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Charles Crook

Professor of ICT and Education, Faculty of Social Sciences



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. He is currently Chair of the Education Panel for Research Assessment Exercise, Hong Kong universities.

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
  • CROOK, CHARLES and NIXON, ELIZABETH, 2018. The social anatomy of collusion British educational research journal. (In Press.)
  • 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

Charles is a member of the Learning Sciences Research Institute.

Approaching retirement, he is therefore no longer taking on students for research supervision

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