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Sim, G., Horton, M.and Danino N. (2012) Evaluating game preference using the fun toolkit across cultures. 26th British HCI Conference, Birmingham.

Obikiwelu, C., Read, J.C. & Sim, G. (2012) The Serious Game Approach to Problem-Based Learning for the Dependent Learner. Mechanism in Serious Games. 6th European Conference on Game Based Learning. Cork.

Sim, G. (2012) Designing the anti-heuristic game: A game that violates heuristics 11th International Conference on Interaction Design and Children. Bremen. Link

Sim, G. and Horton, M. (2012) Investigating Children's Opinions of Games: Fun Toolkit vs. This or That 11th International Conference on Interaction Design and Children. Bremen Link

Read, J.C., Horton, M., Mazzone, E., Sim, G., Fitton, D. (2012) School Friendly Participatory Research Activities with Children CHI2012

Horton, M., Read, J. & Sim, G. (2011) Making your Mind Up? The Reliability of Children's Survey Responses. 25th British HCI Conference, Newcastle.

Sim, G. & Read, J.C. (2010) The Damage Index: An aggregation tool for usability problem prioritisation. 24th British HCI Conference, Abertay. pdf

Sanchez-Busques, S., Sim, G. & Read, J.C. (2010) Designing a mobile application for teenagers to instruct in science careers. ADIS International Conference Mobile Learning 2010, Porto.

Sim, G, Danino, N. & Horton, M. (2010) Interaction Design: What is it all about? HCIEd, Abertay

Sim, G., Read, J.C. & Cockton, G. (2009) “Evidence based design of heuristics for Computer Assisted Assessment” 12th IFIP TC13 Conference in Human-Computer Interaction, 204-216, Uppsala. Link or html draft

Xu, Y.F., Read, J.C., Sim, G., McManus, B. & Qualter, P. (2009 ) “Children and ‘Smart’ Technologies: Can Children’s Experiences be Interpreted and Coded?” 23rd BCS Conference on Human Computer Interaction, Cambridge. pdf

Xu, Y.F., Read, J.C., Sim, G. McManus, B. (2009) “Experience it, Draw it, rate it – Capture Children’s Experiences with their drawings. “ 8th International Conference on Interaction Design and Children. Como, Italy. Link

Read, J.C., Horton, M., Sim, G. & Mazzone, E. (2009) “CRaSh-ing into HCI” In P. Kotze et al. (Ed.) Creativity and HCI: From Experience to Design in Education. (pp 218-227). New York: Springer.

Read, J.C., Sim, G., Fligkos, G., McManus, B. (2009) “Bringing HCI Students into the Academic Playground.” HCIEd, Abertay.

Sim, G., Read, J.C. & Holifield, P. (2008) “Heuristics for evaluating the usability of CAA Applications.” 12th International Computer Assisted Assessment Conference. Loughborough.

McManus, B., Read, J.C. and Sim. G. (2008) "Here Today - Where Tomorrow?" HCIEd 2008, Rome.

Read, J.C. & Sim, G. “Identity Theft: A Pantomime.” Academic Identities in Crisis. Preston.

Sim, G., Read, J. & Holifield, P. (2007) Evaluating the user experience in CAA environments: What affects user satisfaction? 10th International Computer Assisted Assessment Conference, Loughborough. pdf

Sim, G., Read, J. & Holifield, P. (2007) "Using heuristics to Evaluate a Computer Assisted Assessment Environment"  World Conference on Educational Multimedia, Hypermedia and Telecommunications, Orlando.

Sim, G., Taylor, K. & Holt, N. (2007) "Development of a multimedia cognitive behaviour programme for young offenders "  World Conference on Educational Multimedia, Hypermedia and Telecommunications, Orlando.

Danino, N. & Sim, G. (2007). Students Ability to use Heuristics for Accessibility Evaluation. In C. Montgomerie & J. Seale (Eds.), Proceedings of World Conference on Educational Multimedia, Hypermedia and Telecommunications 2007 (pp. 4518-4521). Chesapeake, VA: AACE

Horton, M., Read, J. & Sim, G. (2007). Playing With Words: Evaluating Word Processors with Children. In C. Montgomerie & J. Seale (Eds.), Proceedings of World Conference on Educational Multimedia, Hypermedia and Telecommunications 2007 (pp. 870-875). Chesapeake, VA: AACE.

