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The Role of Experienced Practitioners in Engineering Education: the End of an Era?

Conference Proceeding
Craig, N., Tennant, S., Murray, M., Forster, A., & Pilcher, N. (2016)
The Role of Experienced Practitioners in Engineering Education: the End of an Era?. In 6th International Symposium for Engineering Education 2016. , (271-278
Delivering excellence in higher engineering education is dependent on many variables. This includes programme design, delivery and content, university support and the knowledg...

Partnership and preparation: a new model of transition from college to university.

Conference Proceeding
Meharg, D., & Fotheringham, J. (2016)
Partnership and preparation: a new model of transition from college to university. In Equality and diversity in learning and teaching in higher education : Papers from Equality Challenge Unit and Higher Education Academy joint conferences. , (102-112
Widening participation in higher education continues to be a key focus for Scottish government and the 2013 Post-16 Education (Scotland) Act places obligations upon Universiti...

Residence Abroad: A modular approach to support students and document their progress

Journal Article
Ratz, S., & Penman, C. (2014)
Residence Abroad: A modular approach to support students and document their progress. Scottish Languages Review, Spring / Summer 2014(27), 29-38
Internationalisation is a key thematic area which the Higher Education Academy in Scotland is seeking to develop. This study contributes to previous research on the benefits o...

Social network analysis as a tool to evaluate the effectiveness of EC funded networks of excellence: the case of DEMO-net

Conference Proceeding
Buckner, K., & Cruickshank, P. (2008)
Social network analysis as a tool to evaluate the effectiveness of EC funded networks of excellence: the case of DEMO-net. In Proceedings of the 41st Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences, 60. https://doi.org/10.1109/HICSS.2008.401
The European Commission, through its framework programme aims to stimulate the development of sustained collaborative research networks across Europe. Social network analysis ...

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...

The future of professionalising informatics: a university education perspective.

Presentation / Conference
Smith, S., & Phillips, I. (2015, October)
The future of professionalising informatics: a university education perspective. Paper presented at 11th European Computer Science Summit, Vienna
In March 2015, the Shadbolt Review group was established in the UK to review course accreditation of computer science university courses. The Council of Professors and Heads o...

How academic IT departments manage changing IT environments

Journal Article
Buchanan, W. J. (2011)
How academic IT departments manage changing IT environments. VitAL Magazine, 5, 26-32
Matching what industry wants with what applicants want is a major problem for any IT academic department is matching what the jobs market requires to the types of courses whi...

In search of inhospitable knowledge.

Journal Article
Skokic, V., Lynch, P., & Morrison, A. (2016)
In search of inhospitable knowledge. Hospitality and Society, 6(1), 31-54. https://doi.org/10.1386/hosp.6.1.31_1
The aim of this article is to discuss the key issues which have had significant influence on a PhD research student journey from positivism to interpretivism and the subsequen...

Correlation between academic and skills-based tests in computer networks

Journal Article
Buchanan, W. (2005)
Correlation between academic and skills-based tests in computer networks. British Journal of Educational Technology, 37(1), 69-78. doi:10.1111/j.1467-8535.2005.00476.x
Computing-related programmes and modules have many problems, especially related to large class sizes, large-scale plagiarism, module franchising, and an increased requirement ...

Community Language Classes: How Ready are Students for More Technology?

Journal Article
Ratz, S. (2013)
Community Language Classes: How Ready are Students for More Technology?. Journal of Perspectives in Applied Academic Practice, 1(1), 1-8. https://doi.org/10.14297/jpaap.v1i1.35
Are students at community language classes ready to use more technology for their learning? Although research into the use of technology in many language learning settings is ...