Senior Lecturer in Education
BA (Hons) Leicester,
Tel: 0116 252 3671
Chris Comber is a Senior Lecturer in educational research methods and Information and Communications Technology (ICT). Until recently Chris was Director of Research at the School of Education and Programme Leader for MA International Education.
Chris's main area of research is in the role of ICT in educational contexts, with a particular interest in the educational potential of videoconferencing. His research interests include gender differences in education, with a particular emphasis on the achievement and attitudes of boys and the impact on pupil attitude and achievement of educational transitions. More recently he has worked in the field of educational opportunities for looked after children and children with poor self-image.
Chris teaches on the MA International Education on the following modules:
- ED7311- Introduction to Research Methods (core module);
- ED7310- Contemporary Issues in International Education (core module);
- ED7316/ED7317 Innovation and Reform Lead and Specialist module (pathway modules)
Chris additionally supervises EdD and PhD students
Comber, C. and Lawson. T. (In Press) Sustaining technological innovation: The example of videoconferencing in English Schools, Education and Information Technologies.
Comber C. (2011) ICT-mediated Continuing Professional Development A Review of the Literature, 2004-Present. Coventry: Becta
Lawson, T., Comber, C., Gage, J. and Cullum-Hanshaw, A. (2010) Images of the future for education? Videoconferencing: a literature review. Technology, Pedagogy and Education, 19(3),315-326. Online
Lawson, T. and Comber, C. (2010) Videoconferencing in English schools: One technology, many pedagogies? Technology, Pedagogy and Education, 19(3), 295-314.
Comber, C. and Cameron, K. (2009) The use of Virtual Learning Environments in Initial Teacher Education Institutions: Report for Becta. Coventry: Becta.