AUT - Tony Clear

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Associate Professor Tony Clear

Tony Clear

Associate Dean Research - Faculty of Design & Creative Technologies

Phone: +64 9 921 9999 Extn 5329

Email: tony.clear@aut.ac.nz

Physical Address:
AUT Tower, Level 1,
2 – 14 Wakefield St,
Auckland 1010

Postal Address:
SCMS (D-75)
Auckland University of Technology
Private Bag 92006,
Auckland 1142 NZ

Qualifications:

  • 2008 Doctor of Philosophy (Computer and Information Sciences): “Supporting the work of global virtual teams: the role of technology-use mediation”, AUT University
  • 2001 Master of Philosophy (Information Systems), University of Auckland
  • 1975 Master of Arts (Hons) (Latin and English), Victoria University Wellington
  • 1976 Dip. Teaching., Christchurch Teachers College

Memberships and Affiliations:

  • Member of New Zealand Computer Society (MNZCS)
  • Member of the Institution of Electrical and Electronic Engineers – Computer Society (MIEEE-CS)
  • Member of the Association for Computing Machinery (MACM)

Teaching Areas:

Tony is a PhD supervisor and has been involved in teaching the following papers:
  • Master of Computer and Information Sciences
    • Collaborative Computing
  • Bachelor of Computer and Information Sciences
    • Research and Development Project
    • Software Engineering
    • Programming 1
    • Conjoint BCIS/BBus Co-op
  • Postgraduate Supervision
    • PhD
    • Master of IT Engineering (Uppsala)
    • Master of Education
    • Master of Computing (Unitec)  

Research areas:

Collaborative Computing
Global Software Development, Global Virtual Teams, Collaborative Computing,  Collaborative Technology Development and Implementation, Collaborative Learning.

Software Engineering, Education & Research
Computing & Software Engineering Education Research, Programmers Programming and Professionalism.

 

Research Summary:

Tony’s research interests are in Collaborative Computing, Global Software Development and Computing Education Research. His early career was spent in industry as a practicing software developer and manager, which provides an experiential base for his research into global software development and collaboration with global virtual teams.  This is complemented by interests in computing education research and the development of programming expertise and professionalism.

Tony holds positions as Associate Editor and Column Editor for ACM Inroads; Editorial Board member for the Journals Computer Science Education & NZ Journal of Applied Computing & IT.  He has acted as program co-chair for the Australasian Computing Education Conference 2009 & 2010, and is active on several CS Education program committees. In 2008 he was a guest researcher at Uppsala University Sweden. Tony has been engaged in global virtual research collaborations over the last decade spanning the continents of Europe, Australia, Asia and the United States.


Current Research Projects:

  • Principal Investigator and supervisor of several PhD projects under the Global Software Development theme of the SERL lab
  • Principal Global Virtual Teams Project – investigating Global Virtual Teams, Technology-use Mediation, Collaborative Computing, Collaborative Learning and Global Intercultural Collaboration http://online.aut.ac.nz/tony/2009/CGIC.nsf/HomePage?OpenPage
  • Co-Principal Bracelet Project - (with Dr Jacqueline Whalley) which investigated How Novices acquire Programming Expertise, and has now evolved into the NEXPERTise project investigating the programming progression from novice to expert under the Programmers Programming and Professionalism theme of the SERL lab

Publications:

