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Mr David McDade

Profile summary

Professional biography

Central Academic:

  • Module Team Chair: T828 Network Security
  • Academic Conduct Officer
  • Module Team member:
    • TM112: Intro to Computing & IT 2 (production)
    • TM252: Web Technologies (production)
    • TM256: Cyber Security (production)
    • TM257: Cisco Networking CCNA 1 (presentation)
    • TM357: Cisco Networking CCNA 2 (presentation)

Regional Academic:

  • Lead/Link Staff Tutor
    • TM256 Cyber Security
  • Cluster Manager:
    • TM111: Intro to Computing & IT 1 (Scotland)
    • TM112: Intro to Computing & IT 2 (Scotland)
    • TM256: Cyber Security (UK)
    • TM257: Cisco Networking CCNA 1 (UK)
    • TM357: Cisco Networking CCNA 2 (UK)

Research interests

Professional Doctorate student (Ed D.)

  • Making sense of Computing & Communications level 1 curriculum through Physical Computing

Current eSTEeM projects:

  • To evaluate the effectiveness of focused staff training in recruitment on specialised modules (project lead)
  • Investigating how integrating vendor certifications within Computing modules affects student motivation, engagement and employability prospects  

Teaching interests

  • Cyber security
  • Data Communications
  • Unix based operating systems
  • LAMP stacks
  • Python programming

External collaborations

Scottish Qualifications Authority (SQA)

  • Qualifications Development Consultant (Higher National Computing)
  • HN Next-Gen awards - Lead Developer: Networking & Cloud Infrastructure