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12th Annual Conference, of the Higher Education Academy Subject Centre for Information and Computer Sciences

Date: 23rd August 2011 - 25th August 2011
Location: University of Ulster, Belfast Campus
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Papers for the 12th Annual Conference
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Agile Games for Software Development
Bruce Scharlau
University of Aberdeen

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Creating SLOs: Supportive Learning Objects
Angela Doherty & John Busch
Queen’s University Belfast
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Demiurge: A Toolkit for supporting Educational Developments in Virtual Worlds
Alan Miller, Iain Oliver & Colin Allison
University of St Andrews

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Enhancing Engagement With Peer Feedback Based On Student-Generated MCQs
James H Paterson, Jim Devon, June McCrae & David C Moffat
Glasgow Caledonian University
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Evolution Of Elearning Systems And Objective Test Questions
Ralph Attard & Bernadette-Marie Byrne
University of Hertfordshire
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Facilitating Information Literacy Education: From Didactic To Learner-Centred Learning
Dr Susie Andretta
London Metropolitan University
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Findings from the
Deryn Graham
University of Greenwich
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GILS: Group Work Informal Learning System
Mark Zarb & Dr Janet Hughes
University of Dundee
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HEA STEM: The way forward
Dr Janet De Wilde
Highed Education Academy
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Improving Socialisation to Address the Retention of First Year Computing Students
Heather Sayers & Mairin Nicell
University of Ulster
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Individualising Problem-Based Learning: using data generation to create individual digital forensics cases
Michael Jones
Bournemouth University
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Pedagogy-driven design for vle-based learning
Quan Dang, Peiyuan Pan & Tingkai Wang
London Metropolitan University

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Progressing Discipline Activities in a New Era
Professor Craig Mahoney
Higher Education Academy
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Promoting Reflective Engagement With Ethical Issues
Norman Creaney
University of Ulster
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Redefining Women in IT
Rashmi Dravid & Catherine Klimes
University of Northampton
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Sharing Software Engineering Resources And Open Source Software Across Entities
Tina Wilson, Patrick McAndrew & Andreas Meiszner
The Open University
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Some Good Ideas For Student Projects From The Disciplinary Commons
Thomas Lancaster et al.
Birmingham City University
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Stakeholder Responses To The Development Of Professional Skills Through The Use Of Live Projects
Audrey Fryer & Roger McDermott
Robert Gordon University
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Student engagement with lecture transcripts
Philip Phelps, Dr. Marcus Lynch & Daniel Buzzo
University of the West of England
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Sustainability issues in the computing curriculum
Colin Pattinson, Ah-Lian Kor & Neil Gordon
Leeds Metropolitan University, University of Hull

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Tertiary And Secondary Level Education Partnership To Provide Pre-Entry Information And Preparation
Sonya Coleman, Rosaleen Hegarty, Bryan Gardiner & Heather Sayers
University of Ulster
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The Future Is Theoretical
Dr. C.C.H.Rosen & Dr. S. Aldridge
University of Derby & University of Leicester
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The Impact of embedding Sustainable Development within the Teaching of Computing
Dr Neil Andrew Gordon
University of Hull
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Towards Research-led Learning Pedagogy:
Luke Chen
University of Ulster
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Using Screencasts To Teach Elementary Programming
Roger McDermott, Garry Brindley, Gordon Eccleston & Audrey Fryer
Robert Gordon University
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CONFERENCE VENUE - http://www.ulster.ac.uk/campus/belfast/

                                                                   

ACCOMMODATION CLOSE TO THE CONFERENCE VENUE

Premier Inn, Waring Street, Belfast

http://www.premierinn.com/en/hotel/BELBAR/belfast-city-cathedral-quarter

Ramada Encore Belfast City Centre

http://www.ramada.com/Ramada/control/Booking/property_info?propertyId=19804&variant=uk&brandInfo=RA

Merchant Hotel, Waring Street, Belfast

http://www.themerchanthotel.com/

WEDNESDAY NIGHT DINNER

Made in Belfast, Talbot Street, Belfast.  A 2 minute walk from any of these hotels.

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Keynote Speaker

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Professor Craig Mahoney BEd MA PhD TTC CPsychol FBASES

Craig Mahoney is Chief Executive of the Higher Education Academy, the UK body working in partnership with institutions, academic staff, funding bodies and governments to enhance the quality of the student learning experience for students studying for a Higher Education award. 

Prior to joining the Higher Education Academy in 2010, Craig was Deputy Vice-Chancellor at Northumbria University.  A Professor of Applied Psychology he is a graduate in Chemistry and Maths from the Tasmanian College of Advanced Education (now the University of Tasmania); holds a Masters degree from Birmingham University and a Doctor of Philosophy (Psychology) from The Queen’s University of Belfast.

