Chris J Pilgrim

Chris J Pilgrim
Swinburne University of Technology · Faculty of Information and Communication Technologies

PhD

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Publications (29)
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Rapid transformation of the workplace and a highly competitive labour market has changed the nature of graduate employability. In addition to discipline related knowledge, students now need to be proactive and adaptable in identifying career opportunities. This paper presents a conceptual model that views employability as determined by an overarchi...
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In Human-Computer Interaction (HCI), the usability and aesthetics of webpages have been studied extensively. However, research into participant experience and expertise with the website domain being studied is often overlooked. This paper strived to acquire an understanding of the relationship between usability and visual appeal by examining it in...
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Stakeholder consultation during course accreditation is now a requirement of new Australian government regulations as well as the Australian ICT professional society accreditation. Despite these requirements there remains some differences between universities and industry regarding the purpose, nature and extent of industry involvement in the curri...
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Ajax, as one of the technological pillars of Web 2.0, has revolutionized the way that users access content and interact with each other on the Web. Unfortunately, many developers appear to be inspired by what is technologically possible through Ajax disregarding good design practice and fundamental usability theories. The key usability challenges o...
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This paper explores two different schools’ approaches to implementing an iPad program and a Netbook program to a year level of students. The aim of the study was to determine how these mobile devices were being used in the classroom and whether they enhanced teaching and learning. The experiences of students and parents were obtained through questi...
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To obtain a better understanding of WIL rationale and practices in Australian ICT degrees, a survey of managers and educational leaders of ICT was undertaken. These survey results were analysed and informed by discussions at a forum of ICT educational leaders. Results indicate that WIL practices are broad with a wide range of internal (university)...
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The World Wide Web Consortium describes the Web as "the universe of network-accessible information, the embodiment of human knowledge" (W3C, 2011). This vision of the Web is contingent on the ability of users to freely access and contribute to the overall system. The freedom of the Web threatens its own future due to the possibility of users being...
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This paper first identifies the problems associated with the teaching of data communications and describes a composite learning system to facilitate instruction. This courseware for data communications consists of three major components -a series of printed lecture notes, a computer-managed learning system and a series of animated multimedia demons...
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Work-Integrated Learning (WIL) is acknowledged by universities, professional societies, government and industry as a valuable model of learning that provides significant benefits to students. Despite this agreement there remain some differences of opinion between universities, industry and the professional society regarding implementation of WIL. T...
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Web 2.0 is revolutionizing the way that users access content and interact with each other on the Web. Unfortunately, many developers are inspired by what is technologically possible possibly disregarding good design practice and fundamental theory. Very little research on Web 2.0 usability is reported in the literature. This paper reports progress...
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One of the challenges confronting website designers is to provide e ffective navigational support. Supplemental navigation tools such as search, indexes and sitemaps are frequently included on web sites. However, due to a lack of guidance for designers a proliferation of designs has evolved over time. Trends in design don't appear to be underpinned...
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One challenge confronting web site designers is to provide effective navigational support. Supplemental navigation tools such as sitemaps are frequently included on web sites to support navigation. However, there is a lack of empirically based guidelines for designers of such tools. This paper reports an empirical investigation into the factors inf...
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Participatory design is an essential element of the skill set of professional interface developers and therefore is a significant component of HCI courses at universities. The PICTIVE technique is a 'low-fidelity' collaborative design technique that encourages participatory design. Significant challenges arise when attempting to introduce participa...
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One challenge confronting web site designers is to provide effective navigational support. Supplemental navigation tools such as sitemaps are frequently included on web sites to support navigation. However, there is a lack of empirically based guidelines for designers of such tools. This paper reports an empirical investigation into the factors inf...
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One of the challenges confronting website designers is to provide effective navigational support. Supplemental navigation tools such as search, indexes and sitemaps are frequently included on websites. However, due to a lack of guidance for designers a proliferation of designs has evolved leaving users confused about the role and value of each part...
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Navigation is a critical issue in the World Wide Web and as such there is much interest in developing new navigation techniques and tools. Unfortunately, many of these new developments focus on technological innovation without considering other aspects of human-web interaction and underlying theories. Conceptual frameworks provide structure and gui...
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Providing an alternative visualisation of the structure of a web site can alleviate many of the usability problems associated with WWW navigation. Whilst site maps are one of the most popular tools utilised by site designers to overcome such problems, little is known about how to design effective site maps. This paper examines some underlying desig...
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One of the major advantages of mobile computing devices is that they facilitate data capture when the operator is on the move. The data collected can be readily processed for analysis and reporting purposes, without the need for manually transcribing the data into an electronic form. This paper describes the design and development of two prototypic...
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Many universities throughout the world are exploring the possibilities of on-line delivery of educational programs. These developments have the potential to significantly change the face of higher education as we know it today. In order to compete in an international market, Swinburne University of Technology has decided on a strategic approach to...
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Many universities throughout the world are exploring the possibilities of on-line delivery of educational programs. These developments have the potential to significantly change the face of higher education as we know it today. In order to compete in an international market, Swinburne University of Technology has decided on a strategic approach to...
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Multimedia technology offers considerable potential for education though the costs of production of courseware are prohibitive especially in a rapidly changing discipline such as computer science. This paper proposes a cost-effective technique which allows multimedia courseware to be developed quickly and economically. To illustrate this concept, c...
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The overall goal of this research project is to investigate navigational issues relating to hypermedia information spaces such as the World Wide Web, particularly the problem of user orientation, in order to improve the general design principles of navigational interfaces by utilising visualisation techniques.
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New computer and communication technologies now provide the educationalist with a wide range of tools for use in the educational process. Many of these technologies such as computer-assisted learning and multimedia have had quite a rocky road to becoming effective tools. It was only after these tools emerged from the initial hype that they truly fo...
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The development of multi modal learning resources for software metrics, suitable for inclusion in both undergraduate and graduate courses, is described. The structure and practice of multi modal learning, the development of learning resources using a formal development framework, and the way ahead for such approaches are discussed
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This paper describes a new technique for developing multimedia courseware which reduces development time and enhances the quality of the individual learning experience for the student particularly when learning computer programming. The key to this approach is the use of a new software package called Lotus ScreenCam which can quickly integrate Powe...

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