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William Cope

Professor

Biography

Bill Cope's R&D explores the pedagogical affordances of technology mediated learning environments. From 2010-2013 he was Chair of the Journals Publication Committee of the American Educational Research Association.

Research Interests

Bill Cope is a Professor in the Department of Educational Policy Studies at the University of Illinois. He is Principal Investigator in a series of major projects funded by the Institute of Educational Sciences in the US Department of Education, the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation and the National Science Foundation, researching and developing educational technologies. He has co-authored or co-edited: New Learning: Elements of a Science of Education, Cambridge University Press, 2008 (2nd edition, 2012); Ubiquitous Learning, University of Illinois Press, 2009; Towards a Semantic Web: Connecting Knowledge in Academic Research, Elsevier, 2009; Literacies, Cambridge University Press 2012 (2nd edition, 2016); A Pedagogy of Multiliteracies, Palgrave, 2016; e-Learning Ecologies, Routledge, 2017; and a two volume grammar of multimodal meaning: Making Sense: Reference, Agency and Structure in a Grammar of Multimodal Meaning, and Adding Sense: Context and Interest in a Grammar of Multimodal Meaning, Cambridge University Press, 2020.

Courses Taught

Bill Cope is lead in the Learning Design and Leadership concentration in the Department of Educational Policy, Organization and Leadership, offering certificate, masters and doctoral degrees.

Additional Campus Affiliations

Professor, Education Policy, Organization and Leadership
Professor, Information Trust Institute
Professor, Health Care Engineering Systems Center, Coordinated Science Lab
Professor, Center for Global Studies
Professor, Lemann Center for Brazilian Studies

Recent Publications

Cope, B., & Kalantzis, M. (2023). A little history of e-learning: finding new ways to learn in the PLATO computer education system, 1959–1976. History of Education, 52(6), 905-936. https://doi.org/10.1080/0046760X.2022.2141353

Cope, B., & Kalantzis, M. (2023). Creating a different kind of learning management system: The CGScholar experiment. In Promoting Next-Generation Learning Environments Through CGScholar (pp. 1-18). IGI Global. https://doi.org/10.4018/978-1-6684-5124-3.ch001

Cope, B., & Kalantzis, M. (2023). Multiliteracies: A Literature Review. In Multiliteracies in International Educational Contexts: Towards Education Justice (pp. 34-75). Taylor and Francis. https://doi.org/10.4324/9781003349662-2

Cope, B., & Kalantzis, M. (2023). Multiliteracies: A Literature Review. In G. C. Zapata, M. Kalantzis, & B. Cope (Eds.), Multiliteracies in International Educational Contexts: Towards Education Justice (Multiliteracies and Second Language Education). Routledge.

Cope, B., & Kalantzis, M. (2023). On Cyber-Social Meaning: The Clause, Revised. International Journal of Communication and Linguistic Studies, 21(2), 1-18. https://doi.org/10.18848/2327-7882/CGP/v21i02/1-18

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