Refereed Journal Articles

  1. Goldweber, M., Barr, J., Clear, T., Davoli, R., Mann, S., Patitsas, E., & Portnoff, S. (2013). A framework for enhancing the social good in computing education: a values approach. ACM Inroads, 4(1), 58-79. doi:10.1145/2432596.2432616
  2. Clear, T., & MacDonell, S. G. (2011, February 23). Understanding technology use in global virtual teams: Research methodologies and methods. Information and Software Technology, 53(9), 994-1011. doi:10.1016/j.infsof.2011.01.011
  3. Clear, T. (2010). Exploring the notion of 'cultural fit' in global virtual collaborations. ACM Inroads, 1(3), 58-65.
  4. Daniels, M., Cajander, Å., Pears, A., & Clear, T. (2010). Engineering Education Research in Practice: Evolving Use of Open Ended Group Projects as a Pedagogical Strategy for Developing Skills in Global Collaboration. International Journal of Engineering Education, 26(4), 795-806.
  5. Lister, R., Clear, T., Simon., Bouvier, D. J., Carter, P., Eckerdal, A., . . . Robbins, P. (2009). ITiCSE 2009 Working Group Reports - Naturally Occurring Data as Research Instrument: Analyzing Examination Responses to Study the Novice Programmer. ACM SIGCSE Bulletin, 41(4), 156-173. doi:10.1145/1709424.1709460
  6. Clear, T. (2010). Exploring the notion of 'cultural fit' in global virtual collaborations. ACM Inroads, 1(3), 58-65.
  7. Schulte, C., Clear, T., Taherkhani, A., Busjahn, T., & Paterson, J. (2010). An introduction to program comprehension for computer science educators. In A. Clear, & L. R. Dag (Eds.), Proceedings of the 2010 ITiCSE Working group reports (ITiCSE-WGR '10) (pp. 65-86). New York: ACM. doi:10.1145/1971681.1971687
  8. Clear, T., & Young, A. (2007). An Exploratory Study into the Impact of NACCQ Published Research. NZ Journal of Applied Computing and IT, 11(1), 1-11.
  9. Gotterbarn, D., Clear, T., Gray, W., & Houliston, B. (2006). Developing Software in a Bicultural Context: The Role of a SoDIS®  Inspection. International Journal of Technology and Human Interaction, 2(2), 1-21.
  10. Lister, R., Berglund, A., Clear, T., Bergin, J., Garvin-Doxas, K., Hanks, B., et al. (2006). Research Perspectives on the Objects-Early Debate. SIGCSE Bulletin, 38(4), 146-165.
  11. Clear, T., & Kassabova, D. (2005). Motivational Patterns in Virtual Team Collaboration. In A. Young & D. Tolhurst (Eds.), Conferences in Research and Practice in Information Technology (Vol. 42, pp. 51-58). Newcastle.
  12. Clear, T. (2003). TEAC Research Funding Proposals Considered Harmful: ICT Research at Risk. NZ Journal of Applied Computing and IT, 7, 23-28.
  13. Clear, T. (2002). E-Learning: A Vehicle for Transformation or Trojan Horse for Enterprise? - Revisiting the role of Public Higher Education Institutions. International Journal on E-Learning, 1(4), 15 - 21.
  14. Clear, T., Young, F., Goldweber, M., Leidig, P., & Scott, K. (2001). ITiCSE 2001 Working Group Reports - Resources for Instructors of Capstone Courses in Computing. SIGCSE Bulletin, 33, 93-113.



