Research Associate, Faculty of Education, University of Cambridge
Dr Louis Major is interested in the use of digital technology for educational purposes. His research investigates how knowledge is developed by learners who use digital technologies, and factors that afford and constrain the effectiveness of digital tools educationally. In particular, Louis is interested in the role of technology in supporting educational dialogue.
Louis co-leads the Digital Technology and Dialogue research strand of the Cambridge Educational Dialogue Research (CEDiR) Group, which aims to develop the potential of educational dialogue and its impact on theory, policy and practice.
Previous research undertaken by Louis has investigated the implementation of Tablet PCs in schools, the use of digital video to support teacher professional development, and the potential of mobile devices for improving educational outcomes in low-resource contexts. His PhD involved evaluating the effectiveness of a technology-enhanced learning tool to support the learning of computing programming, and he maintains his interest in computer science education.
Dr Major is also interested in methods for research synthesis and has experience leading systematic reviews and using other related methodologies. He is currently undertaking design-based research to support the development of both technological tools and pedagogy.