.

Presentation / Conference
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

Hallelujah! using topical examples to Illustrate ethical and business Issues for engineers.

Conference Proceeding
McEwan, T., & Cairncross, S. (2010)
Hallelujah! using topical examples to Illustrate ethical and business Issues for engineers. In Proceedings of FIE 2010, S3E-1. https://doi.org/10.1109/FIE.2010.5673348
Technically-oriented undergraduate students are often reluctant to engage with “Legal, Social, Ethical and Professional Issues”. In particular many learners appear to have an ...

Collecting student feedback: a comparison of questionnaire and other methods

Journal Article
Huxham, M., Laybourn, P., Cairncross, S., Gray, M., Brown, N., Goldfinch, J. & Earl, S. (2008)
Collecting student feedback: a comparison of questionnaire and other methods. Assessment and Evaluation in Higher Education. 33, 675-686. doi:10.1080/02602930701773000. ISSN 0260-2938
A study was conducted comparing the feedback received from students about teaching obtained using different instruments. Twelve first- and second-year undergraduate modules we...

Weighing pigs or handling Hansel? making feedback fit for purpose.

Journal Article
Huxham, M., Earl, S., Laybourn, P., Brown, N., Cairncross, S. & Gray, M. (2006)
Weighing pigs or handling Hansel? making feedback fit for purpose. Educational developments. 8, 8-10. ISSN 1469-3267

Same stories, different continents.

Conference Proceeding
McEwan, T. & Cairncross, S. (2005)
Same stories, different continents
Higher Education (HE) is increasingly globalised, involving partnerships between institutions in different countries. There is little research available on such educational pa...

Evaluation and multimedia learning objects: towards a human‐centred approach

Journal Article
McEwan, T., & Cairncross, S. (2004)
Evaluation and multimedia learning objects: towards a human‐centred approach. Interactive Technology and Smart Education, 1(2), 101-112. https://doi.org/10.1108/17415650480000015
If initial attempts to incorporate reusable multimedia into university teaching were characterised by the efforts of enthusiasts, the growth of the “Learning Object” economy i...

Learning technology research in practice: Reflections from the field.

Conference Proceeding
Cairncross, S., Mannion, M. & McEwan, T. (2003)
Learning technology research in practice: Reflections from the field. In Cook, J. & McConnell, D. (Eds.). Communities of Practice. Research Proceedings of the 10th Association for Learning Technology Conference (ALT-C 2003), 70-81. ISBN 9780954587000
Research into the effectiveness of new learning technologies is needed. However education research is complex and challenging. In this paper we explore problems associated wi...

Interactive multimedia and learning: realising the benefits.

Thesis
Cairncross, S. Interactive multimedia and learning: realising the benefits. (Thesis)
Edinburgh Napier University. Retrieved from http://researchrepository.napier.ac.uk/id/eprint/4628
Interactive multimedia has the potential to create high quality learning environments that actively engage the learner. For example it can combine explanation with illustrativ...