Craig has a strong interest in differentiated learning, including student-centred individualised learning environments and has served as a reviewer for the Quality Assurance Agency.  He is an advocate of e-Learning and the use of technology to create positive blended learning environments.  He has published widely in the areas of children’s fitness, health, sport, exercise, performance and education, and been entered in the four UK Research Assessment Exercises

Professor Mahoney has been an outspoken advocate of Internationalisation including globalisation, professional development, staff and student exchange and international partnership development in teaching, research and enterprise.  He has supported several volunteer programmes across the sector and was the executive sponsor of an award winning Community Action Programme in Newcastle, a joint project between the Student Union and the University.  Craig is also an Ambassador for the Volunteering England campaigns.

Professor Mahoney is a Chartered Psychologist with the British Psychological Society and is a past Chair of the British Association of Sport and Exercise Sciences (BASES).  With an international reputation as a sports psychologist, Craig has worked with an extensive range of performers at World, Olympic and Commonwealth level and is an adviser to UEFA and FIFA on psychology in officiating.

PROGRAMME

Tuesday - 23rd August - Conor Theatre

12.00 - 12.15 Introduction - Professor Gerry McAllister

12.15 - 1.00 LUNCH 1.00 - 1.25 Heather Sayers Improving Socialisation to Address the Retention of First Year Computing Students

1.25 - 1.50 Philip Phelps Student engagement with lecture transcripts

1.50 - 2.15 James Paterson Enhancing Engagement With Peer Feedback Based On Student-Generated MCQs

2.15 - 2.40 Angela Doherty Creating SLOs: Supportive Learning Objects

2.40 - 3.00 COFFEE

3.00 - 3.25 Sonya Coleman  Tertiary and Secondary Level Education Partnership to Provide Pre-entry Information and Preparation

3.25 - 3.50 Rashmi Dravid Redefining Women in IT

3.50 - 4.15 Mark Zaab GILS: Group Work Informal Learning System

4.15 - 4.40 Neil Gordon The Impact of embedding Sustainable Development within the Teaching of Computing

4.40 - 5.05 Colin Pattinson Sustainability issues in the computing curriculum

Wednesday - 24th August - Conor Theatre

9.05 - 9.30 Deryn Graham Findings from the “e” Teaching and Learning Workshop (2006-2011)

9.30 - 9.55 Thomas Lancaster Some Good Ideas For Student Projects From The Disciplinary Commons

9.55 - 10.20 Roger McDermott Stakeholder Responses to the Development of Professional Skills through the use of Live Projects

10.20 - 10.45 Michael Jones Individualising Problem-Based Learning: using data generation to create individual digital forensics cases

10.45 11.10 Susie Andretta Facilitating Information Literacy education: from didactic to learner-centred learning

11.10 - 11.30 COFFEE

11.30 - 11.55 Luke Chen Towards Research-led Learning Pedagogy: Using Research to Motivate Learning Needs and Increase Engagement

11.55 - 12.20 Ralph Attard & Bernadette-Marie Byrne Evolution of eLearning systems and objective test questions

12.30 - 1.30 KEYNOTE in Conor Theatre - Professor Craig Mahoney

1.30 - 2.30 LUNCH

2.30 - 4.00 OPEN TOP BUS TOUR OF BELFAST

7.00 - 10.30 - Conference Dinner - Made in Belfast, Talbot Street, Belfast

Wednesday - 24th August - Workshop 1

9.30 - 11.10 Bruce Scharlau - Agile Games

11.10 - 11.30 COFFEE

11.30 - 12.20 Jonathan Crellin - Google Workshop

12.30 - 1.30 KEYNOTE in Conor Theatre - Professor Craig Mahoney

1.30 - 2.30 LUNCH

2.30 - 4.00 OPEN TOP BUS TOUR OF BELFAST

 

Wednesday - 24th August - Workshop 2

9.30 - 11.10 Lindsay Marshall and Marie Devlin - SHAPE your CLASS

11.10 - 11.30 COFFEE

11.30 - 12.20 Angela Doherty

12.30 - 1.30 KEYNOTE in Conor Theatre - Professor Craig Mahoney

1.30 - 2.30 LUNCH

2.30 - 4.00 OPEN TOP BUS TOUR OF BELFAST

 

Thursday - 25th August - Conor Theatre

9.30 - 9.55 Quan Dang  Pedagogy-Driven Design for VLE-based Learning

9.55 - 10.20 Norman Creaney Using Values Exchange to Promote Reflective Engagement with Ethical Issues in Computing Students

10.20 - 10.45 Roger McDermott Using Screencasts to Teach Elementary Programming

10.45 11.10 Colin Allison Demiurge: A Toolkit for supporting Educational Developments in Virtual Worlds

11.10 - 11.30 COFFEE

11.30 - 11.55 Bruce Scharlau Agile Games for Software Development

11.55 - 12.20 Clive Rosen The Future is Theoretical

12.20 - 12.45 Tina Wilson Sharing Software Engineering Resources and Open Source software across entities

12.45 - 1.30 LUNCH