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Dr Christopher Douce

Profile summary

Professional biography

I'm a Senior Lecturer and Lead Staff Tutor in the School of Computing and Communications. I joined the OU as a part time tutor in 2006 and joined as a full time researcher in the Institute of Educational Technology in 2008, becoming a Lecturer/Staff Tutor in 2010.

Before working at the OU, I worked as a a professional software developer for a small company that designed and manufactured products for engineering education. Prior to this, worked as a Research Officer at the University of Brighton.

​I have studied Social Sciences and Education at the OU, I hold a doctorate in Computation from the University of Manchester (UMIST), and a MSc from the University of Essex. I studied Computer Science at Salford University.

Research groups

NameTypeParent Unit
Computers and Learning Research Group (CALRG)GroupInstitute of Educational Technology
Technology and Education Research Group (TERG)GroupFaculty of Mathematics, Computing and Technology


Teaching web technologies: understanding the tutor’s perspective (2019)
Douce, Chris
Open Learning: The Journal of Open, Distance and e-learning, 34 (pp. 78-88)

[Editorial] Textbooks, MOOCs, assessments and learning designs (2018-10)
Douce, Christopher
Open Learning: The Journal of Open, Distance and e-learning, 33(3) (pp. 173-176)

Resilience, needs, attitudes and blended learning (2018-01-02)
Douce, Christopher
Open Learning: The Journal of Open, Distance and e-Learning, 33(1) (pp. 1-3)

EDEN: Report on the European Distance Education Network (EDEN) Conference, 13–16 June 2017, Jönköping, Sweden (2018)
Douce, Chris
Open Learning: The Journal of Open, Distance and e-Learning, 33(1) (pp. 63-69)

[Book review] Online Education: Practical, Theory-Based Advice for the Instructor by Mona Engvig (2018)
Douce, Chris
Journal of Interactive Media in Education, 1, Article 14

Sustainability and distance learning: a diverse European experience? (2017-06)
Bell, Simon; Douce, Chris; Caeiro, Sandra; Teixeira, Antonio; Marin-Aranda, Rosa and Otto, Daniel
Open Learning, 32(2) (pp. 95-102)

Constructing and evaluating social software: lessons from Interaction Design (2011)
Douce, Christopher
In: Papadopoulou, Panagiota; Kanellis, Panagiotis and Martakos, Drakoulis eds. Social Computing Theory and Practice: Interdisciplinary Approaches (197 -214)
ISBN : 9781616929046 | Publisher : IGI Global | Published : Hershey, PA

Adapting e-learning and learning services for people with disabilities (2010-10)
Douce, Christopher; Porch, Wendy and Cooper, Martyn
In : 1st International AEGIS Conference: Access for All in the Desktop, Web and Mobile Field: an End-User and Developer Perspective (7-8 Oct 2010, Seville, Spain)

Evaluating accessible adaptable e-learning (2009)
Douce, Christopher and Porch, Wendy
In : Towards User Modeling and Adaptive Systems for All (TUMAS-A 2009): Modeling and Evaluation of Accessible Intelligent Learning Systems (6 Jul 2009, Brighton, UK)

Considering the dimensions of life-long learning tools (2008-04)
Douce, Christopher
In : Proceedings of the TenCompetence Open Workshop (10-11 Apr 2010, Madrid, Spain)

Exploring the extension of learning technology systems for accessibility (ALT-C 2008) (2008)
Douce, Christopher; Cooper, Martyn; Porch, Wendy; White, Juliette and Heath, Andrew
In : ALT-C 2008: Rethinking the digital divide (9-11 Sep 2008, University of Leeds, UK)

The Stores Model of Code Cognition (2008)
Douce, Christopher
In : Psychology of Programming Interest Group (10-12 Sep 2008, Lancaster University, UK)

Creating accessible SCORM content from OpenLearn material (2007-10)
Douce, Christopher
In : OpenLearn: Researching open content in education (30-31 Oct 2007, Milton Keynes, UK)

Adaptable accessible resources: a technology perspective (2007-06-26)
Douce, Christopher
In : Towards User Modelling and Adaptive Systems for All (TUMAS-A) (26 Jun 2007, Corfu, Greece)

Introducing EU4ALL: connecting accessibility and e-learning (2007-06-06)
Douce, Christopher
In : HEA e-Teaching and Learning Workshop (9 Jun 2007, University of Greenwich, Greenwich, UK)