Latest News 17 Apr 14
DARE and Shoot Smart, the “Into Film” Project

Successful Bid: iPad Filmmaking with Primary and Secondary Children

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Researchers from the DARE team, John Potter and Theo Bryer, have won a bid to research and evaluate "Shoot Smart", a film-making project using Tablet devices, during the summer term, 2014.

Shoot Smart is funded by Into Film, the film education charity and involves working alongside partners, Xube Ltd, a film-making company specialising in films in educational settings. The competition for funding was substantial with 42 bids submitted ...

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Latest News 17 Apr 14
Job Vacancy: Postdoctoral Researcher

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Postdoctoral Researcher in ITS and ELE Evaluation (Grade 7, 1 FTE)

Evaluation of Intelligent Tutoring and Exploratory Systems for Mathematics 

An excellent opportunity has arisen for a Postdoctoral Researcher (Grade 7, 1 FTE)  to join the London Knowledge Lab.

The position is in the area of Intelligent Tutoring and Exploratory Systems with an emphasis on evaluation in the context of school mathematics. The post holder's activities will mainly relate to the iTalk2Learn Project  funded by the European Commission under the FP7 but there is provision to extend to other related projects with similar evaluation ...

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Latest News 15 Apr 14
LKL Lunch Time Seminar: Playing Algorithms to Promote Algorithmic Thinking
thumb-events_02.pngPlaying Algorithms to Promote Algorithmic Thinking

When: 2nd May 2014
Where: LKL large Seminar Room
What Time: 12:30pm - 1:30pm


I will give a brief overview of cognitive research on algorithmic
thinking and we will try out and discuss a tangible algorithmic
activity. I will also describe the evaluation of a new year 12 course
'Algorithms, Computation and Intelligence' written and co-taught by my
colleagues Steven Bird (University of Melbourne) and Bernd Meyer
(Monash University). The ...

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Latest News 11 Apr 14
Special Joint IoE London Knowledge Lab /UCL Computer Science seminar
thumb-news_04.pngDr Paul Denny, Computer Science Dept., University of Auckland, New Zealand

When: Monday June 16th
What Time:12.30 ­ 2.00 p.m
Where: 1.03 Lecture Theatre, Malet Place Engineering Building (MPEB), UCL


Malet Place 1.03LT
Malet Place Engineering Building. Please enter via the Roberts Building,
On the corner of Torrington Place and Malet Place, WC1E 7JE.
Map is here
Learning through exam creation: the effects of generation, testing and self-explanation

Most instructors are familiar with how challenging it is ...

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Latest News 21 Mar 14
Second International Learning Designs Event
thumb-news_08.png'Calling all Learning Designers to join us on our second International Learning Designs Event. After the success of our first event we are now running our second event online. It will run from the 24th March to 31st March. This event focus is on reviewing learning designs. If you haven't already then why not take the opportunity and test out the learning design tool and join our building community knowledge?

All the resources are available from the previous event.
You don't need to ...

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OLDS MOOC Final Report
A report is now available on the Learning Design MOOC, run by LKL and several other universities, led by the OU. The 9-week Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) on learning and curriculum ...


Ian Livingstone is new IOE Visiting Professor
Ian Livingstone is Visiting Professor at the Institute of Education, working with DARE on game-based learning. Ian co-founded Games Workshop in 1975, launching Dungeons & Dragons in Europe and the ...


Wellcome Trust/Imperial PhD Studentship opportunity
This unusual PhD studentship (based at Imperial College London, funded by the Wellcome Trust) aims to theorise public engagement as an educational process. It builds on an extensive body of ...