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Student interaction with a virtual learning environment: an empirical study of online engagement behaviours during and since the time of COVID-19. (2023)
Conference Proceeding
JOHNSTON, P., ZARB, M. and MORENO-GARCIA, C.F. 2023. Student interaction with a virtual learning environment: an empirical study of online engagement behaviours during and since the time of COVID-19. In Proceedings of the 2023 IEEE (Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers) Frontiers in education conference (FIE 2023),18-21 October 2023, College Station, TX, USA. Piscataway: IEEE [online], article number 10343048. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1109/fie58773.2023.10343048

This paper presents an experience report of online attendance and associated behavioural patterns during a module in the first complete semester undertaken fully online in the autumn of 2020, and the corresponding module deliveries in 2021 and 2022.... Read More about Student interaction with a virtual learning environment: an empirical study of online engagement behaviours during and since the time of COVID-19..

Empowering inquiry-based learning in short courses for professional students. (2023)
Conference Proceeding
MARTIN, K., ZARB, M., MCDERMOTT, R. and YOUNG, T. 2023. Empowering inquiry-based learning in short courses for professional students. In Chova, L.G., Martínez, C.G. and Lees, J. (eds.) Proceedings of the 17th International technology, education and development conference 2023 (INTED 2023), 6-8 March 2023, Valencia, Spain. Valencia: IATED [online], pages 5404-5409. Available from: https://doi.org/10.21125/inted.2023.1407

This paper presents the pedagogic underpinning for the development of an online postgraduate short course educating participants on multi-modal data science, specifically within the context of the digital health industry. The growing digital health s... Read More about Empowering inquiry-based learning in short courses for professional students..

The impact of COVID-19 on the CS student learning experience: how the pandemic has shaped the educational landscape. (2022)
Conference Proceeding
SIEGEL, A.A., ZARB, M., ANDERSON, E., CRANE, B., GAO, A., LATULIPE, C., LOVELLETTE, E., MCNEILL, F. and MEHARG, D. 2022. The impact of COVID-19 on the CS student learning experience: how the pandemic has shaped the educational landscape. In ITiCSE-WGR'22: proceedings of the 2022 Working group reports (WGR), co-located with the 27th Innovation and technology in computer science education annual conference (ITiCSE-WGR '22), 11-13 July 2022, Dublin, Ireland. New York: ACM [online], pages 165-190. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1145/3571785.3574126

Students have experienced incredible shifts in their learning environments, brought about by the response of universities to the ever-changing public health mandates driven by waves and stages of the coronavirus pandemic (COVID-19). Initially, these... Read More about The impact of COVID-19 on the CS student learning experience: how the pandemic has shaped the educational landscape..

Weathering the storm. (2022)
Presentation / Conference
WORK, F. and the RGU INSTITUTIONAL RESILIENCE PROJECT GROUP. 2022. Weathering the storm. Presented at the 2022 RGU annual learning and teaching conference (RGU LTC 2022): enhancing for impact, 21 October 2022, Aberdeen, UK.

Resilient Learning Communities is the 2020-2023 sector-wide QAA Enhancement theme (QAA 2020), with a specific aim to improve the student learning experience. QAA Enhancement themes involve institutions, staff and students working together to share pr... Read More about Weathering the storm..

Phronesis: deliberative judgement as a key competence in the post-Covid educational environment. (2022)
Conference Proceeding
MCDERMOTT, R. and DANIELS, M. 2022. Phronesis: deliberative judgement as a key competence in the post-Covid educational environment. In Proceedings of the 2022 IEEE (Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers) Frontiers in education conference (FIE 2022), 8-11 October 2022, Uppsala, Sweden. Piscataway: IEEE [online], article 9962515. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1109/FIE56618.2022.9962515

The global Covid19 pandemic which began in early 2020 is one of the most socially disruptive events to have occurred since the Second World War. It has left a profound mark on the institutions of society, including those charged with education, and i... Read More about Phronesis: deliberative judgement as a key competence in the post-Covid educational environment..

Influencing student academic integrity choices using ethics scenarios. (2022)
Conference Proceeding
DANIELS, M., BERGLUND, A. and MCDERMOTT, R. 2022. Influencing student academic integrity choices using ethics scenarios. In Proceedings of the 2022 IEEE (Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers) Frontiers in education conference (FIE 2022), 8-11 October 2022, Uppsala, Sweden. Piscataway: IEEE [online], article 9962607. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1109/FIE56618.2022.9962607

Academic misconduct seems to have increased substantially during the pandemic, with a worldwide upsurge in reported cases. The aim of this project is to construct a framework for helping students engage with issues concerning academic integrity and a... Read More about Influencing student academic integrity choices using ethics scenarios..

COVID-19, students and the new educational landscape. (2022)
Conference Proceeding
SIEGEL, A.A., ZARB, M., ANDERSON, E., CRANE, B., GAO, A., LATULIPE, C., LOVELLETTE, E., MCNEILL, F. and MEHARG, D. 2022. COVID-19, students and the new education landscape. In ITiCSE '22: proceedings of the 27th ACM (Association for Computing Machinery) conference on Innovation and technology in computer science education 2022 (ITiCSE'22), 8-13 July 2022, Dublin, Ireland. New York: ACM [online], pages 574-575. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1145/3502717.3532167

Students have experienced incredible shifts in the in their learning environments, brought about by the response of universities to the ever-changing public health mandates driven by waves and stages of the coronavirus pandemic (COVID-19). Initially,... Read More about COVID-19, students and the new educational landscape..

