Conference papers, dissemination and projects

For details on my expertise and current role, please see my ‘About me‘ page.

Conference presentations and posters

Cornock, M. (2016). Strategies for supporting effective student engagement with lecture recordings. Short paper for the ALT Annual Conference, 6-8 September 2016. Abstract [PDF]. Slides [SlideShare]. Conference Site.

Cornock, M. and Hare, R. (2016). Using technology to engage students and support active learning. Poster for the University of York Annual Teaching and Learning Conference 2016, 7 June 2016, University of York. Abstract [PDF]. Poster [PDF].

Cornock, M. (2016). Is there a place for Blackboard Collaborate in blended learning design? Workshop at the 16th Durham Blackboard Users Conference, 7-8 January 2016, Durham University, UK. Abstract [PDF]. Conference Programme [PDF]. Slides [SlideShare]. Twitter chatter [Storify].

Hare, R. and Cornock, M. (2015). The York Technology-Enhanced Learning Handbook. Webinar for ALT Online Winter Conference 2015, 9 December 2015. Abstract and Recording of Webinar. Slides from WebinarVideo overview of the York TEL Handbook [YouTube]. York TEL Handbook website.

Cornock, M. (2015). Justifying lecture capture: the importance of student experiences in understanding the value of learning technologies. Extended paper, #867, ALT-C 2015 – Shaping the future of learning together. Annual Conference of the Association for Learning Technology, 8-10 September 2015, University of Manchester, UK. Abstract [PDF]. Slides [SlideShare]. Twitter chatter [Storify].

Cornock, M. (2015). Learning before and after the lecture: the role of learning technology. Presentation at the University of York Annual Learning and Teaching Conference 2015, 10 June 2015, University of York. Abstract [PDF]. Slides [SlideShare]. Also provided evaluation data for Dr Martin Smalley’s project report Enhancing Lectures with Video Recordings in Physics which was presented in the same session.

Cornock, M. and Walker, R. (2014). Why do students use lecture capture? Interim report on a qualitative research project. Presentation and panellist at Lecture Capture: Building the Evidence Base, 17 December 2014, Loughborough University, UK. Summary, Slides. Watch Recording [Loughborough Review].

Cornock, M. and Parkinson, B. (2014). The Paperless Student: The impact of an intervention addressing digital study competencies. Short paper at ALT-C 2014 – Riding Giants: How to innovate and educate ahead of the wave, the 21st Annual Conference of the Association for Learning Technology 1-3 September 2014, University of Warwick, UK. Abstract [PDF], Slides [Slideshare].

Cornock, M. and Parkinson, B. (2013). Encouraging use of digital resources: responding to student feedback about problems of reading on screen. Presentation at the 3rd Annual Higher York eLearning Conference, 4 June 2013, York St John University. Recording and Slides, Conference website, Reading On Screen website.

Cornock, M., Davis, S. Stout, H., Britcliffe, W., Cherneva, L. and O’Kane, M. (2013). Social media for social policy: working together for creative employability skills development. Workshop at the University of York Annual Learning and Teaching Conference 2013, 8 May 2013, University of York. SummarySlides [PDF].

Wenham, A. and Cornock, M. (2013). Exposing students to ‘real-world experiences’ – collaborating with external organisations to uncover policy implementation within the local context’. Seminar at the University of York Annual Learning and Teaching Conference 2013, 8 May 2013, University of York. Abstract [PDF], Slides [PDF] and Project Blog.

Cornock, M. (2013). Creating rich resources with free tools: Customised Google Maps for Learning & Teaching. Workshop at the 13th Durham Blackboard Users’ Conference, 9 January 2013, Durham University. Summary, Slides [Slideshare].

Cornock, M. (2012). Unravelling student expectations: The use of early data and student feedback to inform implementation. Short paper presented at ALT-C ‘A Confrontation With Reality’ the 19th international conference of the Association for Learning Technology, 11 September 2012, University of Manchester. Abstract [PDF], Slides [Slideshare].

Cornock, M. and Wenham, A. (2012). Engaging students in online social spaces: experiences of using Facebook for teaching and learning. Presented at the University of York Annual Teaching and Learning Conference 2012, 16 May 2012, University of York. Abstract [PDF] and Slides [Slideshare]

Cornock, M. and Skinner, C. (2012). Feedback and student engagement in long-thin modules. Poster for the University of York Annual Teaching and Learning Conference 2012, 16 May 2012, University of York. Abstract [PDF, page 9] and Poster [PDF].

