Dr Rosanne English

Senior Teaching Fellow

Computer and Information Sciences

Personal statement

I am a 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 a range of classes, membership of teaching committees, and co-ordination of final year projects. 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.


Opportunities to fail : using peer-review to support assessment literacy in cyber security
Maguire Joseph, English Rosanne
Koli Calling '21 , pp. 1-2 (2021)
Improving computer science student graduate skills through assessment
English Rosanne, Maguire Joseph, Hayes Alan
UK International Conference on Computing Science Education Research (2020)
Building in resilience through graduate skills computer science assessment
English Rosanne, Maguire Joseph
QAA Learning from Disruption: Exploring What Counts (2020)
Experiences of assessment in data and security courses using personal response systems
English Rosanne, Maguire Joseph
ICEIT 2020 - Proceedings of the 2020 9th International Conference on Educational and Information Technology , pp. 38–43 (2020)
Designing computer security assessments to reduce plagiarism
English Rosanne
Proceedings - 3rd Conference on Computing Education Practice, CEP 2019 Conference on Computing Education Practice (2019)
Data protection and privacy regulations as an inter-active-constructive practice
Maguire Joseph, English Rosanne, Draper Steve
CEP '19 Proceedings of the 3rd Conference on Computing Education Practice Conference on Computing Education Practice (2019)

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Professional activities

Flipping the Classroom
Designing Multiple Choice Questions to assess Higher Level Cognitive Abilities
UK International Conference on Computing Science Education Research (Event)
Peer reviewer
Using Turnitin in Supporting Plagiarism Detection
Computing Education Practice 2021 (Event)
Peer reviewer
University Of Strathclyde (Organisational unit)

More professional activities


Building Student Resilience in HE: A Strathclyde Toolkit
Willison, Debra (Principal Investigator) English, Rosanne (Principal Investigator)
£2000 QAA Enhancement Theme funding on Student Resilience will support the employment of 4 student interns to develop a toolkit of resources for students and staff at Strathclyde.
07-Jan-2021 - 06-Jan-2022
Science Study Skills
English, Rosanne (Principal Investigator)
This project is developing resource to support Science students in science specific aspects of study skills. For example, this includes scientific writing.

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Computer and Information Sciences
Livingstone Tower

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