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Agile Implementation and Expansive Learning: Identifying Contradictions and Their Resolution Using an Activity Theory Perspective

Conference Proceeding
Chita, P., Cruickshank, P., Smith, C., & Richards, K. (2020)
Agile Implementation and Expansive Learning: Identifying Contradictions and Their Resolution Using an Activity Theory Perspective. In Agile Processes in Software Engineering and Extreme Programming. , (3-19). https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-49392-9_1
A key challenge organisations face when transitioning to agile delivery methods is that of quickly and effectively learning new ways of working. This study posits that fundame...

Identity and belonging for graduate apprenticeships in computing: the experience of first cohort degree apprentices in Scotland

Conference Proceeding
Taylor-Smith, E., Smith, S., & Smith, C. (2019)
Identity and belonging for graduate apprenticeships in computing: the experience of first cohort degree apprentices in Scotland. In Proceedings of the 24th Annual Conference on Innovation & Technology in Computer Science Education (ITiCSE’19), (2-8). https://doi.org/10.1145/3304221.3319753
In September 2017, our university’s first graduate apprentices began degrees in Software Development, Cybersecurity, and Information Technology Management for Business. This s...

Democratic Participation through Crocheted Memes.

Conference Proceeding
Taylor-Smith, E., Smith, C. F., & Smyth, M. (2018)
Democratic Participation through Crocheted Memes. In SMSociety '18 Proceedings of the 9th International Conference on Social Media and Society, (178-186). https://doi.org/10.1145/3217804.3217910
In a UK city, various crocheted protest banners have appeared, containing political statements concerning planned developments in their locations. Photos of these banners are ...

From work-integrated learning to learning-integrated work: motivations and apprehensions of Graduate Apprentices

Conference Proceeding
Smith, S., Taylor-Smith, E., Smith, C., & Varey, A. (2018)
From work-integrated learning to learning-integrated work: motivations and apprehensions of Graduate Apprentices. In Proceedings of the 3rdInternational Research Symposium on Cooperative and Work-Integrated Education, Stuttgart, Germany, 199-207
Graduate Apprenticeship (GA) degrees bring new collaborations between universities and employers and new opportunities for apprentices—to gain a university degree, while also ...

Skills in Sight: How Social Media Affordances Increase Network Awareness

Conference Proceeding
Buunk, I., Hall, H., & Smith, C. (2017)
Skills in Sight: How Social Media Affordances Increase Network Awareness. In Proceedings of the 18th European Conference on Knowledge Management ECKM 2017
The discussion in this paper derives from an analysis of data from twenty interviews conducted with members of an online knowledge sharing platform between October 2016 and Fe...

Evaluating the social impact of youth digital culture co-creation: let’s participate and play

Conference Proceeding
Pawluczuk, A., Webster, G., Hall, H., & Smith, C. (2017)
Evaluating the social impact of youth digital culture co-creation: let’s participate and play. In HCI '17 Proceedings of the 31st British Computer Society Human Computer Interaction Conferencehttps://doi.org/10.14236/ewic/HCI2017.32
This paper examines young people’s participation in digital culture and current approaches to measure its social impact. The analysis of the literature presented here reveals ...

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, ...

Enhancing the ‘Employability Journey’ for Year 3 direct entrant computing students.

Conference Proceeding
Smith, C. F., & Durkin, P. (2015)
Enhancing the ‘Employability Journey’ for Year 3 direct entrant computing students
This paper addresses the theme of transitions during study through the experience of college students as they become 3rd year direct entrants on computing degree programmes, a...

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...

Supporting student transitions to placement: developing a new self-identity.

Conference Proceeding
Smith, S., & Smith, C. F. (2015)
Supporting student transitions to placement: developing a new self-identity. In QAA Enhancement Theme
Employer expectations of graduates, as evidenced by the job descriptions of graduate vacancies, often include relevant work experience; however meeting student demand for plac...