Personal profile

Academic Biography

Dr Andrew Bingham studied Marketing at Teesside Business School at the University, graduated in 1995, and set up a small company. But he was always interested in IT, and from about 1997 he got involved in web development in its infancy – first just out of interest, then commercially. He came back to Teesside in 2000 to do a Masters in Multimedia, became a part-time tutor in computing, and went full-time as a lecturer in 2002. Andrew started a PhD in 2005 and successfully defended his PhD thesis. He was awarded a PhD in Computer Science in June 2012.

Andrew's current role is PL Learning and Teaching for the School of Computing, Media and the Arts. He is also an HEA Senior Teaching Fellow and University Associate Teaching Fellow.

He enjoys working closely with students to enhance their learning and has recently been involved with a library project to help students explore the resources on offer through an interactive game. The most recent project was with the Royal Literary Fund (RLF). the RLF is a charity for writers that also undertakes educational work. For this project, Andrew produced a web application and stand alone mobile app to help students plan and write their essays.

He recognises how working on internal and external projects can benefit the student by feeding cutting edge technologies back into his teaching.

His former duties included being a Deputy Section Leader for the Digital Media & Web section and a Centre Leader for an International franchise partnership in Botswana. He teaches Web App Development across a number of programmes in the school. He is keen on ensuring his students leave the University with the skills that employers are looking for.

Summary of Research Interests

Andrew looked into ways of enhancing student learning of Requirements Engineering in the Web Engineering field. He designed and built a Computer Aided Web Engineering (CAWE) tool – which is now used by students worldwide and has been updated recently to reflect App development for touch devices.

Research Projects & External Funding

Learning for the 21st Century - Libquest

PhD and Research Opportunities

Andrew joined the Web Engineering Research group within the School of Computing and this is where a seed project was shaped into a PhD proposal. He delivered a number of conference papers as part of enhancing the intervention. The intervention developed from a paper based method to a more fully fledged framework supported by a dedicated learning environment.

He undertook three main cycles of research over seven years, firstly by reviewing the literature in the area of Requirements Engineering (RE) and Web Engineering (WE). As the framework focused on learning, he also looked at pedagogical learning theory centred on the computing discipline. In each cycle, a framework was designed, released to students for use in their learning, evaluated and modified before the release in the next cycle.

Andrew continues to support students working on their RE within new fields of development, including mobile app development.

External Roles and Professional Activities

External Examiner – Brighton University – School of Computing, Engineering and Mathematics [2014- to date].

Enterprise Interest and Activities

Andrew has undertaken consultancy in the web engineering field and has recently completed a years project with a local company looking at integrating App Development into their workflow. New knowledge and experience gained feeds back into my teaching.

His most recent work centred on producing a hybrid mobile app and progressive web app (PWA).

Learning and Teaching Interests and Activities

Andrew is a Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy, and was conferred in 2017. His principle areas of interest include: active learning, problem based learning, technologies to support engaging pedagogy and collaborative learning.