Skip to main content

Research Repository

Advanced Search

Outputs (746)

The Perceptions of Postgraduate International Students of Examinations (2016)
Journal Article
Cruickshank, P. (2016). The Perceptions of Postgraduate International Students of Examinations. Journal of Perspectives in Applied Academic Practice, 4(3), https://doi.org/10.14297/jpaap.v4i3.200

The increasing internationalisation of higher education means that many students in the UK are not native English speakers, possibly putting them at a disadvantage in an examination environment. However, exams continue to be used even though although... Read More about The Perceptions of Postgraduate International Students of Examinations.

An exploratory study of the relationship between psychosocial hazard and ambulatory physiological response in higher education employees (2016)
Journal Article
Campbell, T. G., Davison, R., Florida-James, G., & Westbury, T. (2016). An exploratory study of the relationship between psychosocial hazard and ambulatory physiological response in higher education employees. International Journal of Workplace Health Man

Purpose: as exposure to psychosocial hazard at work represents a substantial risk factor for employee health in many modern occupations, being able to accurately assess how employees cope with their working environment is crucial. As the workplace is... Read More about An exploratory study of the relationship between psychosocial hazard and ambulatory physiological response in higher education employees.

The Role of SoTL in Classroom Innovation (2016)
Presentation / Conference Contribution
Tierney, A. (2016). The Role of SoTL in Classroom Innovation. In Conference Proceedings 2015

The Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (SoTL) is being promoted as an activity for teaching-focused academics in the UK. However, support for SoTL is not a priority for most institutions, and formal provision for such support may not extend beyond... Read More about The Role of SoTL in Classroom Innovation.

Developing a reflective and empirically informed undergraduate research methods module, including a worked exemplar. (2016)
Book Chapter
Murray, J. (2016). Developing a reflective and empirically informed undergraduate research methods module, including a worked exemplar. In C. Penman, & M. Foster (Eds.), Innovations in Learning and Teaching. Merchiston Publishing

Teaching research methods is challenging for both staff and students. With increasing expectations to teach a wider breadth of material, the balance and maintenance of sufficient depth becomes challenging. This chapter summarises the literature aroun... Read More about Developing a reflective and empirically informed undergraduate research methods module, including a worked exemplar..

Vocabulary learning with the Moodle glossary tool: a case study (2015)
Journal Article
Ratz, S. (2016). Vocabulary learning with the Moodle glossary tool: a case study. Journal of Perspectives in Applied Academic Practice, 4(1), 44-51. https://doi.org/10.14297/jpaap.v4i1.170

Vocabulary learning is a vital part of mastering a language and experience has shown that students often neglect to routinely work on this aspect leading to problems with listening, speaking, reading, and writing skills. This case study describes an... Read More about Vocabulary learning with the Moodle glossary tool: a case study.

An exploration of professional identity in the information technology sector (2016)
Thesis
Smith, S. (2016). An exploration of professional identity in the information technology sector. (Thesis). Edinburgh Napier University. http://researchrepository.napier.ac.uk/id/eprint/9731

At present the Information Technology profession appears to be dogged by high profile project failure, high graduate unemployment rates, employers unable to recruit suitable staff and a professional body under attack. It is not even clear that IT can... Read More about An exploration of professional identity in the information technology sector.

Veterinary Nurse training in the UK (2015)
Presentation / Conference Contribution
Cooper, B., & Smith, D. (2015). Veterinary Nurse training in the UK.

Veterinary Nursing in the UK is still a relatively young profession. Whilst it is known that there were animal nurses in existence in the late 1800’s the role and title ‘Veterinary Nurse’ has only been fully recognised since 1984. Opportunities to t... Read More about Veterinary Nurse training in the UK.

Regulations relating to Registered Veterinary Nurses in the United Kingdom. (2015)
Presentation / Conference Contribution
Smith, D., & Copper, B. (2015). Regulations relating to Registered Veterinary Nurses in the United Kingdom.

Veterinary nursing is now a well recognise professional route in the UK. There is considerable capacity within the industry to increase the number of veterinary nurses employed. As the veterinary care sector of the economy continues to expand the r... Read More about Regulations relating to Registered Veterinary Nurses in the United Kingdom..

Ensuring standards of clinical care provided by veterinary nurses through regulation, registration and accredited training. (2015)
Presentation / Conference Contribution
Smith, D., Dougherty, K., & Yates, K. (2015). Ensuring standards of clinical care provided by veterinary nurses through regulation, registration and accredited training.

The gestation of veterinary nursing as a recognised and self-regulated profession in the United Kingdom can be best described as long and difficult. Caught between the twin expectations and anxieties of the well-established professions of nursing an... Read More about Ensuring standards of clinical care provided by veterinary nurses through regulation, registration and accredited training..

Putting employer engagement at the heart of Higher Education degree programmes. Sharing Edinburgh Napier University’s experiences. (2015)
Presentation / Conference Contribution
Smith, D., & Hussian, M. (2015). Putting employer engagement at the heart of Higher Education degree programmes. Sharing Edinburgh Napier University’s experiences.

