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Areas of Expertise

The institute's expertise in software engineering encompasses the entire development lifecycle, and we focus on developing the approaches and tools to improve the engineering process of both emerging and widely used software systems.


The aim of this project is to deliver Strategic ICT Leadership courses to SMEs in the Welsh convergence area as part of the Women Adding Value to the Economy (WAVE) project.
Common Learn: I am a Learner
The aim of this project led by Alistair Lawson of IIDI is to develop a design for the underlying architecture of a novel virtual learning platform
This IIDI project led by Alistair Lawson, Pro-talk, is investigating the development of an online analysis software API to enable feedback to be given aimed at helping learners of English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) to improve their pronunciation and understanding of English prosody.
This IIDI project, led by Alistair Lawson, relates to Flummix's use of magic as the vehicle to pioneer new learning experiences that are in line with the curriculum for excellence, relevant, have real purpose, and address the skills required for the 21st century.
Online Student and Tutor System for Gaelic Language Learning Courses
This IIDI project led by Alistair Lawson is to investigate the feasibility of developing prototypes of an Online Student and Tutor System for Ulpan Gaelic Language Learning Courses
An On-Line Part-of-Speech (POS) Tagger and Gold-Standard corpus of Scottish Gaelic
Gaelic Part-of-Speech Tagger Project. Funded by the Carnegie Trust and Bòrd na Gàidhlig, this is a collaborative effort to build the first automatic part-of-speech (POS) tagger and gold-standard corpus for Scottish Gaelic. The Principal Investigator is Dr William Lamb (Celtic and Scottish Studies...
Refresher4 Trade online
The aim of the project led by Alistair Lawson of IIDI is is to investigate the development of a visually stimulating, high quality interactive on-line learning package for refresher courses for the Licensed Trade
Spellakit1 Feasibility Study
The overall vision of the Spellakit project is to significantly enhance learner experience and outcomes in English language spelling through an innovative ICT based approach focused on a kinesthetic modelling of strategic spelling skills.
Scottish Crofting Federation E-Learning
To develop an e-learning resource wire frame pilot for a single module of a Crofting Entry Level Course developed by the Scottish Crofting Federation.
TWIST Training
The aim of the project led by Alistair Lawson of IIDI is to create a prototype assessment and reporting platform using an existing multiple choice backend from Edinburgh Napier University such that assessment modules can be accessed via a mobile phone, tablet or PC.
This IIDI project, led by Alistair Lawson, relates to Digital Connextions' educational e-portfolio platform, and academic resources that will connect, inspire, educate and entertain young people, families and local communities Regionally, Nationally and eventually Internationally.
Feasibility Study with Deiseal Ltd;Software for Language Learning Materials Development
This IIDI project led by Alistair Lawson is a requirements analysis for a system to assist with the creation, management, and delivery (via pdf, web, etc.) of Gaelic Language Learning materials


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Petra Leimich
Lecturer in Security and Networks
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Lawson, A., Attridge, A., Lapok, P. (2014, September). Guiding learners to near native fluency in English through an adaptive programme of activities which includes phoneme and prosody analysis. Paper presented at Eurocall 2014, University of Groningen.

Rudman, H. (2014, March). Co-opetition: facilitating peer learning for knowledge exchange via The AmbITion Approach. Paper presented at Beyond The Campus: Higher Education and the Creative Economy, CREATe Centre, University of Glasgow.

Lawson, A., Mikuta, P., Cruickshank, P. (2013, September). Using ICT to Supporting Course Developers, Tutors, and Students of Scottish Gaelic. Paper presented at EUROCALL, University of Évora.