Oli Howson

Oli Howson
The Open University (UK) · Department of Computing and Communications

BSc(hons), PGCE, PGDip, MA

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Introduction
- Accreditation (IoC) - Virtual Reality (in general and within education) - Pedagogy within CS education (both child and adult) - Educational technology - Technology Enhanced Learning I'm a nosy bugger, I like all sorts of things - this is just the highlights of what I am working on at the moment!
Additional affiliations
January 2019 - present
The Open University (UK)
Position
  • Lecturer

Publications

Publications (10)
Poster
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Looking at the alignment between Blooms' and Simpson's hierarchies and the competency framework developed as a rationale behind the Institute of Coding's accreditation framework.
Conference Paper
We distinguish between cognitive competence, captured in Bloom et al.'s cognitive taxonomy, and operational competence, expressed in Simpson's hierarchy. We argue that the skills gap observed by employers can be addressed by designing computing degrees that focus on developing competence rather than on knowledge.
Poster
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In recent years immersive Virtual Reality (iVR) and Augmented Reality (AR) have grown in popularity and their potential for technology-enhanced learning has been explored by researchers and practitioners. However, a clear picture of the effectiveness of these technologies as teaching tools has not yet been drawn and it is not yet clear what benefit...
Presentation
A presentation given at #Exabytes 2019 - A look to the (virtual) future looking at what (some) of the literature says, sharing what is currently available and encouraging future collaborators. Particularly apt to share as those present on the day know the HDMI connection wouldn't work!
Research
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The author is the Head of ICT and Computer Studies within a South London Academy in which “approaches to learning are based on strategies that reflect students’ needs and play to their strengths.” (Taylor-Bennett, et al., 2012, p. 1). Through first-hand experience, the author has come to the conclusion that a traditional, lesson-by-lesson approach...
Research
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Following the Secretary of State for Education’s decision to revise the School Teachers Pay and Conditions Document with a view to introducing Performance Related Pay or PRP, Internet forums are awash with controversy. The principles and considerations are not new; some twelve years ago Burgess, et al. (2001, p. 2) discussed ‘an individual performa...
Research
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This dissertation has endeavoured to fulfil two requirements. Firstly, it has challenged the work of Joan Borysenko in ‘Fried’, who asserts that there are twelve apparently linear stages that sufferers move through on their progress towards burnout. Secondly it has aimed to identify both causational and decrementing factors towards burnout with the...

Questions

Questions (2)
Question
I'm writing up an article about teaching subroutines and parameter passing, any suggested reading on the teaching of this aspect of the paradigm?
Question
I guess it's all in the title really...
I'm currently lookin in detail at Fried by Borysenko, and Understanding and PReventing Teacher Burnout by Vandenberghe and Huberman. I feel I should include some of Maslach's work and some of Freudenberger as the "masters" of the field, but they've both published lots and I'm trying to isolate key texts.

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Projects

Projects (6)
Project
Can Virtual Reality learning opportunities be developed to closely match required learning as set out by learning specifications in such a way that an enhancement in learning outcomes can be identified?
Project
Is there a (measurable) difference in having a 1:1 and 1:many VR/Student ratio in a classroom?