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Mr Chris Edwards

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Profile summary

  • Central Academic Staff
  • Lecturer
  • Faculty of Wellbeing, Education & Language Studies
  • LTIA
  • Institute of Educational Technology Academic
  • chris.edwards

Research interests

Chris is an investigator on the Horizon 2020 project, An Adaptive Trust-based e-assessment System for Learning (TeSLA). Also a contributing member of the OU team for MOocs for uniVErsity students on the Move in Europe (MoVEMe) project.

Research interests also include learning analytics for improving curriculum, transitions, including to university study and enabling students to be more effective in their learning.

Teaching interests

Chris chairs the masters module H817 Openness and Innovation in elearning and is an author for H819 The Critical researcher: educational technology in practice, and H880 Technology-enhanced learning. He s a University 'data wrangler' and uses module presentation data to report on the effectiveness of the design of curriculum, both modules and qualifications. He also supports the development of new curriculum within the Univerisity and its representation through learning outcomes.


e-Authentication for online assessment: A mixed-method study (2019-02-26)
Okada, Alexandra; Whitelock, Denise; Holmes, Wayne and Edwards, Chris
British Journal of Educational Technology, 50(2) (pp. 861-875)
Evaluating European public awareness of science initiatives: A review of the literature (2004)
Edwards, Christopher
Science Communication, 25(3) (pp. 260-271)
Fostering student-centred pedagogy through the language learning support dimensions (LLSD) (2017)
Pérez Cavana, Maria Luisa and Edwards, Chris
In: Krings, Hans P and Kühn, Bärbel eds. Inhalt und Vielfalt - Neue Herausforderungen für das Sprachenlernen und -lehren an Hochschulen.. Fremdsprachen in Lehre und Forschung (pp. 149-161)
ISBN : 978-3-925453-64-9 | Publisher : AKS Verlag | Published : Bochum, Gernabt
Developing the Language Learning Support Dimensions (LLSD) from research into second language acquisition and informed by the Effective Lifelong Learning Inventory (ELLI) (2014)
Pérez Cavana, Maria and Edwards, Chris
In: Krings, Hans P. and Kühn, B. eds. Fremdsprachliche Lernprozesse beobachten: - initiieren - steuern - begleiten
Publisher : AKS-Verlag Bochum | Published : Bochum ( Germany)
An embedded approach to plagiarism detection using the TeSLA e-authentication system (2019)
Edwards, Chris; Whitelock, Denise; Brouns, Francis; Rodríguez, M. Elena; Okada, Alexandra; Baneres, David and Holmes, Wayne
In : TEA 2018 Technology Enhanced Assessment Conference (10-11 Dec 2018, Amsterdam, the Netherlands)
Student acceptance of online assessment with e-authentication in the UK (2018-08-18)
Okada, Alexandra; Whitelock, Denise; Holmes, Wayne and Edwards, Chris
In : The 2017 International Technology Enhanced Assessment Conference (TEA 2017 (5-6 Oct 2017, Barcelona, Spain) (pp. 109-122)
Student Trust in e-Authentication (2018-06-26)
Edwards, Chris; Holmes, Wayne; Whitelock, Denise and Okada, Ale
In : L@S 2018: Fifth (2018) ACM Conference on Learning @ Scale (26-28 Jun 2018, London, UK)
Trust in online authentication tools for online assessment in both formal and informal contexts (2018)
Edwards, C.; Whitelock, D.; Okada, A. and Holmes, W.
In : ICERI2018 Proceedings (12-14 Nov 2018, Seville, Spain) (pp. 3754-3762)
Understanding student experience in the age of personalised study (2017-11-12)
Edwards, Chris
In : ALT Online Winter Conference 2017 (12-13 Dec 2017)
Developing approaches to enhancing the orientation and success of language learning in higher education (2012-06)
Edwards, Chris and Perez Cavana, Maria Luisa
In : 17th Annual Conference of the Education, Learning, Styles, Individuals Differences Network (26-28 Jun 2012, Cardiff, Wales)
Embedding reflective thinking on approaches to learning - moving from pilot study to developing institutional good practice (2011-06)
Edwards, Chris
In : The 16th Annual Conference of Education, Learning, Styles, Individual differences Network (29 Jun - 1 Jul 2011, University of Antwerp)
Can reflections on approaches to learning improve induction, performance and retention? (2010-06)
Edwards, Chris
In : Exploring Styles to Enhance Learning and Teaching in Diverse Contexts: Proceedings of the 15th Annual Conference of the European Learning Styles Information Network (28-30 Jun 2010, Aveiro, Portugal)
Supporting self-reflection in students learning at a distance (2009-06)
Edwards, Chris and Hush, Michael
In : Learning in Higher Education - How Style Matters: Proceedings of the 14th Annual Conference of the European Learning Styles Information Network (17-19 Jun 2009, Bulle-en-Gruyere, Switzerland)
Linking learning - towards bringing learning in formal, informal, education and work settings together (2009-06)
Edwards, Chris
In : HEA Annual Conference 2009 (30 Jun - 2 Jul 2009, Manchester, UK)
Scholarly insight Winter 2019: a Data wrangler perspective (2019-03-11)
Clow, Doug; Coughlan, Tim; Cross, Simon; Edwards, Chris; Gaved, Mark; Herodotou, Christothea; Nguyen, Quan; Rienties, Bart; Thorne, Sam and Ullmann, Thomas
Open University, Milton Keynes.
Scholarly insight Spring 2018: a Data wrangler perspective (2018-09-01)
Ullmann, Thomas; Lay, Stephanie; Cross, Simon; Edwards, Chris; Gaved, Mark; Jones, Edwina; Hidalgo, Rafael; Evans, Gerald; Lowe, Sue; Calder, Kathleen; Clow, Doug; Coughlan, Tim; Herodotou, Christothea; Mangafa, Chrysoula and Rienties, Bart
Open University UK, Milton Keynes.
Scholarly insight Autumn 2017:a Data wrangler perspective (2017-10-23)
Rienties, Bart; Clow, Doug; Coughlan, Tim; Cross, Simon; Edwards, Chris; Gaved, Mark; Herodotou, Christothea; Hlosta, Martin; Jones, Jan; Rogaten, Jekaterina and Ullmann, Thomas
Open University UK
Scholarly insight Spring 2017: A Data Wrangler Perspective (2017-06-01)
Rienties, Bart; Rogaten, Jekaterina; Nguyen, Quan; Edwards, Chris; Gaved, Mark; Holt, Deborah; Herodotou, Christothea; Clow, Doug; Cross, Simon; Coughlan, Tim; Jones, Jan and Ullmann, Thomas
Open University UK
Factors explaining students’ satisfaction and performance in Business and Law modules (2017)
Herodotou, Christothea and Edwards, Chris
The Open University
Scholarly insight 2016: a Data wrangler perspective (2016-12-21)
Rienties, Bart; Edwards, Chris; Gaved, Mark; Marsh, Vicky; Herodotou, Christothea; Clow, Doug; Cross, Simon; Coughlan, Tim; Jones, Jan and Ullmann, Thomas
Open University UK
Learning Outcomes at the Open University (2015)
Edwards, Chris
IET, The Open University, Milton Keynes.


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