Information Systems Discipline
Head of Discipline: Dr Frank Bannister
The Information Systems Group is comprised of one formal research group the Centre for Research in IT in Education (CRITE) and a group of other researchers working in a number of sub-disciplines of information systems
CRITE is an established research centre (jointly with the School of Education) whose members have international reputations in technology and learning and which looks into the application of technology to help mediate a constructivist dialogue between learner, instructor and subject matter. CRITE’s research focuses on two areas in the field of technology-enhanced learning namely:
- The design of innovative learning scenarios and supporting software tools based on a social constructivist pedagogy with a particular emphasis on mobile
- Research into pedagogical strategies and emerging issues pertinent to the use of immersive
environments in teaching and learning.
Other members of the discipline's research interests include electronic government, social networking, digital literacy, accessibility,conceptual modeling, critical social theory in ICT, gender issues in ICT and on-line privacy and trust.