Edinburgh Napier University has 50 year history of working with regional employers to develop programmes of study which produce appropriately skilled and qualified graduates. Recently, through the nationally funded Graduate Employability Project sev... Read More about Putting employer engagement at the heart of Higher Education degree programmes. Sharing Edinburgh Napier University’s experiences..

Partnership and preparation: a new model of transition from college to university (2016)
Presentation / Conference Contribution
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 Ac

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 Universities to achieve progress in this regard. The Act also makes provision for Add... Read More about Partnership and preparation: a new model of transition from college to university.

Organ donation in A & E; legal and ethical implications for the A & E nurse (2000)
Presentation / Conference Contribution
Neades, B. L. (1999). Organ donation in A & E; legal and ethical implications for the A & E nurse

In the U.K. the requirement for organs grows daily and sadly many people will die before an organ for transplant becomes available. In an effort to improve the supply of organs some clinicians are now looking to the A&E department to identify potenti... Read More about Organ donation in A & E; legal and ethical implications for the A & E nurse.

An analysis of manufacturing simulation software. (1995)
Presentation / Conference Contribution
Kelly, S., & MacKerron, G. (1995). An analysis of manufacturing simulation software. In D. Draaijer, H. Boer, & K. Krabbendam (Eds.), International Conference - European Operations Management Association : Management and new production systems (266-274)

As a management tool Similation Software deserves greater analysis from both an academic and industrial viewpoint. A comparative study of three packages was carried out from a 'first time' use approach. This allowed the ease of use and package featu... Read More about An analysis of manufacturing simulation software..

Benchmarking the business and operations strategy link. (1995)
Presentation / Conference Contribution
McGarrie, B., & MacKerron, G. (1995). Benchmarking the business and operations strategy link. In D. Draaijer, H. Boer, & K. Krabbendam (Eds.), International Conference - European Operations Management Association : Management and new production systems (3

This paper reports on the use of benchmarking to improve the links between business and operations strategies. The use of benchmarking as a tool to facilitate improvement in these crucial links is examined. The existing literature on process benchmar... Read More about Benchmarking the business and operations strategy link..

The use of electronic voting systems to enhance deep learning. (2012)
Presentation / Conference Contribution
Barreto, D. (2012). The use of electronic voting systems to enhance deep learning. In B. McCabe, M. Pantazidou, & D. Phillips (Eds.), Shaking the Foundations of Geo-engineering Education - proceedings of the international conference Shaking the Foundation

The present paper introduces a technology-enhanced teaching method that promotes deep learning. Four stages that correspond to four different student cohorts were used for its development and to analyse its effectiveness. The effectiveness of the m... Read More about The use of electronic voting systems to enhance deep learning..

Age-related differences on cognitive overload in an audio-visual memory task (2010)
Journal Article
Murray, J., & Thomson, M. E. (2011). Age-related differences on cognitive overload in an audio-visual memory task. European Journal of Psychology of Education, 26(1), 129-141. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10212-010-0032-7

The present study aimed to provide evidence outlining whether the type of stimuli used in teaching would provoke differing levels of recall across three different academic age groups. One hundred and twenty-one participants, aged 11–25 years, were gi... Read More about Age-related differences on cognitive overload in an audio-visual memory task.

Rethinking graduate attributes: understanding the learning journeys of part-time students in the Open University in Scotland. (2011)
Presentation / Conference Contribution
Caddell, M., & Cannell, P. (2012). Rethinking graduate attributes: understanding the learning journeys of part-time students in the Open University in Scotland. In S. Oosthuizen, & B. Jones (Eds.), Part-Time study: the new paradigm for Higher Education?

Four in ten of Scotland’s university students study part time. But their voices and experience are often sidelined in debates about employability and graduate attributes. What do part-time students value in their course of study, and how does this di... Read More about Rethinking graduate attributes: understanding the learning journeys of part-time students in the Open University in Scotland..

Evaluation of the lasting impacts on employability of co-operative serious game-playing by first year Computing students: An exploratory analysis (2015)
Presentation / Conference Contribution
Bhardwaj, J. (2015). Evaluation of the lasting impacts on employability of co-operative serious game-playing by first year Computing students: An exploratory analysis. In 2014 IEEE Frontiers in Education Conference (FIE). https://doi.org/10.1109/FIE.201

This paper reports a case study of cooperative , small-group, game-based learning by a cohort of undergraduates on a range of computing programmes, during the first trimester of their first year. Game-based learning in the form of a total-enterprise... Read More about Evaluation of the lasting impacts on employability of co-operative serious game-playing by first year Computing students: An exploratory analysis.

Articulating student experience: empowering students to articulate what matters to them during the transition from college to university (2015)
Presentation / Conference Contribution
Campbell, T., Castle, K., & Thomson, T. (2015, June). Articulating student experience: empowering students to articulate what matters to them during the transition from college to university. Presented at International Conference on Enhancement and Innova

As part of Edinburgh Napier University’s commitment to delivering a high quality transition experience to articulating students, we are undertaking a longitudinal study of the journey from further to higher education. Taking a different approach to e... Read More about Articulating student experience: empowering students to articulate what matters to them during the transition from college to university.