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A flexible approach to introductory programming : engaging and motivating students (2019)
Conference Proceeding
Gordon, N., Brayshaw, M., & Grey, S. (2019). A flexible approach to introductory programming : engaging and motivating students. In CEP '19 Proceedings of the 3rd Conference on Computing Education Practicedoi:10.1145/3294016.3294025

© 2019 Copyright is held by the owner/author(s). In this paper, we consider an approach to supporting students of Computer Science as they embark upon their university studies. The transition to Computer Science can be challenging for students, and e... Read More

Approaches to measuring attendance and engagement (2018)
Journal Article
Grey, S., & Gordon, N. A. (2018). Approaches to measuring attendance and engagement. New Directions in the Teaching of Physical Sciences, 13(13), https://doi.org/10.29311/ndtps.v0i13.2767

In this paper, we argue that, where we measure student attendance, this creates an extrinsic motivator in the form of a reward for (apparent) engagement and can thus lead to undesirable behaviour and outcomes. We go on to consider a number of other m... Read More

Constraints and autonomy for creativity in extracurricular gamejams and curricular assessment (2018)
Journal Article
Grey, S., Parker, D., & Gordon, N. (2018). Constraints and autonomy for creativity in extracurricular gamejams and curricular assessment. Research in Learning Technology, 26, doi:10.25304/rlt.v26.2023

The engagement observed by the players of the games that they play is a desirable quality that has not gone unnoticed in the field of education, leading to concepts such as gamification of education, game-based learning and serious games for training... Read More

Using formal game design methods to embed learning outcomes into game mechanics and avoid emergent behaviour (2017)
Journal Article
Grey, S., Grey, D., Gordon, N., & Purdy, J. (2017). Using formal game design methods to embed learning outcomes into game mechanics and avoid emergent behaviour. International Journal of Game-Based Learning, 7(3), 63-73. doi:10.4018/ijgbl.2017070106

This paper offers an approach to designing game based learning experiences inspired by the Mechanics-Dynamics-Aesthetics (MDA) model (Hunicke et al, 2004) and the elemental tetrad (Schell, 2008) model for game design. A case for game based learning a... Read More

A hybrid evaluation approach and guidance for mHealth education applications (2017)
Book Chapter
Aljaber, T., & Gordon, N. (2018). A hybrid evaluation approach and guidance for mHealth education applications. In Advances in Intelligent Systems and Computing; Advances in Usability and User Experience, 282-290. Humana Press. doi:10.1007/978-3-319-60492-3_27

© Springer International Publishing AG 2018. Mobile health education applications (MHEAs) are used to support different users. However, although these applications are increasing in number, there is no effective evaluation framework to measure their... Read More

Connecting undergraduate students as partners in computer science teaching and research (2017)
Journal Article
Gordon, N. A., & Brayshaw, M. (2017). Connecting undergraduate students as partners in computer science teaching and research. New Directions in the Teaching of Physical Sciences, 12(12), https://doi.org/10.29311/ndtps.v0i12.598

Connecting undergraduate students as partners can lead to the enhancement of the undergraduate experience and allow students to see the different sides of the university. Such holistic perspectives may better inform academic career choices and postgr... Read More

A guidance and evaluation approach for mHealth education applications (2017)
Book
Gordon, N., & Aljaber, T. (2017). A guidance and evaluation approach for mHealth education applications. In Learning and Collaboration Technologies. Technology in Education; Lecture Notes in Computer Science, 330-340. Springer Verlag. doi:10.1007/978-3-319-58515-4_26

© Springer International Publishing AG 2017. A growing number of mobile applications for health education are being utilized to support different stakeholders, from health professionals to software developers to patients and more general users. There... Read More

Collaborative hybrid agent provision of learner needs using ontology based semantic technology (2017)
Journal Article
Nganji, J., Brayshaw, M., & Gordon, N. (2017). Collaborative hybrid agent provision of learner needs using ontology based semantic technology. Lecture notes in computer science, 10296 LNCS, 341-351. doi:10.1007/978-3-319-58515-4_27

© Springer International Publishing AG 2017. This paper describes the use of Intelligent Agents and Ontologies to implement knowledge navigation and learner choice when interacting with complex information locations. The paper is in two parts: the fi... Read More

Computational methods for finding long simple cycles in complex networks (2017)
Journal Article
Chalupa, D., Balaghan, P., Hawick, K. A., & Gordon, N. A. (2017). Computational methods for finding long simple cycles in complex networks. Knowledge-Based Systems, 125, 96-107. doi:10.1016/j.knosys.2017.03.022

© 2017 Elsevier B.V. Detection of long simple cycles in real-world complex networks finds many applications in layout algorithms, information flow modelling, as well as in bioinformatics. In this paper, we propose two computational methods for findin... Read More

Flexible virtual environments: Gamifying immersive learning (2017)
Journal Article
Gordon, N., & Brayshaw, M. (2017). Flexible virtual environments: Gamifying immersive learning. Communications in computer and information science, 714, (115-121). doi:10.1007/978-3-319-58753-0_18. ISSN 1865-0937

© Springer International Publishing AG 2017. The availability of Virtual Reality (VR) and Virtual Environment (VE) equipment - with the launch of domestic technologies such as the Oculus Rift, Microsoft Hololens and Sony Playstation VR) - offer new w... Read More

