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.