Researchers at Newcastle University have cooked up a new way to teach modern languages. They placed the latest digital devices into cooking utensils to create the LanCook project - an unique mix of cookery, technology and language teaching. "LanCook tackles a universal problem of classroom language learning and teaching – that students are rehearsing a language instead of using it," says project leader Professor Paul Seedhouse. "This really helps to bring that language to life in an engaging and memorable way and increases the learners’ proficiency skills, motivation and confidence. LanCook was designed and developed in collaboration with Dr Madeline Balaam, Dan Jackson and Prof Patrick Olivier from the School of Computing Science's Digital Interaction Group at Culture Lab and is based on the University's Ambient Kitchen
published on: 22nd September 2014
Claire Ingram and Richard Payne presented work from the COMPASS project to a working group hosted by the International Council on Systems Engineering (INCOSE) on 5th September. The presentation was delivered via an online "webinar" technology, allowing practitioners and researchers from all around the world to log in as attendees. The event attracted a large audience drawn from both academia and industry, in Europe and the US, and was designed to provide participants with insights into the use of model-based engineering techniques for defining consistent, verifiable architectures through the use of modelling patterns. For more information about the COMPASS project and its research outputs, see: http://www.compass-research.eu/.
published on: 19th September 2014
A new blog, called "Security Upon Tyne", has been set up by security researchers in the School of Computing Science. The aim of the blog is to provide a platform to facilitate two-way communication: 1) to disseminate original research results done in the School to people outside the School; and 2) more importantly, to allow any reader over the Internet to comment, scrutinize and criticize the reported research results. The blog has been configured to allow anyone to freely comment.
To read the blog, please follow this link: https://blogs.ncl.ac.uk/security/.
published on: 5th September 2014
In a bid to turn us all into film-makers, Computing Science’s Digital Interaction group are exploring the potential of crowdsourcing to create a unique film that captures the run from the crowd’s perspective. Spectators at the Great North Run are being asked to get involved this year by helping to capture the event on their mobile phones as part of a major experiment.
published on: 4th September 2014
92% of students graduating with a BSc from the School of Computing Science are satisfied with their overall experience, in results released by the latest National Student Survey.
published on: 12th August 2014