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Biography

Rupert Ward is a former Special Adviser to HRH The Duke of York, KG, and Project Lead for The Duke of York Inspiring Digital Enterprise Award. He is a National Teaching Fellow and Principal Fellow of the Higher Education Academy. He co-authored the University’s highly successful assessment and feedback strategy, and has been part of teams recognised nationally for assessment and feedback (Highly Commended, ICT Innovation of the Year, THE Leadership & Management Awards), student experience (National Acquisitions Group Award for Excellence and Guardian Award for Student Experience), customer service excellence and enterprise. He has broad research interests in physics, computing, technology enhanced learning (especially international higher education development), quality enhancement and the student experience. He is also an avid learner and has completed six postgraduate qualifications across a range of disciplines.

Rupert is Professor of Learning Innovation and Associate Dean (International) within the School of Computing and Engineering. He is a board member of the Council for Professors and Heads of Computing and a member of the BCS Accreditation Committee, a Fellow of the British Computer Society and the Chartered Management Institute, a Chartered Engineer, Chartered IT Professional, Chartered Manager and Chartered Scientist.

Research and Scholarship

His research can be split into two main areas related to the use of computational technologies. The first is fundamental theoretical and atomic physic research, where electron trajectories, resonances and collisions are modelled and analysed computationally. The second broader area relates to technology enhanced process improvement including research in technology enhanced learning, technology acceptance of virtual and social computing environments, autonomous systems, transformative technologies, portfolio use and organisational technology strategy.

Publications and Other Research Outputs

2017

Chrysikos, A., Ahmed, E. and Ward, R. (2017) ‘Analysis of Tinto’s student integration theory in first year undergraduate computing students of a UK Higher Education InstitutionInternational 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 student–lecturer relationship in higher education: a comparison studyJournal of Computers in Education , pp. 1-20. ISSN 2197-9995

Ifeonu, R. and Ward, R. (2017) ‘Towards A Comprehensive Framework For Measuring Technology Trust: The Case Of Mobile Banking Adoption In NigeriaInternational Journal of Computer and Information Technology , 6 (1). ISSN 2279-0764

2016

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-portfoliosComputers in Human Behavior , 63, pp. 75-90. ISSN 0747-5632

Parkinson, S., Somaraki, V. and Ward, R. (2016) ‘Auditing file system permissions using Association Rule MiningExpert Systems With Applications , 15, pp. 274-283. ISSN 0957-4174

Ahmed, E. and Ward, R. (2016) ‘A comparison of competing technology acceptance models to explore personal, academic and professional portfolio acceptance behaviourJournal of Computers in Education . ISSN 2197-9995

Abdullah, F. and Ward, R. (2016) ‘Developing a General Extended Technology Acceptance Model for E-Learning (GETAMEL) by analysing commonly used external factorsComputers in Human Behavior , 56, pp. 238-256. ISSN 0747-5632

Chrysikos, A., McDowell, J. and Ward, R. (2016) ‘Cloud Services in UK Higher Education: A Feasibility Study for providing IaaS in the Computing and Library Services of a UK university’. In: Cloud-Based STEM Education for Improved Learning Outcomes. : IGI Global. pp. 377-402.

2015

Ifeonu, R. and Ward, R. (2015) ‘The Impact Of Technology Trust On The Acceptance Of Mobile Banking Technology Within NigeriaIEEE African Journal of Computing & ICTs , 8 (4). ISSN 2006-17811

Aboalgasm, A. and Ward, R. (2015) ‘Assessing Creativity: A Test for Drawing Production using Digital Art Tools’. In: The Fifth International Conference on Advanced Communications and Computation, INFOCOMP 2015, 21st - 26th June 2015, Brussels, Belgium

Aboalgasm, A. and Ward, R. (2015) ‘Assessing Creativity: A Test for Drawing Production using Digital Art Tools The concept, application and assessment of digital art teaching as a means of enhancing creative proficiency’. In: INFOCOMP 2015 The Fifth International Conference on Advanced Communications and Computation. Brussels, Belgium: IARIA, 2015. pp. 123-129. ISBN 978-1-61208-416-9

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

2014

Aboalgasm, A. and Ward, R. (2014) ‘The Strategies for Teaching Digital Art in the Classroom as a Way of Enhancing Pupils’ Artistic CreativityInternational Journal of Social, Behavioral, Educational, Economic, Business and Industrial Engineering , 8 (11), pp. 3588-3592.

