Professor John Cook

About me

John Cook (PhD) is Professor of Learning Innovation at University of the West of England.

Recent keynote:  "Citizen interactions in smart cities: The Zone of Possibility". iCity Conference - Enhancing Places through technology, University of Malta, 18-19 April 2016. Slides: 

Area of expertise

John Cook is  Professor of Learning Innovation at UWE, Bristol. Previous to this he was Professor of Technology Enhanced Learning (TEL) and Director at Learning Technology Research Institute, London Metropolitan University. John has over 14 years previous experience as a full-time lecturer at various Higher Education Institutions. He has over 16 years project management experience and has been part of research and development grant proposals that have attracted over £5 million in competitive external funding. FP7 examples include MATURE IP and Learning Layers IP. In addition, he has published/presented nearly 300 refereed articles and invited talks in the area of TEL, having a specific interest in several related areas: creative, working and learning city (diversity, entrepreneurship and culture in city regeneration/resilience), virtual and augmented reality, hybridity and hybrid cities, informal learning, mobile learning in all sectors, 3D web and visualisations, social web, and work-based learning. John is a founding member of The London Mobile Learning Group ( He was Chair/President of the Association for Learning Technology (2004-06) and Chair of ALT’s Research Committee (2008-2012). John sits on various journal editorial boards and conducts Assessor and review work for the EU and UK Research Councils. For more information see:


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My Publications