Recent Submissions

  • Assessing professional skills in engineering education. 

    Cajander, Asa; Daniels, Mats; McDermott, Roger; Von Konsky, Brian R. (Australian Computer Society Inc http://crpit.com/Vol114.html, 2011-01-31)
    CAJANDER, A., DANIELS, M., MCDERMOTT, R. and VON KONSKY, B.R. 2011. Assessing professional skills in engineering education. In Proceedings of the 13th Australasian computing education conference (ACE 2011), 17 - 20 January, Perth, Australia. Sydney: Conferences in research and practice in information technology (CRPIT) [online], 114, pages 145-154. Available from: http://crpit.com/Vol114.html.
    In this paper, we report the results of introducing a face-to- face Peer Assisted Study Scheme (PASS) and an electronic Peer Assisted Study Scheme (ePASS) into a first year introductory programming unit, core to four ...
  • Critical thinking, peer-writing, and the importance of feedback. 

    Cajander, Asa; Daniels, Mats; Peters, Anne-Kathrin; McDermott, Roger (IEEE https://doi.org/10.1109/FIE.2014.7044234, 2014-10-22)
    CAJANDER, A., DANIELS, M., PETERS, A-K. and MCDERMOTT, R. 2014. Critical thinking, peer-writing, and the importance of feedback. In Proceedings of the IEEE frontiers in education conference (FIE 2014): opening innovations and internationalization in engineering education, 22 - 25 October, Madrid, Spain. Piscataway: IEEE [online], Accession number 14947174. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1109/FIE.2014.7044234.
    Critical thinking is one of the key competencies listed by OECD (Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development) [1], a central European Community organization, and is also mentioned as a learning outcome for higher ...
  • Subject-level quality assurance in computing: experiences from three national perspectives. 

    McDermott, Roger; Daniels, Mats; Larusdottir, Marta Kristin (IEEE https://doi.org/10.1109/FIE.2014.7044182, 2014-10-22)
    MCDERMOTT, R., DANIELS, M. and LARUSDOTTIR, M. 2014. Subject-level quality assurance in computing: experiences from three national perspectives. In Proceedings of the IEEE frontiers in education conference (FIE 2014): opening innovations and internationalization in engineering education, 22 - 25 October, Madrid, Spain. Piscataway: IEEE [online], Accession number 14947062. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1109/FIE.2014.7044182.
    This paper examines some aspects of the Quality Assurance processes in Computing departments in three European universities. We first examine the operation of a quality assurance activity in the School of Computer Science ...
  • The learner experience of student-led international group project work in software engineering. 

    McDermott, Roger; Bass, Julian M.; Lalchandani, JayPrakash (IEEE https://doi.org/10.1109/FIE.2014.7044181, 2014-10-22)
    MCDERMOTT, R., BASS, J. and LALCHANDANI, J.P. 2014. The learner experience of student-led international group project work in software engineering. In Proceedings of the IEEE frontiers in education conference (FIE 2014): Opening innovations and internationalization in engineering education, 22 - 25 October, Madrid, Spain. Piscataway: IEEE [online], Accession number 14934613. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1109/FIE.2014.7044181.
    Software development has become increasingly globalized because of technological innovation, the evolution of work and business processes, as well as prevailing educational systems and national policies [1]. This paper ...
  • Competencies for paradigm shift "survival". 

    Daniels, Mats; Cajander, Asa; Eckerdal, Anna; Lind, Mats; Nylen, Aletta; Clear, Tony; McDermott, Roger (IEEE https://doi.org/10.1109/FIE.2015.7344255, 2015-10-21)
    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 IEEE frontiers in education conference (FIE 2015): launching a new vision in engineering education, 21 - 24 October, El Paso, USA. New York: IEEE [online], Accession number 15652547. 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 ...
  • A comparative analysis of two globally distributed group projects: a perspective from CSCW/CSCL research. 

