Senior Research Fellow
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., 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....
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 ...
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...
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...
KTP Associate - Data Analytics - Standard Life
Assistant Principal, Student Experience
Dean of Computing
Academic Support Adviser
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 ...
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...
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...
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...
Bhardwaj, J. (2017). In search of self-efficacy: development of a new instrument for first year Computer Science students. Computer Science Education, 27(2/3), doi:10.1080/08993408.2017.1355522. ISSN 0899-3408
This study explores the changes in Computer Science (CS) students’ self-efficacy between entering study and the end of first year of university. It aims to give course leaders...
Meharg, D., Taylor-Smith, E., Varey, A., Mooney, C. & Dallas, S. (2017). An Enhanced Route from FE to HE Graduation?. Journal of Perspectives in Applied Academic Practice. 5(2), 85-92. doi:10.14297/jpaap.v5i2.269. ISSN 2051-9788
This study explores student transitions from further (FE) to higher (HE) education through the Associate Student Project (ASP) and examines the effectiveness of this enhanced ...
Bhardwaj, J. (2017). Review of 'Towards a framework for inclusive STEM Education' Workshop. International Journal of Gender, Science and Technology. 9(1), 73-75. ISSN 2040-0748
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Meharg, D., Craighill, S., Varey, A. & Cairncross, S. (in press). Belonging: Blurring the Boundaries. Scottish Educational Review
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...
Smith, S., Smith, C., Taylor-Smith, E. & Fotheringham, J. (2016). In search of graduate employability: An exploration of student identity. Asia-Pacific Journal of Cooperative Education. 18(1), 15-24
Universities are adopting institution-wide projects to increase student work placements and work-related learning across all subject disciplines. However, there are large vari...
Meharg, D., Craighill, S., Varey, A. & Tizard, J. (2016). 'I hope we can handle it': A study examining student ability beliefs and motivations before transition. Education in the North. 23(2), 128-140
This paper employs the ‘Expectancy-Value Model of Achievement Motivation’ (Wigfield and Eccles, 2000) to identify performance barriers and facilitators for further education s...
Ramirez, N., Smith, S., Smith, C. F., Berg, T., Strubel, B., Ohland, M. & Main, J. (2016). From Interest to Decision: A Comparative Exploration of Student Attitudes and Pathways to Co-op Programs in the United States and the United Kingdom. International Journal of Engineering Education. 32(5A), 1867-1878. ISSN 0949-149X
Cooperative education programs (co-op) play a vital role in developing engineering and computing students’ applied technological skills and professional self-confidence. Never...
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 ...