The St Andrews Centre for Higher Education Research currently consists of staff across 17 Schools and six central University units. The Centre aims to facilitate cross-departmental collaboration in higher education research. CHER brings together staff interested in conducting evidence-based higher education research to inform local, national and international policy and practice, and to promote a reflective, analytical view of Higher Education activities.

For more information please visit the Centre for Higher Education Research (CHER) home page.

Recent Submissions

  • Investigation of Virtual Network Isolation security in Cloud computing : data leakage issues 

    Al Nasseri, Haifa Mohamed Khamis; Duncan, Ishbel Mary Macdonald (2016-05-10) - Conference paper
    Software Defined Networking (SDN) or Virtual Networks (VNs) are required for cloud tenants to leverage demands. However, multi-tenancy can be compromised without proper isolation. Much research has been conducted into VN ...
  • Serious games in 2025 : towards intelligent learning in Virtual Worlds 

    Duncan, Ishbel Mary Macdonald; Fabola, Adeola Ezekiel; Miller, Alan Henry David (IOS Press, 2016-05-03) - Conference item
    This paper outlines the current state of learning, the problems arising and research needed by developers and educators using Virtual Worlds as an intelligent learning environment. Artificially intelligent avatars are ...
  • What's the PREMES behind your Pattern? 

    de Muijnck-Hughes, Jan; Duncan, Ishbel Mary Macdonald (ACM, 2015-10) - Conference item
    Design Patterns are supposed to be well documented, tried and tested solutions to recurrent problems. Current pattern evaluation techniques do not evaluate patterns according to the quality of pattern presented, the quality ...
  • Issues affecting Security Design Pattern engineering 

    de Muijnck-Hughes, Jan; Duncan, Ishbel Mary Macdonald (Oxford Brookes University, 2013-07-09) - Conference item
    Security Design Patterns present the tried and tested design decisions made by security engineers within a well documented format. Patterns allow for complex security concepts, and mechanisms, to be expressed such that non ...
  • Security pattern evaluation 

    Duncan, Ishbel Mary Macdonald; de Muijnck-Hughes, Jan (IEEE, 2014-04) - Conference item
    Current Security Pattern evaluation techniques are demonstrated to be incomplete with respect to quantitative measurement and comparison. A proposal for a dynamic testbed system is presented as a potential mechanism for ...

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