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Professor Janet Hughes

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Profile summary

  • Regional Academic Staff
  • Staff Tutor, Computing and Communications
  • Faculty of Science, Technology, Engineering & Mathematics
  • School of Computing & Communications
  • janet.hughes

Professional biography

Janet Hughes completed her PhD at the University of Dundee and has taught computing at all levels (secondary school, teacher training, undergraduate and postgraduate) for over thirty years.  Previously Janet held various posts in the University of Dundee, including Dean of the School of Computing and Head of Learning and Teaching in the College of Art, Science and Engineering. She was awarded a Personal Chair by the University of Dundee in 2014. 

Janet is a member of the BCS, contributing to BCS professional accreditation assessor teams, and was co-chair of Dundee's successful School of Computing Athena SWAN bronze award self-assessment team. She joined the Open University in 2016 and is based in Edinburgh, Scotland.

Research interests

Janet's current research is in the general area of computer science education and specifically in learning in software engineering, including agile methods. 

Teaching interests

  • software engineering
  • agile methods
  • ethics and I.T.

Janet will be a critical reader of the forthcoming M256/M258 update.

Publications

Breaking the communication barrier: guidelines to aid communication within pair programming (2015-05-15)
Zarb, Mark and Hughes, Janet
Computer Science Education, 25(2) (pp. 120-151)
Can Music and Animation Improve the Flow and Attainment in Online Learning? (2009-10)
Grice, Sue and Hughes, Janet
Journal of Educational Multimedia and Hypermedia, 18(4) (pp. 385-403)
Trends in the use of verbal protocol analysis in software engineering research (2003)
Hughes, Janet and Parkes, Steve
Behaviour & Information Technology, 22(2) (pp. 127-140)
Formative Automated Computer Testing (FACT) (2002-11)
Hunt, Nicoll; Hughes, Janet and Rowe, Glenn
British Journal of Educational Technology, 33(5) (pp. 525-535)
Further Evaluations of Industry-Inspired Pair Programming Communication Guidelines with Undergraduate Students (2015)
Zarb, Mark; Hughes, Janet and Richards, John
In : SIGCSE '15: 46th ACM Technical Symposium on Computer Science Education (4-7 March 2015, Kansas City, MO) (pp. 314-319)
Evaluating Industry-Inspired Pair Programming Communication Guidelines with Undergraduate Students (2014-03-05)
Zarb, Mark; Hughes, Janet and Richards, John
In : Proceedings of the 45th ACM technical symposium on Computer science education (5-8 Mar 2014, Atlanta, Georgia, USA) (pp. 361-366)
Student-led assessment (2013-06-13)
Martin, Chris and Hughes, Janet
In : Quality Assurance Agency (Scotland) International Enhancement Themes Conference (11-13 Jun 2013, Glasgow)
Let me demonstrate: a web-based application to encourage critical reflection among computing students (2013-06-12)
Coleman, G.W.; Martin, Chris and Hughes, Janet
In : Quality Assurance Agency (Scotland) International Enhancement Themes Conference (11-13 Jun 2013, Glasgow)
Do student-produced videos encourage critical reflection amongst undergraduate computing students? (2013-04-13)
Martin, Chris; Coleman, Graeme W. and Hughes, Janet
In : Higher Education Academy: STEM Annual Conference (2013, Birmingham)
Industry-inspired guidelines improve students' pair programming communication (2013)
Zarb, Mark; Hughes, Janet and Richards, John
In : 18th ACM Conference on Innovation and Technology in Computer Science Education (ITiCSE 2013) (27-29 June 2013, Canterbury) (pp. 135-140)
Analysing communication trends in pair programming videos using grounded theory (2012-09)
Zarb, Mark; Hughes, Janet and Richards, John
In : HCI 2012 - People and Computers XXVI (12-14 September 2012, Birmingham, UK)
Academic integrity policies in a computing education context (2012)
Riedesel, Charles P.; Clear, Alison L.; Cross, Gerry W.; Hughes, Janet; Simon, S and Walker, Henry M.
In : 17th Annual Conference on Innovation and Technology in Computer Science Education (ITiCSE 2012) (3-5 July 2012, Haifa, Israel)
Robot dance: edutainment or engaging learning (2011-09)
Martin, Chris and Hughes, Janet
In : PPIG 2011 - 23rd Annual Workshop (6-8 September 2011, York)
GILS: Groupwork Informal Learning Spaces (2011-08)
Zarb, Mark and Hughes, Janet
In : Higher Education Academy 12th Annual Conference of Information and Computer Sciences (25-27 August, Belfast)
Exploring flow in novice programming environments (2011)
Zarb, Mark and Hughes, Janet
In : Proceedings of the 16th annual joint conference on Innovation and technology in computer science education (27-29 June, Darmstadt) (pp. 394-394)
The Influence of Presentation Upon Examination Marks (2010-08)
Hughes, J. and Akbar, S.
In : Higher Education Academy 11th Annual Conference of Information and Computer Sciences (August, 2010, Durham)
Analyzing privacy and security issues in the information age - an ethical perspective (2009-01)
Feng, Ji-Xuan and Hughes, Janet
In : CEA'09 Proceedings of the 3rd WSEAS international conference on Computer engineering and applications (10-12 January 2009, Ningbo, China) (pp. 126-135)
Computing Students and Learning Disabled Students: Beneficial Partnerships (2008-08)
Hughes, Janet
In : 9th Higher Education Academy-ICS Annual Conference (26-28 August, Liverpool)
The Flow of Online Learning with Music and Animation (2008)
Grice, S. and Hughes, J.
In : Proceedings of EdMedia: World Conference on Educational Media and Technology 2008 (30 June - 04 July, Vienna)
Accessibility Challenge - a Game Show Investigating the Accessibility of Computer Systems for Disabled People (2008)
Morgan, Maggie; Hanson, Vicki; Martin, Chris; Hughes, Janet and Newell, Alan
In : CHI 2008 - Design Community Events (5-10 April, Florence) (pp. 2609-2610)
Cognitive dimensions questionnaire applied to exploratory algorithm design (2008)
Martin, Chris J. and Hughes, Janet M.
In : Proceedings of the 13th annual conference on Innovation and technology in computer science education (30 June - 02 July) (pp. 184-188)
Student Driven Marking Schemes (2006-09)
Hughes, Janet
In : 1st International iPED Conference (11-12 September 2006, Coventry)
Experiences Assessing Agile Practices (2006-08)
Bowyer, Jon and Hughes, Janet
In : Higher Education Academy 7th Annual Conference on Information and Computer Sciences (August 2006)
ASSISTing CS1 students to learn: learning approaches and object-oriented programming (2006-06-26)
Hughes, Janet and Peiris, D Ramanee
In : 11th Annual SIGCSE Conference on Innovation and Technology in Computer Science Education (26-28 June 2006, Bologna, Italy) (pp. 275-279)
Assessing undergraduate experience of continuous integration and test-driven development (2006-05)
Bowyer, Jon and Hughes, Janet
In : 28th International Conference on Software Engineering and Co-Located Workshops (20-28 May, Shanghai, China) (pp. 691-694)
Java Online–Recommendations for Design of Online Computing Modules (2006-02-03)
Grice, S.; Whaley, H.; Peiris, D. R. and Hughes, J.
In : 10th Anniversary Java and the Internet in the Computing Curriculum Conference (3rd February 2006, London)

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