Event: When does research evidence count? Print
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Wednesday, 13 May 2015


The 20th What the research says event

Friday 5th June - 13:30 - 16:00
London Knowledge Lab

Excellence in education and in educational technology is critical for the UK to compete globally, and for the success of individual education providers. However there is "Little continuing improvement in the quality of instruction - because there is no consistent basis for building the evidence of what works and what does not."[1] What can we do about this and how can and when should research evidence impact on educational technology design and use?

[1] Morris & Hiebert (2011). Creating Shared Instructional Products : An Alternative Approach to Improving Teaching. Educational Researcher, 40(1), 5-14.


To book your place use the Eventbrite link or go through the London Knowledge Lab Innovations website:


London Knowledge Lab Innovations 


Meet the Winners of the Open Education Challenge Print
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Friday, 14 November 2014
OEC LogoThe LKL hosts the winners of the Open Education Challenge, a European initiative to support edutech startups striving to make a difference in education. Meet the winners at the Impact Hub Westminster on 26th November in the evening. More information and registration details in our events section.
What the Research Says Event: Designing a MOOC Print
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Friday, 07 November 2014


The 17th What The Research Says event on Friday 28th November is on the topic of Designing a MOOC. We will be asking lots of questions around MOOC designs, approaches, and experiences, including results and evaluations from those who have delivered large-scale online courses.
Find out more and how to register .
Welcome to our Third International Learning Design Challenge: Move-It-Online Print
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Tuesday, 07 October 2014

Third International Learning Design Challenge: Move-It-Online



Led by Professor Diana Laurillard from The London Knowledge Lab, Institute of Education in collaboration with Building Community Knowledge, MirandaNet, Creative Digital Solutions and Hands-ON ICT project.



The Aim

Our 3rd online International Learning Design Challenge is about understanding the impact of taking teaching and learning activities online. We will provide ways of describing and planning effective teaching ideas, especially those that illustrate ‘pedagogically purposeful uses of technology for learning'. The Challenge is to transfer this to your own optimal way to move it online.
To sign up and find out more:

  • Sign up for the challenge
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  • Twitter @LDtool
  • Website

The Challenge

Our Move-it Online challenge is to invite you to design and plan for the optimal use of learning technology in your own context, with the help of two new tools for teachers:

  • The Learning Designer, for designing, sharing and reviewing learning experiences that may be conventional, blended, or wholly online;
  • The Course Resource Appraisal Model (CRAM), for planning and estimating the learning benefits and teaching costs for a session or module, that may be conventional, blended, or wholly online.


Overview of the Schedule

  1. Starts 30th October for introductions and starter packs with your plan for each week
  2. Live online events from 1:00-1:45 pm (UK time): November 3rd, 10th, 17th,21st, 24th and December 1st
  3. Live online discussion forums from 1 pm Thursday 13th November from 1:00 pm
  4. Up to 4 open badges: Move-It-Online Designer, Move-It-Online Experimenter, Duo Move-It-Online and Move-It-Online Discussion Champion
We hope you can join us on our 'Move-It-Online' challenge.
iTalk2learn Awards: EC-TEL 2014 Print
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Tuesday, 07 October 2014

EC-TEL 2014


Open Learning and Teaching in Educational Communities

Graz (Austria), 16 - 19 September 2014


During the EC-TEL Conference LKL's Dr Manolis Mavrikis and Dr Sergio Gutierrez-Santos with colleagues from the EU-funded iTalk2Learn project were awarded Honourable Mention by iknow-2014 business angels and 2nd Best Demo during the EC-TEL 2014 conference.

Demo Title: Talk, Tutor, Explore, Learn Intelligent Tutoring and Exploration for Robust Learning 


Bloomsbury Hack Day Print
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Thursday, 04 September 2014
thumb-events_03.pngThe inaugural Bloomsbury Hack Day on July 16, jointly hosted by Birkbeck, University of London, UCL and the Institute of Education, University of London, saw children from three schools participate with a programme of different lab-based activities designed and guided by three top London universities located in Bloomsbury. Alongside UCL Academy, Watford Grammar School for Boys and Townlee Grammar School (Girls) learned about programming during the hands-on activities. Read on for a video report.
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