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Chris Davies

Chris Davies is the Course Director for the MSc in Learning and Technology at the University of Oxford Department of Education, and also co-ordinates the Learning and New Technologies Research Group there. From 1998–2003, he co-ordinated the Oxford-Intel Project, which involved helping to develop ground-breaking educational software, kar2ouche, which went on to win first prize from the British Computer Society in 2002. From 2002–2004, he worked with the Oxfordshire Community Network and the Oxfordshire LEA to conduct research into the implementation of broadband technology in Oxfordshire schools. This work was carried out in partnership with the Oxford Internet Institute, where he is currently a Research Associate. From 2008–2011, Chris was Principal Investigator for a large government-funded project investigating learners’ uses of technologies away from formal education. During that time he was also co-organiser of an ESRC Seminar Series concerning the impact of new technologies on adolescents. During 2009–2011, he was a member of a team testing the feasibility of computer-based “learning companions” to support the self-directed learning of senior citizens. Currently he is Vice president of Kellogg College and the director of the Kellogg Centre for Assistive Learning Technologies, which is carrying out a large scale review of this important field of technology research.

Series featuring Chris Davies

  • Department of Education Public Seminars
  • Kellogg College
# Episode Title Description People Date
2 The Class: Connections and Disconnections in the Digital Age This talk by Prof. Sonia Livingstone, London School of Economics, reflects on a recent ethnographic study of a year 9 class – researched at school and at home over an academic year. Sonia Livingstone, Chris Davies 27 Jun 2014
1 Young People do a lot of things with technology - does that include learning? For many young people, being able to use ICTs for learning at home is essential for their educational success - or so, at any rate, the argument goes. Is this in fact turning out to be the case? Delivered by Dr Chris Davies. Chris Davies 16 Feb 2011