CV and Current Projects
Publications under themes
Innovative CPD programmes
Pachler, N, C.Preston, J. Cuthell and A.Allen (2010 in press) The ICT CPD Landscape in England. Becta, Coventry
Allen, A and C.Preston (2010 in press) E-Safety Guidance Becta Coventry
Leask, M. and C. Preston (2010 in press) ICT Tools for Future Teachers: Becta, Coventry.
Davis, N., C. Preston and Sahin. (2009). "ICT teacher training: Evidence for multilevel evaluation from a national initiative." British Journal of Education Technology (BJET). Volume 40 Issue 1 (January 2009) (Published Online: Feb 5 2008 12:00AM): p. 135–148.
Davis, N. E., C. Preston and Sahin. (2009). "Theoretical and evaluation frameworks to inform technology-related professional development for teachers, tested with evidence from a national study of ICT professional development for teachers." British Educational Research Journal.
Preston, C. and Cuthell, J. (2007) Professional educators' perspectives on ICT CPD: Past, Present and Future, WLE centre. Institute of Education, University of London.
Preston C. 2007 The development of personalised learning in e-communities in Pictures of Personalisation: A global view of the personalisation ofl earning, Ed. Angela MacFarlane, DfES and BESA
Preston, C (2006) Keynote Interactive Learning Communities : researching the role of interactive whiteboards and other digital tools, Transforming teaching transforming learning, transforming lives March 24th Monterrey, Mexico
Preston, C (2006) The power of practice based research: teachers informing policy: March 2nd NACCE Annual Conference. Torquay
Preston, C. and Cuthell, J (2005) Teaching in ICT rich environments – using
e-learning to create a knowledge base for 21st century teachers. A chapter
in Leask, M and Pachler, N (eds) (2nd edn 2005)
Teaching and Learning using ICT in the Secondary School, London, Routledge.
Preston, C. (2005) invited symposium paper: Learning to use ICT in classrooms
from teachers’ and trainers’ perspectives: the innovatory methodologies
used to evaluate the UK ICT teacher training programme 1999-2003,: Leadership
and Change: The Integration of Information Technologies into Learning Environments,
SITE 2005 16th International Conference, Phoenix .
Arizona, US, Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education, US. Mar 1st-5th
Preston, C (2005) The MirandaNet Fellowship : a community of practice developing self-regulating learning environments for continuing professional development. A chapter in Self-regulated Learning in Technology. Edited Stephans, K, R. Carneiro and Underwood, J. Enhanced Learning Environments TACONET Lisbon, Portugal, Shaker Verlag.
Preston, C and Lengel, L (2004) Building communities of practice in “New” Europe a chapter in A Brown, and N Davis (eds): Digital Technology, Communities and Education : World Year Book of Education – 2004 Routledge Falmer
Preston, C. (2004). Learning to use ICT in Classrooms: teachers' and trainers' perspectives : an evaluation of the English NOF ICT teacher training programme (1999-2003) :summary, full evaluation report and emergent trends for teacher educators and staff-trainers. London, funded by the Teacher Training Agency www.mirandanet.ac.uk/tta.
Preston, C. and Danby, M. (2004) Who are the supply teachers?
Research into the characteristics of supply teachers and their professional needs.
Preston, C. and Danby, M. (2004) Building professional capacity in new media
skills – An evaluation of the European Computer Driving Licence (ECDL)
Industry Education Partnership
Preston, C. (2009 in press). ICT industry and education partnership: a driver for change in teaching and learning. www.becta.org.uk. Becta. Coventry.
Preston, C. (2006) Which resources work in practice in schools?
What will our markets look like in 2011?
Hodder. Danesford House, Marlow, Surrey
Innovative approaches to research using multimodal concept mapping
Preston, C. (2009 in press). Towards collaborative judgment: research into building teachers’ communities of practice. www.becta.org.uk. Becta. Coventry.
Preston, C. (2009). Exploring semiotic approaches to analysing multidimensional concept maps using methods that value collaboration. Handbook of Research on Collaborative Learning Using Concept Mapping. P. Torres and R. Marriott. Hershey, Pennsylvania/USA, Information Science Reference.
Communities of Practice
Preston, C. and J. Cuthell (2009 ). The MirandaMod: an emerging collaborative strategy for professional change. www.becta.org.uk. Becta. Coventry.
