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Academic Publications


Martin, S. (2016) Guest Editor, Special issue Teacher Learning through Teacher Teams. Educational Research and Evaluation, 22(3-4).


Martin, S. (2014) Measuring cognitive load and cognition: metrics for technology-enhanced learning. Educational Research and Evaluation, 20(7-8), 592-621.


Vallance. M., Martin, S., & Naamani, C. (2015) A situation that we had never imagined: post-Fukushima virtual collaborations for determining robot task metrics. International Journal of Learning Technology, 10(1), 30-49.


Martin S. (2015) Invited Editor, Affordances, Approaches and Challenges for Blended, Technology-Enhanced Learning: Present and Future Development. Special edition, Educational Research and Evaluation, 20(7-8).


Martin, S. (2013) Exploring identity and citizenship in a virtual world. International Journal of Virtual and Personal Learning Environments, 3(4) 53-70.


Martin, S. (2013) Invited Editor, Special Edition, Virtual Worlds. International Journal of Virtual and Personal Learning Environments, 3(4).


Vallance, M. & Martin, S. (2012) Assessment and Learning in the Virtual World: Tasks, Taxonomies and teaching for real. Journal of Virtual Worlds Research, 5(2), 1-13.


Martin, S. (2012) Does instructional format really matter? Cognitive Load Theory, multimedia and teaching English Literature. Educational Research and Evaluation, 18(2), 125-152.


Van Schaik, P., Martin, S. & Vallance, M. (2011) Measuring Flow experience in an immersive virtual environment for collaborative learning. Journal of Computer Assisted Learning, 28(4), 350-365.


Martin, S. (2010) Teachers using Learning Styles: caught between research and accountability? Teaching and Teacher Education, 26(8) 1583-1591.


Martin, S. (2010) Predicting multicultural competency in international school settings: the validity and reliability of two instruments. Evaluation and Research in Education, 23(4), 233-254.


Martin, S., Vallance, M., van Schaik, P. & Wiz, C. (2010) Learning spaces, tasks and metrics for effective communication in Second Life within the context of programming LEGO NXT Mindstorms robots: towards a framework for design and implementation. Journal of Virtual Worlds Research: The Researcher's Toolbox, 3(1).


Vallance, M., Martin, S., Wiz, C. & van Schaik, P. (2010) Designing effective spaces, tasks and metrics for communication in Second Life within the context of programming LEGO NXT Mindstorms robots.

International Journal of Virtual and Personal Learning Environments, 1(1), 20-37.


Martin, S. & Vallance, M. (2008) The Impact of Synchronous Inter-Networked Teacher Training in Information and Communication Technology Integration. Computers and Education, 51(1) 34-53.


Martin, S. (2007) Collaborative learning with technology: some effects on educational disaffection. International Journal on School Disaffection, 4(2) 14-21.


Martin, S. & Williamson, B. (2002) Included in Exclusion: Learning, civil society and widening participation. Journal of Access and Credit Studies, 4(1) 51-62.


Books / Chapters


Martin, S. & Notari, M. (Eds.) (2018) Technology-Enhanced and Collaborative Learning: Affordances, Approaches and Challenges. London: Routledge.


Martin, S. (2017) A critical analysis of the theoretical construction and empirical measurement of cognitive load. In R. Zheng (Ed.) Cognitive load measurement and application: A theoretical framework for meaningful research and practice. New York: Routledge.


Martin, S. (2017) Virtual worlds, social network software and Netography in educational research. In L. Cohen, L. Manion, & K. Morrison (Eds.) Research Methods in Education (8th edn.) London: Routledge.


Martin, S. (2016) Identity, citizenship and moral constructs from the virtual self. In K. Terry and A. Cheney (Eds.), Utilizing virtual and personal learning environments for optimal learning, pp. 217-237. Hershey, PA: Information Science Reference.


Martin, S. (2015) Invited Editor, Cutting-edge Technologies in Higher Education Series: Virtual Worlds for Learning and Teaching in Higher Education. London: Emerald Press.


Martin, S. (2014) Lessons from The Great Underground Empire: Pedagogy, Computers and False Dawn. In A. Tatnall and B. Davey (Eds.) Reflections on the History of Computers in Education. London: Springer.


