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About Thomas Lancaster

I work as a Lecturer in Computing at Birmingham City University, where I'm responsible for several courses including BSc Computer Science. I also teach a variety of modules for students and deliver regular workshops for professionals. My main research interests are based around the field of Computing Education, with particular interests in social media use, assessment, student plagiarism, contract cheating, employability and student work placements. Feel free to contract me relating to media and speaking opportunities based around those fields. To find out more about me, please visit ThomasLancaster.co.uk.

Helping Computing Students To Gain A Valuable Sandwich Year Placement

Resource Types Available To Support Students For Sandwich Year Placements

Much of the academic research undertaken in the School of Computing, Telecommunications and Networks is practitioner based; that is, it is designed to improve the student learning experience and the quality of the education that we can provide. The Innovations in Computing Education (ICE) group leads the way in this field, covering areas are varied as student professionalism for employment, to helping staff to create engaging assignments and integrating the use of social media into the computing curriculum.

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BCU Offers Computing Courses That Support Top 10 Careers

Computing Careers Rank In Top 10 Jobs For 2013

BCU Offers Computing Courses That Support Top 10 CareersNew research, released by CareerCast.com, has revealed very promising news for graduates of the Computing disciplines taught at Birmingham City University.

Three of the top 10 best jobs relate closely to courses delivered at BCU at undergraduate and postgraduate level. Continue reading Computing Careers Rank In Top 10 Jobs For 2013

Exploring The Benefits Of Massive Open Online Courses Within Higher Education

Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs)As part of my continued professional development, I recently attended the Higher Education Academy (HEA) STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) Conference for 2013. One of the hot topics for discussion was the growth of Massive Open Online Courses, known popularly as MOOCs. Continue reading Exploring The Benefits Of Massive Open Online Courses Within Higher Education