Bill Cope

Bill Cope is a professor in the Department of Education Policy, Organization & Leadership at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign. He and Mary Kalantzis are directors of Common Ground Research Networks, a not-for-profit organization developing and applying new publishing technologies. His research interests include theories and practices of pedagogy, cultural and linguistic diversity, and new technologies of representation and communication. His and Kalantzis’ recent research has focused on the development of digital writing and assessment technologies, with the support of a number of major grants from the US Department of Education, the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, and the National Science Foundation. The result has been Scholar, a multi-modal writing and assessment environment.