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Mr Oli Howson

Lecturer in Computing, C&C

Oli was an experienced teacher of 11-18 Computer Science before moving into Higher Education in 2019. His interests include education, Virtual Reality, IoT, making, physical computing, and many other things.


Bowers, David S. and Howson, Oliver(2019). Analysis of accreditation approaches in the Computing sector. The Open University, Milton Keynes.

Howson, Oli, (2020). An exploration of the impact of augmented and Virtual Reality within compulsory education. In: Daniela, Linda ed. New Perspectives on Virtual and Augmented Reality: Finding New Ways to Teach in a Transformed Learning Environment. Perspectives on Education in the Digital Age. Abingdon, UK: Routledge, pp. 95–110.

Bowers, David, Petre, Marian and Howson, Oli(2019). Aligning Competence Hierarchies with Bloom's Taxonomies: Changing the focus for computing education. In: Koli Calling '19 Proceedings of the 19th Koli Calling International Conference on Computing Education Research, 21-24 Nov 2019, Koli, Finland, ACM Press.


Highly expressive Direct Combination: a New frameworkVocTeach


Learning and Multimedia Technologies


Learning and Education

Professional Practice

Science and scholarly communication

Urban and Smart living (incl Robotics)


Natural Language Processing (NLP)Technology and Education Research Group (TERG)

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