Aboalgasm, A. and Ward, R. (2014) ‘Evaluating the Use of Digital Art Tools for Drawing to Enhance Artistic Ability and Improve Digital Skill among Junior School StudentsInternational Journal of Social, Behavioral, Educational, Economic, Business and Industrial Engineering , 8 (10), pp. 3323-3327.

Aboalgasm, A. and Ward, R. (2014) ‘Can Digital Drawing Tools Significantly Develop Children’s Artistic Ability and Creative Activity?International Journal of Computational Engineering Research (IJCER) , 4 (9), pp. 45-50. ISSN 2250–3005

Aboalgasm, A., Ward, R. and Glazzard, J. (2014) ‘Applying a Modified Technology Acceptance Model to the Use and Assessment of Digital Art ToolsInternational Journal of Image , 4 (4), pp. 71-83. ISSN 2154-8560

Alshahrani, S. and Ward, R. (2014) ‘Social website technologies and their impact on society’. In: User-Centric Technology Design for Nonprofit and Civic Engagments. New York, USA: Springer. . ISBN 9783319059631 (eBook)

Aboalgasm, A. and Ward, R. (2014) ‘The Potential of Digital Tools in Art Lessons at Junior School Level to Improve Artistic Ability Using Tamazight FontsWorld Academy of Science, Engineering and Technology: International Journal of Social, Management, Economics and Business Engineering , 8 (3). ISSN 2010-376X

Alshahrani, S. and Ward, R. (2014) ‘The influence of internet use in the classroom environment’. In: 7th Saudi Students Conference-UK, 1st-2nd February 2014, Edinburgh, UK

Alshahrani, S. and Ward, R. (2014) ‘Shifting from traditional approaches of teaching to a blended learning approach; challenges and possible solutions’. In: 7th Saudi Students Conference-UK, 1st-2nd February 2014, Edinburgh, UK

Venters, C., Jay, C., Lau, L., Griffiths, M., Holmes, V., Ward, R., Austin, J., Dibsdale, C. and Xu, J. (2014) ‘Software Sustainability: The Modern Tower of BabelProceedings of the Third International Workshop on Requirements Engineering for Sustainable Systems co-located with 22nd International Conference on Requirements Engineering (RE 2014) , 1216. ISSN 1613-0073

Venters, C., Lau, L., Griffiths, M., Holmes, V., Ward, R., Jay, C., Dibsdale, C. and Xu, J. (2014) ‘The Blind Men and the Elephant: Towards an Empirical Evaluation Framework for Software SustainabilityJournal of Open Research Software , 2 (1). ISSN 2049-9647

2013

Sharif, U. and Ward, R. (2013) ‘The use of benchmarking in academic helpdesk service provision’. In: Proceedings of Computing and Engineering Annual Researchers' Conference 2013 : CEARC'13. Huddersfield: University of Huddersfield. pp. 188-193. ISBN 9781862181212

Abdullah, F., Ward, R., Catterall, S., Hill, P. and Wilson, D. (2013) ‘An investigation of the factors that influence engagement with CPD within e-portfolios used for accredited Higher Education course’. In: Proceedings of Computing and Engineering Annual Researchers' Conference 2013 : CEARC'13. Huddersfield: University of Huddersfield. pp. 80-86. ISBN 9781862181212

Alshahrani, S. and Ward, R. (2013) ‘Impact Of Web Technologies On The Student-Lecturer Expert Power RelationshipContemporary Issues in Education Research , 6 (4), pp. 425-430. ISSN 1940-5847

Alshahrani, S. and Ward, R. (2013) ‘Impact of Web technologies on student-lecturer connectedness’. In: National Conference on "Quality standards of private technical educational institutions", 04/05/2013, Faridabad, India

Alshahrani, S. and Ward, R. (2013) ‘Impact of Web technologies on student-lecturer expert power relationship’. In: Proceedings of the 2013 Clute Institute International Academic Conference. Florida, USA: The Clute Institute. pp. 168-171.

