• Global virtual teams and 3D collaborative virtual environments

      Clear, Tony (University of Auckland Software Engineering Research Group, 2007)
      Collaborative virtual environments for desktop PCs. are inherently interesting to use and to develop, and provide motivating and challenging capstone projects for capable students to undertake. From an educational perspective, ...
    • GRCM: a model for global requirements change management

      Hussain, W; Clear, Tony (AUT University, 2012)
      [Context and motivation] In the delivery driven context of contract software production, efficient and effective requirements change management (RCM) remains a challenge for global software development (GSD). [Question/problem] ...
    • How difficult are exams? A framework for assessing the complexity of introductory programming exams

      Sheard, J; Simon; Carbone, A; Chinn, D; Clear, Tony; Corney, M; D'Souza, D; Fenwick, J; Harland, J; Laakso, M-J; Teague, D (Australian Computer Society (ACS), 2013)
      Student performance on examinations is influenced by the level of difficulty of the questions. It seems reasonable to propose therefore that assessment of the difficulty of exam questions could be used to gauge the level ...
    • Illustration of paradigm pluralism in computing education research

      Thota, N; Berglund, A; Clear, Tony (ACS, 2012)
      No abstract.
    • Illustration of paradigm pluralism in computing education research

      Thota, N; Berglund, A; Clear, Tony (ACS, 2012)
      This paper argues for paradigm pluralism in computing education research. The value of mixing paradigms, and the choice of methodological eclecticism and mixed methods is explored using pragmatic knowledge claims. A research ...
    • International collaborative learning - the facilitation process

      Clear, Tony (EdMedia, 1999)
      International collaborative learning is becoming more viable through a variety of Internet enabled software products. Group Support Systems appear to offer promise. But it is not well understood how to facilitate the ...
    • Introductory programming: examining the exams

      Simon,; Sheard, J; Carbone, A; Chinn, D; Laakso, M; Clear, Tony; deRaadt, M; D'Souza, D; Lister, R; Philpott, A; Skene, J; Warburton, G (ACS, 2012)
      This paper describes a classification scheme that can be used to investigate the characteristics of introductory programming examinations. The scheme itself is described and its categories explained. We describe in detail ...
    • Knowledge skills and abilities demanded of graduates in the new learning environment

      Young, A.; Senadheera, L.; Clear, Tony (NACCQ, 1999)
      Changes in technology and employer demands require that we regularly survey our stakeholder communities to ensure the relevance and currency of what we are teaching, and the qualifications we offer to prepare our students ...
    • Met a researcher? Research paradigms among those new to research

      Clear, Tony; Young, A. (NACCQ, 2002)
      This paper reports some insights into the understandings about research of computing educators and novice researchers in the NACCQ sector. These insights arise from a self-assessment of their approaches to teaching and ...
    • Nga iwi o Ngapuhi membership system: relationship management and relational design

      Clear, Tony; Charkova, R.; Lin, A.; Lomax, T. (NACCQ, 2004)
      This paper reviews a capstone project undertaken by Auckland University of Technology (AUT) students to develop a tribal membership register for Te Runanga a Iwi o Ngapuhi. The initial scope of the project incorporated a ...
    • Novopay: dilemmas in a nearshore outsourcing project failure [invited presentation]

      Clear, Tony (Computing and Information Technology Research and Education New Zealand (CITRENZ), 2013)
      This presentation revisits a recent critical review of the Novopay project presented at the International Conference on Global Software Engineering in July 2013. That study which adopted a ‘critical evaluative’ stance, ...
    • On the necessity of removing 'cruelty' from the teaching of computing

      Clear, Tony (ACM, 2006)
      In his famous article [1] Edsger Dijkstra reflected upon how cruel it would be truly to teach computer science. For some reason the CS community over the years have taken the sadistic element of his entreaties to heart. ...
    • Online education - but is it education?

      Clear, Tony (ACM, 1999)
      No abstract.
    • PBRF 2012 and the nature of degree teaching

      Clear, Tony; Clear, AL (Computing and Information Technology Research and Education New Zealand (CITRENZ), 2012)
      For the Performance Based Research Funding Exercise of 2012, two principles for eligibility were enunciated by the New Zealand Tertiary Education Commission, whereby those submitted were firstly expected to contribute to ...
    • PBRF 2012 outcomes: a CITRENZ perspective

      Clear, A; Clear, Tony (Computing and Information Technology Research and Education New Zealand (CITRENZ), 2013)
      For computing educators in the CITRENZ sector, the 2012 Performance Based Research Assessment took place in a setting that had changed considerably from that which applied for the 2006 round. CITRENZ is a new organization ...
    • Practitioner education - degrees of difference?

      Clear, Tony (ACM, 2000)
      No abstract.
    • "Programming in the large" and the need for professional discrimination

      Clear, Tony (ACM, 2001)
      A common goal in teaching capone project and software engieering type courses is to develop in students the capabilities required of a professional software developer. Unfortunately, their prior educational experiences in ...
    • Report on the Final BRACElet Workshop: Auckland University of Technology, September 2010

      Clear, Tony; Whalley, JL; Robbins, P; Philpott, A; Eckerdal, A; Laakso, M-J (CITRENZ, 2011)
      This paper reports on the thirteenth and final BRACElet workshop. In this paper we provide a brief retrospective review of the workshops and the findings that have resulted from this multi-institutional multinational ...
    • Report on the final BRACElet workshop: Auckland University of Technology, September 2010

      Clear, Tony; Whalley, JL; Robbins, P; Philpott, A; Eckerdal, A; Laakso, M (CITRENZ, 2011)
      This paper reports on the thirteenth and final BRACElet workshop. In this paper we provide a brief retrospective review of the workshops and the findings that have resulted from this multi-institutional multinational ...
    • Research in global software engineering: a systematic snapshot

      Raza, B; MacDonell, SG; Clear, Tony (Springer, 2013)
      This paper reports our extended analysis of the recent literature addressing global software engineering (GSE), using a new Systematic Snapshot Mapping (SSM) technique. The primary purpose of this work is to understand ...