Walton, P., Cornock, M. and McIlroy, R. (2012). A VLE platform to support service user and carer participation in social work education. Presented at the 2nd Annual Higher York eLearning Conference, 30 May 2012, York St John University. Conference Page and YouTube tutorial on designing a VLE space.

Cornock, M. (2011). Time to ditch the reading list? Workshop for the Higher York eLearning Conference, 6 June 2011, York St John University. Slides [Slideshare] and Cloudworks discussion space.

Cornock, M., Gunn, R., Mann, K., Cumberpatch, S. (2011). Innovations and collaboration in information literacy and academic skills. Poster presentation for the University of York Annual Teaching and Learning Conference 2011, 25 May 2011, University of York. Poster [PDF].

Newsletter articles

Cornock, M. (2015) ‘Using technology to propel student learning’, FORUM Magazine, Issue 39, Autumn 2015, University of York, pp.13. Available online.

Smalley, M. and Cornock, M. (2015) ‘Enhancement of Lectures with Video Recordings. Physics Pilot Project’, FORUM Magazine, Issue 38, Summer 2015, University of York, pp.15. Available online.

Cornock, M. (2014) ‘Using technology for learning: an innovation or an expectation?’, FORUM Magazine, Issue 34, Spring 2014, University of York, pp.10. Available online [PDF].

Other presentations

  • Invited panellist. Lecture capture discussion. Digital Commons, University of Sheffield. (19 October 2016).
  • Speaker. Scaling up the service and supporting students. UK HE Lecture Capture Meeting, University of Manchester. (27 June 2016). Slides [SlideShare]. Recording [Manchester Video].
  • Invited speaker. Supporting student learning with lecture capture. Keele University.  (9 June 2016). Slides [SlideShare].
  • Invited speaker. Understanding how and why students use lecture captures. TEL Research @ Liverpool Group, University of Liverpool. (6 June 2016). Slides [SlideShare].
  • Invited speaker. Use of learning technologies for academic support. Local network of the Association of Learning Developers in Higher Education (13 Jan 2016).
  • Workshop lead. Using social networks to create a research impact. Workshop on WordPress and Twitter for the White Rose Social Science Doctoral Training Centre (19 Feb 2014). Introducing Twitter and Blogs [PDF]. Next Steps with Twitter and Blogs [PDF]. Twitter for Academics [SlideShare]. Blogs for Academics [SlideShare].
  • Speaker. Embedding Social Media Training within a Subject Context. ELDT Show and Tell Lunch (22 May 2013).
  • Workshop lead. Introduction to WordPress and Twitter. Optional workshop for Social Policy Association Conference (July 2012).
  • Co-presenter. SPSW Welcome Sites, as part of Simon Davis’s session Delivering transition support through the VLE. Durham Blackboard Users Conference (Jan 2011).
  • Speaker. Approaches to Facilitating Online Discussions in Welcome Sites. ELDT Show and Tell Lunch (2012). Related blog post (Four types of student posts in introductory online discussion activities).
  • Co-presenter. Online study skills tuition, as part of eMA team presentation on study skills for online learners. York FELT Conference (2010).
  • Speaker. What is CMALT and why is it worth achieving it. Digital 20/20 York CMALT session (2010). Presentation [PDF].

Funded project participation

  • Automated camera-based lecture recording for Physics and Mathematics (Rapid Response Fund 2015-16).
  • Video recording pilot in Department of Physics (Rapid Response Fund 2014-15).
  • Widening participation for Social Policy (Widening Participation Initiative Fund 2013-14).
  • Collaboration with external organisation to support teaching (Rapid Response Fund 2012-13).
  • SPS Forum Interviews with Guest Academics (Rapid Response Fund 2013-13).
  • Extended Degree Videos (Student Intern Project Match-Funding 2012-2013)
  • Development of a Social Media project and workshop programme for Social Sciences (CETL-E Fund 2010-11).