    McDermott, Roger; Daniels, Mats; Cajander, Asa; Bass, Julian M.; Lalchandani, JayPrakash (IEEE https://doi.org/10.1109/FIE.2015.7344344, 2015-10-21)
    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 IEEE frontiers in education conference (FIE 2015): launching a new vision in engineering education, 21 - 24 October, El Paso, USA. New York: IEEE [online], Accession number 15652587. 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 ...
  • Contemplations on results from investigating the personal epistemology of computing students. 

    McDermott, Roger; Pirie, Iain; Laxer, Cary; Cajander, Asa; Daniels, Mats (IEEE https://doi.org/10.1109/FIE.2013.6684941, 2013-10-23)
    MCDERMOTT, R., PIRIE, I., LAXER, C., CAJANDER, A. and DANIELS, M. 2013. Contemplations on results from investigating the personal epistemology of computing students. In Proceedings of the 43rd IEEE frontiers in education conference (FIE 2013): energizing the future, 23 - 26 October, Oklahoma City, USA. Piscataway: IEEE [online], pages 825-831. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1109/FIE.2013.6684941.
    'Personal Epistemology' is the analysis of the ways in which an individual perceives what constitutes knowledge, its boundaries, how it is justified, and how it is related to learning. While investigation of metacognitive ...
  • Student reflections on Collaborative Technology in a globally distributed student project. 

    McDermott, Roger; Daniels, Mats; Cajander, Asa; Cullhed, Mats; Clear, Tony; Laxer, Cary (IEEE https://doi.org/10.1109/FIE.2012.6462410, 2012-10-03)
    MCDERMOTT, R., DANIELS, M., CAJANDER, A., CULLHED, M., CLEAR, T. and LAXER, C. 2012. Student reflections on Collaborative Technology in a globally distributed student project. In Proceedings of the IEEE frontiers in education 2012 conference (FIE 2012): soaring to new heights in engineering education, 3 - 6 October, Seattle, USA. Piscataway: IEEE (online), pages 1-6. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1109/FIE.2012.6462410.
    Collaborative Technology (CT) plays an important role in overcoming the challenges of globally distributed projects. It enables collaboration, but the specific choice of technology also imposes constraints on how projects ...
  • Categorizing how students use Collaborative Technologies in a globally distributed project. 

    Cajander, Asa; Daniels, Mats; Cullhed, Mats; Clear, Tony; McDermott, Roger; Laxer, Cary (IEEE https://doi.org/10.1109/FIE.2012.6462411, 2013-02-19)
    CAJANDER, A., DANIELS, M., CULLHED, M., CLEAR, T., MCDERMOTT, R. and LAXER, C. 2012. Categorizing how students use Collaborative Technologies in a globally distributed project. In Proceedings of the IEEE frontiers in education conference (FIE 2012): soaring to new heights in engineering education, 3 - 6 October, Seattle, USA. Piscataway, NJ: IEEE [online], pages 1-6. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1109/FIE.2012.6462411.
    Possibilities for collaboration in globally distributed projects have radically changed with the introduction of new Collaborative Technologies (CTs) in the Web 2.0 era. The use of such technologies in the context of ...
  • RK-EDA: a novel random key based estimation of distribution algorithm. 

    Ayodele, Mayowa; McCall, John; Regnier-Coudert, Olivier (Springer https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-45823-6_79, 2016-08-31)
    AYODELE, M., MCCALL, J. and REGNIER-COUDERT, O. 2016. RK-EDA: a novel random key based estimation of distribution algorithm. Lecture notes in computer science, 9921, Proceedings of the 14th international parallel problem solving from nature conference (PPSN XIV), 17 -21 September 2016, Edinburgh, UK. Cham: Springer [online], pages 849-858. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-45823-6_79.
    The challenges of solving problems naturally represented as permutations by Estimation of Distribution Algorithms (EDAs) have been a recent focus of interest in the evolutionary computation community. One of the most common ...
  • BPGA-EDA for the multi-mode resource constrained project scheduling problem. 

