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Making co-op work: An exploration of student attitudes to co-op programs

Conference Proceeding
Smith, S., Berg, T., & Smith, C. (2015)
Making co-op work: An exploration of student attitudes to co-op programs. In Frontiers in Education Conference (FIE), 2015. 32614 2015. IEEE, 1-6. https://doi.org/10.1109/fie.2015.7344173
Engineering and computing at university both have a long tradition of co-operative education which plays a vital role in developing students' applied skills and giving confide...

'Hyperlocal e-democracy'? The experience of Scotland's Community Councils.

Conference Proceeding
Cruickshank, P., Ryan, B., & Smith, C. F. (2014)
'Hyperlocal e-democracy'? The experience of Scotland's Community Councils. In P. Parycek, & N. Edelmann (Eds.), CeDEM14 Proceedings, (73-84
This paper is motivated by the need to understand the reality of the use of the now well-established opportunities offered by the internet to engage with citizens. Building on...

Interactive digital television and the ‘new’ citizen.

Book
Webster, W., & Smith, C. F. (2005)
Interactive digital television and the ‘new’ citizen. In V. Bekkers, H. van Duivenboden, & M. Thaens (Eds.), Information and Communication Technology and Public Innovation: assessing the ICT-driven modernization of public administration, 121-137. IOS Press
This chapter presents a case study of the use of interactive digital television (iDTV) to deliver electronic public services in the UK. It reviews a number of innovative iDTV ...

Auto-ethnography: problems, pitfalls and promise

Presentation / Conference
Sobolewska, E., Smith, C. F., & Turner, P. (2009, April)
Auto-ethnography: problems, pitfalls and promise. Paper presented at HCI Educators 2009, University of Abertay, Dundee
The teaching and perhaps more importantly the practice of ethnographic techniques has become increasing important within Human-Computer Interaction (HCI). But ethnography is a...

Understanding the “e‐petitioner”

Journal Article
Cruickshank, P., & Smith, C. (2011)
Understanding the “e‐petitioner”. Transforming government : people, process and policy, 5(4), 319-329. https://doi.org/10.1108/17506161111173577
Purpose: This article considers the ways in which large-scale e-participation projects can be evaluated. It argues that existing evaluation approaches can be improved upon by ...

Non-public eParticipation in Social Media Spaces

Conference Proceeding
Taylor-Smith, E., & Smith, C. (2016)
Non-public eParticipation in Social Media Spaces. In SMSociety '16 Proceedings of the 7th 2016 International Conference on Social Media & Societyhttps://doi.org/10.1145/2930971.2930974
This paper focuses on the importance of non-public social media spaces in contemporary democratic participation at the grassroots level, based on case studies of citizen-led, ...

Review of interactive television pilot: initial report

Report
Smith, C. F., & Webster, W. (2004)
Review of interactive television pilot: initial report
The Scottish Executive launched a six month pilot of interactive Digital Television ( iDTV) in September 2004, in collaboration with five partner organisations - Dumfries and ...

Signing an e-petition as a transition from lurking to participation.

Book
Cruickshank, P., Edelmann, N., & Smith, C. F. (2009)
Signing an e-petition as a transition from lurking to participation. In J. Chappellet, O. Glassey, M. Janssen, A. Macintosh, J. Scholl, E. Tambouris, & M. Wimmer (Eds.), Electronic Government and Electronic Participation, 275-282. Trauner
As one form of online political participation, the e-petitioning is seen as a response to a perceived decline in public trust of political institutions and the associated sym...

Building Employer Partnerships: a regional placement perspective.

Presentation / Conference
Smith, S., & Smith, C. F. (2013, July)
Building Employer Partnerships: a regional placement perspective. Paper presented at HEA Annual Conference, University of Warwick
The case for paid placements as transformational for students has been made; indeed the Wilson report (A Review of Business- University Collaboration, http://www.gov.uk) exhor...

The emergent ICT culture of Parliamentarians

Presentation / Conference
Smith, C. F., & Webster, W. (2007, September)
The emergent ICT culture of Parliamentarians. Paper presented at XXIth meeting of the Permanent Study Group on E-Government (Information and Communications Technologies in Public Administration), European Group of Public Administration Annual Conference, Madrid, Spain
Technologies such as the web and email have been seen to offer new capabilities through which traditional representative arrangements can be reinvigorated and renewed. This p...
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PhD Studentship 2019: Work Based Learning and Firm Performance

2019 - 2022
The PhD studentship project will analyse the benefits and challenges of work-based learning (WBL) in organisations and develop a maturity model for benchmarking and a toolkit for maximising value and ...
Funder: Economic and Social Research Council | Value: £52,661

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

e-Representative: A virtual desktop to support the mobile elected Representative

2006 - 2008
The eRepresentative package is a virtual desktop for elected representatives. It enables them to continue their legislative and policy work anytime and from anywhere with secure access to relevant and...
Funder: European Commission | Value: £135,000

Can pay, should pay? a comparison of outcomes for paid and unpaid work opportunities for employers and students.

2012 - 2013
We have published the following papers:   Smith, C., Smith, S., Irving, C. 2013 Can pay? Should pay? A comparison of outcomes for paid and unpaid work opportunities for employers and students, HEA...
Funder: Higher Education Academy | Value: £6,066

DEMO-Net - Network of Excellence on eParticipation

2006 - 2009
DEMO_net began to bring eParticipation experts together to try to establish some research norms. However, the project did not turn out to be the most effective way to do this. The project officer was ...
Funder: European Commission | Value: £392,400

iDTV

2005 - 2008
A Scottish pilot to test the potential of iDTV as a medium for providing public sector information and delivering public services was launched on 7th September 2004. The pilot ran for 6 months and inv...
Funder: Scottish Government | Value: £21,829

Euro Petition

2009 - 2011
The EuroPetition project piloted the implementation of a trans-European Local Authority service providing distributed citizen engagement and interaction with the European Parliament’s PETI Petitions C...
Funder: European Commission | Value: £54,749
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Participation Space Studies: a socio-technical exploration of activist and community groups? use of online and offline spaces to support their work

2011 - 2016
Participation Space Studies explore eParticipation ...
Dr Ella Taylor-Smith | Director of Studies: Dr Colin Smith | Second Supervisor: Dr Michael Smyth

Research grounded support of student learning in Higher Education: The importance of dialogue and subject embedded, contextualised language and content

2017 - 2018
Dr Kendall Richards | Director of Studies: Dr Colin Smith | Second Supervisor: Prof Sally Smith

Metaskills Maturity for future workplaces

2019 - date
Katherine Stephen | Director of Studies: Prof Hazel Hall | Second Supervisor: Dr David Brazier

Behind the wall: Enabling female student interaction in synchronous virtual classrooms in Saudi Higher Education

2017 - date
Najla Alamri | Director of Studies: Prof Sally Smith | Second Supervisor: Dr Colin Smith

Privacy-preserving architecture for self-sovereign identity

2018 - date
Mr Will Abramson | Director of Studies: Prof Bill Buchanan | Second Supervisor: Dr Owen Lo

Social Media as facilitators of tacit knowledge sharing practices amongst public sector employees

2014 - date
This research explores the role, use and value of social media and tacit knowledge sharing practices. I...
Iris Buunk | Director of Studies: Prof Hazel Hall | Second Supervisor: Dr Colin Smith

Youth digital culture co-creation: Measuring social impact in Scotland

2016 - 2019
Alicja Pawluczuk | Director of Studies: Dr Gemma Webster | Second Supervisor: Dr Colin Smith