Nigel Jones

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​Senior Lecturer in Computing and ​Information Systems 

Department: Computing and ​Information Systems
Telephone No: +44(0)29 2020 5756
Email Address: njones@cardiffmet.ac.uk

Nigel Jones is a lecturer in Information system in the Cardiff School of Management.  After many years in the NHS as a programmer/analyst, and patient services systems manager, Nigel returned to study business education with qualified teacher status at UWE.  He joined the University in 2000 from teaching in Aberdare College where he was teaching Information Communication Technology and held the role of Cross College Coordinator for Information Learning Technology (ILT). 

After many years as a system analyst and project manager in the NHS, Nigel teaches system analysis tools and medical informatics, using real life examples.  Nigel was presented in 2014 with a Student-Led Fellowship, which is intended to recognise excellence in teaching.   He was made a senior fellow of the Higher Education academy in 2015, and previously in 2010 Nigel was awarded the honor of being made a Teaching and Research Fellow of UWIC for his work into student feedback using screen capture video files; this is one of the closest virtual tools to the student and lecturer sitting side by side while marking, enabling the lecturer to provide a very rich personalised form of feedback. With other members of staff in 2015 he explored screen capture as a means to enhance the exam feedback to account's students and as part of the submission from the students for programming assessments.

Nigel is currently working towards a professional doctorate in education, exploring the collection and use of emotion achievement data during teaching sessions using automated and self-reporting mechanisms. He is using an enhanced class response system he developed in 2011 called R.A.G.E. (the Red, Amber, Green, and Experience).  In 2012 he was awarded a HEA individual grant to evaluate the R.A.G.E. prototype.

Nigel has presented at conferences and is developing a publication profile in the use of IT in education. In his spare time Nigel heads out to West Wales or home to Hampshire to go sea fishing or dive. Nigel studied homeopathy at the Welsh School of Homeopathy for 4 years, and spent a month in Kenya working in HIV/Aids clinics. While working at Aberdare College he also became a BSAC Scuba diving instructor and previous research reflects this.  Nigel was part owner of a small catering business and he has written business articles about the use of information systems technology for the Western Daily press and Welsh business clubs.

Research

Nigel's Professional Doctorate proposed title is, "A framework for the effective implementation and evaluation of technology enhanced formative assessment for large group teaching in Higher Education (UK)", this project explores the collection and use of emotion achievement data during teaching sessions using automated and self-reporting mechanisms.​

Publications

​​Journal Paper

Jones, N. Georghiades, P & Gunson, J (In Press) “Student feedback via screen capture digital video: stimulating student’s modified action” Higher Education: Springer, DOI 10.1007/s10734-012-9514-7

Projects

2012 awarded a HEA individual grant to develop R.A.G.E., a system that captures emotional reaction and participation of students in a classroom. 

2011 Lead an HEA summer symposia with Lecturers from Newport called "Assessing the Assessment Experience".

1999 the TILT project in Australia funded by the Welsh Assembly and Central Bureau under the Montage projects.  This was to observe how the New South Wales government delivered distance/open learning programmes to teach Teachers and Lecturers about ILT.

1999 member of the Digital College technical committee for S4C and BBC Wales.  This project was exploring the possible development of broadcasting classroom content from satellites using digital technology.​

External links

'Essay feedback in reel time', Times Higher Education, 17-23 January 2013. Avaialble at: https://www.timeshighereducation.co.​uk/essay-feedback-in-r​​eel-time/422413.article

He joined the British Computing Society in 1985.​