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Mr Chris Edwards

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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.


Older language learners: 'always too late' vs 'never too late'. A mixed-methods approach (2023-12)
Pérez Cavana, Maria Luisa; Edwards, Chris and Luelmo del Castillo, Maria José
Widening Participation and Lifelong Learning, 25(2) (pp. 88-113)

Can e-Authentication Raise the Confidence of Both Students and Teachers in Qualifications Granted through the e-Assessment Process? (2020-03-20)
Whitelock, Denise; Edwards, Chris and Okada, Alexandra
Journal of Learning for Development - JL4D, 7(1) (pp. 46-60)

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)

Are Assessment Practices Well Aligned Over Time? A Big Data Exploration (2020-07-14)
Rogaten, Jekaterina; Clow, Doug; Edwards, Chris; Gaved, Mark and Rienties, Bart
In: Bearman, M; Dawson, P; Ajjawi, R.; Tai, J. and Boud, D. eds. Re-imagining University Assessment in a Digital World. The Enabling Power of Assessment (pp. 147-164)
ISBN : 978-3-030-41956-1 | Publisher : Springer | Published : Cham

STEM Learning: Foundations (2019)
Scanlon, Eileen; Herodotou, Christothea; Whitelock, Denise and Edwards, Chris
In: Ferguson, Rebecca; Jones, Ann and Scanlon, Eileen eds. Educational Visions: Lessons from 40 years of innovation (pp. 127-138)
ISBN : 978-1-911-52982-8 | Publisher : Ubiquity Press | Published : London

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)

Beyond the laboratory: learning physics in real-life contexts (2001-01)
Whitelegg, Elizabeth and Edwards, Chris
In: Behrendt, Helga; Dahncke, Helmut; Duit, Reinders; Graber, Wolfgang; Komorek, Michael; Kross, Angela and Reiska, Priit eds. Research in science education: past, present and future (pp. 337-342)
ISBN : 792367553 | Publisher : Kluwer Academic Publishers | Published : Dordrect, Netherlands

Towards autonomous, confident academic writing : supporting students in developing their writing through a stand alone online tool (2022-06-22)
Edwards, Chris; Whitelock, Denise; Cross, Simon and Wild, Fridolin
In : AHE2022 (22-24 Jun 2022, Manchester, UK)

Developing automated ways to give essay writing feedback to students (2022)
Edwards, Chris; Whitelock, Denise; Cross, Simon and Wild, Fridolin
In : INTED2022: 16th International Technology, Education and Development Conference (7-8 Mar 2022, Virtual) (pp. 5446-5450)

Was our pilot study successful? An approach when data are sparse (2022)
Edwards, Chris and Whitelock, Denise
In : Proceedings of EDEN 2022 (20-22 Jun 2022, Tallinn, Estonia)

The student study experience – analysing student study choices (2020-06-24)
Edwards, Chris and Gaved, Mark
In : 29th EDEN (European Distance Education Network) Annual Conference 2020 - Human and Artificial Intelligence for the Society of the Future (21-24 Jun 2020, Politehnica University, Timisoara, Romania)

Understanding student experience: a pathways model (2020)
Edwards, Chris and Gaved, Mark
In : L@S '20: Proceedings of the Seventh ACM Conference on Learning @ Scale (12-14 Aug 2020, Virtual event, USA) (pp. 265-268)

Did you really do this? E-authentication raising confidence in e-assessment (2019-09-09)
Edwards, Chris; Whitelock, Denise and Okada, Alexandra
In : 9th Pan-Commonwealth Forum on Open Learning - Innovations for Quality Education and Lifelong Learning (PCF9) (9-12 Sep 2019, Edinburgh, Scotland)

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)

Analysing student study choices to qualification: which study routes are best? (2019)
Edwards, Chris and Gaved, Mark
In : ALT Annual Conference 2019 (3-5 Sep 2019, Edinburgh)

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.