Technical Programming Option Instructor

 

Mirela Gutica

Address

British Columbia Institute of Technology

Office: SW2 - 127; Lab: SE12 - 327; Phone: 604 432 8559; e-mail address: mgutica@bcit.ca

Office Hours Summer 2011: Only by e-mail request 

Summary

Mirela Gutica teaches computer technology at BCIT and is a UBC doctoral student researching human-computer interfaces that adapt to affect in the context of learning.

Jobs:

  • Programmer/analyst, software engineer, consultant and information technology instructor
  • Teacher/Instructor in post-secondary education
  • Reasercher 

Research interests:

  • Emotion, Cognition and Computing
  • Affective Computing
  • Human Computer Interaction
  • Adaptive Interfaces
  • Learning-Centred Design and Project-Based Learning
  • Curriculum development and theory

Specialties:

Programming Skills: Procedural languages: C, Intel Assembler, Pascal, Modula 2, Ada; Object Oriented Programming languages: C++, Java, Delphi, Visual Basic, C#; Web technologies: ASP.NET; Desktop, distributed, web and real-time applications

Experience in: Software design, task and user-centred design, prototyping, evaluation, redesign and implementation, adaptive interfaces, mixed-methodologies, educational research

Experience

  • Faculty at British Columbia Iunstitute of Technology

    (Educational Institution; Higher Education)

    1998 — Present

    • Taught in the Computer System Technology Department: Programming Methodologies, Computer Archnitecture and Organization, Programming Languages, .NET Framework, ASP.NET, Sytem Internals, Operating systems, Applied Mathematics and Discrete Mathematics
    • Developed courses in the above areas
    • Served in the Curriculum Committee and School Quality Committee
    • Supervised student projects
  • Faculty at Douglas College

    (Educational Institution; Higher Education)

    September 1997 — December 1998

    Taught Programming Languages and Computer Architecture and Organization

Education

  • The University of British Columbia

    PhD - Curriculum and Pedagogy (2008 - now)

    Areas of interest:

    • Emotion, Cognition and Computing
    • Affective Computing
    • New Media
    • Human Computer Interaction and Adaptive Interfaces
    • Learning-Centred Design and Project-Based Learning
    • Curriculum design and theory
  • The University of British Columbia

    MA, Technology Education, Technology Studies, 2008

    Thesis: Emotional design: An investigation into designers’ perceptions   of incorporating emotion into software.

  • Universitatea din Craiova

    Electrical Engineering with a Major in Automation and Computer Science

    Electrical Engineering was a Master of Science/Engineering Program in Romania

Publications

  •  Gutica, M. & Petrina, S. (under review, 2011). Emotional design: Perspectives of IT designers. International Journal of Technology and Design Education, 1-29. 
  • Petrina, S., Feng, F., Gutica, M., Rusnak, PJ, Teja, F. & Wang, Y. (2010). Designerly ways of being, knowing, doing and learning: A symposium. Presented at the first bi-annual Technological Learning and Thinking: Culture, Design, Sustainability, Human Ingenuity conference. Vancouver, BC, 17-21 June.

  • Gutica, M. & Petrina, S. (2010). Emotional design: Perspectives of IT designers. Paper presented at the first bi-annual Technological Learning and Thinking: Culture, Design, Sustainability, Human Ingenuity conference. Vancouver, BC, 17-21 June, 29 pp.

  • Gutica, M. (2008). Emotional design: An investigation into designers’ perceptions   of incorporating emotion into software. (Unpublished M.A. Thesis, University of British Columbia).

  • Gutica M. (2004) Introductory Mathematics for Computer Science, Pearson Custom Publishing

  • Gutica M. (2002) Introductory Mathematics for Computer Science, Pearson Custom Publishing

 

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