Jim Ivins

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This paper investigates the impact of web based lecture recordings on learning and attendance at lectures. Student opinions regarding the perceived value of the recordings were evaluated in the context of usage patterns and final marks, and compared with attendance data and student perceptions regarding the usefulness of lectures. The availability of(More)
Self-report measures of anger, depression and self-concept that were designed for non-retarded children were adapted for adults with mental retardation. The measures were administered to 130 adults with mental retardation who lived in the community. Informants rated the subjects on shortened forms of the three emotional indices. Informant self-concept(More)
o Third-year computing students enrolled in a software engineering subject were introduced to the Australian Computer Society (ACS) Code of Ethics in the context of a computing professional's obligation to manage quality, safety and reliability. Following an introductory lecture, case study scenarios were interactively discussed during class. Immediately(More)
This paper describes an interactive, web-based tool that provides access to an Outcomes Database for managing an Outcomes Focused curriculum plan. The approach provides a rapid way to involve subject specialists, course controllers, curriculum designers and educational consultants in the curriculum design and review process. The Outcomes Database is used to(More)
This paper describes an approach for assessing the capability and maturity of undergraduate software engineering projects. The approach is based on a simple adaptation of the Capability Maturity Model ® Integration and a hybrid version of the Team Software Process (TSPi). The approach was evaluated using 6 capstone project teams comprising 23(More)
This paper presents an overview of the COVIRA project, AIM Project No. 2003. The COVIRA consortium has been performing research in the area of Multimodality Image Analysis, with a focus on. Registration and Segmentation. Together with results in the areas of Visualization, User Interface, Digital Anatomy Atlas, Conformal 3D Radiation Therapy Planning, and(More)
PURPOSE To evaluate the ability to detect change in standard automated perimetry data using 4 different methods for calculating the glaucoma change probability (GCP). METHODS A database of stable visual fields, collected within 1 week from 35 glaucoma patients and within 6 months from 15 normal patients, was used to determine confidence intervals for GCP(More)
Past research has demonstrated that student misconceptions about degree programs can negatively affect enrolment and retention rates. Software engineering is a relatively new discipline that is distinct from computer science and other engineering specializations; however, it is still rapidly evolving and consequently there is potential for misconceptions(More)
This paper describes three studies of students in computer science, information technology, and software engineering degree courses. Aim. The aim of these studies was to evaluate the usefulness of aptitude testing as a means of recruiting undergraduate students into these courses. Method. At the start of the academic year, student volunteers were invited to(More)