Mike Sharples

Author: Mike Sharples


Mike Sharples is Professor of Educational Technology at the Institute for Educational Technology, The Open University UK.

Mike's research interests include human-centred design and evaluation of technologies of learning, and the application of studies of human cognition and social interaction to the design of novel interactive systems. He is a co-investigator in the Wolfson OpenScience Laboratory project and the JUXTALEARN EU-funded project. He inaugurated the mLearn international conference series and was founding President of the International Association for Mobile Learning. He was Principal Investigator of the PI: Personal Inquiry project to support inquiry learning of 21st century science topics between formal and informal settings, developing the nQuire inquiry learning system. As a member of the MOBIlearn European 5th Framework project he led the design and evaluation of its context awareness subsystem. Other projects include L-Mo with Sharp Labs Europe to develop mobile technology for language learning, the design of a Writer's Assistant, an exploration of writing as creative design, computer implementations of story generation, and the development of a knowledge-based tutoring system for neuroradiology.


Publication period start: 1986
Publication period end: 2009
Number of co-authors: 30


Number of publications with favourite co-authors
G. Vavoula
Michael Boardman
Christopher Baber

Productive Colleagues

Most productive colleagues in number of publications
David Haniff
Russell Beale
Christopher Baber


Sharples, Mike, Graber, Rebecca, Harrison, Colin, Logan, Kit (2009): E-safety and Web 2.0 for children aged 11-16. In J. Comp. Assisted Learning, 25 (1) pp. 70-84. https://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1365-2729.2008.00304.x

Roschelle, Jeremy, Sharples, Mike, Chan, Tak-Wai (2005): Introduction to the special issue on wireless and mobile technologies in education. In J. Comp. Assisted Learning, 21 (3) pp. 159-161. https://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1365-2729.2005.00123.x

Corlett, Dan, Sharples, Mike, Bull, Susan, Chan, Tony (2005): Evaluation of a mobile learning organiser for university students. In J. Comp. Assisted Learning, 21 (3) pp. 162-170. https://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1365-2729.2005.00124.x

Hoppe, Heinz Ulrich, Joiner, Richard W., Milrad, Marcelo, Sharples, Mike (2003): Guest editorial: Wireless and Mobile Technologies in Education. In J. Comp. Assisted Learning, 19 (3) pp. 255-259. https://dx.doi.org/10.1046/j.0266-4909.2003.00027.x

Sharples, Mike, Beale, Russell (2003): A technical review of mobile computational devices. In J. Comp. Assisted Learning, 19 (3) pp. 392-395. https://dx.doi.org/10.1046/j.0266-4909.2003.00040.x

Sharples, Mike, Corlett, Dan, Westmancott, Oliver (2002): The Design and Implementation of a Mobile Learning Resource. In Personal and Ubiquitous Computing, 6 (3) pp. 220-234. https://springerlink.metapress.com/openurl.asp?genre=article&issn=1617-4917&volume=6&issue=3&spage=220

Sharples, Mike (1997): "Groupware and Authoring," edited by Roy Rada. In Computer Supported Cooperative Work, 6 (1) pp. 99-101.

Sharples, Mike, Goodlet, James, Clutterbuck, Andrew (1994): A Comparison of Algorithms for Hypertext Notes Network Linearization. In International Journal of Human-Computer Studies, 40 (4) pp. 727-752.

Sharples, Mike, Bruce, Bertram C. (1994): Collaborative writing and technological change: Implications for writing practice and syst. In Computer Supported Cooperative Work, 3 (3) pp. 225-228. https://dx.doi.org/10.1007/BF00750740

Sharples, Mike (1993): A Study of Breakdowns and Repairs in a Computer-Mediated Communication System. In Interacting with Computers, 5 (1) pp. 61-77.

Sharples, Mike (1992): "Hypertext Concepts, Systems and Applications. Proceedings of the European Conference on H. In International Journal of Man-Machine Studies, 37 (3) pp. 387-393.

O'Malley, Claire, Sharples, Mike (1986): Tools for Management and Support of Multiple Constraints in a Writer's Assistant. In: Harrison, Michael D., Monk, Andrew (eds.) Proceedings of the Second Conference of the British Computer Society Human Computer Interaction Specialist Group - People and Computers II August 23-26, 1986, University of York, UK. pp. 115-131.

Anastopoulou, S., Sharples, Mike, Baber, Christopher (2003): Multimodality and learning: linking science to everyday activities. In: Stephanidis, Constantine (eds.) Proceedings of the Tenth International Conference on Human-Computer Interaction June 22-27, 2003, Crete, Greece. pp. 576-580.

Vavoula, G., Sharples, Mike (2003): Putting Order to Episodic and Semantic Learning Memories:The Case for KLeOS. In: Stephanidis, Constantine (eds.) Proceedings of the Tenth International Conference on Human-Computer Interaction June 22-27, 2003, Crete, Greece. pp. 894-898.

Baber, Christopher, Sharples, Mike, Boardman, M., Price, A., Haniff, D. (2001): Requirements Engineering of Personal Technology for Police Officers. In: Proceedings of IFIP INTERACT01: Human-Computer Interaction , 2001, Tokyo, Japan. pp. 512-520.

Lonsdale, Peter, Baber, Christopher, Sharples, Mike (2004): Engaging Learners with Everyday Technology: A Participatory Simulation Using Mobile Phones. In: Brewster, Stephen A., Dunlop, Mark D. (eds.) Mobile Human-Computer Interaction - Mobile HCI 2004 - 6th International Symposium September 13-16, 2004, Glasgow, UK. pp. 461-465. https://link.springer.de/link/service/series/0558/bibs/3160/31600461.htm

Anastopoulou, Stamatina, Sharples, Mike, Baber, Christopher (2003): Using Gestures to Learn about Graphs: The Contribution of Multimodal Technology. In: ICALT 2003 - 2003 IEEE International Conference on Advanced Learning Technologies 9-11 July, 2003, Athens, Greece. pp. 185-189. https://csdl.computer.org/comp/proceedings/icalt/2003/1967/00/19670185abs.htm

Vavoula, Giasemi N., Sharples, Mike (2001): Studying the Learning Practice: Implications for the Design of a Lifelong Learning Support. In: ICALT 2001 , 2001, . pp. 379-380.

Baber, Christopher, Sharples, Mike, Boardman, Michael, Price, Amber, Haniff, David (2001): Requirements engineering of personal technology for police officers,. In: Hirose, M. (eds.) Proceedings of Interact 2001 , 2001, Tokyo, Japan. pp. 512-520.

Baber, Christopher, Haniff, David, Sharples, Mike, Boardman, Michael, Price, Amber (2001): A Requirements Analysis of Personal Mobile Computers for Police Officers (In Engineering P. In: Harris, D (eds.) Engineering Psychology and Cognitive Ergonomics , 2001, . pp. 21-28.

Vavoula, G., Sharples, Mike, Cross, J., Baber, Christopher (2003): SpyCam and RoboCam: An Application of the Future Technology Workshop Method to the Design . In: Stephanidis, Constantine (eds.) Proceedings of the Tenth International Conference on Human-Computer Interaction June 22-27, 2003, Crete, Greece. pp. 1071-1075.