Teaching through a global pandemic: educational landscapes before, during and after COVID-19. (2021)
Conference Proceeding
SIEGEL, A.A., ZARB, M., ALSHAIGY, B., BLANCHARD, J., CRICK, T., GLASSEY, R., HOTT, J.R., LATULIPE, C., RIEDESEL, C., SENAPATHI, M., SIMON and WILLIAMS, D. 2021. Teaching through a global pandemic: educational landscapes before, during and after COVID-19. In ITiCSE-WGR '21: proceedings of the 26th ACM (Association for Computing Machinery) conference Working group reports on Innovation and technology in computer science education 2021, June 26 - July 1 2021, [virtual conference]. New York: ACM [online], pages 1-25. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1145/3502870.3506565

The coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic has forced an unprecedented global shift within higher education in how instructors communicate with and educate students. This necessary paradigm shift has compelled educators to take a critical look at their teac... Read More about Teaching through a global pandemic: educational landscapes before, during and after COVID-19..

Context, competency and authenticity in STEM education. (2021)
Conference Proceeding
MCDERMOTT, R. and DANIELS, M. 2021. Context, competency and authenticity in STEM education. In Proceedings of 2021 IEEE (Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers) Frontiers in education conference (FIE 2021), 13-16 October 2021, Lincoln, USA [virtual conference]. Piscataway: IEEE [online], article 9637197. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1109/FIE49875.2021.9637197

This Research Full Paper presents work which links a consideration of the concept of context with that of learning competency and that of educational authenticity in STEM subjects. The word 'context' is very familiar in both everyday language and in... Read More about Context, competency and authenticity in STEM education..

Why don't you tell me what I need to know? Self-flipped classroom and students' personal epistemology. (2021)
Conference Proceeding
DANIELS, M., CAJANDER, A., MCDERMOTT, R., VASILCHEKO, A. and GOLAY, D. 2021. Why don't you tell me what I need to know? Self-flipped classroom and students' personal epistemology. In Proceedings of 2021 IEEE (Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers) Frontiers in education conference (FIE 2021), 13-16 October 2021, Lincoln, USA [virtual conference]. Piscataway: IEEE [online], article 9637355. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1109/FIE49875.2021.9637355

This is a full research paper addressing the crucial element of understanding students when creating learning environments. It is for instance important to be aware of how students appreciate our way of teaching and to consider consequences of studen... Read More about Why don't you tell me what I need to know? Self-flipped classroom and students' personal epistemology..

A multi-institutional exploration of the social mobility potential of degree apprenticeships. (2021)
Journal Article
SMITH, S., TAYLOR-SMITH, E., FABIAN, K., ZARB, M., PATERSON, J., BARR, M. and BERG, T. 2021. A multi-institutional exploration of the social mobility potential of degree apprenticeships. Journal of education and work [online], 34(4), pages 488-503. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1080/13639080.2021.1946494

This mixed-method study at six universities asked degree apprentices about their trajectories into the apprenticeship, to better understand the social mobility potential of apprenticeships. The degree apprenticeship offers a route to a degree for app... Read More about A multi-institutional exploration of the social mobility potential of degree apprenticeships..

Experiences of piloting the learning by developing action model in a computing science context. (2021)
Conference Proceeding
LINTILÄ, T. and ZARB, M. 2021. Experiences of piloting the learning by developing action model in a computing science context. In Gómez Chova, L., López Martínez, A. and Candel Torres, I. (eds.) EDULEARN 21: proceedings of the 13th international conference on Education and new learning technologies 2021 (EDULEARN 2021), 5-6 July 2021, [virtual conference]. Valencia: International Academy of Technology, Education and Development (IATED) [online], pages 3036-3042. To be available from: https://doi.org/10.21125/edulearn.2021

This article describes the piloting of the Learning by Developing (LbD) action model in the UK. The purpose of the pilot is to study how a pedagogical method based on the LbD can be introduced in computing students in the UK. The LbD action model has... Read More about Experiences of piloting the learning by developing action model in a computing science context..

Educational landscapes during and after COVID-19. (2021)
Conference Proceeding
SIEGEL, A.A., ZARB, M., ALSHAIGY, B., BLANCHARD, J., CRICK, T., GLASSEY, R., HOTT, J.R., LATULIPE, C., RIEDESEL, C., SENAPATHI, M., SIMON. and WILLIAMS, D. 2021. Educational landscapes during and after COVID-19. In Proceedings of the 26th Association for Computing Machinery (ACM) Innovation and technology in computer science education conference 2021 (ITiCSE '21), 26 June - 1 July 2021, [virtual conference]. New York: ACM [online], pages 597-598. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1145/3456565.3461439

The coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic has forced an unprecedented global shift within higher education in the ways that we communicate with and educate students. This necessary paradigm shift has compelled educators to take a critical look at their tea... Read More about Educational landscapes during and after COVID-19..

