LKL Research Themes

Automating support for learning, collaboration and knowledge building

ResearchNew digital technologies and media are giving rise to increasing volumes and varieties of information, presenting new opportunities for learning and knowledge. We seek to make this information more useful by researching and developing techniques for managing, integrating and personalising it. We are designing, building and critically evaluating systems that help people to understand the mass of information that surrounds them, and to generate knowledge from this information. We seek to model and deploy the intelligence and knowledge that enables computing systems to provide personalised support to learners for the range of activities they engage in, individually or collaboratively.


Understanding how digital technologies and media affect educational practice, work, culture and society

ResearchWe are investigating and evaluating the cultural forms and modes of engagement between people and ideas that are fostered by the digital world, to understand the implications for formal and informal learning. We are designing technology and media-enhanced approaches to learning, including innovative uses of ambient, immersive and mobile technologies. We are exploring the differences between ënewí and ëolderí media. We are analysing how children and adults use media in different contexts and how they learn in and from these new environments.


Developing innovative methodologies for investigation of the use and effect of digital technologies

ResearchTo optimise the use of digital technologies for learning, we are developing and applying methodologies which match the complexity of a field that must use the science of human learning in order to inform the design and evaluation of digital environments and systems.




Research News

LIBE: Supporting Lifelong Learning with Inquiry-Based Education Print
LIBE LogoAlex Poulovassilis and George Magoulas are participating in a new EU project, LIBE: Supporting Lifelong Learning with Inquiry-Based Education with other partners in Italy, Norway, Netherlands and Portugal. The project is developing a Virtual Learning Environment to support personalised development of literacy, numeracy and problem-solving skills through an inquiry-based approach to learning.
Online International Learning Design Challenge Print
thumb-events_05.pngInvitation to the First Online International Learning Design Challenge

The Building Community Knowledge Team invites you to join The Online International Learning Design Challenge.

Using and Creating Games and Simulations to Promote STEM Learning Print
thumb-news_04.pngProfessor Eric Klopfer of MIT, and director of the
The Education Arcade in the Center for Mobile Learning at MIT, will talk on

Using and Creating Games and Simulations to Promote STEM Learning

at 1230 on November 28, 2013 in the main seminar room. Bring lunch!

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