Conference and other Publications

  1. Tong, M., & Clear, T. (2013). A Reflection on the First Run of the Runestone Project at Tongji University: Observations on Cross Cultural Distributed Teams vs Face to Face Teams. In A. Pears (Ed.), Proceedings 2013 Learning and Teaching in Computing and Engineering (LaTICE 2013) (pp. 148-153). Macau, Macau: IEEE.
  2. Sheard, J., Simon, Carbone, A., Chinn, D., Clear, T., Corney, M., ... Teague, D. (2013). How difficult are exams? A framework for assessing the complexity of introductory programming exams. In A. Carbone & J. Whalley (Eds.), Proceedings of the Fifteenth Australasian Computing Education Research Conference (ACE 2013) (Vol. 136, pp. 145-154). Adelaide, Australia: ACS.
  3. Goldweber, M., Barr, J., Clear, T., Davoli, R., Mann, S., Patitsas, E., & Portnoff, S. (2012). A Framework for Enhancing the Social Good in Computing Education: A Values Approach. In L. Adams & N. Ragonis (Eds.), Proceedings of the Final Reports on Innovation and Technology in Computer Science Education 2012 Working Groups (ITiCSE-WGR’12) (pp. 16-38). Haifa, Israel: ACM. doi:10.1145/2426636.2426639
  4. McDermott, R., Daniels, M., Cajander, Å., Clear, T., Cullhed, M. and Laxer, C., Student Reflections on Collaborative Technology in a Globally Distributed Student Project. in 42nd ASEE/IEEE Frontiers in Education Conference., (Seattle, Washington, 2012), IEEE, 365-370.
  5. Cajander, Å., Clear, T., Daniels, M., McDermott, R., Cullhed, M. and Laxer, C., Categorizing How Students Use Collaborative Technologies in a Globally Distributed Project. in 42nd ASEE/IEEE Frontiers in Education Conference., (Seattle, Washington, 2012), IEEE, 1325-1330.
  6. Clear, T. and Clear, A. PBRF 2012 and the Nature of Degree Teaching. in Lopez, M. and Verhaart, M. eds. 25th Annual Conference of Computing and Information Technology Research and Education (CITRENZ2012), CITRENZ, Christchurch, New Zealand, 2012.
  7. Clear, T., Hussain, W. and MacDonell, S.G. The Many Facets of Distance and Space: the Mobility of Actors in Globally Distributed Project Teams Carmel, E. and Solingen, R. eds. 7th IEEE International Conference on Global Software Engineering (ICGSE), 2012 IEEE, Porto Alegre, Brazil, 2012, 144-148.
  8. Hussain, W., & Clear, T. (2012, 19 March). GRCM: A Model for Global Requirements Change Management. Presented at the meeting of the 2nd International Requirements Engineering Efficiency Workshop (REEW 2012), Essen, Germany.
  9. Thota, N., Berglund, A., & Clear, T. (2012). Illustration of Paradigm Pluralism in Computing Education Research. In M. DeRaadt & A. Carbone (Eds.), Proceedings of the Fourteenth Australasian Computing Education Research Conference (ACE 2012) (Vol. 123, pp. 61-70). Melbourne, Australia: ACS.
  10. Simon, Sheard, J., Carbone, A., Chinn, D., Laakso, M.-J., Clear, T., ... Warburton, G. (2012). Introductory programming: examining the exams. In M. DeRaadt & A. Carbone (Eds.), Proceedings of the Fourteenth Australasian Computing Education Research Conference (ACE 2012) (Vol. 123, pp. 61-70). Melbourne, Australia: ACS.
  11. Clear, T. (2011, August). Replicating an ‘Onshore’ Capstone Computing Project in a ‘Farshore’ Setting – an Experience Report. In M. Ali Babar, & C. Lescher (Eds.), 2011 Sixth IEEE International Conference on Global Software Engineering ICGSE 2011 (pp. 161-165). Los Alamitos, California: IEEE Computer Society Conference Publishing Services (CPS).
  12. Sheard, J., Simon., Carbone, A., Chinn, D., Laakso, M. -J., Clear, T., . . . Philpott, A. (2011, August 8). Exploring Programming Assessment Instruments: A Classification Scheme for Examination Questions. In M. Caspersen, A. Clear, & K. Sanders (Eds.), Proceedings of the 2011 International Computing Education Research Workshop (pp. 33-38). New York: ACM.
  13. Clear, A. L., & Clear, T. (2011, July 5). The Fate of Computing in Research Performance Evaluation Schemes – ERA vs PBRF. In S. Mann, & M. Verhaart (Eds.), Proceedings of the 2nd Annual Conference of Computing and Information Technology Research and Education (CITRENZ2011) incorporating the 24th Annual NACCQ Conference (pp. 51-62). Hamilton: CITRENZ.
  14. Clear, T., Whalley, J., Robbins, P., Philpott, A., Eckerdal, A., & Laakso, M. -J. (2011, June). Report on the final BRACElet workshop: Auckland University of Technology, September 2010. New Zealand Journal of Applied Computing and Information Technology, 15(1), T1. 
  15. Whalley, J., Clear, T., Robbins, P., & Thompson, E. (2011, January). Salient Elements in Novice Solutions to Code Writing Problems. In J. Hamer, & M. deRaadt (Eds.), Conferences in Research and Practice in Information Technology Vol. 114 (pp. 37-46). Sydney: Australian Computer Society.
  16. Clear, T., & MacDonell, S. (2010). Beyond 'Temponomics' - The Many Dimensions of Time in Globally Distributed Project Teams. In Y. Dubinski, & A. Milewski (Eds.), Proceedings of the Fifth IEEE International Conference on Global Software Engineering (ICGSE 2010 (pp. 297-304). Princeton, New Jersey: IEEE.
