Senior Research Fellow
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 n/a, 289 - 297. ISBN n/a
Abstract: The Technology Acceptance Model (TAM) has been one of the most popular models in explaining the acceptance of technologies and employed empirically in various studie...
Rutter, M. J., Smith, S. & Binyamin, S. (2017). The students acceptance of learning management systems in Saudi Arabia: a case study of King Abdulaziz University. In INTED2017 Proceedings, 9324-9333. doi:10.21125/inted.2017.2205. ISBN 978-84-617-8491-2
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...
Binyamin, S., Rutter, M. J. & Smith, S. (2016). The utiliation of system usability scale in learning managment systems: a case study of Jeddah Community College. In ICERI2016 Proceedings, 5314-5323. doi:10.21125/iceri.2016.2290. ISBN 978-84-617-5895-1
Learning Management Systems (LMS) have been widely adopted in many higher educational institutions to support teaching and learning activities. The study was conducte...
Edinburgh Napier Funded
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...
Skills Development Scotland
Graduate Level Apprenticeships (GLAs) 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 coho...
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...
11 May 2016
11 May 2016
This years post-graduate research conference will be held Wednesday (11th of May) on H-floor.
Presentations and the keynote will be in H5, the poster session, breaks an...
21 April 2016
Announcement of resultsEmerald and the Indian Academy of Management (IAM) are delighted to offer a research grant for an Indian project in the field of management research.
24 February 2016
24 February 2016
The Articulation Best Practice Event is a good practice sharing and networking event. The format of the day includes keynote addresses from SFC, the Commission on Widening Acc...
Academic Support Adviser
Dean of Computing
KTP Associate - Data Analytics - Standard Life
Binyamin, S., Smith, S. & Rutter, M. (2016). Evaluating the Usability of Learning Management Systems from Students' Perception: A Case Study of King Abdulaziz University. In 15th European Conference on eLearning (ECEL 2016), 112 - 113. ISBN 978-1-911218-18-0
Abstract: Due to the rapid improvement in Information and Communication Technology (ICT), adopting technologies has become a major focus of interest in the field of education....
Smith, S. & Smith, C. F. (2015). Supporting student transitions to placement: developing a new self-identity
Employer expectations of graduates, as evidenced by the job descriptions of graduate vacancies, often include relevant work experience; however meeting student demand for plac...
Meharg, D. & Tizard, J. (2015). Widening access through transition from college to university. In Social Dimension in European Higher Education
Widening access through transition from College to University In Scotland, one strategy for increasing participation at university for people from deprived socio-economic area...
Bhardwaj, J. (2015). Evaluation of the lasting impacts on employability of co-operative serious game-playing by first year Computing students: An exploratory analysis. In 2014 IEEE Frontiers in Education Conference (FIE)doi:10.1109/FIE.2014.7044113. ISBN 978-1-4799-3922-0, 978-1-4799-3923-7,
This paper reports a case study of cooperative , small-group, game-based learning by a cohort of undergraduates on a range of computing programmes, during the first trimester ...
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...
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...
McEwan, T. & Cairncross, S. (2009). Hallelujah! using topical examples to Illustrate ethical and business Issues for engineers. In Proceedings of FIE 2010, S3E-1. doi:10.1109/FIE.2010.5673348. ISBN 978-1-4244-6262-9
Technically-oriented undergraduate students are often reluctant to engage with “Legal, Social, Ethical and Professional Issues”. In particular many learners appear to have an ...
Smith, S., Sobolewska, E. & Smith, I. (2013). From employability attributes to professional identity: students transitioning to the workplace. In 2014 IEEE Frontiers in Education Conference Proceedings, 1197-1204. ISBN 978-1-4799-3922-0
In order to realize the employment ambitions of graduates we can work with students to facilitate the construction of their identity as members of a global engineering profess...
Coady, J., Berg, T. & Pooley, R. (2012). IS Degrees: Sociotechnical or Technosocial? - A Reflective Analysis. In Linger, H., Fisher, J., Barnden, A., Barry, C., Lang, M. & Schneider, C. (Eds.). Building Sustainable Information Systems: Proceedings of the 2012 International Conference on Information Systems Development, 219-231. doi:10.1007/978-1-4614-7540-8_17. ISBN 978-1-4614-7539-2
This paper describes a reflective and empirical investigation by staff involved in delivery of the Heriot-Watt University Information Systems undergraduate degree. It looks pa...
Benyon, D. (2002). Human-Centred interaction design. In Cairncross, S., Varey, A. & McEwan, T. (Eds.). Proceedings of 6th HCI Educators Workshop,
Rimbaud, Y., McEwan, T., Lawson, A. & Cairncross, S. (2013). Adaptive learning in computing for non-native speakers. In 2014 IEEE Frontiers in Education Conference Proceedings, 1-4. doi:10.1109/FIE.2014.7044142. ISBN 978-1-4799-3921-3
A significant proportion of e-Learning resources for engineering and computing education appear to be exclusively in English, requiring many learners to adapt themselves to le...
Smith, S., Smith, C., Taylor-Smith, E., & Fotheringham, J. (2017). Towards graduate employment: exploring student identity through a university-wide employability project. Journal of Further and Higher Education, doi:10.1080/0309877X.2017.1390077. ISSN 0309-877X
Students have expectations of their university education leading to graduate careers, with universities investing considerable resources in institution-wide initiatives design...
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...
At present the Information Technology profession appears to be dogged by high profile project failure, high...
Participation Space Studies explore eParticipation ...
18 January 2016
18 January 2016
The School of Computing recently held a Research day where staff and PhD students shared their expertise in the form of a "One-Minute-Madness". Each of the 68 researchers who ...
18 February 2016
18 February 2016
Associate students, joining Edinburgh Napier University in third year can now articulate onto a number of different undergraduate programmes, take part in University coordinat...