Contact Piers MacLean
- Tel: +44 (0) 1793 785291
- Email: email@example.com
Areas of expertise
- Human Factors
Piers MacLean has applied his expertise in learning technologies and the psychology of learning to several defence research projects in the applied cognitive psychology domain.
Piers holds an MSc by Research and a BA (Hons) in Learning Technology and Research. He has worked for the Ministry of Defence Civil Service in a variety of teaching and technology support roles including e-Learning Development Manager for the Royal Air Force's Air Warfare Training Management Team and IT Manager. For several years he taught the Arabic language as a lecturer.
Piers has contributed to work on Sequence Acquisition in Weapon Handling via the Human Factors Integration Defence Technology Centre.
He has been involved in other projects including:
- Competence Retention (TIN 2.001)
- Understanding Training Delivery (TIN 2.014 - Task 2)
- Vehicle Maintainer Skills Fade (TIN 3.045)
- Training Intervention Optimisation (TIN 2.6)
- Evaluation of the SA80 Virtual Task Trainer (TIN 3.0510)
- US Office of Naval Research
- Human Factors Integration Defence Technology Centre
- Defence Human Capabilities Science and Technology Centre
Articles In Journals
- Smy V, Cahillane M, MacLean P, Hilton M, Humphreys L, (2021) Evaluating teamwork development in combat training settings: An exploratory case study utilising the Junior Leaders’ Field Gun competition, Applied Ergonomics, 95 (September) Article No. 103459. Dataset/s: 10.17862/cranfield.rd.9767588
- Cahillane M, MacLean P & Smy V (2019) Novel application of a predictive skill retention model to technical VLE content production skills among Higher Education teachers: a case study, Interactive Learning Environments, 27 (3) 336-348.
- Smy V, Cahillane M & MacLean P (2016) Sensemaking and metacognitive prompting in ill-structured problems, International Journal of Information and Learning Technology, 33 (3) 186-199.
- MacLean P & Cahillane MA (2015) The human factor in learning design, research, policy, and practice, International Journal of Information and Learning Technology, 32 (3) 182-196.
- MacLean P & Scott B (2011) Competencies for learning design: A review of the literature and a proposed framework, British Journal of Educational Technology, 42 (4) 557-572.
- Scott B, Shurville S, Maclean P & Cong C (2007) Cybernetic principles for learning design, Kybernetes, 36 (9-10) 1497-1514.
- MacLean P & Scott B (2007) Learning design: Requirements, practice and prospects, Campus-Wide Information Systems, 24 (3) 187-198.
- Cahillane M, Smy V & MacLean P (2016) A case study of the barriers and enablers affecting teaching staff e-learning provision. In: International Conference on Information Communication Technologies in Education, Rhodes, 7-9 July 2016.
- Smy V, Cahillane M & MacLean P (2016) Attitudes towards, and utilisation of, virtual learning environments among postgraduate university teaching staff. In: 16th International Conference on Information, Communication Technologies (ICICTE 2016), Rhodes, 7-9 July 2016.
- Smy V, MacLean P & Cahillane M (2015) Knowledge and skills retention in sustaining e-learning capability. In: International Conference on Information, Communication Technologies in Education, Kos, 9-11 July 2015.
- MacLean P, Cahillane M & Smy V (2015) Extension of a knowledge and skills taxonomy to include a complex and integrated skills category. In: International Conference on Information, Communication Technologies in Education, Kos, 9-11 July 2015.
- Smy V, Cahillane M & MacLean P Cognitive and metacognitive prompting in ill-structured tasks: The art of asking. In: International Conference on Information, Communication Technologies in Education, Kos, 9 July 2015.
- Sastry VVSS & MacLean P (2012) Opportunities for technology-enhanced remedial maths. In: Learning at the crossroads of theory and practice : research on innovative learning practices. Van den Bossche P, Gijselaers WH, Milter RG (ed.), Dordrecht ; New York :: Springer, p. 179-198.