Martin, S. (2011) Virtual worlds in educational research. In L. Cohen, L. Manion & K. Morrison (Eds.) Research Methods in Education (7th edn.) London: Routledge.


Martin, S. (2011) Synthetic worlds and virtual citizens: experimental ethnographic simulation, virtual autotopography and emerging citizenship identity in young people. In J. Athnassios (Ed.), Research on e-learning and ICT in Education: Technological, Pedagogical and Instructional Issues. London: Springer.


Martin, S. & Feng, A. (2006) The Construction of Citizenship and Nation Building: the Singapore Case. In G. Alred, M. Byram, & M.P. Fleming (Eds.), Education for Intercultural citizenship: Concepts and Comparisons, pp. 47-66. Clevedon, UK: Multilingual Matters.


Vallance, M., Martin, S., Wiz, C., & van Schaik, P. (2012) Designing effective spaces, tasks and metrics for communication in Second Life within the context of programming LEGO NXT Mindstorms robots. In Michael Thomas (Ed.), Design, Implementation and Evaluation of Virtual Learning Environments. Information Science Reference, Pennsylvania: USA.


Martin, S. (2002) Corporate learning for the knowledge economy: Management as teaching and co-learning. In T. Aken and T.M. Engers, (Eds.), Beyond Knowledge Productivity, pp. 93-104. Utrecht: Lemma.


Martin, S., Garvey, R. & Williamson, W. (2002) If It's So Easy, Why Doesn't It Happen? In T. Aken and T.M. Engers, (Eds.), Beyond Knowledge Productivity, pp. 213-232. Utrecht: Lemma.


Martin, S. & Mahoney, J. (1994) Letts Explore Series: 24 Study Guides for Key Stage 3, 4, GCSE and 'A' Level English Literature. Letts Educational, continuous reprint since 1994: worldwide sales exceeding one million copies.


Research Reports


Burden, K., Hopkins, J., Male, T., Martin, S. & Trala, C. (2012) iPad Scotland Evaluation. Scottish Parliament, Holyrood.


Vallance, M., Martin, S., Wiz, C. & Van Schaik, P. (2010) Processes, outcomes and metrics for assessing synchronous and asynchronous collaboration in Virtual Worlds. Prime Minister's Initiative (PMI-2) British Council July 2008-June 2010.


Martin, S. (2006) The Alternative Guide. Stockton-on-Tees Connexions Service.


Martin, S., Rae, A. and Williamson, W. (2005) Learning Without Walls: Finding Pathways. Excellence in Cities. Stockton-on-Tees Education, Leisure & Cultural Services.


Martin, S. & Williamson, W. (2005) Not Always What They Seem. Report of the Learning & Engagement Project. Northumberland County Council Crime Reduction Division.


Martin, S. & Williamson, W. (2005) Transition Learning Mentors: Their Role as Agents of Change for Disaffected and Excluded Young People. Stockton-on-Tees Education, Leisure & Cultural Services.


Martin, S., Rae, A. & Williamson, W. (2004) The Centre Cannot Hold: Report on the Information Retrieval and Tracking pilot (Every Child Matters). County Durham Local Authority.


Martin, S. & Williamson, W. (2004) Unlocking Potential: Riverside Training, Sunderland. Learning and Skills Council.


Martin, S. & Williamson, W. (2003) Discovering the Future: lessons from the Entry to Employment Pathfinder pilot. Learning and Skills Council.


Martin, S. & Williamson, W. (2003) Evaluation of the Parents and Children Together project to enhance the literacy levels of children in ten schools. Durham Council.


Martin, S., Rae, A. & Williamson, W. (2003) Learning Without Walls: Finding Pathways. Excellence in Cities. Stockton-on-Tees Education, Leisure & Cultural Services.


Martin, S. & Williamson, W. (2003) Rebuilding Professional Development. Report on the General Practitioner Professional Learning Project. Durham Dales NHS Primary Care Trust.


Martin, S. & Williamson, W. (2002) Personal, Professional and Practice Development: An Agenda for Change. Report on the Professional Development Project for General Practice. Derwentside NHS Primary Care Trust.


