Dr Neil Gordon

Faculty and Department

  • Faculty of Science and Engineering
  • School of Computer Science

Qualifications

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

Summary

Neil Gordon is a reader 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 and in formal approaches.

He is also 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 AdvanceHE.

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.

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.

He teaches on modules across the range of levels, from level 4 (first year) through to taught Masters. Modules include:

Level 4 "Computational Thinking", and also "Professional Develpoment";

Level 6 "Commercial Game Development", "Communicating and Teaching Computing" and "Advanced Software Engineering",

and "Level 7 Component Based Architectures".

Neil also supervises undergraduate and postgraduate project students.

Recent outputs

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Journal Article

A Portable Multi-user Cross-Platform Virtual Reality Platform for School Teaching in Malawi

Kambili-Mzembe, F., & Gordon, N. A. (2023). A Portable Multi-user Cross-Platform Virtual Reality Platform for School Teaching in Malawi. Communications in Computer and Information Science, 1904 CCIS, 182-192. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-031-47328-9_14

Why the Educational Metaverse Is Not All About Virtual Reality Apps

Gordon, N., Brayshaw, M., Kambili-Mzembe, F., & Al Jaber, T. (2023). Why the Educational Metaverse Is Not All About Virtual Reality Apps. Lecture notes in computer science, 14041 LNCS, 22-32. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-031-34550-0_2

Motivating Students to Learn How to Write Code Using a Gamified Programming Tutor

Gordon, N. A., & Grey, S. (2023). Motivating Students to Learn How to Write Code Using a Gamified Programming Tutor. Education Sciences, 13(3), Article 230. https://doi.org/10.3390/educsci13030230

Sustainable Language Training for Engineering Students: Integrating Resource-Efficiency into the Course Content through the Educational Process

Gordon, N., Kemerova, N., Bolsunovskaya, L., & Osipov, S. (2023). Sustainable Language Training for Engineering Students: Integrating Resource-Efficiency into the Course Content through the Educational Process. Education Sciences, 13(2), Article 176. https://doi.org/10.3390/educsci13020176

Heuristic Evaluation of Microsoft Teams as an Online Teaching Platform: An Educators' Perspective

Al-Qora’n, L., Salem, O. A. S., & Gordon, N. (2022). Heuristic Evaluation of Microsoft Teams as an Online Teaching Platform: An Educators’ Perspective. Computers, 11(12), Article 175. https://doi.org/10.3390/computers11120175

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

National Teaching Fellow

2022

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)

MBCS

2002

Other

PGCertHE

2001

Postgraduate Certificate in Higher Education Teaching (PGCertHE).

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