Teaching Duties of Prof. A. Basden

1.1 Teaching Achievements

I have been closely involved in the teaching in the Information Technology Institute (now the I.S. Group of Salford Business School, Information Systems Institute) since 1987. I have taught a wide range of topics, as befits my interdisciplinary interests, ranging from highly technical subjects like databases and knowledge representation, through ethical issues of benefits and failure of information systems, to philosophical frameworks for human computer interaction.

1.2 Current Teaching Duties

1.2.1 Undergraduate Teaching

Second Year U/G elective Lecture Course on Rich Media, shared. Full 20 credits module, 45 students.

Supervision of Undergraduate final year dissertations.

1.2.2 Postgraduate Teaching

Two Masters core modules on Key Issues in Information Systems Development: September-December, and February-May. Student numbers vary: Sep 2007 = 16, Feb 2008 = 9, Sep 2008 = 57, Feb 2009 = 117, Sep 2009 = 25, Feb 2010 = 40, Sepn 2010 = 17, Feb 2011 = 22. Many students from non-Western countries. I teach that ISD comprises four human activities, and each is governed by a diversity of norms; Dooyeweerd's aspects are used to delineate these.

One Masters module on Knowledge Management. 50 students approx.

Three guest lectures on Business Ethics in the MBA course.

Supervision of 10 P/G Masters Dissertations (20 credits each).

Supervision of 5 current PhD students, and co-supervision of 2; see Research.

1.2.3 Teaching to Staff

'An Introduction to Philosophy, and its Application to Teaching and Research at the University of Salford', a one-day seminar for the Staff Development Section of the University of Salford (first undertaken November 2002). To be repeated, by request, in March 2004.

1.3 Previous Undergraduate and Postgraduate Teaching

1987-92, 95-96: Second Year U/G Lecture Course on Storage and Retrieval of Information. Full module, 60 rising to 100 students.

1987: Undergraduate 'Solo Course' on Savoir Expert System toolkit.

1988-present (with breaks): Second Year U/G Lecture Course on Knowledge Based Systems. Full module, rising to 90 students in 1999.

1988-92: Third Year U/G Lecture Course on Tools and Techniques for Building Information Systems (Artificial Intelligence). Full module, 60 students.

1990: Second Year U/G Lecture on Sound and Animation for the course on Visual Presentation of Information. Part (10%) of module, 70 students.

1990-2000: Supervision of Third Year U/G Dissertations, average three per year.

1990-96: Master of Science Lecture Course on Decision Support and Knowledge Based Systems. Full 10 credits module, 120 students.

1993 approx: Master of Science Lecture Course on Information and Knowledge Handling. Shared (50%) 10 credits module, 20 students.

1991-1996: Master of Science Lecture Course on Knowledge Based Systems and Decision Support, intensive. Shared (50%) 10 credits module, 12 to 20 students.

1994: IGDS Course on Information Storage. Full module, approx 20 students.

1994: IGDS Course on Security of Information Systems. Shared (30%) module.

1991-present: Second Year core U/G Lecture Course on Human Computer Interaction. Full module, 60 to 80 students at first rising to 150 students.

1992-93: Second Year U/G Lecture Course on Business Information Systems. Full module, 70 students.

1993-1996 (approx): Third Year U/G Course on Multimedia. Full module, 80 to 90 students.

1993-present (with gaps): Third Year U/G Lecture Course on Knowledge Representation. Full module, 40 students.

1995-96: Second Year U/G Lecture Course on Information and Knowledge Handling. Full module, 100 students.

1996-97, 2000: Second Year U/G Lecture Course on Human Factors. Full module, 100 students.

1997: Information Technology 1 - Course Notes and Multimedia scripts - for an innovative module for Department of Informatics and Systems Science, University of Luleň, Sweden, planned and delivered April-May 1997. Double module, 20 credits, 40 students, intensively taught.

1997-2000: Human Factors for Virtual Environments - a 10 credit module in the MSc in Virtual Environments of the University of Salford. Full 10 credits module, 10 students.

1997-99: Team Project for Virtual Environments - 20 credit module in the MSc in Virtual Environments of the University of Salford. In this module I adopted the idea of Team Projects from the Information Systems Institute, and gradually adapted it to the needs of a one-year Master's course.

1997-1999: Supervision of two 40-credit Master's Dissertations per year in the Centre for Virtual Environments.

1999-2000: Master of Science Course on Strategic Issues in Information Systems. 10 credits module shared (50%), 10 students.

1997-2006: Master of Science Lecture Course on Human Factors in Virtual Environments. Full 10 credits masters module, 10 - 12 students.

1.4 External Examinerships

1.4.1 Undergraduate

1999: External Quality Examiner for BSc Year 3 Top-up degree course at University of Central England, School of Computing.

1.4.2 Postgraduate Masters

2000: External assessor for twelve Masters Theses, University of Luleň, Sweden, Jan 2000.

2000: External assessor for Masters Theses, University of Luleň, Sweden, Dec 2000.

2001: External assessor for Masters Theses, University of Luleň, Sweden, Dec 2001.

1.4.3 Postgraduate Doctorate

1998: External examiner for PhD at Exeter University, Dept. of Computer Science.

1999: Internal examiner for PhD 'Multi-Aspectual Approach to Urban Sustainability', Univ. Salford, Dept. of Surveying.

2002: Internal assessor for PhD on Sustainability in the Urban Environment.

2>1.5 Invited Presentations

These presentations are listed here if they were undertaken for a teaching purpose. Many are also listed under Professional, but not all.

