Latest News 23 Feb 16
London Knowledge Lab moving on

By mutual and cordial agreement, the institutional collaboration between UCL and Birkbeck at the London Knowledge Lab is coming to an end. UCL have launched a new research centre, the UCL Knowledge Lab (please visit the Departments and Centres page of the UCL IOE website) and Birkbeck will shortly be doing the same (in the meantime, please visit the Department of Computer Science and Information Systems website at Birkbeck).

The London Knowledge lab was led since 2004 by Professors Richard Noss and Alex Poulovassilis as a collaborative initiative between computer scientists from Birkbeck and educators from the Institute ...

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Latest News 01 Feb 16
Dr Vania Dimitrova Visiting LKL
We are delighted to welcome Dr Vania Dimitrova to the London Knowledge Lab. She is visiting us February-April 2016, working with Alex Poulovassilis at Birkbeck on exploration of knowledge graphs with case studies in career development and lifelong learning. Dr Dimitrova is Associate Professor in the School of Computing at the University of Leeds, and Co-Director of the Leeds Research Centre in Digital Learning (see She is a member of the Artificial Intelligence Group where she leads the research activity on user-adaptive intelligent systems, focusing on knowledge-enriched user modelling and adaptation, crowdwisdom, interactive data exploration, knowledge capture and ontological ...
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Research 06 Nov 15
John Potter wins funded visiting fellowship to Monash University, Melbourne

John has won a month long visiting fellowship to Monash University in Melbourne where he will be working with former LKL colleague, Professor Neil Selwyn and other members of the Learning with New Media research group in the Faculty of Education under the direction of Associate Professor Michael Henderson.  Part of the visit will draw on John's expertise in media literacy/creative arts research in educational and cultural contexts, working as a catalyst for developing research capacity building at Monash in reaching out to organisations such as the Australian Centre for the Moving Image and others. This visit will also centre on exchanging practice in innovative research methods, ...

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Latest News 06 Nov 15
Event: Talk by Rikke Toft Nørgård

Speaker name:  Assistant professor, PhD, Rikke Toft Nørgård (Noergaard)

Institution: Center for Teaching Development and Digital Media, Aarhus University, Denmark

Short bio:

Rikke is an assistant professor at the Center for Teaching Developments and Digital Media, Aarhus University, Denmark. Her field of research lies within ‘futuremaking through design thinking and new technologies in education,' new educational potentials with new technologies and media, and development of the concept of ‘educational design thinking' (merging educational philosophy, empathic design thinking and practices with new technologies).

Rikke holds a PhD in digital gameplay with a focus on the gameplayer's interaction with and experience of gameplay design and technology.

Currently, Rikke is on a 3 ...

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Latest News 30 Oct 15
Honorary Degree: Professor Diana Laurillard





Honorary Degree: Professor Diana Laurillard

On 29 October 2015, Professor Diana Laurillard was awarded an Honorary Degree of Doctor of Education by Edinburgh Napier University, in recognition of her major contribution to education, with an emphasis on learning with technology. The laureation cited her published books, her work at the Open University and the Department for Education and Skills, her membership of Boards of Governors and Trustees, and of the Dearing committee, and Harvard Visiting Committee on IT, and her recent work ...

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