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I started working for the University of Huddersfield as a part-time lecturer in September 2009 before taking a full-time lecturer position in September 2014. My current role as a lecturer is in the areas of information and communication technology. In the past, I worked in the Further Education (FE) sector.
I studied, at both undergraduate level and postgraduate level, at the University of Huddersfield. I completed my PhD in information and communication technology analysing motivational factors influencing acceptance of technologically-enhanced personal, academic and professional development portfolios.
Areas of research interest:
Chrysikos, A., Ahmed, E. and Ward, R. (2017) ‘Analysis of Tintos student integration theory in first year undergraduate computing students of a UK Higher Education Institution’ International Journal of Comparative Education and Development , 19 (2/3), pp. 97-121. ISSN 2309-4907
Alshahrani, S., Ahmed, E. and Ward, R. (2017) ‘The influence of online resources on studentlecturer relationship in higher education: a comparison study’ Journal of Computers in Education , pp. 1-20. ISSN 2197-9995
Ahmed, E. and Ward, R. (2016) ‘Analysis of factors influencing acceptance of personal, academic and professional development e-portfolios.’ Computers in Human Behavior , 63, pp. 152-161. ISSN 0747-5632
Abdullah, F., Ward, R. and Ahmed, E. (2016) ‘Investigating the influence of the most commonly used external variables of TAM on students' Perceived Ease of Use (PEOU) and Perceived Usefulness (PU) of e-portfolios’ Computers in Human Behavior , 63, pp. 75-90. ISSN 0747-5632
Ahmed, E. and Ward, R. (2016) ‘A comparison of competing technology acceptance models to explore personal, academic and professional portfolio acceptance behaviour’ Journal of Computers in Education . ISSN 2197-9995
Ahmed, E. and Ward, R. (2015) ‘Development of an instrument to measure students acceptance of technologically-enhanced personal, academic and professional development portfolios’. In: INTED2015 Proceedings. 9th International Technology, Education and Development Conference Madrid, Spain. 2-4 March, 2015. : IATED. pp. 2255-2265. ISBN 978-84-606-5763-7
Ahmed, E., Ward, R., White, S. and Jabbar, A. (2011) ‘Use of Emerging Mobile Technologies in Portfolio Development’. In: MOBILITY 2011: The First International Conference on Mobile Services, Resources, and Users. Barcelona, Spain: IARIA. pp. 81-85. ISBN 978-1-61208-164-9
General areas of research supervision:
I contribute to teaching and assessment of modules dealing with computer sciences, software engineering and software design and development.