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Dr Michael Hammond


Much of my work involves teaching and supporting research degree students and I have a special interest in technology and social research. A lot of my past work has covered the teaching of ICT in schools, the professional development of ICT teachers and the opportunities and constraints associated with online discussion. I have supervised and continue to supervise many research students in my department and am grateful for the stimulus they give to my research.

I help co-ordinate an interdisciplinary network at Warwick for those interested in technology for learning. I am particularly concerned about how we theorise technology and I am working with colleagues Sarah Younie and Cristina Costa on a special issue of the journal Technology Pedagogy and Education with a focus on theorising. I have written about online community as a concept and what members expect from online collaboration. I am also intrigued by reactions to technology, for example why is there so much optimism about its impact? I am interested in wider issues in social science and co-ordinate an education focused course in Advanced Research Methods as well as a Masters in Social Science research for the faculty. I have special interests in Pragmatism and John Dewey, inclusivity in higher education, theorising and the use of language in social research.

I have a personal web site where there is more on my interests and examples of my publications - you can freely access some of my publications via the University of Warwick publications service or WRAP.

I use my personal site for blog posts. This is work in progress but offers comments on theory, technology and real world problems. You are welcome to comment (or not) on the blogs but please follow normal online etiquette. I cannot promise to get back to you on the blog itself.

Within Warwick you can contact me at I am based in the social science faculty building B1.39.