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Michael Gardner
University of Essex
98Publications
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#1Edward Longford (University of Essex)
#2Michael Gardner (University of Essex)H-Index: 13
Last.Vic Callaghan (University of Essex)H-Index: 27
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This paper outlines the results of a Modified SYMLOG (Mod-SYMLOG) analysis for group formation, structure and interactions. While collaborative working has been an established working methodology for Education and Computer Science researchers alike, there has been a lack of focus in the latter as to what a group actually is within psychologically complex human communities. Here we discuss why groups can be beneficial to student learning in education, but also how misusing groups has negative eff...
#1Enas Jambi (University of Essex)
#2Michael Gardner (University of Essex)H-Index: 13
Last.Vic Callaghan (University of Essex)H-Index: 27
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Science students face considerable challenges when attempting to absorb and visualize abstract concepts presented to them in the classroom; educators use a number of methods to support their students in this regard. Our focus is on two such methods currently being used by educators: role-play and 3D simulation; these are designed to immerse the student in the learning process. Both methods attempt to make the invisible, visible. However, the literature demonstrates a lack of research, in particu...
#1Anasol Peña-Rios (University of Essex)H-Index: 4
#2Hani Hagras (University of Essex)H-Index: 33
Last.Gilbert Owusu (BT: BT Group)H-Index: 10
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Planning of infrastructure’s provision and maintenance tasks is commonly done in a planning office using paper maps and desktop applications. However, any infrastructure plan has to be verified on location before being submitted to the responsible authorities. This task is usually accomplished by taking paper maps to the field and annotating them on site, or in the best case, using two-dimensional (2D) maps on mobile devices. Augmented reality (AR) can provide enhanced experiences of real-world ...
#1Anasol Peña-Rios (University of Essex)H-Index: 4
#2Hani Hagras (University of Essex)H-Index: 33
Last.Michael Gardner (University of Essex)H-Index: 13
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With the increasing complexity of service operations in different industries and more advanced uses of specialized equipment and procedures, the great current challenge for companies is to increase employees' expertise and their ability to maintain and improve service quality. In this regard, Service 4.0 aims to support and promote innovation in service operations using emergent technology. Current technological innovations present a significant opportunity to provide on-site, real-time support ...
#1Anasol Peña-Rios (University of Essex)H-Index: 4
#2Vic Callaghan (University of Essex)H-Index: 27
Last.Michael Gardner (University of Essex)H-Index: 13
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#1Oluwatimilehin Salako (University of Essex)
#2Michael Gardner (University of Essex)H-Index: 13
Last.Vic Callaghan (University of Essex)H-Index: 27
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The business world is a competitive world and the success of entrepreneurs and businesses today is linked to their ability to be inventive which, in turn, means that innovation has become increasingly important for businesses. One response to this has been the introduction of special environments, tailored to support innovation, namely Innovation-Labs (i-Labs). Research has shown that creativity thrives in spaces that are playful and customizable, rather than in the somewhat sterile environments...
#1Enas Jambi (University of Essex)
#2Michael Gardner (University of Essex)H-Index: 13
Last.Vic Callaghan (University of Essex)H-Index: 27
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This paper introduces an approach to harness the advantages of 3D virtual environments in a more effective way in order to benefit the student's learning in understanding abstract concepts. It is a proposal for a generalized framework that generates a mixed-simulation role-play activity. In this activity, the student functions as a part of a working system in a virtual environment in order to complete different tasks. This framework acts as a template that can be used to design different role-pl...
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