Preston C. and J. Cuthell (2009). From practice to praxis - through work based teaching and learning , WLE Centre, Institute of Education, University of London. London.
Preston, C. and J. Cuthell (2009 in press). New professional cultures : braided gatherings in The Third Space. 3rd WLE Mobile Learning Symposium. N. Pachler. Institute of Education, University of London, www.wlecentre.ac.uk.
C. and J. Cuthell (2009). Towards collaboration: knowledge creation in Web
A preliminary analysis of community discourse of learning in MirandaMod 2, a developing and autonomous professional context. Becta
C. Preston (2009): MirandaNet Symposium; New Rules for Engagement: communities
of practice, professional development and technology C. Preston, H. Constable,
S. Blandford, M. Leask. B. Manova. S. Younie, L. Vainio. Proceedings CAL09
C. Preston (2008) MirandaNet Symposium; Teachers building theories about teaching and learning with digital technologies. Christina Preston, Marilyn Leask, Sarah Younie, H.Constable. Proceedings BERA 2008 Manchester
Preston, C. 2008. Braided Learning; an emerging process observed in e-communities
International Journal of Web Based Communities. Special Issue on Online Learning Communities in Context Guest Editors: Dr. Ove Jobring and Associate Professor Piet Kommers Volume, 4.2
Preston, C. (2007). Braided Learning: promoting active professionals in education. New International Theories and Models Of and For Online Learning. C. Haythornthwaite. Chicago IL, USA, First Monday.
Preston, C. 2007 An interactivist e-community of practice using Web 2:00 tools.
Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International(SITE) part of The Association for the Advancement of Computers in Education Conference (AACE)
SITEO7 proceedings. San Antonio, Texas, USA; March 26-30, 2007.
Preston, C. 2008 Becoming a World Ecitizen: Keynote: Proceedings of 2nd Beijing International Forum on Citizenship Education for Children and Youths.
Preston, C (2006) A World Ecitizens’ perspective: a socio-cultural approach to learning in e-communities Doctoral School Summer conference, Institute of Education, University of London 24th June
Preston, C (2006) Accredited Action Research and World E-Citizenship
February 10th Westminster Academy, London
Preston, C (2006) Giving teachers’ a professional voice 19th January Iowa University, Education Department seminar
Preston, C (2006) Using digital tools for teaching and learning. 11th January BETT06 Olympia. London
Technology, Pedagogy and Education, (Triangle), Editor,
Avril Loveless from 2002
Computers and Education (Elsevier), Jean Underwood from 2001
Educational Action Research (MMU) Bridget Somekh from 2005
Howell-Richardson,C., C. Preston, et al. (Eds) (2007). Special
Inaugural Issue : E- learning
M.Bennison, K.Hanrahan, M.Smith, D.Thomas, M.Worthington Reflecting Education.
Editor N. Pachler 1: http://www.reflectingeducation.net/index.php/reflecting.
Howell-Richardson C. and C. Preston et al guest editors (March 2007) –Volume ‘Fascinating cultural objects’ : Multimodal Mapping in teaching and learning. : Series editor Norbert Pachler, www.reflectingeducation.net/index.php/reflecting
A series of articles about ICT subjects in the Times Higher Education Supplement, the Times Education Supplement, the Independent and the Guardian
British Computer Society, UK Senior Fellow
Member of E-learning Schools Committee and Electronic Publishing SIG ; 3 reports published 1994 – Ongoing
Society of Authors, UK Member 1996 – 2000
BETT ICT awards, British Education Suppliers Assoc. (BESA) International BETT09 Judge 2000 – Ongoing
NAACE, the professional association for those concerned with advancing education through the appropriate use of information and communications technology (ICT) Member / conference organiser/ designing and running courses 1994 – Ongoing
Information Technology for Initial Teacher Trainers (ITTE) Member Writer for professional journal 1995 – Ongoing
Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International (SITE) part of The Association for the Advancement of Computers in Education Conference (AACE) United States
Member/ Vice President 1999 – 2004
Poskole, organisation of Czech ICT professionals, Czech Republic Member/adviser 1996 – Ongoing
Computer Assisted Learning, CAL conference, Independent academic group publishing for Elsevier Member/ conference organiser/ journal reviewer 1997 – Ongoing
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