Agile and Lean Concepts for Teaching and Learning
I am in the process of co-editing a book, with Associate Professor Kathryn MacCallum, about agile and lean techniques in education, entitled ‘Agile and Lean Concepts for Teaching and Learning: Bringing Methodologies from Industry to the Classroom’. The book is due to be published by Springer in late 2018. Here are more details about the book.
An earlier writing project was a series of books about web development. The first two of these were published by Cengage Learning (London) in 2008; Dynamic Web Application Development using PHP and MySQL (written with Simon Stobart of Teesside University in the UK) and Dynamic Web Application Development using XML and Java. The third book in the series, Dynamic Web Application Development using ASP.NET, written in collaboration with Andy Gravell of the University of Southampton (UK), was published in 2010. The Java and XML book has been translated into Spanish and Japanese.
Mobile and Blended Learning
I co-edited Innovative Mobile Learning: Techniques and Technologies with my colleague, Dr Hokyoung Ryu of Hanyang University, Korea, published by IGI in 2009, and have subsequently edited three annual compilations for IGI Global containing chapters from the International Journal of Mobile and Blended Learning, Combining E-Learning and M-Learning: New Applications of Blended Educational Resources(2011), Refining Current Practices in Mobile and Blended Learning: New Applications (2012) and Innovations in Mobile Educational Technologies and Applications (2013). The most recent volume, Mobile and Blended Learning Innovations for Improved Learning Outcomes (2016), is an edited book of new material, rather than a compilation of journal papers.
Out of Print Programming Books
My earlier programming books, ‘Object-Oriented Programming with C++’ and ‘Introductory Java’ in their various editions, are now both out of print. I doubt I will ever update the C++ book but if anyone else would like to take on the task I’d be happy to discuss it. However, Peter Knaggs is currently in the process of creating a C# book based on the content, which I look forward to seeing.