Rose Luckin Profile Page


Name: Professor Rose Luckin

I am Professor of Learner Centred Design at the London Knowledge Lab. My research applies participatory methods to the development and evaluation of Technology for learning. This work is interdisciplinary and encompasses education, psychology, artificial intelligence and HCI. I investigate the relationship between people, their context, the concepts they are learning, and the resources at their disposal. I am currently developing the Ecology of Resources design framework as discussed in Re-designing Learning Contexts, available from Amazon and from Routledge. For practical examples please visit the wiki. I have two blogs

Children, Learning and iPads

2013 iPads in the Classroom

Mobile Devices turn our world into a learning place


Recent Articles and Reports

Nesta commissioned report: Decoding Learning - finds proof of technology supporting effective learning, emerging technologies that show promise of impact, and exciting teacher practice that displays the potential for effective digital education.

Information Plenty, Knowledge Famine

Creativity Money Love: Learning for the 21st Century

NEW and FORTHCOMING Handbook of Design in Educational Technology published by Routledge provides up-to-date, comprehensive summaries and syntheses of recent research pertinent to the design of information and communication technologies to support learning. Readers can turn to this handbook for expert advice about each stage in the process of designing systems for use in educational settings; from theoretical foundations to the challenges of implementation, the process of evaluating the impact of the design and the manner in which it might be further developed and disseminated.


I am currently leading three research projects at the LKL: SCARLET, Taking on the Teenagers and  NEXT TELL

My recent publications can be found in the publications section of this site and include papers about

  • Augmented Reality
  • New Technologies for Learning: Web 2.0 technologies, Augmented Reality, Mobile, Pervasive and Ubiquitous Technology for Learning
  • New Pedagogies and Design Frameworks: The Ecology of Resources model of Context, Learner Generated Contexts,
  • Participatory and E-Science, Participatory Design and Methodologies
  • Scaffolding Teaching and Learning Interactions through Technology,
  • Learner Modeling, Linking Home and School through Technology,
  • Higher Order Thinking Skills, Help-Seeking and Motivation with respect to Learning with Technology
  • Technology, Education and Policy in the UK
  • ICT4D



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Recent Publications.

Avramides, K., Craft, B., and Luckin, R. (2013) Modelling teenage personal contexts to support technology enhanced enquiry into personal energy consumption. Volume 69, Pages 377–386

Avramides, K., Craft, B., and Luckin, R. (2013) Understanding teenagers’ personal contexts to design technology that supports learning about energy consumption. Interaction Learning Environments. Pages 1-16

Luckin, R. and Weatherby, K. (2012) On-line Learning Communities in Context. International Journal of Web Based Communities 8(4), 440-454.


Underwood, J., Luckin, R. and Winters, N. (2012) Managing resource ecologies for mobile, personal and collaborative self-directed language learning . Procedia-Social and Behavioral Sciences, 34, 226-229.


Luckin, R. and Clark, W. (2012) More than a game: The participatory Design of contextualised technology-rich learning expereinces with the ecology of resources. Journal of e-Learning and Knowledge Society,  7(3),  33-50.


Luckin, R., & Stanton Fraser, D. (2011) Limitless or pointless? An evaluation of augmented reality technology in the school and home .  International Journal of Technology Enhanced Learning, 3 (5),510-524.


du Boulay, B., Avramides, K., Luckin, R. Martinez-Miron, E., Rebolledo-Mendez, G. & Harris, A. (2010) Towards Systems That Care: A Conceptual Framework based on Motivation, Metacognition and Affect. International Journal of Artificial Intelligence in Education, 20 (3), pp 197-229.


Lewin, C. and Luckin, R. (2010) Technology to support parental engagement in elementary education: Lessons learned from the UK. Computers and Education 54 (3), 749-758.


Balaam, M., Luckin, R., Good, J. & Harris, H. (2009) Supporting affective communication in the classroom with the Subtle Stone . International Journal of Learning Technology, 4 (3/4), 188 – 215.


