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Durham University

School of Education

Staff Profile

Publication details for Prof Steve Higgins

Higgins, S., Mercier, E., Burd, E. & Joyce-Gibbons, A. (2012). Multi-touch tables and collaborative learning. British Journal of Educational Technology 43(6): 1041-1054.

Author(s) from Durham


Steve Higgins is a professor of Education at Durham University. His main research interests are in the pedagogy of educational technology in schools and the use of evidence in education. Dr Emma Mercier is a research associate in the School of Education at Durham University. She has a particular interest in the role of collaboration in learning and the working of interdisciplinary teams. Professor Liz Burd's research focus is to gain an improved understanding that will increase the accountability of software development and change processes. She is also interested in Computer Science education and the role of assessment in higher education more widely. Andrew Joyce-Gibbons is a former primary school teacher and a doctoral student in the School of Education at Durham University. His research interest is in the role of the teacher in supporting effective group work, particularly in technology-enhanced learning settings.