Flexible learning in Computer science (2016)
Journal Article
Gordon, N. A. (2016). Flexible learning in Computer science. New Directions in the Teaching of Physical Sciences, 11(1),

This paper outlines the concept of Flexible Pedagogy and how it can assist in addressing some of the issues facing STEM disciplines in general, and Computer Science in particular. The paper considers what flexible pedagogy is and how technologies dev... Read More

Using motivation derived from computer gaming in the context of computer based instruction (2016)
Conference Proceeding
Brayshaw, M., & Gordon, N. (2016). Using motivation derived from computer gaming in the context of computer based instruction. doi:10.1109/sai.2016.7556074

This paper was originally presented at the IEEE Technically Sponsored SAI Computing Conference 2016, London, 13-15 July 2016. Abstract— this paper explores how to exploit game based motivation as a way to promote engagement in computer-based instruct... Read More

Heuristic Evaluation for Serious Immersive Games and M-instruction (2016)
Journal Article
Brayshaw, M., Gordon, N., & Aljaber, T. (2016). Heuristic Evaluation for Serious Immersive Games and M-instruction. Lecture notes in computer science, 9753, 310-319. doi:10.1007/978-3-319-39483-1_29

© Springer International Publishing Switzerland 2016. Two fast growing areas for technology-enhanced learning are serious games and mobile instruction (M-instruction or M-Learning). Serious games are ones that are meant to be more than just entertain... Read More

Evaluation of mobile health education applications for health professionals and patients (2016)
Conference Proceeding
Gordon, N., & Aljaber, T. (2016). Evaluation of mobile health education applications for health professionals and patients

Paper presented at 8th International conference on e-Health (EH 2016), 1-3 July 2016, Funchal, Madeira, Portugal. ABSTRACT Mobile applications for health education are commonly utilized to support patients and health professionals. A critical evaluat... Read More

Requirements capture analysis for MOOCS in higher education (2015)
Book Chapter
Gordon, N. A., & Brayshaw, M. (2015). Requirements capture analysis for MOOCS in higher education. In A. Mesquita, & P. Peres (Eds.), Furthering Higher Education Possibilities through Massive Open Online Courses, 107-125. IGI Global. doi:10.4018/978-1-4666-8279-5.ch005

One of the attention grabbing headlines in the last two years has been of hundreds of thousands of students enrolling on MOOCs (Massive Open Online Courses) that are being offered by some of the world's top Universities. Large numbers of students are... Read More

A safety analysis approach to clinical workflows : application and evaluation (2014)
Journal Article
Gordon, N., Kabir, S., Sharvia, S., Walker, M., & Al-Qora’n, L. (in press). A safety analysis approach to clinical workflows : application and evaluation. International Journal of Advanced Computer Science and Applications, 4(3), 82-91. doi:10.14569/SpecialIssue.2014.040310

Clinical workflows are safety critical workflows as they have the potential to cause harm or death to patients. Their safety needs to be considered as early as possible in the development process. Effective safety analysis methods are required to ens... Read More

An approach to safety analysis of clinical workflows (2014)
Journal Article
Gordon, N., Papadopoulos, Y., Sharvia, S., Walker, M., Al-Qora’n, L., & Al-Qora'n, L. (2014). An approach to safety analysis of clinical workflows. doi:10.30958/ajh.1-3-4

A clinical workflow considers the information and processes that are involved in providing a clinical service. They are safety critical since even minor faults have the potential to propagate and consequently cause harm to a patient, or even for a pa... Read More

Safety analysis of clinical workflows: The case of the workflow within a radiology department (2014)
Conference Proceeding
Gordon, N., Sharvia, S., Walker, M., & Al-Qora'n, L. (2014). Safety analysis of clinical workflows: The case of the workflow within a radiology department. doi:10.1109/sai.2014.6918174

This paper was originally presented at the Science and Information Conference, 2014, 27-29 August, London. Abstract: Radiology Information Systems (RIS) and Picture Archiving and Communication systems (PACS) are used widely to help in the workflow ma... Read More

Quantification of temporal fault trees based on fuzzy set theory (2014)
Journal Article
Gordon, N., Kabir, S., Walker, M., & Edifor, E. (2014). Quantification of temporal fault trees based on fuzzy set theory. Advances in Intelligent Systems and Computing, 286, (255-264). doi:10.1007/978-3-319-07013-1_24. ISSN 2194-5357

© Springer International Publishing Switzerland 2014. Fault tree analysis (FTA) has been modified in different ways to make it capable of performing quantitative and qualitative safety analysis with temporal gates, thereby overcoming its limitation i... Read More

Investigating heuristic evaluation as a methodology for evaluating pedagogical software: An analysis employing three case studies (2014)
Journal Article
Nganji, J., Brayshaw, M., Gordon, N., Butterfield, A., & Wen, L. (2013). Investigating heuristic evaluation as a methodology for evaluating pedagogical software: An analysis employing three case studies. Lecture notes in computer science, 8523 LNCS(PART 1), (25-35). doi:10.1007/978-3-319-07482-5_3. ISSN 0302-9743

This paper looks specifically at how to develop light weight methods of evaluating pedagogically motivated software. Whilst we value traditional usability testing methods this paper will look at how Heuristic Evaluation can be used as both a driving... Read More