Dr Rosanne English

Senior Teaching Fellow

Computer and Information Sciences

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Personal statement

I am a Senior Teaching Fellow in the Department of Computer and Information Sciences. My job focuses on teaching and learning in computer science, in particular my role currently involves the development and delivery of departmental strategy relating to learning and teaching, leadership of teaching committee, and cyber security teaching. In teaching computer science my primary goal is to develop students' ability to be computational thinkers. I believe this can be achieved by encouraging deep learning of the subject material and developing students as independent learners. To help develop students as independent learners I adopt a student-centred approach. To achieve this I use a number of mechanisms. One example is "interactive windows" as defined by Huxham (2005) where at most 10 minutes of content is delivered followed by activities such as paired discussions, problem solving, and quiz questions. As well as my day to day teaching and learning activities, I am also interested in the pedagogy of computer science. I am eager to explore how we can achieve more effective and efficient assessment and feedback and my work has covered aspects such as blended learning, plagiarism and continuous assessment.

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Publications

Exploring student perceptions and expectations of cyber security
English Rosanne, Maguire Joseph
CEP '23 Computing Education Practice 2023 ACM International Conference Proceeding Series, pp. 25-28 (2023)
https://doi.org/10.1145/3573260.3573267
Engaging students in threat thinking with the cyber security cinema
Maguire Joseph, English Rosanne, Draper Steve
CEP '23 Computing Education Practice 2023 Computing Education Practice, pp. 13-16 (2023)
https://doi.org/10.1145/3573260.3573264
Research-led active learning sessions in cyber security through research paper reading
Maguire Joseph, English Rosanne, Draper Steve
CEP '23 7th Conference on Computing Education Practice, CEP 2023 ACM International Conference Proceeding Series, pp. 33-36 (2023)
https://doi.org/10.1145/3573260.3573269
Towards integrated graduate skills for UK computing science students
English Rosanne, Hayes Alan
Proceedings of the United Kingdom and Ireland Computing Education Conference UKICER 2022 (2022) (2022)
Enhancing UK computing education research infrastructure with doctoral consortia
Maguire Joseph, Fincher Sally, Cutts Quintin, English Rosanne
UKICER 2022 - Proceedings of the 2022 Conference on United Kingdom and Ireland Computing Education Research 4th Conference on United Kingdom and Ireland Computing Education Research, UKICER 2022 ACM International Conference Proceeding Series, pp. 1-2 (2022)
https://doi.org/10.1145/3555009.3555011
Challenges and opportunities of teaching cybersecurity in mainstream computing programmes in the U.K.
Prickett Tom, Yang Longzhi, Irons Alastair, Miller Keith, Brooke Phil, Crick Tom, Hayes Alan, Davenport James H, English Rosanne, Maguire Joseph, Bechkoum Kamal, Jones Andrew
Cybersecurity Teaching in Higher Education (2022) (2022)

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Professional Activities

Building a Student Resilience Toolkit
Speaker
5/7/2022
Advance HE Learning and Teaching Conference 2022
Speaker
5/7/2022
Strathclyde Student Resilience Toolkit
Speaker
9/6/2022
United Kingdom Special Interest Group in Computer Science Education (ACM UK SIGCSE) (External organisation)
Advisor
6/2022
Computing Education Practice 2022
Chair
2022
Designing Multiple Choice Questions to assess Higher Level Cognitive Abilities
Speaker
7/2020

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Projects

Inclusive Education for Learners Returning to HE
English, Rosanne (Principal Investigator)
This project is the result of the e3 Tech Grant awarded by Echo360. In it, we are exploring the use of echo learning software to support students from a range of backgrounds in reacclimatising to higher education.
28-Jan-2023
A Success Infrastructure for a Diverse Student Community
Willison, Debra (Principal Investigator) English, Rosanne (Principal Investigator)
QAA funded research project for 2 student interns (£1000)
03-Jan-2022 - 30-Jan-2022

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Dr Rosanne English
Senior Teaching Fellow
Computer and Information Sciences

Email: rosanne.english@strath.ac.uk
Tel: 548 4301