Selected completed projects and involvement

  • York Technology-Enhanced Learning Handbook (2015 – Ongoing): Co-editor of an online handbook presenting recommended approaches to the use of learning technologies, collating guides, case studies and pedagogical frameworks to support adoption of supported tools by academic staff.
  • National Survey of Student Engagement (Summer 2014): Survey data collection for University pilot of UKES, analysis and discussion of results with Chairs of Boards of Studies, and co-drafting of written report to UTC.
  • Reading on Screen (March 2013 – Ongoing): Website to support digital competencies for study, based upon student concerns about reducing printed copies of resources.
  • Social Media for Social Policy (June 2012, 2013, 2014): Convened and delivered workshop programme for social science students to up-skill in digital media and communications, recognising the value of digital skills for social policy students’ potential careers.
  • Academic Skills for Social Work (2011-2013): Co-developed a programme of academic skills parallel workshops in digital literacy, information literacy and academic writing; surveyed students before and after workshop to compare learning and identify further skills gaps.
  • Student Module Feedback and Evaluations (2014): Reviewed module evaluation surveys from other institutions to improve departmental evaluations with the aim of having more useful data to inform course development.
  • First Year Learning Technology Expectations (2011-2014): Induction survey providing insights into student device ownership, IT competencies and expectations of the use of learning technology.
  • Module Option Choice System (2012-2014): Departmental module choice system that allowed online submission of module choices by students and staff to email students .
  • Digitisation of Reading Lists (2010): Supporting staff to digitise reading lists in the institutional system; line-managed student intern.
  • New Student Welcome/Preparing to Study Sites (2011-2014): Departmental implementation of centrally-initiated ‘transition’ sites for first year students, released pre-arrival. Original development in 2010 of Welcome Sites for Extended Degree students. See blog post on use of videos for transition.
  • Accessibility resources (2014): Development of resources to promote accessible learning, published on SPSW staff intranet and subsequently made available to institution in new role.


  • Replay Steering Group, Chair ex officio (2014-ongoing).
  • E-Accessibility Forum, ELDT Representative (2014-ongoing).
  • Learning and Teaching Forum, ELDT Representative (2015-ongoing).
  • Disabled Students Allowance Working Group, ELDT Representative (2015-2016).
  • Replay Steering Group, Departmental Representative (2013-2014).
  • Research Computing Working Group, Departmental Representative (2013-2014).
  • SPSW Departmental Equality and Diversity Working Group (2013-2014).

Marketing and website development

The ‘other half’ of my previous departmental role was as web coordinator. In this role I supported and led on a number of marketing and website development projects. The largest project was the redevelopment of the departmental website in 2010 to the institutional content management system, involving planning and discussions with departmental stakeholders and the authoring of a large number of webpages for different audiences.

  • Placement Case Studies (2014): Drawing upon placement reports from students (with consent and appropriate data protection where required) to create case studies, managing student intern to create visuals for online and print.
  • Departmental Open Day Materials (2012-2014): Updating existing literature, designing roll-up banners and materials for open day stand with a coherent look.
  • Careers in Social Policy and Social Work (2013-2014): Authoring content, presenting student case studies and producing videos of lecturers discussing career relevance of the subject. SPSW Careers Videos [YouTube].
  • Week in the Life of a Student (2013-14): Diaries of students showing a typical week at York.
  • Welfare Conditionality (2013): Converting site design from graphic designer to a WordPress theme, site set up and customisation for major research project.
  • WHEN (2014): Basic set up of WordPress site and discussion with site owners over development.
  • Departmental Research Pages (2013-2014): Discussion with research leads to create a micro-site appropriate to the aims of the research group. SPEAX; Childhood, Youth and Families; ICMHSR (departmental page).
  • SUPA (Service Users Participation) Group Website (2012): Strategic marketing and website development, helping realise aims and objectives of the group in order to convey their role to a wider audience.
  • Extended Degree Marketing Project (2012): Line-managed and mentored student intern in creation of marketing videos promoting the Extended Degree programme for widening participation.
  • Departmental Teaching Case Studies (2011): Three detailed case studies showing specialisation of social policy in crime, sex and sexuality, and housing. Involved video interviews of lecturers and students, footage taken in class, and creation of webpage case studies. Followed up in 2012 with a case study of a social work professional identity project, including podcast of lecturer and photos of the event.
  • Departmental Videos (2011-2014): Interviews with a number of academic staff, using footage to address a range of marketing aims including explaining the subject, teaching practice, introductions to modules (as part of Preparing to Study sites) and careers. Social Policy and Us Videos [YouTube].
  • York Health Leaders Forum (2011): Microsite development for high-profile project.
  • Search Engine Optimisation (June 2011): Presentation to the University CPD Forum.
  • Departmental Website Redevelopment (2009-2010): Strategic marketing project, rebuilding and structuring website, redrafting content and editing copy; presentation to the University Web Forum.