Chris Evans

Chris Evans
Teaching Fellow, MSc Admissions Tutor & Chair BoE
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+44 (0) 20 3108 7176 (internal: 57176)
Room: GS2.07
UCLIC, University College London
66 - 72 Gower Street
London, WC1E 6EA
United Kingdom

Teaching

I lead a combined undergraduate/postgraduate module in Interaction Design (COMP3012/GC25). I also teach Human-Computer Interaction as part of a number of modules in the Department of Computer Science. I teach two modules on the MSc in Human-Computer Interaction: Interaction Design and Persuasive Games.

Research

My current pedagogical research is in technology-enhanced learning including elearning, interface design, interactivity, social media, and innovative educational technologies.

Brief biography

I am a Teaching Fellow in University College London's Interaction Centre (UCLIC). I am known for use of innovative learning technologies. I was nominated for a National Teaching Fellowship Award and received a commendation from the Higher Education Academy in e-Tutor of the Year. Before joining UCL, I worked at Brunel University London, the Open University and Goldsmiths University of London. I obtained my PhD in the Department of Computing at Imperial College London.

I have previously received the Innovative Teaching Award (Student Led Teaching) and the Vice-Chancellor's Award for Teaching Excellence.

I am chair of the annual international conference eLearning 2.0 concerning technology-enhanced learning and social media. My current research is in educational technology. I started out doing research in logic and artificial intelligence, moving into multimedia computing and technology-enhanced learning.

Publications

Journal Publications

Erkan, I., & Evans, C. (2016a). The influence of eWOM in social media on consumers' purchase intentions: An extended approach to information adoption. Computers in Human Behavior, 61, 47-55.
Erkan, I. and Evans, C. (2016b). Social media or shopping websites? The influence of eWOM on consumers' online purchase intentions. Journal of Marketing Communications, pp.1-17.
Evans, C. (2013). Twitter for teaching: can social media be used to enhance the process of learning? British Journal of Educational Technology 45(5), 902-915. doi: 10.1111/bjet.12099.
Evans, C., & Palacios, L. (2011). Interactive self-assessment questions within a virtual environment. International Journal of E-Adoption, 3(2), 1-10. doi:10.4018/jea.2011040101
Evans, C. (2008). The effectiveness of m-learning in the form of podcast revision lectures in higher education. Computers & Education, 50(2), 491-498. doi:10.1016/j.compedu.2007.09.016
Evans, C., & Gibbons, N. J. (2007). The interactivity effect in multimedia learning. Computers & Education, 49(4), 1147-1160. doi:10.1016/j.compedu.2006.01.008
Gibbons, N. J., Evans, C., Payne, A. M., Shah, K., & Griffin, D. K. (2004). Computer simulations improve university instructional laboratories. Cell Biology Education, 3(4), 263-269. doi:10.1187/cbe.04-06-0040
Evans, C., Gibbons, N. J., Shah, K., & Griffin, D. K. (2004). Virtual learning in the biological sciences: pitfalls of simply "putting notes on the web". Computers & Education, 43(1-2), 49-61. doi:10.1016/j.compedu.2003.12.004
Evans, C., & Sabry, K.. (2003). Evaluation of the interactivity of web-based learning systems: principles and process. Innovations in Education and Teaching International, 40(1), 89-99. doi:10.1080/1355800032000038787
Gibbons, N. J., Evans, C., & Griffin, D. K. (2003). Learning to karyotype in the university environment: a computer-based virtual laboratory class (KaryoLab) designed to rationalize time for the tutor/researcher and to encourage more students to engage in cytogenetics. Cytogenet Genome Research, 101(1), 1-4. doi:10.1159:000073409
Evans, C., & Fan, J. (2002). Lifelong learning through the virtual university. Journal of Campus Wide Information Systems, 19(4), 127-134. doi:10.1108/10650740210438810
Evans, C., & Edwards, M. (1999). Navigational interface design for multimedia courseware. Journal of Educational Multimedia and Hypermedia, 8(2), 151-174.
Evans, C. (1999). Oppression net. Journal of Economic Affairs, 20(1), 21-28. doi:10.1111/1468-0270.00202
Evans, C. (1999). You say you want a revolution. Index on Censorship 28(5), 106-110. doi:10.1080/03064229908536662

