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Charles Crook

Professor of ICT and Education, Faculty of Social Sciences

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Biography

Charles Crook is Professor of ICT and Education. He is a member of the Learning Sciences Research Institute at Nottingham and is a developmental psychologist by background. After research at Cambridge, Brown and Strathclyde Universities, he lectured in Psychology at Durham University and was Reader in Psychology at Loughborough University.

Much of this work implicates new technology. He was a founder member of the European Society for Developmental Psychology and was long time editor of the Journal of Computer Assisted Learning.

Expertise Summary

Digital media in educational contexts

Technology support for collaborative learning

Teaching Summary

I convene the MA "Learning, technology and education" and teach over half of the modular material. I also teach extensively on the online version of this programme. I am Director of Teaching and… read more

Research Summary

Current projects concern the resourcing of collaborative learning with particular interest in early education but also undergraduate learning

Recent Publications

Charles is a member of the Learning Sciences Research Institute. His research supervision areas include:

  • collaborative learning
  • new media: issues relating to developmental psychology
  • educational technology
  • the experience of higher education learning

Research topics of current and recent students include:

  • ethnography of distance learners
  • young peoples engagement with out-of-school learning technologies
  • mobile blogging and cultural learning
  • disability, community and new technology
  • emotion in collaboration

Research proposals: please email Charles if you would like to discuss the appropriateness of your research topic. See also: School of Education research supervision areas.

I convene the MA "Learning, technology and education" and teach over half of the modular material. I also teach extensively on the online version of this programme. I am Director of Teaching and Learning for the Social Science Faculty

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