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Norbert Pachler
Pro-director: Professional Learning at the Institute of Education, University of London

Norbert Pachler is Pro-director: Professional Learning at the Institute of Education, University of London. His research interests include the application of new technologies in teaching and learning, teacher education and development and all aspects of foreign language teaching and learning. He has published widely and supervises numerous research students in these fields.

In 2007 he founded the international, interdisciplinary London Mobile Learning Group (, which he convenes. The group comprises researchers in the fields of cultural and media studies, sociology, (social) semiotics, pedagogy, educational technology, work-based learning and learning design.

Norbert was Co-Director of the Centre for Excellence in Work-based Learning for Education Professionals ( between March 2005 and July 2010. Through this WLE-work, he aimed to foster technology-enhanced approaches in work-based learning by facilitating innovation and developing new concepts and theoretical thinking.

Norbert is Joint Editor of the Language Learning Journal (Routledge), Associate Editor of the London Review of Education (Routledge), Editor-in-Chief of Reflecting Education ( and member of the Editorial Board on Teacher Development (Routledge).

Recent book publications include:

Pachler, N. and Daly, C. (2011) Key issues in e-learning: research and practice. London: Continuum

Pachler, N., Pimmer, C. and Seipold, J. (2011) (eds) Work-based mobile learning: concepts and cases. A handbook for evidence-based practice. Oxford: Peter Lang

Pachler, N., Bachmair, B. and Cook, J. (2010) Mobile learning: structures, agency, practices. Springer: New York