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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.

Making co-op work for you: a comparative exploration of student attitudes to co-op programs in the United States and the United Kingdom (2015)
Presentation / Conference Contribution
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 Wo

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 confidence to students and potential employers. Nevertheless, not all students choo... Read More about Making co-op work for you: a comparative exploration of student attitudes to co-op programs in the United States and the United Kingdom.

Can pay, should pay? Exploring employer and student perceptions of paid and unpaid placements (2015)
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 their subject area. However, the main motivation for students in completing a... Read More about Can pay, should pay? Exploring employer and student perceptions of paid and unpaid placements.

Supporting student transitions to placement: developing a new self-identity. (2015)
Presentation / Conference Contribution
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 placements remains a challenge for universities. In practice there is generally... Read More about Supporting student transitions to placement: developing a new self-identity..

Widening access through transition from college to university (2015)
Presentation / Conference Contribution
Meharg, D., & Tizard, J. (2015). Widening access through transition from college to university. In Social Dimension in European Higher Education

Widening access through transition from College to University In Scotland, one strategy for increasing participation at university for people from deprived socio-economic areas is to provide academic pathways from vocational courses at college to uni... Read More about Widening access through transition from college to university.

Student voice and peer support during transition (2015)
Presentation / Conference Contribution
Meharg, D., Tizard, J., & Varey, A. (2015, June). Student voice and peer support during transition. Paper presented at QAA Enhancement Themes, Glasgow

Despite increased investment in transition between further education and higher education during the last 10 years, direct entrants remain less likely to take an active part in class, less likely to feel part of the academic community, and also less... Read More about Student voice and peer support during transition.

The paradigmatic hearts of subjects which their "English" flows through (2016)
Journal Article
Pilcher, N., & Richards, K. (2016). The paradigmatic hearts of subjects which their "English" flows through. Higher Education Research and Development, 35(5), 997-1010. https://doi.org/10.1080/07294360.2016.1138455

Much research into the use of corpora and discourse to support higher education students on pre-sessional and in-sessional courses champions subject specificity. Drawing on the work of writers such as Bakhtin (1981) and Voloshinov (1973), in this art... Read More about The paradigmatic hearts of subjects which their "English" flows through.

Avoiding dialogues of non-discovery through promoting dialogues of discovery. (2015)
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, and have different educational backgrounds. It is assumed such students ne... Read More about Avoiding dialogues of non-discovery through promoting dialogues of discovery..

Strategic positioning of IT business Incubators within Universities - a comparative study of the United Kingdom and India. (2015)
Presentation / Conference Contribution
Smith, S., Kannabiran, G., & Laing, S. (2015, November). Strategic positioning of IT business Incubators within Universities - a comparative study of the United Kingdom and India. Paper presented at Institute for Small Business and Entrepreneurship

Advances in Information Technology (IT) offers various innovation opportunities. Incubation of IT innovation, with a focus on promoting entrepreneurship, has been a strategic priority of many leading universities across the world. Incubation of IT in... Read More about Strategic positioning of IT business Incubators within Universities - a comparative study of the United Kingdom and India..

The future of professionalising informatics: a university education perspective. (2015)
Presentation / Conference Contribution
Smith, S., & Phillips, I. (2015, October). The future of professionalising informatics: a university education perspective. Paper presented at 11th European Computer Science Summit

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 of Computing is represented on the review group alongside industry, funding... Read More about The future of professionalising informatics: a university education perspective..

Women in ICT: exploring professional Identity on an executive masters program (2015)
Presentation / Conference Contribution
Smith, S., Smith, C. F., & Varey, A. (2015, October). Women in ICT: exploring professional Identity on an executive masters program. Paper presented at 6th Annual Conference on Computer Science Education: Innovation and Technology (CSEIT 2015), Singapore

Despite years of purposeful activity there is still a shortfall in the numbers of women enrolling onto computing courses in the UK and elsewhere, while many who join the profession then leave. This ‘leaky-pipeline’ phenomenon is a concern for employe... Read More about Women in ICT: exploring professional Identity on an executive masters program.

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.

Adaptive learning in computing for non-native speakers. (2014)
Presentation / Conference Contribution
Rimbaud, Y., McEwan, T., Lawson, A., & Cairncross, S. (2014). Adaptive learning in computing for non-native speakers. In 2014 IEEE Frontiers in Education Conference Proceedings (1-4). https://doi.org/10.1109/FIE.2014.7044142

A significant proportion of e-Learning resources for engineering and computing education appear to be exclusively in English, requiring many learners to adapt themselves to learning within an English language context. Adaptive learning has a role to... Read More about Adaptive learning in computing for non-native speakers..

IS Degrees: Sociotechnical or Technosocial? - A Reflective Analysis. (2013)
Presentation / Conference Contribution
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

This paper describes a reflective and empirical investigation by staff involved in delivery of the Heriot-Watt University Information Systems undergraduate degree. It looks particularly at the practical relevance of the IS 2010 model curriculum, aski... Read More about IS Degrees: Sociotechnical or Technosocial? - A Reflective Analysis..

Hallelujah! using topical examples to Illustrate ethical and business Issues for engineers. (2010)
Presentation / Conference Contribution
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 increasingly cavalier attitude to intellectual property in digital media. M... Read More about Hallelujah! using topical examples to Illustrate ethical and business Issues for engineers..

Same stories, different continents. (2005)
Presentation / Conference Contribution
McEwan, T., & Cairncross, S. (2005). Same stories, different continents.

Higher Education (HE) is increasingly globalised, involving partnerships between institutions in different countries. There is little research available on such educational partnerships in HE. Just like learning experiences themselves, each educatio... Read More about Same stories, different continents..

Learning technology research in practice: Reflections from the field. (2003)
Presentation / Conference Contribution
Cairncross, S., Mannion, M., & McEwan, T. (2003). Learning technology research in practice: Reflections from the field. In J. Cook, & D. McConnell (Eds.), Communities of Practice. Research Proceedings of the 10th Association for Learning Technology Confer

Research into the effectiveness of new learning technologies is needed. However education research is complex and challenging. In this paper we explore problems associated with different methodological approaches. In particular the value of controll... Read More about Learning technology research in practice: Reflections from the field..

Human-Centred interaction design. (2003)
Presentation / Conference Contribution
Benyon, D. (2003). Human-Centred interaction design. In S. Cairncross, A. Varey, & T. McEwan (Eds.), Proceedings of 6th HCI Educators Workshop,

Contextualising higher education assessment task words with an ‘anti-glossary’ approach (2013)
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. https://doi.org/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 generic decontextualised glossaries of these words, much research rightly a... Read More about Contextualising higher education assessment task words with an ‘anti-glossary’ approach.