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Embedding programming skills to support the student journey in networking, security and digital forensics.

Presentation / Conference
Lawson, A., & Macfarlane, R. (2014, April)
Embedding programming skills to support the student journey in networking, security and digital forensics. Paper presented at HEA STEM Annual Learning and Teaching Conference 2014: Enhancing the STEM Student Journey, University of Edinburgh, Edinburgh
The development of programming skills by Networking graduates, and Security and Digital Forensics graduates is highly sought after by employers, both in industry, and in acade...

Making assessment and feedback fun: feedback before and after assessments.

Presentation / Conference
Buchanan, W. J. (2011, January)
Making assessment and feedback fun: feedback before and after assessments. Paper presented at Edinburgh Napier University Staff Conference, Edinburgh Napier University
Multiple Choice Questions (MCQs) are often seen as being weak in terms of their coverage, and are criticised for often only assessing knowledge and not encouraging deep learni...

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...

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 ...