Collecting student feedback: a comparison of questionnaire and other methods
Huxham, M., Laybourn, P., Cairncross, S., Gray, M., Brown, N., Goldfinch, J. & Earl, S. (2008)
Collecting student feedback: a comparison of questionnaire and other methods. Assessment and Evaluation in Higher Education. 33, 675-686. doi:10.1080/02602930701773000. ISSN 0260-2938
A study was conducted comparing the feedback received from students about teaching obtained using different instruments. Twelve first- and second-year undergraduate modules we...
Weighing pigs or handling Hansel? making feedback fit for purpose.
Huxham, M., Earl, S., Laybourn, P., Brown, N., Cairncross, S. & Gray, M. (2006)
Weighing pigs or handling Hansel? making feedback fit for purpose. Educational developments. 8, 8-10. ISSN 1469-3267
Reflecting on Design
Presentation / Conference
Varey, A. & Smyth, M. (2006, March)
Reflecting on Design. Paper presented at CONVIVIO Faculty Forum “Teaching Design for HCI”, Graz, Austria
No abstract available.
An investigation of sociability measurements in online communities
Wright, N., Varey, A., & Chesney, T. (2005)
An investigation of sociability measurements in online communities. International Journal of Web Based Communities, 1(4), 400. https://doi.org/10.1504/ijwbc.2005.008106
This paper reports the results of an investigation into measurements of the sociability of proximate online communities, in other words, how well it supports social interactio...
Same stories, different continents.
McEwan, T. & Cairncross, S. (2005)
Same stories, different continents
Higher Education (HE) is increasingly globalised, involving partnerships between institutions in different countries. There is little research available on such educational pa...
Young People and e-Democracy: Creating a Culture of Participation
Masters, Z., Masters, Z., Macintosh, A., & Smith, E. (2004)
Young People and e-Democracy: Creating a Culture of Participation. In R. Traunmuller (Ed.), Lecture Notes in Computer Science; Electronic Government. , (15-22). https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-540-30078-6_3
Research originally suggested that new technologies, particularly the Internet, provided a useful mechanism for engaging young people - an otherwise largely disenfranchised gr...
Evaluation and multimedia learning objects: towards a human‐centred approach
McEwan, T., & Cairncross, S. (2004)
Evaluation and multimedia learning objects: towards a human‐centred approach. Interactive Technology and Smart Education, 1(2), 101-112. https://doi.org/10.1108/17415650480000015
If initial attempts to incorporate reusable multimedia into university teaching were characterised by the efforts of enthusiasts, the growth of the “Learning Object” economy i...
Learning technology research in practice: Reflections from the field.
Cairncross, S., Mannion, M. & McEwan, T. (2003)
Learning technology research in practice: Reflections from the field. In Cook, J. & McConnell, D. (Eds.). Communities of Practice. Research Proceedings of the 10th Association for Learning Technology Conference (ALT-C 2003), 70-81. ISBN 9780954587000
Research into the effectiveness of new learning technologies is needed. However education research is complex and challenging. In this paper we explore problems associated wi...
Interactive multimedia and learning: realising the benefits.
Cairncross, S. Interactive multimedia and learning: realising the benefits. (Thesis)
Edinburgh Napier University. Retrieved from http://researchrepository.napier.ac.uk/id/eprint/4628
Interactive multimedia has the potential to create high quality learning environments
that actively engage the learner. For example it can combine explanation with