William Cope’s Updates

  • Literacy in the Time of Artificial Intelligence

    Mary Kalantzis and Bill Cope

    The latest mutation of Artificial Intelligence, “Generative AI,” is more than anything a technology of writing. Generative AI is a machine that can write. In a world-historical frame, the significance of this cannot...More

  • “Multilliteracies,” a special Issue of the international Journal of Literacies

    Just published:


  • Creating a Better World: Using Technology in Education

    The College of Education’s Learning Design and Leadership program is celebrating its 25th anniversary this fall. The program has long assumed a leadership role in helping educators use technology tools to enhance teaching and learning

    The Coll...More

  • Open Rank, Tenured or Tenure-Track Position at the University of Illinois

    We have an open-rank position opening up in our program at the University of Illinois

    About the Learning Design and Leadership (LDL) program:


    The LDL program hosts the Cyber-social Research Laboratory. The principal interests of t...More

  • Multiliteracies: Life of an Idea

    The New London Group, 1994

    Several decades have now passed since the publication in the Harvard Educational Review of the article by the New London Group, “A Pedagogy of Multiliteracies: Designing Social Futures” (1996). Published on the cusp o...More

  • Generative AI Comes to School (GPTs and All That Fuss): What Now?

    Reclining Woman, c.4000-2500BCE, National Museum of Archaeology, Malta


    The launch of ChatGPT in November 2022 precipitated a panic among some educators while prompting qualified enthusiasm from others. Under the umbrella term “Generative AI,...More

  • Review of "Making Sense" and "Adding Sense" by Vanderlei Zacchi

    Extracts and full text at this link


  • Artificial Intelligence in the Long View: From Mechanical Intelligence to Cyber-social Systems

    Bill Cope and Mary Kalantzis

    Fig. 4: Computers are machines that transpose human meanings through binary notation

    Artificial intelligence (AI) is emerging as a defining technology of our time, a source of fear as often as inspiration. Immersed...More

  • Information Session: Learning Design and Leadership - Online Certificates, Masters and Doctoral Degrees

    The Learning Design and Leadership (LDL) program addresses the theories and practices of learning in the context of digital media and learner diversity. Its focus is on innovative practices in a wide range of sites, including formal education...More

  • CGScholar: A Podcast Discussion with Bill Cope and Mary Kalantzis

    Listen to this interview of Bill Cope and Mary Kalantzis, creators of the e-learning platform CGScholar.com and also professors at the College of Education, University of Illinois. We talk about monastic instruction in the sixth century, we text...More