Dr Chris Davies
Chris Davies runs the MSc in e-Learning at the Department of Educational Studies, University of Oxford. His research interests have included literacy development, writing in the workplace and educational uses of ICTs.
Chris took his first degree in English at Cambridge University, and an MSc and DPhil in Educational Studies at Oxford University. He taught English in comprehensive schools for a number of years, before coming to the Oxford University Department of Education to work in initial teacher education. He has been Vice President of Kellogg College, Oxford (2002-2006) and currently runs the MSc in e-Learning at Educational Studies.
His research interests have included literacy development, writing in the workplace and educational uses of ICTs. He played a major role in the original concept design and evaluation of the educational software, kar2ouche, which subsequently won first prize in the British Computer Society's annual IT awards in 2002. Since then he has collaborated with the OII in research into the impact of broadband on teaching and learning in schools.
Positions held at the OII
- Research Associate, November 2006 -
October 2013 -
The overarching goal of this project is to propose a typology that describes the nature of learner interactions in MOOCs that develops our understanding of how learning takes place in such settings.
August 2008 - July 2013
The Learning Companion project aims to evaluate the feasibility of a computer-based digital tool to help adults whose engagement with learning is tentative or hard to sustain make productive use of the Internet for achieving their own learning projects.
April 2008 - March 2011
This project, initiated as part of Becta's major programme of research in support of the Government's Harnessing Technology strategy, looked at the learning opportunities afforded by young people's uses of new technologies in their everyday lives.
- Birmingham, P., Davies, C. and Greiffenhage, C. (2002) Turn to Face the Bard: Making sense of three-way interactions between teacher, pupils and technology in the classroom. Education, Communication and Information 2: 139-161.
- Davies, C., Hayward, G. and Lukman, L. (2005) 14-19 and Digital Technologies: A review of research and projects. Bristol: Nesta Futurelab.
- Eynon, R. and Davies, C. (2010) A Companion for Learning in Everyday Life. In: Y.Wilks (ed.) Close Engagements with Artificial Companions. Key social, psychological, ethical and design issues. Amsterdam: John Benjamins.
- Davies, C. and Eynon, R. (2009) A Learning Companion for Adult Informal Learning. Presented at 'Learning Companions and Pedagogical Agents: Future Trends and Possibilities', Oxford Internet Institute, University of Oxford, Oxford, UK, 28 May 2009.
- Davies, C., Chase, A., Good, J., and Spencer, D. (2010) The technology-based experiences of learners as they approach and enter the world of work. Oxford: Department of Education, University of Oxford.
- Davies, C. and Spencer, D. (2010) Narrowing gaps and supporting the vulnerable. Oxford: Department of Education, University of Oxford.
- Davies, C. (2010) Synthesis of overall project findings and recommendations. Oxford: Department of Education, University of Oxford.
- Davies, C., Good, J. and Cranmer, S (2009) Increasingly autonomous: learners using technology in the context of their family lives and beyond - 14 individual case studies. Coventry: Becta.
- Davies, C. and Good, J. (2009) Increasingly autonomous: learners using technology in the context of their family lives and beyond: Analysis of a series of case studies conducted with learners in their homes. Coventry: Becta.
- Davies, C. and Good, J. (2009) Choosing to use technology: how learners construct their learning lives in their own contexts: key findings from the first year of research. Coventry: Becta.
- Davies, C. (2008) Harnessing Technology: the learner and their context - interim report: benefits of ICT use outside formal education. Coventry: Becta.
- Birmingham, P. and Davies, C. (2005) Implementing broadband Internet in the classroom: key issues for research and practice. Oxford Internet Institute Research Report No. 6, University of Oxford.
14 February 2013 Monocle
Monocle's editor Andrew Tuck interviews Mark Graham about maps. Episode 70 (14 February)