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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..

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..

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..

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..

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?.

Embedding entrepreneurial skills within computing. (2019)
Book Chapter
ZARB, M., BRADY, C. and MCDERMOTT, R. 2019. Embedding entrepreneurial skills within computing. In H.T.M. Bui, H.T.M. Nguyen and D. Cole (eds.) Innovate higher education to enhance graduate employability: rethinking the possibilities. London: Routledge [online], chapter 11. Available from: https://doi.org/10.4324/9780429058899-11

The Scottish government launched a nationwide drive to increase entrepreneurial skills, looking to become a “world-leading entrepreneurial and innovative nation". One of the key ambitions of this is to build an education system with entrepreneurship... Read More about Embedding entrepreneurial skills within computing..

Phronesis, authentic learning and the solution of open-ended problems in computer science. (2019)
Conference Proceeding
MCDERMOTT, R., ZARB, M., BALLEW, W., DANIELS, M. and ISOMÖTTÖNEN, V. 2018. Phronesis, authentic learning and the solution of open-ended problems in computer science. In Proceedings of the 48th Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) Frontiers in education conference (FIE 2018): fostering innovation through diversity, 3-6 October 2018, San Jose, USA. Piscataway: IEEE [online], article ID 8658512. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1109/fie.2018.8658512

One of the most significant changes in Higher Education pedagogy that has occurred over the past fifty years is the idea that university students should not just be taught theoretical subject knowledge but should engage with practical aspects of thei... Read More about Phronesis, authentic learning and the solution of open-ended problems in computer science..

Why are we here? The educational value model (EVM) as a framework to investigate the role of students' professional identity development. (2019)
Conference Proceeding
NYLÉN, A., DANIELS, M., PEARS, A., CAJANDER, Å., MCDERMOTT, R. and ISOMÖTTÖNEN, V. 2018. Why are we here? The educational value nodel (EVM) as a framework to investigate the role of students’ professional identity development. In Proceedings of the 48th Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) Frontiers in education conference 2018 (FIE 2018): fostering innovation through diversity, 3-6 October 2018, San Jose, USA. Piscataway: IEEE [online], article ID 8659055. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1109/fie.2018.8659055

Education can be seen as a preparation for a future profession, where some educational programs very clearly prepare their students for a certain profession, e.g. plumber, nurse and architect. The possible professions for students following education... Read More about Why are we here? The educational value model (EVM) as a framework to investigate the role of students' professional identity development..

Investigation into the use of learning agreements to enhance stakeholder engagement and promote self-efficacy in computing education. (2019)
Conference Proceeding
BALLEW, W., MCDERMOTT, R., ZARB, M., DANIELS, M. and CLEAR, T. 2018. Investigation into the use of learning agreements to enhance stakeholder engagement and promote self-efficacy in computing education. In Proceedings of the 48th Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) Frontiers in education 2018 (FIE 2018): fostering innovation through diversity, 3-6 October 2018, San Jose, USA. Piscataway: IEEE [online], article ID 865138. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1109/fie.2018.8659138

We examine controversial issues surrounding the locus of control in the implementation of learning agreements, plans or contracts, in the context of the U.K. university-level Graduate Apprenticeship scheme. We begin by giving an account of the stakeh... Read More about Investigation into the use of learning agreements to enhance stakeholder engagement and promote self-efficacy in computing education..

Searching for global employability: can students capitalize on enabling learning environments? (2019)
Journal Article
ISOMÖTTÖNEN, V., DANIELS, M., CAJANDER, A., PEARS, A. and MCDERMOT, R. 2019. Searching for global employability: can students capitalize on enabling learning environments? ACM transactions on computing education, 19(2), article ID 11. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1145/3277568

Literature on global employability signifies “enabling” learning environments where students encounter ill-formed and open-ended problems and are required to adapt and be creative. Varying forms of “projects,” co-located and distributed, have populat... Read More about Searching for global employability: can students capitalize on enabling learning environments?.

Modelling competencies for computing education beyond 2020: a research based approach to defining competencies in the computing disciplines. (2018)
Conference Proceeding
FREZZA, S., DANIELS, M., PEARS, A., CAJANDER, A., KANN, V., KAPOOR, A., MCDERMOTT, R., PETERS, A.-K., SABIN, M. and WALLACE, C. 2018. Modelling competencies for computing education beyond 2020: a research based approach to defining competencies in the computing disciplines. In Rossling, G. and Scharlau, B. (eds.) Proceedings companion of the 23rd Innovation and technology in computer science education annual conference 2018 (ITiCSE 2018), 02-04 July 2018, Larcana, Cyprus. New York: ACM [online], pages 148-174. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1145/3293881.3295782

How might the content and outcomes of tertiary education programmes be described and analysed in order to understand how they are structured and function? To address this question we develop a framework for modelling graduate competencies linked to t... Read More about Modelling competencies for computing education beyond 2020: a research based approach to defining competencies in the computing disciplines..

Students envisioning the future. (2016)
Conference Proceeding
LIND, T., CAJANDER, Å., SANDBLAD, B., DANIELS, M., LÁRUSDÓTTIR, M., MCDERMOTT, R. and CLEAR, T. 2016. Students envisioning the future. In Proceedings of the Institute of Electrical and Electonic Engineers (IEEE) frontiers in education 2016 conference (FIE 2016): the crossroads of engineering and business, 12-15 October 2016, Erie, USA. Piscataway: IEEE [online], article ID 7757701. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1109/FIE.2016.7757701.

