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Young people’s perceptions of computing careers.

Conference Proceeding
McEwan, T., & McConnell, A. (2013)
Young people’s perceptions of computing careers. In Frontiers in Education Conference, 2013 IEEE, 1597-1603. https://doi.org/10.1109/FIE.2013.6685108
Recruitment into computing-related undergraduate degree courses is challenging in several countries. This is despite employers reporting skills shortages, and the sector gener...

Constructive scaffolding for accessible PBL.

Conference Proceeding
Davison, B., & McEwan, T. (2012)
Constructive scaffolding for accessible PBL. https://doi.org/10.1109/FIE.2012.6462395
We reflect on the success of embedding legal, social, ethical and professional issues (LSEPI) into computing courses while at the same time encouraging a "growth mindset" in o...

Activity theory: another perspective on task analysis.

Book Chapter
Turner, P., & McEwan, T. (2003)
Activity theory: another perspective on task analysis. In D. Diaper, & N. Stanton (Eds.), The Handbook of Task Analysis for Human-Computer Interaction (423-444). CRC Press
In this chapter, we introduce activity theory, describing its origins and its principal researchers and thinkers. We stress its descriptive power and its usefulness in definin...

Using eye-tracking to evaluate label alignment in online forms

Conference Proceeding
Das, S., McEwan, T., & Douglas, D. (2008)
Using eye-tracking to evaluate label alignment in online forms. In A. Gulz, C. Magnusson, & L. Malmborg (Eds.), Proceedings of the 5th Nordic Conference on Human-Computer interaction: Building Bridges (451-454). https://doi.org/10.1145/1463160.1463217
We analyse the usability of different label positions in online forms, using an eye-tracking system, with a small sample of UK university-educated users. The results unexpecte...

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...

Commercial Competency and computing students: using the Skills Framework for the Information Age in higher education.

Conference Proceeding
McEwan, T. (2013)
Commercial Competency and computing students: using the Skills Framework for the Information Age in higher education. In Frontiers in Education Conference, 2013 IEEE, 286-292. https://doi.org/10.1109/FIE.2013.6684833
Commercial acumen has emerged recently as a third aspect of employability which employers expect from computing graduates, in addition to technical capability and "soft skills...

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 ...

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