Prof. Dr. John Cook

Prof. Dr. John Cook (PhD MSc BSc CEng MBCS CITP FHEA) is Professor in Education at University of the West of England and Director of BRILLE (Bristol Centre for Research in Lifelong Learning and Education) of the West of England. Previous to this he was Professor of Technology Enhanced Learning (TEL) and Director at Learning Technology Research Institute, London Metropolitan University. John was part of the successful Education Research Assessment Exercise (RAE) submission; London Metropolitan University appeared in the upper quintile of the 2008 RAE Education Unit of Assessment. John has over 14 years previous experience as a full-time lecturer at various Higher Education Institutions. He has over 10 years project management experience and has been part of research and development grant proposals that have attracted over £5 million in competitive external funding. FP7 examples include MATURE IP and Learning Layers IP. In addition, he has published/presented around 240 refereed articles and invited talks in the area of TEL, having a specific interest in five related areas: informal learning, mobile learning in all sectors, augmented contexts for development, user-generated contexts and work-based learning. John is a founding member of The London Mobile Learning Group ( He was Chair/President of the Association for Learning Technology (2004-06) and Chair of ALT’s Research Committee (2008-2012).  John sits on various journal editorial boards and conducts Assessor and review work for the EU and UK Research Councils. For more information see:


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