Analysing the learning by developing action model in HE computing. (2020)
Conference Proceeding
LINTILÄ, T. and ZARB, M. 2020. Analysing the learning by developing action model in HE computing. In Proceedings of 2020 Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) Frontiers in education conference (FIE 2020), 21-24 October 2020, [virtual conference]. Piscataway: IEEE [online], article ID 9274282. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1109/FIE44824.2020.9274282

This Research to Practice Working Process presents the first phase of the study, in which background information was sought from the literature and by interviews pedagogical experts from Laurea University of Applied Sciences (Laurea). The background... Read More about Analysing the learning by developing action model in HE computing..

Professional communication tools in higher education: a case study in implementing slack in the curriculum. (2020)
Conference Proceeding
MENZIES, R. and ZARB, M. 2020. Professional communication tools in higher education: a case study in implementing slack in the curriculum. In Proceedings of 2020 Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) Frontiers in education conference (FIE 2020), 21-24 October 2020, [virtual conference]. Piscataway: IEEE [online], article ID 9273906. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1109/FIE44824.2020.9273906

This Innovative Practice Full Paper presents a study which considers the implications of embedding professional communication tools within the computing curriculum. Computing students are comfortable using various communication tools such as social m... Read More about Professional communication tools in higher education: a case study in implementing slack in the curriculum..

Computing degree apprenticeships: an opportunity to address gender imbalance in the IT sector? (2020)
Conference Proceeding
SMITH, S., TAYLOR-SMITH, E., FABIAN, K., BARR, M., BERG, T., CUTTING, D., PATERSON, J., YOUNG, T. and ZARB, M. 2020. Computing degree apprenticeships: an opportunity to address gender imbalance in the IT sector? In Proceedings of 2020 Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) Frontiers in education conference (FIE 2020), 21-24 October 2020, [virtual conference]. Piscataway: IEEE [online], article ID 9274144. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1109/FIE44824.2020.9274144

This paper explores the potential for new work-based apprenticeship degrees to encourage more women into computing degrees and the IT sector. In the UK, women are currently under-represented on computing courses. Meanwhile the IT industry requires mo... Read More about Computing degree apprenticeships: an opportunity to address gender imbalance in the IT sector?.

Computing students learning outcomes in learning by developing action model. (2020)
Conference Proceeding
LINTILÄ, T. and ZARB, M. 2020. Computing students learning outcomes in learning by developing action model. In Gómez Chova, L., López Martínez, A. and Candel Torres, I. (eds.) Proceedings of 13th International conference of education, research and innovation 2020 (ICERI2020), 9-10 November 2020, [virtual conference]. Valencia: IATED [online], pages 1936-1945. Available from: https://doi.org/10.21125/iceri.2020.0477

The purpose of this paper is to present the results of research aimed at finding out the learning outcomes of computing students with a study module implementation based on the Learning by Developing (LbD) Action Model used in Laurea University of Ap... Read More about Computing students learning outcomes in learning by developing action model..

Through the lens: enhancing assessment with video-based presentation. (2020)
Conference Proceeding
ZARB, M. and BIRTLESKELMAN, J. 2020. Through the lens: enhancing assessment with video-based presentations. In Proceedings of the 25th Association for Computing Machinery (ACM) Innovation and technology in computer science education conference 2020 (ITiCSE '20), 15-19 June 2020, Trondheim, Norway. New York: ACM [online], pages 187-192. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1145/3341525.3387376

This paper discusses a video-based approach trialled within Robert Gordon University. Students are typically asked to formally deliver presentations (either individually, or in groups) for summative assessment. Timetabling issues, large student numbe... Read More about Through the lens: enhancing assessment with video-based presentation..

When is quality assurance a constructive force in engineering education? (2019)
Conference Proceeding
PEARS, A., DANIELS, M., NYLEN, A., and MCDERMOTT, R. 2020. When is quality assurance a constructive force in engineering education? In Proceedings of the 49th Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) Frontiers in education conference 2019 (FIE 2019): bridging education to the future, 16-19 October 2019, Cincinnati, USA. Piscataway: IEEE [online], article ID 9028377. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1109/FIE43999.2019.9028377

Quality assurance processes in education have been a key area of engineering education development for several decades. ABET, ENQA - The European Association for Quality Assurance in Higher Education, as well as other agencies in Europe and the Asia... Read More about When is quality assurance a constructive force in engineering education?.

Incorporating on-campus days in a graduate apprenticeship. (2019)
Conference Proceeding
YOUNG, T. and ZARB, M. 2019. Incorporating on-campus days in a graduate apprenticeship. In Proceedings of the 24th Innovation and technology in computer science education annual conference (ITiCSE 2019), 15-17 July 2019, Aberdeen, UK. New York: ACM Press [online], page 328. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1145/3304221.3325567

Graduate Apprenticeships look to overcome the segregation of learning and working by integrating traditional education into the context of the work environment. This poster abstract looks to highlight the importance of peer interactions, specifically... Read More about Incorporating on-campus days in a graduate apprenticeship..