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Flexible Ontology-Driven Educational Apps and Social Media for Learners with a Disability (2022)
Conference Proceeding
Nganji, J. T., Brayshaw, M., & Gordon, N. (2022). Flexible Ontology-Driven Educational Apps and Social Media for Learners with a Disability. In P. Zaphiris, & A. Ioannou (Eds.), Learning and Collaboration Technologies. Designing the Learner and Teacher Experience. HCII 2022 (361-375). https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-031-05657-4_26

This paper explores how to build ontology-driven learning systems from a flexible disability-aware mentality and augment them into a learning blend that embraces social media. The approach emphasizes the use of user centered flexible software in a bl... Read More about Flexible Ontology-Driven Educational Apps and Social Media for Learners with a Disability.

Learning Analytics and Deep Learning in Large Virtual Learning Environments (VLEs) (2022)
Journal Article
Wechie, N., Brayshaw, M., & Gordon, N. (2022). Learning Analytics and Deep Learning in Large Virtual Learning Environments (VLEs). International Journal on Engineering Technologies and Informatics, 3(1), 1-3. https://doi.org/10.51626/ijeti.2022.03.00029

In this paper we look at the use of Deep Learning as a technique for Education Data Mining and Learnng Analytics. We discuss existing approaches and how Deep Learning can be used in a complimentary manner in order to provide new and insightful perspe... Read More about Learning Analytics and Deep Learning in Large Virtual Learning Environments (VLEs).

Addressing Optimisation Challenges for Datasets with Many Variables, Using Genetic Algorithms to Implement Feature Selection (2022)
Journal Article
Gordon, N., Kambhampati, C., & Alabad, A. (2022). Addressing Optimisation Challenges for Datasets with Many Variables, Using Genetic Algorithms to Implement Feature Selection. AI, Computer Science and Robotics Technology, 1, 1-21. https://doi.org/10.5772/acrt.01

This article provides an optimisation method using a Genetic Algorithm approach to apply feature selection techniques for large data sets to improve accuracy. This is achieved through improved classification, a reduced number of features, and further... Read More about Addressing Optimisation Challenges for Datasets with Many Variables, Using Genetic Algorithms to Implement Feature Selection.

Improving Graduate Futures and Employability Through Embedded Industrial Experience (2022)
Journal Article
Dixon, J., & Gordon, N. (2022). Improving Graduate Futures and Employability Through Embedded Industrial Experience. New Directions in the Teaching of Physical Sciences, https://doi.org/10.29311/ndtps.v0i17.3596

The financial cost to individuals of higher education is now regularly exceeding £50k before maintenance in the UK; consequently, students are more concerned than ever that their degree should offer value for money when they enter the jobs marketplac... Read More about Improving Graduate Futures and Employability Through Embedded Industrial Experience.

The Role of Gamification in a Software Development Lifecycle (2021)
Conference Proceeding
Gordon, N., Brayshaw, M., Dixon, J., Grey, S., & Parker, D. (2021). The Role of Gamification in a Software Development Lifecycle. In INSPIRE XXVI . Delivering Global Education and Impact in Emergencies Using E-Learning (81-94)

Teaching Software Engineering students raises a number of challenges; in particular that student developers typically demonstrate behaviours that run counter to good software development. These include failing to plan properly, failing to develop the... Read More about The Role of Gamification in a Software Development Lifecycle.

A permanent Pivot to online learning, or will universities bounce back to normal? (2021)
Journal Article
Gordon, N. (2021). A permanent Pivot to online learning, or will universities bounce back to normal?. Academia Letters, 1-6. https://doi.org/10.20935/al2394

The Coronavirus pandemic has had a profound impact on how universities (higher or tertiary education) globally have taught students, throughout 2020 and into 2021. The response to the Coronavirus pandemic saw a mass pivot towards online learning in m... Read More about A permanent Pivot to online learning, or will universities bounce back to normal?.

Dependability Analysis Using Temporal Fault Trees and Monte Carlo Simulation (2021)
Book Chapter
Edifor, E., Gordon, N., & Walker, M. (2021). Dependability Analysis Using Temporal Fault Trees and Monte Carlo Simulation. In W. Zamojski, J. Mazurkiewicz, J. Sugier, T. Walkowiak, & J. Kacprzyk (Eds.), Theory and Engineering of Dependable Computer Systems and Networks (86-96). Cham: Springer. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-76773-0_9

The safety and reliability of high-consequence systems is an issue of utmost importance to engineers because such systems can have catastrophic effects if they fail. Fault Tree Analysis (FTA) is a well-known probabilistic technique for assessing the... Read More about Dependability Analysis Using Temporal Fault Trees and Monte Carlo Simulation.

The United Nations Sustainable Development Goals: a setting for Professional and Research skills (2021)
Journal Article
Dixon, J., & Gordon, N. A. (2021). The United Nations Sustainable Development Goals: a setting for Professional and Research skills. New Directions in the Teaching of Physical Sciences, 16(1), https://doi.org/10.29311/ndtps.v0i16.3660

This paper considers the use of the United Nations global goals to provide a framework for the teaching of professional and related skills. The main example and case study considered in this paper is from computing; however, much of the approach and... Read More about The United Nations Sustainable Development Goals: a setting for Professional and Research skills.

Refining the Teaching of Programming (2020)
Conference Proceeding
Gordon, N., Cargill, M., Grey, S., & Brayshaw, M. (2020). Refining the Teaching of Programming. In INSPIRE XXV : e-Learning as a solution during unprecedented times in the 21st Century (97-107)

This paper considers issues around the teaching of programming, a critical yet challenging part of the computing education at all levels. This paper begins by outlining some of the key concerns around computing education-from secondary school, throug... Read More about Refining the Teaching of Programming.

Identifying Gaps in Cybersecurity Teaching and Learning (2020)
Conference Proceeding
Brayshaw, M., Gordon, N., & Karatazgianni, A. (2020). Identifying Gaps in Cybersecurity Teaching and Learning. In INSPIRE XXV : e-Learning as a solution during unprecedented times in the 21st Century (165-178)

This paper explores perceptions and expectations of privacy when using computer-mediated communication and social media. In this paper we present the results of an empirical survey into this topic and explore the pedagogic implications for the teachi... Read More about Identifying Gaps in Cybersecurity Teaching and Learning.