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 Colin Harrison is Emeritus Professor of Literacy Studies in Education at the University of Nottingham School of Education.

He has directed over 50 research projects, mostly in the areas of literacy and technology.

Below is information on some of his more recent publications:

2017 (with Peter Afflerbach) What is engagement, how is it different from motivation, and how can I promote it? Journal of Adolescent & Adult Literacy, 61(2) 217–220 doi: 10.1002/jaal.679 ©

2017 Why Are You Reading This? Journal of Adolescent & Adult Literacy, 60(6), 711–714. doi: 10.1002/jaal.638

2017 Reading Achievement, International Comparisons, and Moral Panic: Do International Reading Test Scores Matter? Journal of Adolescent & Adult Literacy, 60(4), 475–479. doi: 10.1002/jaal.607

Harrison C. (2016)   Are Computers, Smartphones, and the Internet a Boon or a Barrier for the Weaker Reader? Journal of Adolescent & Adult Literacy60(2), 221-225.

Harrison, C. (2015) We’re closing the digital divide: now let’s work on closing the teleological divide. In SPIRO, R.J., DESCHRYVER, M., HAGERMAN, M.S., MORSINK, P.M., & THOMPSON, P. (Eds) Reading at a Crossroads? Disjunctures and Continuities in Current Conceptions and Practices. New York: Routledge Taylor & Francis Group.

Harrison, C., Tomás, C., & Crook, C. (2014). An e-maturity analysis explains intention–behavior disjunctions in technology adoption in UK schools. Computers in Human Behavior, 34, 345-351.

Harrison, C., Dwyer, B. and Castek, J. (2014) Using Technology to Improve Reading and Learning.Huntington Beach CA: Shell Education.