Conference Publications

Evans, C., & Buqawa, A. (2012). Twitter for Teaching: can social media be used to enhance learning? In EDULEARN11 Proceedings. Spain: International Association of Technology, Education and Development. Retrieved from http://iated.org/
Evans, C. (2010). Feedback on student assignments: audio as an alternative to typing. In MCIS 2010. Tel-Aviv, Israel: AIS. Retrieved from http://aisel.aisnet.org/mcis2010/28
Evans, C., & Palacios, L. (2010). Interactive self-assessment questions within a virtual environment. In Proc. Third International Conference on Innovations in Learning for the Future 2010: e-Learning. Istanbul, Turkey.
Evans, C. (2010). Interactive feedback in the classroom using SMS messages. In IADIS International Conference IADIS e-Learning. Rome, Italy.
Evans, C., & Palacios, L. A. (2010). Using audio to enhance learner feedback. In International Conference on Education and Management Technology (ICEMT). Cairo, Egypt. doi:10.1109/ICEMT.2010.5657683
Evans, C. (2008). The effectiveness of interactive self-assessment in e-learning systems. In Proceedings e-Learning 2008 (pp.435-442). Amsterdam, the Netherlands.
Evans, C. (2007). The effectiveness of m-learning in the form of podcast revision lectures in higher education. In Biennial Conference on Computer Assisted Learning (CAL 07). Trinity College, Dublin, Ireland.
Evans, C., Baldwin, L. P., & Sabry, K. (2002). Interactivity in information systems for web-based learning. In 7th Annual Conference of the UK Academy for Information Systems (UK AIS) (pp. 63-71). Leeds, UK.
Evans, C., & Sabry, K. (2002). The evaluation of interactivity in web-based systems. In Human Computer Interaction 2002 (pp. 179-182). London, UK.
Evans, C., & Fan, J. (2001). Searching for best practice: distance education through virtual learning environments. In 10th European Distance Education Network (pp. 29-35). Stockholm, Sweden.
Evans, C., & Kakas, T. (1992). Hypothetico-deductive reasoning. In Fifth Generation Computer Systems. Tokyo, Japan.
Evans, C. (1990). The macro-event calculus: representing temporal granularity. In Pacific Rim International Conference on AI. Nagoya, Japan.
Evans, C. (1989). Negation-as-failure as an approach to the Hanks-McDermott problem. In Second International Symposium on Artificial Intelligence. Monterrey, Mexico.

Books and Book Chapters

Evans, C., & Palacios, L. (2013). The Effect of Interactivity in e-Learning Systems. Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom: Cambridge Scholars Publishing.
Evans, C., & Palacios, L. (2010). Effectiveness of interactivity for enhanced undergraduate learning. In S. Mukerji, & P. Tripathi (Eds.), Cases on Transnational Learning and Technologically Enabled Environments (First edition, pp. 359-375). IGI Global.
Evans, C. (2002). Copyright and the Net. In D.Cummings (Ed.) The Internet: Brave New World? (pp. 19-38). Hodder & Stoughton.

PhD Students

I have supervised the following PhD students:
Afaf Buqawa (completed, December 2015)
Luis Palacios (completed, December 2012)
Nicola Gibbons (completed, November 2005)
Jing Fan (completed, October 2005)

