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.


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Anatomy of a MOOC for Teacher CPD Print
Tuesday, 23 December 2014
moocreport-ictinprimaryeducation.jpgThe evaluation report of our first MOOC, ICT in Primary Education, has now been published under the title Anatomy of a MOOC for Teacher CPD - read on for a download link. The MOOC recently received backing from President Barack Obama and was jointly developed under the leadership of Prof Diana Laurillard by the London Knowledge Lab at the UCL Institute of Education, the UNESCO Institute for IT in Education, and the University of London International Programme.
ScratchMaths project supports computational and mathematical thinking through programming Print
Sunday, 21 December 2014
ScratchMaths ScreenshotFunded by a £600k grant from the Educational Endowment Foundation, ScratchMaths is a design and evaluation that seeks to establish how the learning of computer programming in Scratch can improve mathematics at Key Stage 2, with a potential nationwide rollout. The project is led by Professor Richard Noss and Professor Dame Celia Hoyles, with Professor Ivan Kalas joining the LKL team from Comenius University Bratislava. See ScratchMaths project sheet for details.
US President Barack Obama gives backing to LKL MOOC Print
Monday, 15 December 2014
thumb_barack_obama_cut.jpegThe ICT in Primary Education Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) developed at the London Knowledge Lab as a collaboration between the UCL Institute of Education (IOE), the University of London International Programme (ULIP), and the UNESCO Institute for IT in Education (IITE) has been selected as one of 50 professional development courses for teachers approved by US President Barack Obama. They will provide "district-approved professional development courses to any teacher anywhere in the country" on the Coursera platform.
Book Award includes LKL Contribution Print
Monday, 24 November 2014
thumb_handbookofmobilelearning.jpgSara Price, Paul Davies and William Farr are the authors of a chapter on Teachers’ Tools: Designing Customizable Applications for M-learning Activities in the Handbook of Mobile Learning, which won the 2014 Association for Educational Communications and Technology (AECT) Division of Distance Learning (DDL) Distance Education Book Award.
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.
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