INSPIRE 2007

Past conference from the e-Learning Specialist Group.

Date:
1-2 August 2007

Venue:
Staffordshire University and the University of Tampere, Finland

Summary:
The BCS INSPIRE (International conference for Process Improvement, Research and Education) Conference was held at Staffordshire University, and the University of Tampere, Finland.

The 12th Annual INSPIRE conference, was organised in conjunction by the BCS Quality SG with the forthcoming BCS e-Learning SG, addressed software process improvement related to teaching, training and research whilst SQM addresses issues relevant to business and industry. 

Presented papers:

Training and Curriculum Issues:

Providing Demonstrable Return-on-Investment for Organisational Learning and Training
Michael Elliott (AWE plc, UK), Ray Dawson, Janet Edwards (Loughborough University, UK)

Issues for Developing Degree Curricula with Bologna Process
Lorna Uden (Staffordshire University, UK), Kimmo Salmenjoki, (University of Vaasa, Finland)

Applying Guide to SWEBOK as the Scope Framework in Software Engineering Teaching
Witold Suryn, (École de technologie supérieure, Canada), Margaret Ross (Southampton Solent University, UK)

Towards Effective Computer-Related Learning Environments for Primary School Students’ Creative Thinking Development
Panagiotis Kampylis  (University of Jyväskylä, Finland ); Emmanuel Fokides (Aegean University,  Greece );  Maria Theodorakopoulou (Athens College, Greece)

eFORMINFO: A European Project on Competence Engineering for Learning and Assessment
Elli Georgiadou (Middlesex University, UK), Gillian Palmer (ElementE, UK)

Student Projects

Using Usability Experts to Improve Software Quality
Ilari Kajaste , Timo Poranen ( University of Tampere,Finland ), Deepa Mathew (Lionbridge , Finland ), Suvi Peltomäki  (SYSOPENDIGIA Plc,  FInland)

Teaching Software Projects at Universities in Tampere
Tero Ahtee (Tampere University of Technology, Finland), Timo Poranen  (University of Tampere, Finland)

A Framework for the Management of Controlled Experiments
in Software Engineering
Elli Georgiadou (Middlesex University, UK)

Knowledge Sharing

Towards Knowledge Sharing using a Flexible Teaching Framework for Developing and Supporting  Resource-based Learning 
Kerstin V. Siakas (Alexander Technological Educational Institute of Thessaloniki, Greece), Elli Georgiadou (Middlesex University, UK)

Assessing Higher-Order Critical Thinking in Recently Developed Online Learning Tools Using the Critical Inquiry Model as a Framework 
Peter K. Oriogun (London Metropolitan University, UK)

How to Promote Knowledge Sharing in students?   
Lorna Uden (Staffordshire University, UK)

Knowledge Management in Academia
Vasso Stylianou, Andreas Savva (Intercollege, Cyprus)

Professional Issues

The Incorporation of Professional Standards into Undergraduates for Work Ready Graduates
Ian Sunley, (Staffordshire University, UK)

The Knowledge Society: Gender and Cultural Issues
Elli Georgiadou (Middlesex University, UK), Norihan Abu Hassan (Universiti Teknologi Malaysia City Campus, Malaysia), Kerstin V.Siakas (Alexander Technological Educational Institute of Thessaloniki, Greece), Xueming Wang (Ningxia University, China), Margaret Ross, Prem Anand Anandan (Southampton Solent University, UK)

Privacy and Choice in the ‘Information Age’
Karen Lawrence Öqvist (Hewlett-Packard Sverige AB, Sweden)

Greening Computing and Other Professional Issues
Margaret Ross (Southampton Solent University, UK)