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I am a Senior Lecturer and a Deputy Head of Computer Science and Informatics Division in the School of Engineering. I joined LSBU in 2013 while working in the industry as a co-director of a Software Development company QuizSlides Ltd. I teach Computer Science and Informatics subjects, with specialism in Project Management.

My experience from working in the industry for the past ten years as company co-director, project manager and a software tester has strongly influenced and informed my teaching. It has enabled me to design teaching with the latest industry practices, tools and techniques in mind.

In 2010 I took on several full-time internships in the area of web development. I learned about open source technologies and gained valuable experience working as a team manager, software tester and technical copywriter.

A year later I joined forces with my former LSBU project supervisor Dr Martin Bush and an ex-colleague with whom I had worked on two of my internships; together we developed the online multiple-choice platform QuizSlides.com, which went live in April 2012. I am now a director of the company QuizSlides Ltd. which in addition to having its own product, also offers software development services to clients.

In terms of research interested, there are two areas:

One in the area of Educational assessment, in specific in Multiple-choice testing. I am currently a reviewer for the Scimago Q1 journal “Educational Measurement: Issues and Practice”. I delivered presentation at the APT conference at UCL (2019) and delivered workshop at the Digital Exams forum 2019 at Bath University. I also co-authored a paper on the topic of Addressing the Shortcomings of Traditional Multiple-Choice Tests: Subset Selection Without Mark Deductions, that was published in a Scimago Q1 journal.

My other research interest is in the area of Law & Technology. I set up a join module at L6 with our Law Division in 2018, and since then project managed and quality assured software development of two projects that came about as a result of this module. I also co-authored two book chapters sharing the practices and experience in the area of Law and Technology and our shared LawTech module.

Courses taught

Computer Science - BSc (Hons)

Computer Science (Top-up) - BSc

Information Technology - BSc (Hons)

Information Technology (Top up) - BSc

PGCHE

London South Bank University

2013
2014
Director
QuizSlides Ltd

Strategic planning, project and steering the company direction, project and client management, recruitment, QA and research.

2011
Commercial/industry
Project Manager and Software Tester
Cameron and Wilding

Portfolio management, contract management, manual and automated testing, client training, scrum master and business analysis.

2014
2021
Commercial/industry
Project Manager & Drupal Administrator
Photoedge Ltd.

Team management, technical documentation writing, Drupal web development and collaboration with the IT director and product owner.

2010
2011
Commercial/industry
FHEA
2014

Filter publications

Chap 9. Making a Racism Reporting Tool: A legal design case study
Unger, A. and Otoyo, L. (2022). Chap 9. Making a Racism Reporting Tool: A legal design case study. in: Design in Legal Education Routledge.

Addressing the shortcomings of traditional multiple-choice tests: subset selection without mark deductions
Otoyo, L and Bush, M (2018). Addressing the shortcomings of traditional multiple-choice tests: subset selection without mark deductions. Practical Assessment, Research and Evaluation. 23 (1).