Mark Noone

Computer Science

University Tutor

Eolas Building
(01) 708 3447


Mark Noone is a University Tutor in the department of Computer Science at Maynooth University since 2019. His work within the department involves the running many of the departments large-scale outreach programs including an annual Summer Camp, Coderdojo and others. He also manages first year modules as the first year teaching assistant and lectures on some modules.

He is currently finalising a Masters degree in Computer Science Education 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. An ouput of this research was the tool "Hybrid Java".

His research interests include Computer Science Education, Programming Languages, Student Support and Outreach Scaffolding.

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 PACT team and the Computer Science Education Research Group.

Peer Reviewed Journal

Year Publication
2022 Aidan Mooney, Mark Noone, Amy Thompson, Frank Glavin, Keith Nolan, Emer Thornbury, John Andrews and David Williams (2022) 'A Review of the Supports Available to Third-Level Programming Students in Ireland'. All Ireland Journal of Teaching and Learning in Higher Education (AISHE-J), 14 (2):1-27. [Full-Text]
2021 Mark Noone, Amy Thompson and Aidan Mooney (2021) 'An Overview of the Redevelopment of a Computer Science Support Centre and the Associated Pedagogy Impacts'. ALL IRELAND JOURNAL OF TEACHING AND LEARNING IN HIGHER EDUCATION, 13 (2). [Link] [Full-Text]
2020 Mark Noone, Aidan Mooney and Keith Nolan (2020) 'Hybrid Java: The creation of a Hybrid Programming Environment'. Irish Journal of Technology Enhanced Learning, 5 (1). [Link] [Full-Text]
2018 Aidan Mooney and Mark Noone (2018) 'Visual and textual programming languages: a systematic review of the literature'. Journal of Computers in Education, 5 (2):149-174. [Full-Text]

Conference Publication

Year Publication
2020 Aidan Mooney, Keith Nolan, Amy Thompson and Mark Noone (2020) 6th International Conference on Higher Education Advances (HEAd’20) An Investigation of the Role Programming Support Services Have for Mature Students [Full-Text]
2017 Mark Noone and Aidan Mooney (2017) International Conference on Engaging Pedagogy First Programming Language: Visual or Textual? [Full-Text]
2019 Mark Noone and Aidan Mooney (2019) International Conference on Engaging Pedagogy Beacons and Novice Programming Comprehension
2019 Mark Noone and Aidan Mooney (2019) Computer Science Education: Innovation and Technology First Programming Language - Java or Snap? A Short Course Perspective Bangok, Thailand, [Link] [DOI] [Full-Text]

Conference Contribution

Year Publication
2021 Aidan Mooney and Mark Noone (2021) National Forum - VIT&L Scholarship Showcase The VIT&L Scholarship Showcase invites staff affiliated to Irish higher education institutions to share their teaching and learning innovation based on enhancement initiatives and/or previously peer-reviewed publications. The VIT&L Week Scholarship Showcase will include work in two formats: digital posters and Gasta lightning talks Online, 08/11/2021-12/11/2021.
2019 Mark Noone, Aidan Mooney and Emily O' Regan (2019) EdTech Creation of a Hybrid Programming Language Dundalk, Ireland, . [Full-Text]

Technical Publication

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


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

Description Function From / To
SIGCSE Eire Member -

Honors and Awards

Date Title Awarding Body
01/10/2016 John and Pat Hume Scholarship Maynooth University
01/08/2019 Best Student Paper Computer Science Education: Innovation and Technology


Employer Position From / To
Maynooth University University Tutor 01/07/2019 -


Start date Institution Qualification Subject
Maynooth University B.Sc. (Hons) Computer Science and Software Engineering
Maynooth University CTL Certificate in Teaching and Learning (Tutors)
Maynooth University Master of Computer Science VisTex: An Investigation on the Role of Visual and Textual Programming Languages When Learning to Program

Editorial / Academic Reviews

Amount Role From / To
Proceedings of the Annual SIGCSE Conference on Innovation and Technology in Computer Science Education (ITiSCE) Reviewer 01/04/2019 -