Mark Noone

Computer Science

University Tutor

Eolas Building
1st
124
(01) 708 3447

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, and managing first year modules as the first year teaching assistant. 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
2021 'An Overview of the Redevelopment of a Computer Science Support Centre and the Associated Pedagogy Impacts'
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) [full-text] [Details]
2020 'Hybrid Java: The creation of a Hybrid Programming Environment'
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) [DOI] [full-text] [Details]
2018 'Visual and textual programming languages: a systematic review of the literature'
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 [DOI] [full-text] [Details]

Conference Publications

  Year Publication
2021 Considerations when using an Automatic Grading System within Computer Science Modules
Aidan Mooney, Amy Thompson, Mark Noone and Emlyn Hegarty-Kelly (2021) Considerations when using an Automatic Grading System within Computer Science Modules International Conference on Higher Education Advances Valencia, Spain, [full-text] [Details]
2020 An Investigation of the Role Programming Support Services Have for Mature Students
Aidan Mooney, Keith Nolan, Amy Thompson and Mark Noone (2020) An Investigation of the Role Programming Support Services Have for Mature Students 6th International Conference on Higher Education Advances (HEAd’20) [full-text] [Details]
2017 First Programming Language: Visual or Textual?
Mark Noone and Aidan Mooney (2017) First Programming Language: Visual or Textual? International Conference on Engaging Pedagogy [full-text] [Details]
2019 Beacons and Novice Programming Comprehension
Mark Noone and Aidan Mooney (2019) Beacons and Novice Programming Comprehension International Conference on Engaging Pedagogy [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] [full-text] [Details]

Conference Contributions

  Year Publication
2019 Creation of a Hybrid Programming Language.
Mark Noone, Aidan Mooney and Emily O' Regan (2019) Creation of a Hybrid Programming Language. [Refereed Abstracts], EdTech, Dundalk, Ireland [full-text] [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 [full-text] [Details]
2017 First Programming Language: Visual or Textual?.
Mark Noone and Aidan Mooney (2017) First Programming Language: Visual or Textual?. Technical Publication [full-text] [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

Professional Associations

  Association Function From / To
SIGCSE Eire Member /

Employment

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

Education

  Year Institution Qualification Subject
2016 Maynooth University B.Sc. (Hons) Computer Science and Software Engineering
2017 Maynooth University CTL Certificate in Teaching and Learning (Tutors)

Reviews

  Journal Role
Proceedings Of The Annual Sigcse Conference On Innovation And Technology In Computer Science Education (Itisce) Reviewer