Read, J.C., Kelly, S.R. & Sim, G. (2006) ‘In it to win it – at it to get it’: Low - tech Interactions for Motivation and Learning in HCI. HCI Educators Workshop, Limerick, 2006.

Sim, G. MacFarlane S., & Read, J. (2006) "All work and no play: Measuring fun, usability , and learning in software for children." Computers and Education 46(3) 235-248. Link

Sim, G., Taylor, K. & Holt, N. (2006). Development of a Multimedia Cognitive Behaviour Programme for Young Offenders. In E. Pearson & P. Bohman (Eds.), Proceedings of World Conference on Educational Multimedia, Hypermedia and Telecommunications 2006 (pp. 2623-2628). Chesapeake, VA: AACE.

Sim, G., Read, J. & Holifield, P. (2006). Using Heuristics to Evaluate a Computer Assisted Assessment Environment. In E. Pearson & P. Bohman (Eds.), Proceedings of World Conference on Educational Multimedia, Hypermedia and Telecommunications 2006 (pp. 635-642). Chesapeake, VA: AACE.

Sim, G., Strong, S. & Holifield, P. (2005) "The design of multimedia assessment objects." 9th International computer assisted Assessment Conference. Loughborough.pdf

MacFarlane, S., Sim, G. & Horton, M. (2005) "Assessing Usability and Fun in Educational Software" 4th International Conference for Interaction Design and Children, Colorado. 2005 Link

Read, J.C, Kelly, R. & Sim, G. (2005) "Student Choice and Involvement in an undergraduate HCI course" HCIED-8, London 2005

Sim, G. & Horton, M. (2005) "Performance and Attitude of Children in Computer Based Versus Paper Based Testing. " World Conference on Educational Multimedia, Hypermedia and Telecommunications, Montreal. 2005

Sim, G., MacFarlane, S. & Horton, M. (2005) "Evaluating usability, fun and learning in educational software for children." World Conference on Educational Multimedia, Hypermedia and Telecommunications, Montreal. 2005

Sim, G., MacFarlane, S.J. & Read, J.C. (2005) "All work and no play: Measuring the effects of fun on learning in software for children" CAL05 Virtual Learning, Bristol. 2005

Sim, G., Strong, S. & Holifield, P. (2005) "Challenges in developing multimedia assessment objects." World Conference on Educational Multimedia, Hypermedia and Telecommunications, Montreal. 2005

Read, J., Gregory, A.P., Sim, G., Taylor, K.J. (2004) "RePLICATe - Generating Assessment Specifications with a Computer Tool" Paper presented 5th Annual LTSN-ICS Conference, Belfast 2004

Read, J., Sim, G., Gregory, P. & Taylor, K. (2004) "Using a Web Based Tool to Innovate Assessment Practices" World Conference on Educational Multimedia, Hypermedia and Telecommunications, Lugano, 2991-2994 2004

Sim, G. (2004) "An Institutional strategy for the deployment of CAA"
1st OLAAF Conference. Oxford. 2004

Sim, G. & Holifield, P. (2004) "Piloting CAA: All Aboard" 8th International Computer Assisted Assessment Conference, Loughborough 2004 pdf

Sim, G. & Holifield, P. (2004) "Computer Assisted Assessment: all those in favour tick here" World Conference on Educational Multimedia, Hypermedia and Telecommunications, Lugano, 2991-2994 2004

Sim, G. Malik, N. & Holifield, P. (2004) "Establishing a Virtual University: A Pakistan Case Study" World Conference on Educational Multimedia, Hypermedia and Telecommunications, Lugano, 5160-5165 2004

Sim, G., Holifield, P. & Brown, M. (2004) "Implementing Computer Assisted Assessment: lessons from the literature" ALT-J 12(3) 215-229.pdf

Sim, G., Horton, M. & Strong. S. (2004) "Interfaces for online assessment: friend or foe? " 7th HCI Educators Workshop, Preston, 36-40. 2004

Read, J.C., Gregory, P. Sim, G. & Taylor, K. (2003) "Flesca - A La Carte Assessment" Paper presented 4th Annual LTSN-ICS Conference, Galway 2003 pdf

Sim, G. Holifield, P. and McManus, B. (2003) "Online assessment of multimedia: From Knowledge to evaluation the problems of classification" CAL2003, Belfast 2003

Sim, G. Malik, N. and Holifield, P. (2003) "Strategies for large scale assessment: an institutional analysis of research and practice in a virtual university"
7th International Computer Assisted Assessment Conference, Loughborough 2003