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Qualifications

BSc, PGCE, PhD

2015 PhD
2008 IT Infrastructure Library – Version 3 Bridge.
2006 IT Infrastructure Library – Foundation
1998 Post Graduate Certificate in Educational Development
1993 BSc (Hons) Computer Studies
1991 HNC Computer Studies
1977 ONC Business Studies

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Experience

Career Summary

2014 to date Head of Informatics, University of South Wales
2001 – 2014 Principal Lecturer, University of Glamorgan/South Wales
1994 – 2001 Lecturer/Senior Lecturer, University of Glamorgan
1979 – 1994 Development Manager, Welsh Office
1976 – 1979 Cashier, Midland Bank

Responsibilities

MSc Level 7, Project Management & Research Methodology
BSc Level 6, IS Management
HND Level 5, Information Systems Analysis and Design 2

Academic Subject Manager – Informatics

Publications

Published Articles

To, W. M., Tryfonas, T., and Farthing, D. W. (2009) “Audit Log Review and Unification with Log Management Information Bases.” Frontiers in Artificial Intelligence and Applications, vol 187. ISSN 0922-6389.
Farthing, D. W. (2004) “The State of IT Project Management in the UK”. CIMTech Newsletter, March 2004, The Chartered Institute of Marketing.
Asaravala, A., and Farthing, D. W. (2003) “PROGRAMS VS. PROJECTS: A Conversation with Dave W. Farthing of the University of Glamorgan”. Software Development Magazine, July 2003. United Business Media.

Refereed Conference Papers Presented

Farthing, D. W., and Ware, J. M. (2013) “Overcoming Obstacles to Mapping for Disaster Preparedness in East Africa”, 4th Conference of the International Society for Integrated Disaster Risk Management (IDRiM 2013), Newcastle, Sep 2013.
Farthing, D. W., and Ware, J. M. (2011) " Mapping Disaster Areas: Past and Future", Dealing With Disasters, Pontypridd, Nov 2011.
Farthing, D. W., and Ware, J. M. (2010) “When it comes to mapping developing countries, disaster preparedness is better than disaster response”, AGI Geocommunity ’10, Stratford Upon Avon, Sept 2010.
To, W. M., Tryfonas, T., and Farthing, D. W. (2008) “Audit Log Review and Unification via the Use of a Log Management Information Base”, Eighth International Baltic Conference on Databases and Information Systems, Tallinn, Estonia, June 2008. ISBN 978-9985-59-789-7.
Farthing, D. W., and Stocking, S. (2005) “Evaluating E-Business Web Sites: a review of evaluation criteria”. E-Business and Higher Education Workshop, University of Westminster, November 2005.
Farthing, D. W., Boobyer, G., and Beynon-Davies, P. (2005) “Teaching structured analysis and design by adapting UML notation”. 6th Annual Conference of the Subject Centre for Information and Computer Sciences, York, September 2005. ISBN 0-9541927-9-6
Farthing, D. W., and Stubbs, G. (2003) “Learning to learn? A report on a longitudinal study of the learning styles of computing undergraduates”. 4th Annual LTSN-ICS Conference, Galway, August 2003. ISBN 0-9541927-4-5
Farthing D W, Miah S, and Beynon-Davies P. (2000) “A survey of SSADM usage: the case for teaching design techniques”. 5th Annual Conference of the UK Academy for Information Systems, Cardiff, April 2000.
Farthing D W, and Reddy M. (1999) “Frame Up: An efficient approach to Web Material Reuse”, 7th Annual Conference on the Teaching of Computing, Belfast, August 1999
Farthing D W, and McPhee D. (1999) “Multiple choice for honours-level students? A statistical evaluation”, Third Annual CAA Conference, Loughborough, June 1999
Farthing D W, Jones D M, and McPhee D. (1998) “PMCQs: An efficient and effective alternative to essay-type questions”, 3rd Annual Conference in Integrating Technology into Computer Science Education, Dublin, August 1998.
Farthing DW. (1997) “The three Ms of open learning: Medium, Material and Motivation”, 5th Annual Conference on the Teaching of Computing, Dublin, August 1997

Workshop Seminars Presented

Farthing, D. W., (2002) “Extreme Programming and its effect on project management”. Teaching & Learning Strategies for Developing Project Management Skills in Students Workshop at the University of Luton, September 2002
Farthing DW. (1998) “Best practice in non-subjective assessment”, Monitor 10, Report on the CPHC Workshop: Computer Assisted Assessment on the Teaching of Computing, Huddersfield, June 1998.

Workshops Organised And Hosted

Co-organised a one-day workshop “Teaching & Learning Strategies for Developing Project Management Skills in Students” at the University of Luton, September 2002. This was organised in conjunction with the LTSN Information and Computing Sciences.
Organised and chaired a one-day workshop “Industrial Strength Projects – Effective Teaching and Learning in Project Management” at the Glamorgan Business Centre, September 2000. This was organised in conjunction with the LTSN Information and Computing Sciences.

Memberships

1994 – 2015 MBCS

External

External examiner for FdSc Applied Computing, Sheffield Hallam University 2011 to 2015.
External examiner for HNC/D & FdSc Computing Programme, Glyndwr University, 2009 to 2012.
External examiner for HNC/D & FdSc Computing Programme, Southampton Solent University, 2005 to 2009.
External examiner for Certificate of Higher Education Undergraduate Schemes, Cardiff University, 2004 to 2007.
External assessor for computing degree scheme revalidation at University of Sunderland, March 2004.
Peer reviewer for 4th Annual LTSN-ICS Conference, NUI Galway, August 2003.
External examiner for HND BIT and Computing, Luton University, 2000 to 2003.
Peer reviewer for the Information Resource Management Journal, Idea Publishers, Hershey, USA, 1997 to 2002.
Peer reviewer for the 1st Annual Conference on the Teaching of Computing, Heriot-Watt University, Edinburgh, August 2000
External assessor for Subject Area Review of Software Development/Engineering at South Bank University, April 2000.
External assessor for computing degree scheme revalidation at the University of Central England, July 1999.

Research

Technology acceptance modelling.
Use of modern technologies to produce maps of developing countries, with a special emphasis on supporting Non-Governmental Organisations.
ITIL and PRINCE 2 – managing ICT system development.
Adapting UML notation for structured analysis and design projects,
Surveys of current practice in designing and running information systems in industry.
Improving efficiency and reliability of assessing students, particularly using non-subjective and computer assisted assessment.

Current projects include:

Mapping developing nations for disaster management.

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