1983: "On the benefits and limitations of Expert Systems", invited tutorial lecture at the Management Tutorial of the British Computer Society Specialist Group on Expert Systems.

1984: There were sundry other invited lectures around this time of which I have lost the details.

1985: "Expert Systems and Appropriate Computing" invited lecture to the ICI company-wide Mathematics and Statistics Panel.

1986: "On the use of Expert Systems to handle corrosion knowledge", DeChema, Germany.

1986: "What is ICI doing in Expert Systems?" given to the Institution of Chemical Engineers.

1986: Member of panel on Methodologies for Building Expert Systems at Expert Systems 86, the Annual Conference of the British Computer Society Specialist Group on Expert Systems. (Invited lecture.)

1986: Presentation of the RICS/Alvey project at Expert Systems 86, the Annual Conference of the British Computer Society Specialist Group on Expert Systems.

1987: "An Expert Systems for setting a budget at an early stage" invited lecture at the Cost Modelling and Computers conference at University of Salford.

1987: "Industry and the Environment", Talk as Green Party representative to the Sixth Form Conference on Bangor University, 18-20th Sep 1987.

1987: (with P.S. Brandon) Presentation of the RICS/Alvey project at the Grand Meeting of Alvey Clubs, London.

1988: "Expert systems and quality control", Symposium on Quality Control and Quality Assurance in Paint and Allied Industries, May 1988, The Paint Research Association, Teddington, Middx, UK.

1988: "Expert Systems for construction cost estimating", Quality Assurance/Design '88, Institution of Chemical Engineers, 21-22 September, 1988.

1990: "Methodology for Expert Systems", invited lecture to the Leonardo User Group.

1990: "Research Directions in Knowledge Representation", invited British Computer Society SGES Evening Series lecture. London.

1992: "A study of Knowledge Based Systems in Use", invited lecture at DTI JFIT Technical Conference, University of Sussex, March 1992.

1993: "A Radical Re-appraisal of Intelligent Authoring and Information Systems", Invited Talk, presented at "Informing Technologies for the Construction Industry", Sep 1993, Brunel University, UK.

1993: Invited to shared panel with MPs and General Secretaries of Trades Unions at regional meeting on Railway Privatisation, 20th March 1993, in my role as representative of the Green Party.

1995: "Knowledge Based Systems and Dooyeweerdian Philosophy", University of Lulea, Sweden, April 1995.

1995: "Roles and Benefits in Artificial Intelligence", Department of Philosophy, Free University of Amsterdam, Nov. 1995.

1995: "The problem of transport", Local Agenda 21 Conference, Warrington Borough Council; .

1996: "Artificial Intelligence and Cosmonomic Philosophy", invited lecture at Free University of Amsterdam, Faculty of Philosophy, Sep. 1996.

1996: (Invited to give Key Lecture on the application of Dooyeweerdian thinking to information systems at INFORMS 1996, Barcelona, Spain, but unable to.)

1997: "Integration and Interdisciplinary Working", an invited seminar on Dooyeweerdian philosophy and its application to interdisciplinarity, to the Open University Knowledge Media Institute, March 1997.

1998: "Towards Proximal User Interfaces", invited lecture at City University, Feb 1998.

1998: "Normalisation - An Intuitive Approach", University of Lulea, Sweden, April 1998.

1998: "Towards the Knowledge Level of Data Storage", University of Lulea, Sweden, April 1998.

1998: "User Interfaces", University of Lulea, Sweden, April 1998.

1998: "Virtual Environments Systems and Applications", invited lecture to School of Computing and Mathematical Sciences, University of Greenwich, London.

1998: "Multi-Modal Theory of Information Systems" invited seminar at University of Tampere, Finland, 8-11 August, 1998.

1998: "Virtual Environments" invited seminar at University of Tampere, Finland, 8-11 August, 1998.

1998: "Knowledge Based Systems and Ill-Structured Knowledge", invited to give a tutorial seminar at Expert Systems '98, Dec 1998, Cambridge, UK.

1999: "Knowledge Based Systems and Ill-Structured Knowledge", Invited to give a seminar tutorial at Expert Systems '99, Dec 1999, Cambridge, UK.

2000: "KBS for DSS", invited lecture on the use of knowledge based systems for decision support at University of Luleň, Sweden, January 2000.

2001: "An introduction to Dooyeweerd's Philosophy", invited seminar to West Yorkshire School of Christian Studies (WYSOCS), October 2001.

2001: "The Means of Evaluating Information Technology", Invited Faculty Seminar, Redeemer University College, Ancaster, Ontario, 22nd October 2001.

2001: "Getting the Most out of Information Systems: A Philosophical Approach", Invited Seminar, Brock University, Ontario, 23rd October 2001.

2001: "Christian Philosophy and Information Systems", Invited College Seminar, Institute for Christian Studies, Toronto, 25th October 2001.

2001: "Christianity and Information Systems", Invited Talk, Chaplaincy, York University, Toronto, 25th October 2001.

2001: "Dooyeweerdian Philosophy and Christian Faith", Invited Lecture, La Jolla Presbyterian Church, La Jolla, California, 28th October 2001.

2002: "Diversity, Responsibility and Change in Information Handling", Invited lecture to Record Managers Association of New Zealand, Wellington, New Zealand, 6th December, 2002.

2002: "All Things Complete in Christ", Invited Day Seminar, Faith and Action Trust, Wellington, New Zealand, 7th December, 2002.

2003: "Application of Dooyeweerd's Philosophy to Information Systems", Invited to give Seminar at Temple University Graduate Program, by invitation of Heinz Klein, 27th March 2003.


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