Research Publications

Authors
Title
Year
Publication
Chris Evans Flipping HCI 2016 ICST Transactions on Ambient Systems Special Issue: AVI Workshop on HCI and the Educational Technology Revolution, Journal article
I Erkan, Chris Evans Social media or shopping websites? The influence of eWOM on consumers’ online purchase intentions 2016 Journal of Marketing Communications, Journal article
I Erkan, Chris Evans The influence of eWOM in social media on consumers' purchase intentions: An extended approach to information adoption 2016 Computers in Human Behavior, Journal article
H Alboqami, W Al-Karaghouli, Y Baeshen, I Erkan, Chris Evans, A Ghoneim Electronic word of mouth in social media: The common characteristics of retweeted and favourited marketer-generated content posted on Twitter 2015 International Journal of Internet Marketing and Advertising, Journal article
L Palacios, Chris Evans The Effect of Interactivity in e-Learning Systems 2014 Book
Chris Evans Twitter for teaching: Can social media be used to enhance the process of learning? 2014 British Journal of Educational Technology, Journal article
Chris Evans, L Palacios Interactive self-assessment questions within a virtual environment 2013 Chapter
Chris Evans, A Buquawa Twitter for Teaching: can social media be used to enhance learning? 2012 EDULEARN11, Conference proceeding, Spain
Chris Evans, L Palacios Interactive feedback in the classroom using SMS messages 2011 Proceedings of the IADIS International Conference e-Learning 2011, Part of the IADIS Multi Conference on Computer Science and Information Systems 2011, MCCSIS 2011, Conference proceeding
Chris Evans, L Palacios Interactive self-assessment questions within a virtual environment 2011 International Journal of E-Adoption, Journal article
L Palacios, Chris Evans Effectiveness of interactivity for enhanced undergraduate learning 2010 Chapter
Chris Evans, L Palacios Using audio to enhance learner feedback 2010 ICEMT 2010 - 2010 International Conference on Education and Management Technology, Proceedings, Conference proceeding
Chris Evans Feedback on student assignments: audio as an alternative to typing 2010 MCIS 2010, Conference proceeding
Chris Evans, L Palacios Interactive self-assessment questions within a virtual environment 2010 Third International Conference on Innovations in Learning for the Future 2010: e-Learning, Conference proceeding, Istanbul, Turkey
Chris Evans, P Spencer The effectiveness of interactive self-assessment in e-learning systems 2008 E-Learning 2008, Conference proceeding, Amsterdam, Netherlands
Chris Evans The effectiveness of m-learning in the form of podcast revision lectures in higher education 2008 Computers and Education, Journal article
Chris Evans, NJ Gibbons The interactivity effect in multimedia learning 2007 Computers and Education, Journal article
Chris Evans The effectiveness of m-learning in the form of podcast revision lectures in higher education 2007 Biennial Conference on Computer Assisted Learning (CAL 07), Conference proceeding, Dublin, Ireland
NJ Gibbons, Chris Evans, A Payne, K Shah, DK Griffin Computer simulations improve university instructional laboratories 2004 Cell Biology Education, Journal article
Chris Evans, N Gibbons, K Shah, DK Griffin Virtual learning in the biological sciences: pitfalls of simply "putting notes on the web" 2004 Computers & Education, Journal article
Chris Evans, NJ Gibbons, K Shah, DK Griffin Virtual learning in the biological sciences: Pitfalls of simply "putting notes on the web" 2004 Computers and Education, Conference proceeding
NJ Gibbons, Chris Evans, DK Griffin Learning to karyotype in the university environment: A computer-based virtual laboratory class (KaryoLab) designed to rationalize time for the tutor/researcher and to encourage more students to engage in cytogenetics 2003 Cytogenetic and Genome Research, Journal article
Chris Evans, K Sabry Evaluation of the interactivity of Web-based learning systems: Principles and process 2003 Innovations in Education and Teaching International, Journal article
Chris Evans, J Fan Lifelong learning through the virtual university 2002 Journal of Campus Wide Information Systems, Journal article
Chris Evans, LP Baldwin, K Sabry Interactivity in information systems for web-based learning 2002 7th Annual Conference of the UK Academy for Information Systems, Conference proceeding, Leeds, UK
Chris Evans, K Sabry The evaluation of interactivity in web-based systems 2002 Human Computer Interaction 2002, Conference proceeding, London, UK
Chris Evans Copyright and the Net 2002 Chapter
Chris Evans, J Fan Searching for best practice: distance education through virtual learning environments 2001 10th European Distance Education Network, Conference proceeding, Stockholm, Sweden
Chris Evans Oppression Net 1999 Journal of Economic Affairs, Journal article
Chris Evans You say you want a revolution 1999 Index on Censorship, Journal article
Chris Evans, M Edwards Navigational interface design for multimedia courseware 1999 Journal of Educational Multimedia and Hypermedia, Journal article
Chris Evans, T Kakas Hypothetico-deductive reasoning 1992 Fifth Generation Computer Systems, Conference proceeding, Tokyo, Japan
Chris Evans The macro-event calculus: representing temporal granularity 1990 Pacific Rim International Conference on AI, Conference proceeding, Nagoya, Japan
Chris Evans Negation-as-failure as an approach to the Hanks-McDermott problem 1989 Second International Symposium on Artificial Intelligence, Conference proceeding, Monterrey, Mexico