Alshahrani, S. and Ward, R. (2013) ‘Impact of web technologies on student-lecturer relationship’. In: INTED2013 (7th International Technology, Education and Development Conference, 4th-6th March 2013, Valenci, Spain

Alshahrani, S. and Ward, R. (2013) ‘Students' views on using Web2.0 (social web) to interact with their lecturers’. In: Proceedings of the 7th International Technology, Education and Development Conference. Valencia, Spain: IATED. pp. 2103-2107. ISBN 978-84-616-2661-8

Alshahrani, S., Ward, R. and Walker, M. (2013) ‘Impact of Web technologies on student-lecturer referent power relationship’. In: WEI International Conference Proceedings. Orlando, Florida, USA: West East Institute. pp. 16-20.

Alshahrani, S., Ward, R. and Walker, M. (2013) ‘Impact of Web technologies on student's self-confidence and self-reliance’. In: International Conference on Global Vision 2020, 3rd-4th May 2013, Tamil Nadu, India

Rojas, H., Dawber, G., Gulley, N., King, G., Bowring, N. and Ward, R. (2013) ‘The threshold photoelectron spectrum of mercuryJournal of Physics B: Atomic, Molecular and Optical Physics , 46 (8), p. 085002. ISSN 0953-4075

Alshahrani, S. and Ward, R. (2013) ‘The impact of moving from traditional method of learning to e-learning or distance learning on student-teacher relationship’. In: Third international conference E-learning and distance learning, 3rd-6th February 2013, Riyadh, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia , pp. 1-11

Ward, R., Cubric, D., Bowring, N., King, G., Read, F., Fursa, D. and Bray, I. (2013) ‘Negative ion resonance measurements in the autoionising region of helium measured across the complete angular scattering range (0-180 degrees).Journal of Physics B: Atomic, Molecular and Optical Physics , 46, pp. 035001-035001. ISSN 0953-4075

2012

Alshahrani, S. and Ward, R. (2012) ‘The Effect of Using Web Technologies to Gather Educational Research Data, and Impact on Research Results’. In: 2nd International STEM in Education Conference, 24/11/2012, Beijing, China , pp. 1-4

Alshahrani, S. and Ward, R. (2012) ‘Impact of web applications on student-lecturer relationship’. In: The 6th Saudi Scientific International Conference, 11th-14th October 2012, Brunel University, Uxbridge, UK , pp. 1-1

Haq, K. and Ward, R. (2012) ‘Preliminary frameworks and models for telework maturity within organisations’. In: Proceedings of The Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Computing and Engineering Annual Researchers’ Conference 2012: CEARC’12. Huddersfield: University of Huddersfield. pp. 104-109. ISBN 978-1-86218-106-9

Haq, K., Ward, R. and Wilkinson, J. (2012) ‘Preliminary frameworks and models for telework maturity within organisations’. In: Proceedings of The Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Computing and Engineering Annual Researchers’ Conference 2012: CEARC’12. Huddersfield: University of Huddersfield. p. 147. ISBN 978-1-86218-106-9

2011

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

Ward, R., Cubric, D., Bowring, N., King, G., Read, F., Fursa, D., Bray, I., Zatsarinny, O. and Bartschat, K. (2011) ‘Differential cross sections for electron impact excitation of then= 2 states of helium at intermediate energies (80, 100 and 120 eV) measured across the complete angular scattering range (0–180°)Journal of Physics B: Atomic, Molecular and Optical Physics , 44 (4), p. 045209. ISSN 0953-4075

2009

Johnson, M., Lager, P., Pollard, B., Hall, G., Edwards, M., Whitfield, P. and Ward, R. (2009) ‘Between analysis and transformation: technology, methodology and evaluation on the SPLICE project’. In: "In dreams begins responsibility" - choice, evidence, and change. Conference Proceedings, 16th International Conference, 8-10 September, Manchester, UK. : Association for Learning Technology. pp. 40-50. ISBN 978 0 95 458 709 3

2007

Ariguzo, G., Shea, T., Ward, R. and White, D. (2007) ‘The future of information technology education in Nigeria: innovative public-private partnershipsInternational Journal of Business Innovation and Research , 1 (4), pp. 425-447. ISSN 1751-0252

Research Degree Supervision

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Postgraduate research opportunities with Professor Rupert Ward

2017-18

MSc by Research
PhD

2018-19

MSc by Research
PhD