Clark, W., Logan, K., Luckin, R., Mee, A. & Oliver, M. (2009.  Beyond Web 2.0: mapping the technology landscapes of young learners . Journal of Computer Assisted Learning. 25 (1), 56-69.


Luckin, R., Clark, W., Graber, R.,Logan, K., Mee, A., Oliver, M. (2009) Do Web 2.0 tools really open the door to learning: practices, perceptions and profiles of 11-16 year old learners? Learning Media and Technology, 34 (2), 87 – 104.


Smith, H., Underwood, J., Fitzpatrick, G., & Luckin, R. (2009). Classroom e-Science: Exposing the Work to Make it Work . Educational Technology & Society. 12 (3), 289–308.


LKL News

Rose Luckin is featured in the following news items:
Monday, 07 September 2015Event: What the Research Says
Wednesday, 03 September 201416th What The Research Says Event
Wednesday, 05 December 2012HEIF Major Initiative bids
Monday, 19 November 2012Decoding Learning
Monday, 05 November 2012Exploring Myths and Realities of Superfast Britain
Monday, 02 April 2012What the research says seminars - launch a success
Wednesday, 28 March 2012Learning with Technology – What the Research says
Thursday, 12 May 2011Taking on the Teenagers on BBC Radio 4
Monday, 10 January 2011London Knowledge Lab Professors present at the LWF Festival of Learning and Technology
Thursday, 20 May 2010Taking on the Teenagers
Thursday, 08 April 2010Re-Designing Learning Contexts
Wednesday, 19 August 2009David Buckingham
Saturday, 06 June 2009Keynote Presentation at CSCL 2009
Saturday, 23 May 2009e-Science for teachers
Wednesday, 01 April 2009Mark Levene
Monday, 23 February 2009Transforming Schools for the Future
Tuesday, 13 January 2009Book Launch - Inside Stories: A Narrative Journey
Monday, 05 January 2009Liesbeth De Block
Wednesday, 08 October 2008Sergio GutiÈrrez
Monday, 16 June 2008EPSRC Doctoral Research Studentship in Technology Enhanced Learning
Monday, 26 May 2008Kaska Porayska-Pomsta
Wednesday, 05 March 2008Darren Pearce
Tuesday, 13 November 2007Sara Price
Monday, 13 August 2007Alex Poulovassilis
Friday, 04 May 2007Wednesday Knowledge Seminars: an informal forum for LKL staff
Wednesday, 25 April 2007Carey Jewitt
Wednesday, 31 January 2007George Roussos
Tuesday, 07 November 2006Rose Luckin
Monday, 25 September 2006Ettore Ferranti
Thursday, 13 July 2006Diane Carr
Monday, 22 May 2006Sara de Freitas
Friday, 17 March 2006Science and stories take on a fresh dimension
Thursday, 25 August 2005Two new professors @ LKL: Diana Laurillard and Rose Luckin

Full LKL news listing

LKL Events

List of events at the London Knowledge Lab with Rose Luckin:
Friday, 30 November 2012Collaborative Learning with Technology
Friday, 16 November 2012Re-Designing our Education - 2 day HackEvent
Friday, 26 October 2012iPads in Education
Friday, 27 April 2012Computer science and computational thinking in the classroom - What the research says?
Tuesday, 14 December 2010Talk - Dr Judy Kay
Wednesday, 15 July 20095th Birthday
Tuesday, 27 January 2009Learning, Context and the Role of Technology
Monday, 24 November 2008Participatory Science: Lesson Planning
Wednesday, 12 September 2007Is User Generated Content more than YouTube and MySpace?
Tuesday, 04 September 2007Designing human centered technologies for the developing world: HCI but not as we know it.
Wednesday, 31 May 2006LKL meets Question Time and a dash of Jerry Springer

Full LKL event listing