Martin, S., Rae, A. & Williamson, W. (2002) Engaging the Disengaged: The Role of Lifelong Learning. Tyne and Wear Lifelong Learning Partnership.


Conference Presentations


Martin, S. (2016) Invited Keynote speaker: Teachers and the Knowledge Era: Opportunities and Challenges. 28-31 November, King Khalid University, Saudi Arabia.


Vallance, M., & Martin, S. (2012) Collaborative Learning, Cognitive Processes, Telerobotic Communication and Japan Recovery in Virtual Spaces. In Proceedings of the 5th Annual Virtual Worlds Best Practices in Education Conference. Theoretical & Research Papers track. Rockcliffe University Consortium, USA. pp. 74-86.


Vallance, M., & Martin, S. (2011) A methodology for determining relationships between cognitive processes and the knowledge dimension when implementing tasks in virtual worlds. In Proceedings of the first International Virtual Environments Research Group (iVERG) conference. Immersive technologies for learning: a multi-disciplinary approach. Teesside University, UK (pp.76-86)


Vallance, M., & Martin, S. (2011) Dynamic visualisation of data for more knowledgeable interpretations. In Proceedings of the second International Virtual Environments Research Group (iVERG) conference. Virtual Implementations: real outcomes. Teesside University, UK. pp.1-10.


Martin, S. (2011) What Citizenship Do We Want? Experiential Learning in Virtual Worlds. Prague, Czech Republic.


Martin, S. (2011) Invited Keynote speaker: Identity and Citizenship. Citizenship Practices: Transnational Identities, Human Rights and Social Justice in a Globalising World. 26-27 September, Durham University, Durham, UK.


Wiz, C., Schaik, P. van, Vallance, M. & Martin, S. (2011) The Vocabulary Load of Problem Solving in Immersive Virtual Environments. JALT Conference 2011. Kurume University, Japan. June 3-5.


van Schaik, P., Martin, S. Vallance, M. & Wiz, C. (2010) Measuring flow experience in an immersive virtual environment for collaborative learning. In Proceedings of the First International Virtual Environments Research Group (iVERG) conference. Immersive technologies for learning: a multi-disciplinary approach. Teesside University, UK. (pp.156-166)


Martin, S. (2010) Invited Keynote speaker: Mapping the dynamics of citizenship: the articulation of identity in an immersive virtual environment. 7th Pan-Hellenic Conference. Korinthos, Greece.


Martin, S. & Vallance, M. (2010) A methodology for determining relationships between cognitive processes and the knowledge dimension when implementing tasks in virtual worlds. International Virtual Environments Research Group, Annual Conference, Teesside University, UK.


van Schaik, P., Martin, S., Wiz, C. & Vallance, M. (2010) Measuring flow experience in an immersive virtual environment for collaborative learning. International Virtual Environments Research Group Annual Conference, Teesside University, UK.


Vallance, M., Martin, S., Wiz, C., van Schaik, P. (2009) LEGO Mindstorms for informed metrics in virtual worlds. In Proceedings of Human Computer Interaction (HCI) 2009 - People and Computers XXII. Cambridge University, UK, 159-162.


Vallance, M., Martin, S., Wiz, C., van Schaik, P. (2009) Mindstorms communication in Second Life. Association of Learning Technology (ALT-C) 2009: in dreams begins responsibility. University of Manchester, UK. Abstracts, 121.


Martin, S. (2008) Invited Keynote speaker: Intercultural Competence and Self Efficacy in International Schools. Social Futures Institute Annual International Conference, Teesside University, UK.


Martin, S. (2007) Invited Keynote speaker: Intercultural competence and self-efficacy: a case study in Taiwan. Durham Intercultural Studies Symposium, Durham, UK.


Martin, S. (2001) The Relationship Between Classroom Activity and Examination Results – Time to Think Again? British Educational Research Association, Leeds, UK.


Martin, S. (2001) Invited Keynote speaker: The Management of Teaching and Learning. 4th Annual International Conference on Knowledge Productivity, Leusden, Netherlands.


Martin, S., Garvey, B., & Williamson, W. (2001) So why doesn't it happen? Vanwoodman Annual Conference on Knowledge Productivity, Leusden, Netherlands.

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