  17. Young, A., Clear, T., McCarthy, C., & Muller, L. (2010). ICT4D: A model for engagement with indigenous communities for ICT-enabled change. In S. Mann, & M. Verhaart (Eds.), 1st Annual Conference of Computing and Information Technology Research and Education (CITRENZ2010) incorporating the 23rd Annual NACCQ Conference Vol. 1 (pp. 285-294). Dunedin, New Zealand: NACCQ.
  18. Clear, T. (2009). Researching Collaborative Technologies in Global Virtual Teams: Empirical Studies from an Interpretive Perspective. In J. Verner, & D. Paulish (Eds.), Fourth IEEE International Conference on Global Software Engineering (ICGSE 2009) - Workshop on Empirical Experiences, Metrics and Tools for Project Management in Globally Distributed Software Development Projects (pp. 358-363). Limerick, Ireland: IEEE.
  19. Philpott, A., Clear, T., & Whalley, J. (2009). Understanding Student Performance on an Algorithm Simulation Task: Implications for Guided Learning. In M. Guzdial & S. Fitzgerald (Eds.), Proceedings of the 40th ACM Technical Symposium on Computer Science Education (pp. 408-412). Chattannooga, Tennessee: ACM.
  20. Cajander, Å., Clear, T., & Daniels, M. (2009). Introducing an External Mentor in an International Open Ended Group Project. In 39th ASEE/IEEE Frontiers in Education Conference (pp. T2D1-T2D6). San Antonio, Texas.
  21. Cajander, Å., Clear, T., Daniels, M., Edlund, J., Hamrin, P., Laxer, C., . . . Persson, M. (2009). Students analyzing their collaboration in an International Open Ended Group Project. In 39th ASEE/IEEE Frontiers in Education Conference (pp. M1D1-M1D6). San Antonio, Texas.
  22. Clear, T., & Kassabova, D. (2008). A Course in Collaborative Computing: Collaborative Learning and Research with a Global Perspective. In M. Guzdial, & S. Fitzgerald (Eds.), Proceedings of the 39th ACM Technical Symposium on Computer Science Education (pp. 63-67). Portland, Oregon: ACM.
  23. Clear, T., Whalley, J., Hill, J., Liu, Y., Pears, A., & Plimmer, B. (2008). A Global Software Project: Developing a Tablet PC Capture Platform for Explanograms. In L. Malmi, & A. Pears (Eds.), Proceedings of the 8th International Conference on Computing Education Research (pp. 41-50). New York: ACM. doi:10.1145/1595356.1595364
  24. Clear, T., Edwards, J., Lister, R., Simon, B., Thompson, E., & Whalley, J. (2008). The teaching of novice computer programmers: bringing the scholarly-research approach to Australia. In Simon & M. Hamilton (Eds.), Conferences in Research and Practice in Information Technology (Vol. 78, pp. 63-68). Wollongong, NSW, Australia: ACS.
  25. Whalley, J., Clear, T., & Lister, R. (2007). The Many Ways of the BRACElet Project. Bulletin of Applied Computing and IT. Retrieved June 3, 2007,
  26. Clear, T. (2007). Valuing Computer Science Education Research? [Invited presentation] In A. Berglund & M. Wiggberg (Eds.), Proceedings of the 6th Baltic Sea Conference on Computing Education Research, Koli Calling: Uppsala University, Uppsala, Sweden. Also available at http://cs.joensuu.fi/kolistelut/
  27. Whalley, J., Lister, R., Thompson, E., Clear, T., Robbins, P., Kumar, P. K. A., . . . Prasad, C. (2006). An Australasian study of reading and comprehension skills in novice programmers, using the bloom and SOLO taxonomies. In 8th Australasian Computing Education Conference (ACE2006), Australian Computer Science Communications [Proceedings] Vol. 28 (pp. 243-252). Hobart, Australia: Australian Computer Society.
  28. Kwan, C., Hitchcock, L., Clear, T., Gotterbarn, D., & Simpson, S. (2006). Refining the SoDIS® Process in the Field: A COTS Project as a Context for Risk Analysis. NZ Journal of Applied Computing and IT, 10(1), 39-45.
  29. Fincher, S., R Lister, T Clear, Robins, A., Tenenberg, J., & Petre, M. (2005). Multi-Institutional, Multi-National Studies in CSEd Research: Some Design Considerations and Trade-offs. In R. Anderson, S. Fincher & M. Guzdial (Eds.), The First International Computing Education Research Workshop (pp. 111-121). University of Washington, Seattle, WA: ACM.
  30. Clear, T., & Daniels, M. (2003, 5-8 Nov, 2003). 2D & 3D Introductory Processes in Virtual Groups. Paper presented at the 33rd ASEE/IEEE Frontiers in Education Conference., Boulder, Colorado.  Retrieved on 8/11/2003 from http://fie.engrng.pitt.edu/fie2003/
  31. Clear, T., & Daniels, M. (2001, June 25 - June 27). A Cybericebreaker for an Effective Virtual Group? Paper presented at the The 6th Annual Conference On Innovation and Technology In Computer Science Education (ITiCSE), University of Canterbury, Kent.
  32. Clear, T., & Daniels, M. (2000, Oct 18-21). Using Groupware for International Collaborative Learning. Paper presented at the 30th American Society for Engineering Education/Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Frontiers in Education Conference 2000, Kansas, Missouri.


