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Dr Sue Cranmer


Sue Cranmer

Lancaster University

County South



Tel: +44 1524 5 92870

Research overview

My research interests are focused on how digital technologies enhance learning and well-being across the life span at home, school and in other settings. In particular, I believe that digital technologies used for learning should be inclusive and my research is focussed on this.

PhD supervision

I am interested in receiving PhD proposals in most areas related to digital technologies, education and learning. I'm particularly interested in digital inclusion; disengagement; disability; accessibility; social uses of digital technologies; digital literacy; online safety.

Current Teaching

I am a lecturer on the e-Research and Technology  Enhanced Learning (TEL) doctoral programme. On the TEL programme I co-convene ED.S821 Research Methods in Education and Social Science Settings with Dr Murat Oztok; and convene ED.S822 The Development of Professional  Practice.

Previously I also taught on the undergraduate PiNE 313 course. Topics included digital technologies for learning, game-based learning, digital literacy and online safety.

Career Details

I joined the Department of Educational Research in  September 2012. Previously I worked at Futurelab - an independent  not-for-profit organisation - for three years researching innovative uses of  technology for education and learning. Before that I worked as a researcher at the Department of Education at Oxford University and as a lecturer and researcher at the London Knowledge  Lab, Institute of Education, London University.

  • Published

    “Laptops are better”: Medical students' perceptions of laptops versus tablets and smartphones to support their learning

    Curtis, F. & Cranmer, S. 2014 Proceedings of the 9th International Conference on Networked Learning 2014. Bayne, S., Jones, C., de Laat, M., Ryberg, T. & Sinclair, C. (eds.). p. 67-75 9 p.

    Research output: Contribution in Book/Report/ProceedingsPaper

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    Digital skills and competencies in schools

    Cranmer, S. 5/12/2014 Key competencies in ICT and informatics: implications and issues for education professionals and management : IFIP WG 3.4/3.7 International Conferences, KCICTP and ITEM 2014, Potsdam, Germany, July 1-4, 2014, Revised selected papers. Passey, D. & Tatnall, A. (eds.). Berlin: Springer Verlag, p. 165-177 13 p. (IFIP Advances in Information and Communication Technology; vol. 444)

    Research output: Contribution in Book/Report/ProceedingsChapter (peer-reviewed)

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    Development of the Future Classroom Toolkit

    Cranmer, S. & Ulicsak, M. 14/09/2015 Re-engineering the uptake of ICT in schools: the iTEC project. Van Asshe, F., Anido, L., Griffiths, D., Lewin, C. & McNicol, S. (eds.). Springer, p. 17-39 23 p.

    Research output: Contribution in Book/Report/ProceedingsChapter (peer-reviewed)

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