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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 teach on various modules connected with the 'Learning, technology and education' postgraduate programme

Research Summary

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

Recent Publications

  • CHARLES CROOK, 2018. Issues of academic integrity around learning and assessment. In: ROSEMARY LUCKIN, ed., Enhancing learning and teaching with technology: what the research says UCL Institute of Education Press. 110-123
  • GU, X, XU, X, WANG, H and CROOK, C, 2017. Design possibilities for the e-Schoolbag: addressing the 1:1 challenge within China British journal of educational technology. 48(2), 571-585
  • CROOK, C.K. and SUTHERLAND, R., 2017. Technology and theories of learning. In: DUVAL. E., SHARPLES, M. and SUTHERLAND, R., eds., Technology enhanced learning: research themes Springer. 11-27
  • BLIGH, B and CROOK, C.K., 2017. Learning Spaces: Departure points for a spatial turn in technology enhanced learning.. In: DUVAL, E., SHARPLES, M. and SUTHERLAND, R., eds., Technology enhanced learning: research themes Springer. 69-87

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.

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