    Ayodele, Mayowa; McCall, John; Regnier-Coudert, Olivier (IEEE https://doi.org/10.1109/CEC.2016.7744222, 2016-11-21)
    AYODELE, M., MCCALL, J. and REGNIER-COUDERT, O. 2016. BPGA-EDA for the multi-mode resource constrained project scheduling problem. In the Proceedings of the IEEE congress on evolutionary computation (CEC), 24-29 July 2016, Vancouver, Canada. Piscataway, NJ: IEEE [online], pages 3417-3424. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1109/CEC.2016.7744222
    The Multi-mode Resource Constrained Project Scheduling Problem (MRCPSP) has been of research interest for over two decades. The problem is composed of two interacting sub problems: mode assignment and activity scheduling. ...
  • Novice programmers and the problem description effect. 

    Bouvier, Dennis; Lovellette, Ellie; Matta, John; Alshaigy, Bedour; Becker, Brett A.; Craig, Michelle; Jackova, Jana; McCartney, Robert; Sanders, Kate; Zarb, Mark (ACM https://doi.org/10.1145/3024906.3024912, 2016-07-09)
    BOUVIER, D., LOVELLETTE, E., MATTA, J., ALSHAIGY, B., BECKER, B.A., CRAIG, M., JACKOVA, J., MCCARTNEY, R., SANDERS, K. and ZARB, M. 2016. Novice programmers and the problem description effect. In Proceedings of the Innovation and technology in computer science education on working group reports (ITiCSE-WGR '16), 9 - 13 July, Arequipa, Peru. New York: ACM [online], pages 103-118. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1145/3024906.3024912.
    It is often debated whether a problem presented in a straightforward minimalist fashion is better, or worse, for learning than the same problem presented with a "real-life" or "concrete" context. The presentation, ...
  • Student concerns regarding transition into higher education CS. 

    Siegel, Angela A.; Zarb, Mark (ACM https://doi.org/10.1145/2899415.2909581, 2016-07-11)
    SIEGEL, A.A. and ZARB, M. 2016. Student concerns regarding transition into higher education CS. In Proceedings of the 21st ACM innovation and technology in computer science education 2016 conference (ITiCSE 2016), 8 - 13 July, Arequipa, Peru. New York: ACM [online], pages 23-28. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1145/2899415.2909581.
    This paper discusses a study where 249 students from 18 secondary schools around Scotland who were on the verge of applying to study Computing Science at a higher education institution were surveyed on their concerns about ...
  • Evaluating industry-inspired pair programming communication guidelines with undergraduate students. 

    Zarb, Mark; Hughes, Janet; Richards, John (ACM https://doi.org/10.1145/2539962.2538980, 2014-03-05)
    ZARB, M., HUGHES, J. and RICHARDS, J. 2014. Evaluating industry-inspired pair programming communication guidelines with undergraduate students. In Proceedings of the 45th ACM technical symposium on computer science education (SIGCSE 2014), 5 - 8 March, Atlanta, USA. New York: ACM [online], pages 361-366. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1145/2539962.2538980.
    A set of industry-inspired pair programming guidelines have been derived from qualitative examinations of expert pairs in order to aid novice programmers with their intra-pair communication. This research describes the ...
  • Further evaluations of industry-inspired pair programming communication guidelines with undergraduate students. 

    Zarb, Mark; Hughes, Janet; Richards, John (ACM https://doi.org/10.1145/2676723.2677241, 2015-02-24)
    ZARB, M., HUGHES, J. and RICHARDS, J. 2015. Further evaluations of industry-inspired pair programming communication guidelines with undergraduate students. In Proceedings of the 46th ACM technical symposium on computer science education (SIGCSE 2015): keep connected, keep committed, keep computing, 4 - 7 March, Kansas City, USA. New York: ACM [online], pages 314-319. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1145/2676723.2677241.
    Pair programming has several benefits when it is successfully used by students and experts alike. However, research shows that novice pairs find the necessary pair communication to be one of the main challenges in adopting ...
  • Quality assurance using international curricula and employer feedback. 

