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Southampton Solent University
South East, United Kingdom

Southampton Solent University is a university of over 20,000 students based in Southampton, United Kingdom. Its main campus is located on East Park Terrace near the city centre.Solent University students are represented by Solent Students' Union, which is based on the East Park Terrace campus. Wikipedia.

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Palmer N.,Southampton Solent University
IEEE Global Engineering Education Conference, EDUCON | Year: 2017

The issues involved in the design of assessments in higher education can make the whole process of assessment design quite complex. It is important that any particular assessment is used to ensure that the learning outcomes for a particular module of study have been addressed. A number of assessment types can be employed that may specifically address the needs of particular categories of learning outcome. Practical outcomes may be appropriate to address some of the needs of employability and these may be assessed in a laboratory based environment. The frequency and quality of feedback to students is also an important issue. A prototype assessment application was developed to address the requirements of various assessment types including practical and theoretically based learning outcomes. The application is able to generate both generic and specific feedback to inform student progress. The study investigated how the application could be used within a laboratory environment on a computer networking degree program using a tablet computer to improve the quality and timeliness of assessment and feedback. © 2017 IEEE.

Sajjadian S.M.,Southampton Solent University
Advances in Transdisciplinary Engineering | Year: 2017

Latest hardware and software development in computer science and software engineering have promoted Augmented Reality (AR) prototypes for a number of architecture and design applications. Recent development in digital fabrication tools and techniques added more inspiration and support to implement AR technology in design and construction in order to solve complex issues even though more practical platforms are still required for effective digital information usage in such industries. Due to capability of this visualization platform, this study presents the concept and supplementary supporting technologies of AR to demonstrate the feasibility in architectural education and studio learning. Besides, this paper also discusses how the recognized technology could sensibly be addressed in architectural environment. © 2017 The authors and IOS Press. All rights reserved.

The project will define and undertake scientific methods for measurement of fatigue in various realistic seagoing scenarios using bridge, engine-room and cargo simulators; will assess the impact of fatigue on decision-making performance and will determine optimal settings for minimising those risks to both ship and seafarer. Three simulator-equipped institutes will collaborate in ensuring that enough runs of sufficient duration are undertaken to replicate ship-board conditions of operation, with real-life scenarios of voyage, workload and interruptions. Specialist input from a stress research institute, skilled in transport operations research, will set the requirements for fatigue measurement and determining performance degradation of watch-keepers. Results will be analysed and recommendations made for application by interested parties, including ship owners, maritime regulators and those setting requirements for manning and operation of ships. Output will be a Management Toolkit with software and guidance notes. Involvement of a classification society, seafarer officers union and six stakeholder partners provide expert objectivity of the project and its results, as well as widening routes for dissemination and exploitation. The project addresses concerns over the increasing losses (human, financial and environmental) of maritime accidents which frequently cite fatigue as a contributory cause and thereby resonates with the objectives and impacts of the work programme. This is a major issue at a time when the high demand for shipping capacity has led to shortages of well-qualified and experienced seafarers. The project surpasses past subjective fatigue studies, highlighting the problem, and will produce validated, statistically robust results for use in decision making, using the toolkit of results and findings. HORIZON thereby impacts on the FP7 aims of increased safety and security, reduced fatalities, with a methodology for reducing human error.

Hobbs M.B.,Southampton Solent University
Aviation Space and Environmental Medicine | Year: 2014

Background: Nitrogen (N2) in air causes cognitive impairment from gas narcosis when breathed at increased ambient pressures. This impairment might be reduced by using enriched air nitrox (EANx) mixtures, which have a higher oxygen and lower N2 content compared to air. This study aimed to investigate if divers differed in memory ability and selfassessment when breathing air and EANx30. Methods: The effect of depth (shallow vs. deep) and breathing gas (air vs. EANx30) on memory ability and subjective ratings of impairment was compared in 20 divers. Results: Memory performance was significantly worse in deep water (Air: M = 22.1%, SD = 21.7%; EANx30: M = 22.1%, SD = 17.2%) compared to shallow water (Air: M = 29.2%, SD = 18.3%; EANx30: M = 33.3%, SD = 18.2%), but this impairment did not differ significantly between air and EANx30. Subjective ratings of impairment increased significantly from shallow water (Air: M = 5.2, SD = 5.9; EANx30: M = 3.0, SD = 4.4) to deep water (Air: M = 36.8, SD = 25.3; EANx30: M = 24.8, SD = 16.1) when breathing both air and EANx30. However, ratings were significantly lower when breathing EANx30 compared to air when in the deep water. Discussion: It was concluded EANx30 does not reduce narcotic impairment over air. Additionally, divers were able to make a correct global self-assessment they were impaired by narcosis, but were unable to make a finer assessment, leading them to erroneously believe that EANx30 was less narcotic than air. © by the Aerospace Medical Association, Alexandria, VA.

Gallagher A.,Southampton Solent University
Ocean and Coastal Management | Year: 2010

This paper presents a systems-based appraisal methodology that has been designed specifically to consider the effectiveness of Integrated Coastal Zone Management (ICZM) initiatives. Since ICZM is defined in terms of achieving sustainable development, any such initiative must therefore be capable of meeting the multiple and often conflicting objectives inherent in this ubiquitous concept. The methodology outlined here is designed to critically review ICZM in order to pinpoint areas of management weakness and determine the likely 'success' of the process. It represents an example of a management system, incorporates both qualitative and quantitative information, and is proposed as a 'Coastal Sustainability Standard' (CoSS). Initial field testing of the methodology has proved successful and shown that the approach holds some efficacy as a means of assessment. © 2010 Elsevier Ltd.

Agency: GTR | Branch: Innovate UK | Program: | Phase: Knowledge Transfer Partnership | Award Amount: 32.01K | Year: 2015

To create and embed an innovative NPD capability for developing highly bespoke electronic plug and play dual control systems for use in a range of road, military, track, emergency and specialist vehicles.

Agency: GTR | Branch: Innovate UK | Program: | Phase: Knowledge Transfer Partnership | Award Amount: 31.52K | Year: 2015

To develop and embed the capability for delivering innovative e-learning training focussed on the security industry and utilising the principles of gamification and edutainment.

Agency: GTR | Branch: EPSRC | Program: | Phase: Research Grant | Award Amount: 49.80K | Year: 2011

Effective prediction, for example of project cost, is an essential aspect of software engineering. Although considerable research has been devoted to this topic, the role of human experts has been under-emphasised. Our aim is to investigate the impact of enhanced metacognitive awareness on prediction and confidence (uncertainty assessment) to improve the prediction practices of software professionals. This will be accomplished by developing metacognitive awareness during a series of experiments with software professionals as participants. The major outcomes will be a better understanding of (i) the factors that influence prediction and uncertainty assessment skills and (ii) how industry practice can be enhanced. The findings will impact the software industry, its clients and other sectors where accurate predictions are required in uncertain environments.

Agency: GTR | Branch: Innovate UK | Program: | Phase: Knowledge Transfer Partnership | Award Amount: 32.87K | Year: 2015

To develop and embed innovative capabilities for collection, management and reporting of UK port data enabling real time decision making for the provision of port based welfare services and implementation of e-marketing.

Agency: GTR | Branch: Innovate UK | Program: | Phase: Knowledge Transfer Partnership | Award Amount: 32.22K | Year: 2015

To create and embed innovative capabilities for managing data using intelligent mobile-health (m-health) tool for real time decision making supporting children in residential/foster care and to develop m-health applications.

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