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Teaching Across Time and Space: How University Educators Relate With, and Through, Technology

Book Chapter
Drumm, L. (2020)
Teaching Across Time and Space: How University Educators Relate With, and Through, Technology. In F. Soares, K. Brown, A. Uukkivi, & A. P. Lopes (Eds.), Developing Technology Mediation in Learning Environments, (23-42). Hershey, PA: IGI Global. https://doi.org/10.4018/978-1-7998-1591-4.ch002
Technology can be used to bring people closer together yet can also come between them and push them apart. In an age where discourse around our relationship with technology is...

Computing degree apprenticeships: An opportunity to address gender imbalance in the IT sector?

Conference Proceeding
Smith, S., Taylor-Smith, E., Fabian, K., Barr, M., Berg, T., Cutting, D., …Zarb, M. (in press)
Computing degree apprenticeships: An opportunity to address gender imbalance in the IT sector?
This paper explores the potential for new work-based apprenticeship degrees to encourage more women into computing degrees and the IT sector. In the UK, women are currently un...

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...

The effectiveness of cognitive-behavioural interventions at increasing adherence to physical activity in mental health populations: a systematic review

Journal Article
Snowden, A., Peddie, N., & Westbury, T. (in press)
The effectiveness of cognitive-behavioural interventions at increasing adherence to physical activity in mental health populations: a systematic review. Advances in Mental Health, https://doi.org/10.1080/18387357.2019.1684829
Objective: There is growing global evidence for stark inequalities in the physical health status and life-expectancy of people with a mental health diagnosis. In most cases, p...

An analysis of EHEA Business School: Approaches to the development, configuration and management of international academic alliances

Book
Harte, P. (2019)
An analysis of EHEA Business School: Approaches to the development, configuration and management of international academic alliances. Mauritius: LAP Lambert Academic Press
The purpose of this study is to investigate the motivations for international academic alliance development, the configuration of alliance networks and their sustained managem...

Giving a voice to students & early career researchers in international science policy and diplomacy in the post-truth era

Other
Kerr, G., & Mauduit, J. (2019)
Giving a voice to students & early career researchers in international science policy and diplomacy in the post-truth era. https://blog.ucsusa.org/science-blogger/giving-a-voice-to-students-and-researchers-in-international-science-policy-and-diplomacy

Facilitating computing students' transition to higher education

Conference Proceeding
Fabian, K., Taylor-Smith, E., Meharg, D., & Varey, A. (2019)
Facilitating computing students' transition to higher education. https://doi.org/10.1145/3351287.3351298
Students who progress to higher education from further education colleges are faced with academic, social, and logistical challenges during their transition. In general, they ...

Health professionals' lack of knowledge of central venous access devices: the impact on patients

Journal Article
Kelly, L. J., Snowden, A., Paterson, R., & Campbell, K. (2019)
Health professionals' lack of knowledge of central venous access devices: the impact on patients. British Journal of Nursing, 28(14), https://doi.org/10.12968/bjon.2019.28.14.S4
Background The literature on patient experience of living with a central venous access device (CVAD) is growing, but remains sparse. It suggests that patients accept CVADs as...

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...

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...
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How are we positioning apprenticeships? A critical analysis of job adverts for degree apprentices

2020 - 2020
The introduction of the degree apprenticeship presents opportunities for students to pursue a degree while working in paid positions relevant to their studies. Within this model, employers take an act...
Funder: Society for Research into Higher Education | Value: £4,999

Innovation voucher Gamification

2019 - 2019
The project will produce recommendations for the application of gamification to the training product, informed by the company context, with a design led by the latest academic research in gamification...
Funder: Scottish Funding Council | Value: £4,959

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

Associate Student Project

2014 - 2020
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...
Funder: Scottish Funding Council

Learning from Korea - Media Skins as Public Art

2012 - 2015
Academic research into the use of video content for public art projects involving archival research, content preparation & knowledge transfer in preparation for a groundbreaking collaboration between ...
Funder: Royal Society of Edinburgh | Value: £2,242

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
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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

A journey that motivates: Discovering the associate student experience

2015 - date
Debbie Meharg | Director of Studies: Ms Alison Varey | Second Supervisor: Dr Sandra Cairncross

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 analysis of EHEA business school approaches to the development, configuration and management of international academic alliances

2011 - 2017
Dr Patrick Harte | Director of Studies: Prof Anne Munro | Second Supervisor: Prof Mary Fischer

Participation Space Studies: a socio-technical exploration of activist and community groups? use of online and offline spaces to support their work

2011 - 2016
Participation Space Studies explore eParticipation ...
Dr Ella Taylor-Smith | Director of Studies: Dr Colin Smith | Second Supervisor: Dr Michael Smyth

?National literature is now rather an unmeaning term; the epoch of world literature is at hand? ? notions of capital and symbolic power in the globalised European fiction market

2010 - 2014
Dr Stephanie Craighill | Director of Studies: Prof Alistair Mccleery

Complex pleasures: designing optional interactions for public spaces

2008 - 2017
This research will investigate the nature of interactions between people and experience-oriented technologies such as new-media artw...
Dr Ingi Helgason | Director of Studies: Dr Michael Smyth

The influence of duality and Poe?s notion of the ?Bi-Part Soul? on the genesis of detective fiction in the nineteenth-century

2008 - 2010
This thesis examines the meaning, origin and influence of Edgar Allan Poe’s...
Dr Stephanie Craighill | Director of Studies: Prof Linda Dryden | Second Supervisor: Prof Anne Schwan

Multimedia and Learning: Realising the Benefits

1997 - 2002
Dr Sandra Cairncross | Director of Studies: Prof David Benyon | Second Supervisor: Ray Land