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Dr Neil Gordon

Senior Lecturer

Faculty and Department

  • Faculty of Science and Engineering
  • School of Engineering and Computer Science

Qualifications

  • BSc (University of Hull)
  • PhD (University of Hull)

Summary

Neil Gordon is a senior lecturer in Computer Science. He has research interests at the interface of mathematics with computer science, particularly in the areas of finite geometry and its applications.

He has also been an advocate for the effective development and use of technology for teaching, especially in higher education, and has worked on a number of projects with the Higher Education Academy.

After a joint degree in Mathematics and Computer Science, he went on to complete a PhD in Applied Mathematics (Finite Geometry and Computer Algebra, with Applications).

This was followed by work as a Research Assistant, initially on geometry and group theory, and later on solving differential equations and their applications in mathematical physics.

He worked for some time as an Educational Technology Advisor, exploring and supporting the use of computer technology in teaching mathematics.

In 2000, he began working as a lecturer in Computer Science.

Undergraduate

Neil is a principal fellow of the Higher Education Academy. His teaching interests include the teaching of Computer Science, flexible learning, Technology Enhanced Learning and Gamification applied to learning.

Book Chapter

A hybrid evaluation approach and guidance for mHealth education applications

Aljaber, T., & Gordon, N. (2018). A hybrid evaluation approach and guidance for mHealth education applications. In Advances in Intelligent Systems and Computing; Advances in Usability and User Experience, 282-290. Springer Verlag. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-60492-3_27

Conference Proceeding

A flexible approach to introductory programming : engaging and motivating students

Gordon, N., Brayshaw, M., & Grey, S. (2019). A flexible approach to introductory programming : engaging and motivating students. In CEP '19 Proceedings of the 3rd Conference on Computing Education Practicehttps://doi.org/10.1145/3294016.3294025

Journal Article

Approaches to Measuring Attendance and Engagement

Grey, S., & Gordon, N. A. (2018). Approaches to Measuring Attendance and Engagement. New Directions in the Teaching of Physical Sciences, 13(13), https://doi.org/10.29311/ndtps.v0i13.2767

Flexible virtual environments: Gamifying immersive learning

Gordon, N., & Brayshaw, M. (2017). Flexible virtual environments: Gamifying immersive learning. Communications in computer and information science, 714, 115-121. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-58753-0_18

Constraints and autonomy for creativity in extracurricular gamejams and curricular assessment

Grey, S., Parker, D., & Gordon, N. (2018). Constraints and autonomy for creativity in extracurricular gamejams and curricular assessment. Research in Learning Technology, 26, https://doi.org/10.25304/rlt.v26.2023

Research interests

Finite geometry and applications, including error correcting codes

HCI, gamification and computer-based instruction

Computer algebra

Safety and reliability analysis

Telehealth

Technology enhanced learning and information systems

Postgraduate supervision

Finite Geometry and Computer Algebra

Mathematical Modelling

Computer Gamification and Instruction

Human Computer Interaction

Computing Education

Membership/Fellowship of professional body

MBCS

2002

Principal Fellow of the HEA (PFHEA)

2015

Certified Member of the Association of Learning Technology

2014

Certified Member of the Association of Learning Technology (CMALT)

Other

PGCertHE

2001

Postgraduate Certificate in Higher Education Teaching (PGCertHE).