    Larusdottir, Marta Kristin; Daniels, Mats; McDermott, Roger (ACS Inc http://crpit.com/confpapers/CRPITV160Larusdottir.pdf, 2015-01-27)
    LARUSDOTTIR, M., DANIELS, M. and MCDERMOTT, R. 2015. Quality assurance using international curricula and employer feedback. In D'Souza, D. and Falkner, K. Proceedings of the 17th Australian computing education conference (ACE 2015), 160, 27 - 30 January, Sydney, Australia. Sydney: ACS Inc [online], pages 19-27. Available from: http://crpit.com/confpapers/CRPITV160Larusdottir.pdf
    The focus of this paper is the quality assurance process for the bachelor program in the School of Computer Science at Reykjavik University, which is a combination of outcome- and process-oriented quality assurance. Faculty ...
  • Virtual teams and employability in global software engineering education. 

    Bass, Julian M.; McDermott, Roger; Lalchandani, J. T. (IEEE https://doi.org/10.1109/ICGSE.2015.21, 2015-07-13)
    BASS, J.M., MCDERMOTT, R. and LALCHANDANI, J.T. 2015. Virtual teams and employability in global software engineering education. In the Proceedings of the 10th IEEE international conference on global software engineering (ICGSE), 13 - 16 July, Ciudad Real, Spain. Piscataway: IEEE [online], 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 ...
  • Deep reward shaping from demonstrations. 

    Hussein, Ahmed; Elyan, Eyad; Gaber, Mohamed Medhat; Jayne, Chrisina (IEEE, 2017-05-14)
    HUSSEIN, A., ELYAN, E., GABER, M.M. and JAYNE, C. [2017] Deep reward shaping from demonstrations. In Proceedings of the International joint conference on neural networks (IJCNN 2017), 14 - 19 May 2017, Anchorage, USA. Piscataway, NJ: IEEE, (accepted)
    Deep reinforcement learning is rapidly gaining attention due to recent successes in a variety of problems. The combination of deep learning and reinforcement learning allows for a generic learning process that does not ...
  • Development of a flood warning simulation system: a case study of 2007 Tewkesbury flood. 

    Wang, Chen; Jiang, Yang; Xie, Huan; Miller, David; Brown, Iain (EDP Sciences https://doi.org/10.1051/e3sconf/20160718021, 2016-10-20)
    WANG, C., JIANG, Y., XIE, H., MILLER, D. and BROWN, I. 2016. Development of a flood warning simulation system: a case study of 2007 Tewkesbury flood. In E3S web of conferences [online]: Proceedings of the 3rd European conference on flood risk management (FLOODrisk 2016), 17 - 21 October, Lyon, France. Paris: EDP Sciences, article ID 18021. Available from: http://dx.doi.org/10.1051/e3sconf/20160718021.
    Many flood warning systems were developed for 2D environments and limited on specific flood hazard. With the purpose of overcoming these disadvantages, it is necessary to propose new methodologies and techniques for 3D ...
  • A framework for writing learning agreements. 

    Clear, Tony; McDermott, Roger; Parsjo, Elin; Cajander, Asa; Daniels, Mats; Lagerqvist, Nanna (IEEE https://doi.org/10.1109/FIE.2016.7757718, 2016-10-12)
    CLEAR, T., MCDERMOTT, R., PARSJÖ, E., CAJANDER, Å., DANIELS, M. and LAGERQVIST, N. 2016. A framework for writing learning agreements. In the Proceedings of the IEEE frontiers in education 2016 conference (FIE 2016): the crossroads of engineering and business, 12-15 October 2016, Erie, USA. Piscataway: IEEE (online), 8 pages. 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 ...

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