Mark Noone

Computer Science

Eolas Building
1st
133
(01) 708 6099

Biography

Mark Noone is a University Tutor in the department of Computer Science at Maynooth University since 2019. He holds a B.Sc. degree in Computer Science and Software Engineering. His work within the department involves the running of the Computer Science Centre, a supportive environment where students can get free one-on-one tuition in the modules they are struggling with. He is also monitoring the progress of the Leaving Certificate Computer Science curriculum.

He is working towards a PhD entitled "VisTex: An Investigation on the Role of Visual and Textual Languages when Learning to Program". This topic is focused on whether visual languages and textual languages provide differing outcomes for students at the early stages of their education, and whether some hybrid form of these languages could provide an alternative CS1 solution.

Research Interests

Mark's current research interests are in the areas of Computer Science Education, Programming Languages (visual, text-based, "hybrid"), curriculum development, support structures / methodologies for CS1 students and the gamification of Computer Science Education using "BreakoutEDU".

He is a member of the Computer Science Education Research Group.

Peer Reviewed Journals

  Year Publication
2018 'Visual and textual programming languages: a systematic review of the literature'
Mark Noone and Aidan Mooney (2018) 'Visual and textual programming languages: a systematic review of the literature'. Journal of Computers in Education, 5 (2):149-174 [IR Link] [Details]

Conference Publications

  Year Publication
2017 First Programming Language: Visual or Textual?
Mark Noone and Aidan Mooney (2017) First Programming Language: Visual or Textual? International Conference on Engaging Pedagogy [IR Link] [Details]
2019 First Programming Language - Java or Snap? A Short Course Perspective
Mark Noone and Aidan Mooney (2019) First Programming Language - Java or Snap? A Short Course Perspective Computer Science Education: Innovation and Technology Bangok, Thailand, [DOI] [IR Link] [Details]

Conference Contributions

  Year Publication
2019 Creation of a Hybrid Programming Language.
Aidan Mooney, Mark Noone and Emily O' Regan (2019) Creation of a Hybrid Programming Language. [Refereed Abstracts], EdTech, Dundalk, Ireland [IR Link] [Details]

Technical Publication

  Year Publication
2017 Visual and Textual Programming Languages: A Systematic Review of the Literature.
Mark Noone and Aidan Mooney (2017) Visual and Textual Programming Languages: A Systematic Review of the Literature. Technical Publication [IR Link] [Details]
2017 First Programming Language: Visual or Textual?.
Mark Noone and Aidan Mooney (2017) First Programming Language: Visual or Textual?. Technical Publication [IR Link] [Details]

Workshops

  Year Publication
2019 Hybrid Java Programming: A Visual-Textual Programming Language Workshop.
Mark Noone, Aidan Mooney and Keith Nolan (2019) Hybrid Java Programming: A Visual-Textual Programming Language Workshop. Workshops [Details]

Honours and Awards

  Year Title Awarding Body
2016 John and Pat Hume Scholarship Maynooth University
2019 Best Student Paper Computer Science Education: Innovation and Technology

Employment

  Employer Position From / To
Maynooth University University Tutor 01-JUL-19 /

Education

  Year Institution Qualification Subject
2021 Maynooth University PhD VisTex: An Investigation on the Role of Visual and Textual Languages when Learning to Program
2016 Maynooth University B.Sc. (Hons) Computer Science and Software Engineering
2017 Maynooth University CTL Certificate in Teaching and Learning (Tutors)