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Performing PowerPoint lectures: examining the extent of slide-text integration into lecturers’ spoken expositions (2019)
Journal Article
Hallewell, M., & Crook, C. (in press). Performing PowerPoint lectures: examining the extent of slide-text integration into lecturers’ spoken expositions. Journal of Further and Higher Education,

The PowerPoint assisted lecture (slide-lecture) is a common lecturing approach in Higher Education, in spite of much criticism of its use. Its popularity is facilitated by its affordances for multimodal instructional design, e.g. text with images and... Read More

How new technology is addressed by researchers in educational studies: approaches from high-performing universities in China and the UK (2018)
Journal Article
Crook, C., & Gu, X. (in press). How new technology is addressed by researchers in educational studies: approaches from high-performing universities in China and the UK. British Journal of Educational Technology,

There is a crisis of expectation in relation to educational technology. This is sometimes interpreted as a failure of academic researchers to disseminate their work to educational practitioners. However, another interpretation dwells on the lack of v... Read More

The discourse of a ‘smart’ technology: implications for educational practice (2016)
Journal Article
Crook, C. (in press). The discourse of a ‘smart’ technology: implications for educational practice. International Journal of Smart Technology and Learning, 1(1), doi:10.1504/IJSMARTTL.2016.078161. ISSN 2056-404X

The term ‘smart’ has become widely and sometimes carelessly employed in relation to contemporary design. However, in certain areas of cultural practice it also has acquired a more specialised and focussed meaning. One such area is education. The pres... Read More

Multi-modal opportunities with digital tools: the example of narrated photographs (2016)
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Crook, K., & Crook, C. (2016). Multi-modal opportunities with digital tools: the example of narrated photographs. In A. Marcus-Quinn, & T. Hourigan (Eds.), Handbook on digital learning for K-12 schoolsSpringer Science+Business Media

This paper explores recent encouragement to cultivate in students a sensitivity towards the ‘multi-modal’ nature of human communication. We consider what this means for educational practice and, in particular, how such an imperative might be addresse... Read More

Technology and the dis-placing of learning in educational futures (2016)
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Crook, C., & Bligh, B. (2016). Technology and the dis-placing of learning in educational futures. Learning, Culture and Social Interaction, 11, doi:10.1016/j.lcsi.2016.09.001. ISSN 2210-6561

Common visions of online education entail radically re-configuring the experience of learning: a technological displacement from the spatial order of classrooms into the more diffuse arena of digital networks. One assumption seems to be that the very... Read More

Design possibilities for the e-Schoolbag: addressing the 1:1 challenge within China (2016)
Journal Article
Gu, X., Xu, X., Wang, H., & Crook, C. Design possibilities for the e-Schoolbag: addressing the 1:1 challenge within China. British Journal of Educational Technology, doi:10.1111/bjet.12434. ISSN 0007-1013

There is widespread enthusiasm for 1:1 computing in education. Recognizing that secure innovation of educational practice should be built upon contextual sensitivity, this article reported two case studies anticipating the potential development of 1:... Read More

The potential of a mobile group blog to support cultural learning among overseas students (2015)
Journal Article
Shao, Y., & Crook, C. (2015). The potential of a mobile group blog to support cultural learning among overseas students. Journal of Studies in International Education, 19(5), doi:10.1177/1028315315574101. ISSN 1028-3153

We explored the use of mobile social software, in the form of a mobile group blog, to assist cultural learning. The potential of using this technology for cultural adaptation among overseas students was examined as those students adapted to the every... Read More

Personal inquiry: orchestrating science investigations within and beyond the classroom (2014)
Journal Article
Sharples, M., Scanlon, E., Ainsworth, S. E., Anastopoulou, S., Collins, T., Crook, C., …O’Malley, C. (2015). Personal inquiry: orchestrating science investigations within and beyond the classroom. Journal of the Learning Sciences, 24(2), 308-341. doi:10.1080/10508406.2014.944642

A central challenge for science educators is to enable young people to act as scientists by gathering and assessing evidence, conducting experiments, and engaging in informed debate. We report the design of the nQuire toolkit, a system to support scr... Read More

Children as inventors: orchestrating an informal pedagogic scenario with digital resources (2014)
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Crook, C., & Harrison, C. (2014). Children as inventors: orchestrating an informal pedagogic scenario with digital resources. International Journal of Technology Enhanced Learning, 6(1), doi:10.1504/IJTEL.2014.060027. ISSN 1753-5255

A pedagogic scenario is described for providing primary school children with an understanding of the processes of invention while cultivating a sense of identity as ‘inventor’. This scenario is positioned at the boundary of in-class and out-of-class... Read More

An e-maturity analysis explains intention–behavior disjunctions in technology adoption in UK schools (2013)
Journal Article
Harrison, C., Tomás, C., & Crook, C. (2014). An e-maturity analysis explains intention–behavior disjunctions in technology adoption in UK schools. Computers in Human Behavior, 34, doi:10.1016/j.chb.2013.10.042. ISSN 0747-5632

This paper addresses the problem of non-significant intention–behavior effects in educational technology adoption, based on a reanalysis of data from the Impact09 project, a UK-government funded evaluation of technology use in high schools in England... Read More