How can students be included as critical stakeholders in the systems and services provided by a university? To address the whole student experience, we engaged students and employees at a large Swedish university in a vision seminar process to elicit... Read More about Students envisioning the future..

Aligning quality assurance at the course unit and educational program levels. (2016)
Conference Proceeding
JONSSON, B.T., LAUSDOTTIR, M.K., DANIELS, M., CLEAR, A. and MCDERMOTT, R. 2016. Aligning quality assurance at the course unit and educational program levels. In Proceedings of the Institute of Electrical and Electonic Engineers (IEEE) frontiers in education 2016 conference (FIE 2016): the crossroads of engineering and business, 12-15 October 2016, Erie, USA. Piscataway: IEEE [online], article ID 7757419. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1109/FIE.2016.7757419.

Quality assurance is a subject that has grown dramatically in importance in recent times. In previous work, we have described how the ACM Curricula can be used to support the Quality Assurance process of educational programs, using the Computer Scien... Read More about Aligning quality assurance at the course unit and educational program levels..

A framework for writing learning agreements. (2016)
Conference Proceeding
CLEAR, T., MCDERMOTT, R., PARSJÖ, E., CAJANDER, Å., DANIELS, M. and LAGERQVIST, N. 2016. A framework for writing learning agreements. In Proceedings of the Institute of Electrical and Electonic Engineers (IEEE) frontiers in education 2016 conference (FIE 2016): the crossroads of engineering and business, 12-15 October 2016, Erie, USA. Piscataway: IEEE [online], article ID 7757718. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1109/FIE.2016.7757718.

Active learning is a popular concept for motivating learning. Learning agreements are one strategy towards this goal. They can be used to aid the students to take ownership of their learning and in becoming more active in a course. Learning Agreement... Read More about A framework for writing learning agreements..

Motivation, optimal experience and flow in first year computing science. (2016)
Conference Proceeding
MCDERMOTT, R., ZARB, M., DANIELS, M., CAJANDER, Å. and CLEAR, T. 2016. Motivation, optimal experience and flow in first year computing science. In Proceedings of the 2016 Association for Computing Machinery (ACM) conference on innovation and technology in computer science education (ITiCSE '16), 9-13 July 2016, Arequipa, Peru. New York: ACM [online], pages 206-211. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1145/2899415.2899474

We examine the concept of motivation from the perspective of Self Determination Theory and give a brief overview of relevant results. We also consider the optimal state known as Flow and give an account of its conceptualisation in the theory due to C... Read More about Motivation, optimal experience and flow in first year computing science..

A comparative analysis of two globally distributed group projects: a perspective from CSCW/CSCL research. (2015)
Conference Proceeding
MCDERMOTT, R., DANIELS, M., CAJANDER, A., BASS, J. and LALCHANDANI, J.P. 2015. A comparative analysis of two globally distributed group projects: a perspective from CSCW/CSCL research. In Proceedings of the 2015 Frontiers in education conference (FIE 2015): launching a new vision in engineering education, 21-24 October 2015, El Paso, USA. New York: IEEE [online], article number 7344344. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1109/FIE.2015.7344344

Globally distributed group projects are becoming an attractive and increasingly common feature in computer science education. They provide opportunities for students to engage in activities that enhance both their technical skills and wider professio... Read More about A comparative analysis of two globally distributed group projects: a perspective from CSCW/CSCL research..

Competencies for paradigm shift 'survival'. (2015)
Conference Proceeding
DANIELS, M., CAJANDER, A., ECKERDAL, A., LIND, M., NYLEN, A., CLEAR, T. and MCDERMOTT, R. 2015. Competencies for paradigm shift 'survival'. In Proceedings of the 2015 Frontiers in education conference (FIE 2015): launching a new vision in engineering education, 21-24 October 2015, El Paso, USA. New York: IEEE [online], article number 7344255. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1109/FIE.2015.7344255

The rapid development in the IT area brings a series of shifts, in underlying theories, technology and work practices. In the normal course of events, most changes are evolutionary, with small, incremental improvements being made to theoretical under... Read More about Competencies for paradigm shift 'survival'..

Virtual teams and employability in global software engineering education. (2015)
Conference Proceeding
BASS, J.M., MCDERMOTT, R. and LALCHANDANI, J.T. 2015. Virtual teams and employability in global software engineering education. In Proceedings of the 10th IEEE international conference on global software engineering (ICGSE 2015), 13-16 July 2015, Ciudad Real, Spain. Piscataway: IEEE [online], article number 7224489, pages 115-124. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1109/ICGSE.2015.21

Universities face many challenges when creating opportunities for student experiences of global software engineering. We provide a model for introducing global software engineering into the computing curriculum. Our model is based on a three year col... Read More about Virtual teams and employability in global software engineering education..

Challenges and recommendations for the design and conduct of global software engineering courses: a systematic review. (2015)
Conference Proceeding
CLEAR, T., BEECHAM, S., BARR, J., DANIELS, M., MCDERMOTT, R., OUDSHOORN, M., SAVICKAITE, A. and NOLL, J. 2015. Challenges and recommendations for the design and conduct of global software engineering courses: a systematic review. In Proceedings of the 2015 Innovation and technology in computer science education on working group reports (ITiCSE-WGR '15), 4-8 July 2015, Vilnius, Lithuania. New York: ACM [online], pages 1-39. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1145/2858796.2858797

Context: Global Software Engineering (GSE) has become the predominant form of software development for global companies and has given rise to a demand for students trained in GSE. In response, universities are developing courses and curricula around... Read More about Challenges and recommendations for the design and conduct of global software engineering courses: a systematic review..