Book Chapters

  1. Clear, T., Claxton, G., Thompson, S., & Fincher, S. (2011). Cooperative and Work-Integrated Education in Information Technology. In R. Coll, & K. Zegwaard (Eds.), International Handbook for Cooperative & Work-Integrated Education (pp. 141-150). Lowell, MA: World Association for Cooperative Education Inc..
  2. Gotterbarn, D., Clear, T., Gray, W., & Houliston, B. (2009). Developing Software in a Bicultural Context: The Role of a SoDIS Inspection. In P. F. Tiako (Ed.), Software Applications: Concepts, Methodologies, Tools, and Applications (Vol. 6). Hershey, PA. : Information Science Reference.
  3. Gotterbarn, D., Clear, T., & Kwan, C. (2008). A Practical Mechanism for Ethical Risk Assessment - A SoDIS Inspection. In K. Himma, & H. Tavani (Eds.), The Handbook of  Information and Computer Ethics (pp. 429-472). Hoboken, New Jersey: John Wiley & Sons.
  4. Clear, T. (2004). Critical Enquiry in Computer Science Education. In S. Fincher & M. Petre (Eds.), Computer Science Education Research: The Field and The Endeavour (pp. 101 – 125). London: Routledge Falmer, Taylor & Francis Group.
  5. Fincher, S., Clear, T., Petrova, K., Hoskyn, K., Birch, R., Claxton, G., et al. (2004). Cooperative Education In Information Technology. In R. Coll & C. Eames (Eds.), International Handbook for Cooperative Education (pp. 111-121). Boston MA: World Association for Cooperative Education.
  6. Clear, T., & Young, A. (2004). Conversations about Teaching and Research : Profiling Personal Paradigms. In B. Yourn & S. Little (Eds.), Walking to Different Beats (pp. 103-118). Palmerston North: Dunmore Press.

Edited Conference Proceedings
  1. Clear, T., & Hamer, J. (2010). Proceedings of the Twelfth Australasian Computing Education Conference (ACE2010 (Vol. 103). Brisbane, Australia: ACS.
  2. Hamilton, M., & Clear, T. (Eds.). (2009). Proceedings of the Eleventh Australasian Computing Education Conference (Vol. 95). Wellington, New Zealand: ACS.
  3. Birch, R., & Clear, T. (Eds.). (2007). AUT University Second Annual IT Symposium 2006 Proceedings. Auckland: School of Computing and Mathematical Sciences, Auckland University of Technology.
  4. Mann, S., & Clear, T. (Eds.). (2005). Proceedings of the 18th Annual Conference of the National Advisory Committee on Computing Qualifications (NACCQ). Hamilton: NACCQ, Hamilton, New Zealand.
  5. Mann, S., & Clear, T. (Eds.). (2004). Proceedings of the 17th Annual Conference of the National Advisory Committee on Computing Qualifications (NACCQ). Hamilton: NACCQ, Hamilton, New Zealand.
  6. Williamson, A., Gunn, C., Young, A., & Clear, T. (Eds.). (2002). Proceedings of the 19th Annual Conference of the Australasian Society for Computers in Learning in Tertiary Education (ASCILITE). Auckland: UNITEC Institute of Technology, Auckland, New Zealand.


Theses

  1. Clear, T. (2008). Supporting the Work of Global Virtual Teams: The Role of Technology-Use Mediation. Unpublished PhD Auckland University of Technology, Auckland. Retrieved June 15, 2009 from http://hdl.handle.net/10292/650 .
  2. Clear, T. (2000). Developing and Implementing a Groupware Application to Support International Collaborative Learning. Unpublished M. Phil., Auckland University, Auckland.



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