Dr Robert Lockhart (B.Sc. M.Sc. PhD. MBCS.)
Staff Lecturer in Computing Studies and Mathematics
Fellow of Kellogg College
Director of Studies in Computing and Mathematics
Course Director, Undergraduate Advanced Diploma in Data and Systems Analysis
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Robert Lockhart grew up in London and attended Universities in Canterbury, London, and Nottingham. He has worked alternately in Computing and Mathematics and taught both subjects in Universities in England and the developing world. He has also worked as a researcher in computing projects associated with the European Union. He is an associate lecturer in Mathematics and Computing for the Open University, and staff lecturer in Computing and Mathematics at Oxford. He has research interests in Algebra, Computing and Biology and practical experience of Conservation Biology in New Guinea. He received a teaching award from Oxford in 2007 and is a supernumary fellow of Kellogg College.
His main duties at Oxford have involved the online computing courses offered by Public Programmes. His industrial experience includes working for the original Prestel team for British telecom, and more recently, working for the Rutherford Appleton laboratory. In 2007, he successfully completed the Open University Course T228 - CISCO networking. He has also obtained the Zertifikat Deutsch als Fremdsprache qualification from the Goethe Intitute, London. He currently teaches topology, logic, number theory, and group theory for the Open University and is working on a textbook in algebra.
He keeps, and has bred, African Grey parrots and European Tortoises.
Research interestsThe structure of near-rings. Population biology.
Selected recent publications:
Biscuits of Number Theory & Those Fascinating Numbers. Review for the newsletter of the London Mathematical Society, issue 390, March 2010.
Products on Sets. 2007 Conference on Near-Rings, Linz, Austria.
Teaching Computing in a Blended-Learning Environment. (Joint paper with P Thomas & R Flood), Proceedings of the World Conference on Educational Multimedia, Hypermedia and Telecommunications, 2006 (pp 1830-1837). Chesapeake, VA: AACE.
Student Expectations in the delivery of an online Computing Course (Joint paper with P Thomas & R Flood, fifth LTSN-ICS conference, Belfast, September, 2004).
Modalities and Learning in Computer Science. (Joint paper with P Thomas & R Flood Italics, May 2004. (http://www.ics.ltsn.ac.uk/pub/italics/Vol3-2/floodmodalities.htm)).
Performance and Support Comparisons in online and face to face courses (JIER - Journal of Informatics Education Research - May 2004).
Comparing Modalities in Learning in Computer Science (fourth annual conference of the LTSN subject centre for Information and Computer Sciences: August 2003).
Teaching Programming Collaboratively (Joint paper with R Flood). The 10th Annual Conference on Innovation and Technology in Computer Science Education Universidade Nova de Lisboa, Portugal, June 27-29, 2005).
The Phoenix Meta-Language: Teaching Programming by Classroom debate (Joint paper with R Flood, 5th LTSN-ICS conference, Belfast, September, 2004).