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William Cope

Bill Cope's R&D explores the pedagogical affordances of technology mediated learning environments. He is Principal Investigator in a series of major projects funded by the Institute of Educational Sciences in the US Department of Education and the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, leading a team in research and development of an internet ‘social knowledge’ platform, 'Scholar'. From 2010-2013 he was Chair of the Journals Publication Committee of the American Educational Research Association. He is has one patent and two patents pending in the field of semantic publishing.

Educational Background

  • Ph.D., History, Macquarie University, Sydney, Australia, 1987
  • B.A., History, Macquarie University, Sydney, Australia, 1979

Key Professional Appointments

  • Research Professor, Educational Policy Studies, University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign, 2006-present
  • Adjunct Professor, Globalism Institute, RMIT University, Melbourne, Australia, 2006-present
  • Director, Common Ground Publishing, 2001-present
  • Research Associate, Globalism Institute, RMIT University, Melbourne, Australia, 2001-2005
  • First Assistant Secretary, Dept. of the Prime Minister & Cabinet, Government of Australia, 1995-1996
  • Director, Office of Multicultural Affairs, Government of Australia, 1995-1996
  • Director, Bureau of Immigration, Multiculral and Population Research, Dept of Immigration & Multicultural Affairs, Government of Australia, 1995-1996
  • Director, Centre for Workplace Communication and Culture, University of Technology Sydney & James Cook University of North Queensland, 1993-1995

Activities & Honors

  • , , -present
  • Chair, Journal Publications Committee, American Educational Research Association, 2010-2013
  • Co-ordinator and speaker, American Educational Research Association, 2011-
  • Invited Lecture, University of British Columbia, 2011-
  • Plenary Session Chair, Havana, Cuba, Unknown, 2004-
  • Plenary Session Chair, UCLA, Unknown, 2004-
  • Keynote Speaker, Universiti Sains Malaysia, Penang, Malaysia, Unknown, 2003-
  • Session Chair, Institute of Education, University of London, Unknown, 2003-

Research Statement

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 and the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation researching and developing educational technologies. From 2010-2013 he was Chair of the Journals Publication Committee of the American Educational Research Association. Recent books include The Future of the Academic Journal, (with Angus Phillips, eds) Chandos, Oxford, 2009/2nd edition 2014, and Towards a Semantic Web: Connecting Knowledge in Academic Research, (with Kalantzis and Magee), Woodhead, Cambridge, 2010. He is has one patent and two patents pending in the fields of e-learning and web publishing. With Mary Kalantzis, he is co-author of New Learning: Elements of a Science of Education, Cambridge University Press, 2008/2nd edition 2012 and Literacies, Cambridge University Press, 2012; and co-editor of Ubiquitous Learning, University of Illinois Press, 2009.

Select Publications

  • Kalantzis, M., Cope, B., Cope, W. (2013). Multiliteracies in Education. Blackwell.
  • Kalantzis, M., Cope, B., Cope, W. (2012). The work of writing in the age of its digital reproducibility. In Sandra Schamroth Abrams and Jennifer Rowsell (Eds.), Rethinking Identity and Literacy Education in the 21st Century. National Society .
  • Kalantzis, M., Cope, B., Cope, W. (2012). New learning: A charter for change in education. Critical Studies in Education, 53(1), 83-94.
  • Kalantzis, M., Cope, B., Cope, W. (2012). Literacies. Cambridge University Press: Cambridge UK.
  • Wilson, D., Cope, W., Peters, M. (2012). The Parable of the Physicist and the Postmodernists. Policy Futures in Education, 10(2), 229-233.
  • Cope, B., Kalantzis, M., McCarthey, S., Vojak, C., Kline, S., Cope, W. (2011). Technology-Mediated Writing Assessments: Paradigms and Principles. Computers and Composition, 28(2), 79-96.
  • Cope, B., Cope, W. (2011). Method for the Creation, Location and Formatting of Digital Content. US Patent No.
  • Cope, B., Kalantzis, M., Cope, W. (2011). “Design” in Principle and Practice: A Reconsideration of the Terms of Design Engagement. The Design Journal, 14(1), 45-63.
  • Vojak, C., Kline, S., Cope, B., McCarthey, S., Kalantzis, M., Cope, W. (2011). New Spaces and Old Places: An Analysis of Writing Assessment Software. Computers and Composition, 28(2), 97-111.
  • Kalantzis, M., Cope, B., Cope, W. (2008). ‘From Literacy to Multiliteracies: Learning to Mean in the New Communications Environment’, English Studies (South Africa). .
  • Kalantzis, M., Cope, B., Cope, W. (2008). Language education and multiliteracies. Encyclopedia of language and education. Springer: New York.
  • Cope, B., Kalantzis, M., Cope, W. (2008). The social web: Changing knowledge systems in higher education. Geographies of knowledge, geometries of power: Framing the future of higher education. World Yearbook of Education. Routledge: London.
  • Kalantzis, M., Cope, B., Cope, W. (2008). New learning: Elements of a science of education. Cambridge University Press: NY.
  • Kalantzis, M., Cope, B., Cope, W. (2006). On globalisation and diversity. Computers and Composition, 23(4), 402-411.
  • Kalantzis, M., Cope, B., Cope, W. (2006). A question of truth: The role of the 'critical' in pedagogy. Journal of Educational Change, 7(3), 209-214.
  • Kalantzis, M., Cope, B., Cope, W. (2006). Multicultural education and cultural diversity. Early Childhood Education: An International Encyclopedia. 4, 874-879.
  • Cope, B., Phillips, A., Cope, W. (2006). The future of the book in the digital age. Chandos Publishing: Oxford.
  • Cope, B., Kalantzis, M., Cope, W. (2000). A place in the sun: Recreating the Australian way of life. Sydney,. Harper Collins: Australia.
  • Cope, B., Kalantzis, M., Cope, W. (2000). Multiliteracies: Literacy learning and the design of social futures. Routledge: London.
  • Cope, B., Kalantzis, M., Cope, W. (1996). Productive diversity: A new Australian approach to work and management. Sydney,. Pluto Press: Australia.
  • Cope, B., Kalantzis, M., Cope, W. (1993). The powers of literacy: A genre approach to teaching writing. University of Pittsburgh Press: Pittsburgh.