Senior Lecturer: Computer Science
School of Art, Design & Computer Science
T: 87 6961
Mike's main research interest is in Computer Science Education. In particular he is interested in the affordances offered by and integration of computer games to teaching and learning. He holds a doctorate from the University of Leeds, where he investigated the use of computer games in enabling the connection between conceptual and procedural knowledge by providing problem spaces.
His teaching specialisms include networking and data communications, software engineering, web design and development and the user experience.
By background he is a network engineer and spent a number of years in industry before moving over to academia in the mid-1990s. During his academic career he has taught in institutions both abroad, in New Zealand and China, as well as here in the UK.
He is a Senior Fellow of the HEA and a York St John University E-Pedagogy Teaching Fellow.
Publications and Papers
Wall, Tony and O’Dea, Michael S. (2009) Towards our Practitioner Research Community (of practice). International Conference on Professional Doctorates, London, 9-11th Nov 2009.
O’Dea, Michael S. (2008) Educational Technology Standards: New Developments . In Encyclopaedia of Multimedia Technologies and Networking Vol 2 editor Margherita Pagani, Bocconi University, Milan. Publisher Wiley.
O’Dea, Michael S. (2008) Conceptual Development through Gameplay. International Conference on Advanced Learning Technologies 2008. Santander, Spain, 1st - 5th July 2008
O’Dea, Michael S. (2007) Is Gameplay the Pedagogy of Gaming? LG2007: Learning with Games. Sophia Antopolis, France, 24th – 26th Sept 2007
O’Dea, Michael S. (2005) Educational Technology Standards: An examination of current standards and future directions. In Encyclopaedia of Multimedia Technologies and Networking editor Margherita Pagani, Bocconi University, Milan. Publisher Wiley.
Huang, Weihong ., O’Dea, Michael S and Mille, Alain (2003) ConKMeL: A Contextual Knowledge Management Framework to Support Intelligent Multimedia e-Learning. Published in Proceedings of IEEE Fifth International Symposium on Multimedia Software Engineering Taichung, Taiwan, 10-12 December 2003.
O’Dea, Michael S. (2001) CD-Drives: The Development of the User Interface for an Interactive Educational CD-ROM. Abstract in Proceedings of ED-MEDIA 2001 Tampere, Finland, 25-30 June, 2001 p85