Alcwyn Parker

Job title
Lecturer, MA Creative App Development
Email
alcwyn.parker@falmouth.ac.uk
Telephone
01326 255972 Ext: 5972

Alcwyn Parker is programmer, interactive artist and educator with a passion for technology and innovation. He joined Falmouth University in 2010, as a technical instructor in the Media Centre where he taught various forms of interactive media including but not limited to, web and mobile app development, experimental cinema and hardware development utilising platforms such as Arduino and development environments such as processing. Alcwyn’s role at the university has evolved considerably over the years as his skill set has enabled him to teach, coordinate and develop a variety of different curricula at Falmouth. He is currently a lecturer and module coordinator for both Creative App Development (MA) and Computing for Games (BSc). 

Qualifications

YearQualificationAwarding body
2014
MA Creative Education
Falmouth University
2012
PGDipHE
Falmouth University
2011
PGCHE
Falmouth University
2009
BA (Hons) Interaction & Moving Image
London College of Communication

Honours and awards

YearDescription
2016

Staff excellence award for innovation in teaching

Membership of external committees

HEA Fellow

Research interests

Research Programme Affiliations

Research topics

Pedagogy
Human Computer Interaction
Digital Art
Digital Design and Production
Immersive Media
Creative Robotics

Research outputs

Publications and research outputs

Conference or Workshop Item

Scott, Michael James, Parker, Alcwyn, Powley, Edward, Saunders, Rob, Lee, Jenny, Herring, Phoebe, Brown, Douglas and Krzywinska, Tanya (2018) Towards an Interaction Blueprint for Mixed Reality Experiences in GLAM Spaces: The Augmented Telegrapher at Porthcurno Museum. In: Proceedings of the 32nd BCS Human Computer Interaction Conference, 2-6 July, 2018, Belfast, NI. (In Press)
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Parker, Alcwyn and Scott, Michael (2018) Crafting Engaging Programming Experiences for Young People in GLAM Spaces: The iOi-Sphere. In: ITiCSE 2018, July 02 - 04, 2018, Larnaca, Cyprus.
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Scott, Michael, Powley, Edward and Parker, Alcwyn (2017) Using GitHub to Support Programming Assignments. In: Proceedings of the 5th HEA Conference on Learning and Teaching in STEM Disciplines, 1-2 February 2017, Manchester, UK. (In Press)

Teaching

Areas of teaching

Interaction design
Experimental Cinema
Immersive Media
Web Design & Development
App Development
Digital Content Creation
Adobe Creative Suite
Hardware & Software Development
Human-Computer Interaction

Courses taught

BSc Computing for Games
MA Creative App Development

CPD delivered

2016-Present: Business Mentor for Unlocking Potential, one-to-one expert support for new start-ups, entrepreneurs, professionals and employed graduates. 

Business engagement

Business start ups

Director of M-A-P Projects Ltd 

Consultancy and facility services

Business mentor for Unlocking Potential, one-to-one expert support for new start-ups, entrepreneurs, professionals and employed graduates.

Professional engagement