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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.
Computer Science - BSc (Hons)
Computer Science (Top-up) - BSc
Information Technology - BSc (Hons)
Information Technology (Top up) - BSc
London South Bank University
Strategic planning, project and steering the company direction, project and client management, recruitment, QA and research.
Portfolio management, contract management, manual and automated testing, client training, scrum master and business analysis.
Team management, technical documentation writing, Drupal web development and collaboration with the IT director and product owner.
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).