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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...

Making co-op work for you: a comparative exploration of student attitudes to co-op programs in the United States and the United Kingdom

Presentation / Conference
Ramirez, N., Smith, S., Smith, C., Berg, T., Strubel, B., Ohland, M., & Main, J. (2015, August)
Making co-op work for you: a comparative exploration of student attitudes to co-op programs in the United States and the United Kingdom. Paper presented at World Conference on Co-op and Work Integrated Learning (WACE 19th
University engineering and computing courses have a long tradition of co-operative education that plays a vital role in developing students' applied skills and giving confiden...

Contextualising higher education assessment task words with an ‘anti-glossary’ approach

Journal Article
Richards, K., & Pilcher, N. (2014)
Contextualising higher education assessment task words with an ‘anti-glossary’ approach. International Journal of Qualitative Studies in Education, 27(5), 604-625. doi:10.1080/09518398.2013.805443
Key ‘generic’ assessment task words such as ‘discuss’ and ‘critically evaluate’ are integral to higher education assessment. Although sources such as study skills guides give ...

Can pay, should pay? Exploring employer and student perceptions of paid and unpaid placements

Journal Article
Smith, S., Smith, C., & Caddell, M. (2015)
Can pay, should pay? Exploring employer and student perceptions of paid and unpaid placements. Active learning in higher education, 16(2), 149-164. https://doi.org/10.1177/1469787415574049
Students can benefit from applying their emerging skillsets through a work placement, both in terms of consolidating their learning and in gaining a better appreciation of the...

Avoiding dialogues of non-discovery through promoting dialogues of discovery.

Journal Article
Richards, K., & Pilcher, N. (2015)
Avoiding dialogues of non-discovery through promoting dialogues of discovery. Dialogic Pedagogy, 3, 43-64. https://doi.org/10.5195/dpj.2015.101
International students and direct entrants—those entering a higher year of a degree—often come from socio-economic or cultural backgrounds different from traditional students,...

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...

IS Degrees: Sociotechnical or Technosocial? - A Reflective Analysis.

Conference Proceeding
Coady, J., Berg, T., & Pooley, R. (2013)
IS Degrees: Sociotechnical or Technosocial? - A Reflective Analysis. In H. Linger, J. Fisher, A. Barnden, C. Barry, M. Lang, & C. Schneider (Eds.), Building Sustainable Information Systems: Proceedings of the 2012 International Conference on Information Systems Development, 219-231. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4614-7540-8_17
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...

Interactive multimedia and learning: realising the benefits.

Thesis
Cairncross, S. Interactive multimedia and learning: realising the benefits. (Thesis)
Edinburgh Napier University. Retrieved from http://researchrepository.napier.ac.uk/id/eprint/4628
Interactive multimedia has the potential to create high quality learning environments that actively engage the learner. For example it can combine explanation with illustrativ...

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 ...

From Interest to Decision: A Comparative Exploration of Student Attitudes and Pathways to Co-op Programs in the United States and the United Kingdom

Journal Article
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
Cooperative education programs (co-op) play a vital role in developing engineering and computing students’ applied technological skills and professional self-confidence. Never...
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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

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

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

Work Experience Joint Study

2017 - 2017
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...
Funder: Edinburgh Napier Funded