UCL Knowledge Lab
Leading interdisciplinary digital research and design in education.
Director: Professor Carey Jewitt
Our mission is to understand and to develop digital technologies to support and transform education, and beyond.
Technologies for teaching and learning
Based on research evidence, we devise new pedagogies, design and implement innovative digital media and smart technologies for teaching and learning, and inform policymakers and educational stakeholders.
The Knowledge Lab brings together experts with imagination and insight from across different disciplinary backgrounds to:
- Undertake cutting edge research on digital media and technologies
- Provide an innovative and exciting interdisciplinary range of postgraduate courses
- Create empowering technologies for communication and learning that lower the barriers to knowledge and widen access
- Incubate enterprise and achieve impact via partnerships with public sector, business and industry.
The UCL Knowledge Lab extends the legacy of the London Knowledge Lab.
The London Knowledge lab was led since 2004 by Professors Richard Noss and Alex Poulovassilis as a collaborative initiative between educators from the Institute of Education and computer scientists from Birkbeck, funded by the Science Research Investment Fund.
In 2016 the collaborative initiative ended and the UCL Knowledge Lab was established. Our common legacy includes over a decade of interdisciplinary research funded by ESRC, EPSRC, AHRC, EU, JISC among others; a variety of knowledge exchange and public engagement activities; and a distinctive postgraduate training programme.
- Our staff
Professor Carey Jewitt
Richard Noss (Professor of Mathematics Education)
Alison Clark-Wilson, Post-doctoral Research Fellow
Alison Gazzard, Lecturer in Media Arts Education
Andrew Burn, Professor of English, Media and Drama
Asimina Vasalou, Senior Lecturer in Learning with Digital Technology
Carey Jewitt, Professor of Learning and Technology
Celia Hoyles, Professor of Mathematics Education
Diana Laurillard, Professor of Learning with Digital Technologies
Diane Carr, Reader in Media and Cultural Studies
Eileen Kennedy, Research Officer, Open-Mode Teaching
Jeff Bezemer, Reader in Learning and Communication
Jennifer Rode, Senior Lecturer Education and Technology
John Potter, Senior Lecturer in Media Education
Kaska Porayska-Pomsta, Reader in Adaptive Technologies for Learning
Kit Logan, Learning Technology Fellow
Laura Benton, Research Officer
Manolis Mavrikis, Reader in Learning Technologies
Martin Oliver, Professor of Education and Technology
Michelle Cannon, Lecturer in Media Education
Mutlu Cukurova, Research Officer
Phaedra Shaunbaum, Lecturer in Media Arts Education
Rose Luckin, Professor of Learning with Digital Technologies
Richard Noss, Professor of Mathematics Education
Sara Price, Professor of Digital Learning
Tanika Kelay, Research Associate
Terhi Korkiakangas, Post-doctoral Fellow
Tim Neumann, Learning Technology Fellow
Ronan Haughton, Programme Administration
Simon Huxtable, Projects Administration
Evy Samuelsson, Projects Administration
Lord Jim Knight
See UCL Research Portal, IRIS for more information about our researchers, publications, activities, groups and themes.
- Study with us
Join us and carry out post-graduate Masters, Doctoral and Post-Doctoral research on the design, critique and implementation of digital media and technologies for education and beyond.
Doctoral and Post-Doctoral research
We have an active programme of teaching and support for doctoral students with experienced staff offering research supervision across a range of topics and research methods. Including the design of smart technologies for teaching and learning, coding and creativity, multimodal interaction, playful learning and games, designing for diversity and digital culture and media literacy.
We also offer regular seminars and spaces to meet with world leading experts in the field. The UCL Institute of Education provides an ESRC recognised doctoral training programme to support students in acquiring cutting-edge qualitative and quantitative skills.
- UCL Research Portal, IRIS for more information about our researchers, publications, activities, groups and themes.
Our six research themes are:
- Designing smart technologies for teaching and learning
- Coding and creativity
- Multimodal interaction
- Playful learning and games
- Designing for diversity
- Digital cultures and media literacy
For further details see:
UCL Knowledge Lab is a leading interdisciplinary centre for the innovative study and design of digital media and technologies in diverse contexts.
We have substantial experience and expertise in carrying out consultancy and research projects for international, national, regional and local authorities and organisations including government departments, business and the IT sector, and voluntary organisations.
We can provide a range of consultancy services from one-day training or staff development initiatives to longer-term research and evaluation work. Examples:
- The Future Classroom Toolkit: Innovative Technologies for Engaging Classrooms (European Schoolnet)
- UK Scoping Report for the Further Education Online Academy (JISC).
- 2030 Vision for using learning technology for STEM (Royal Society)
- Piloting Media Assessment Framework (Scottish Qualifications Authority)
- The Home Access Programme Evaluation (British Educational Communications and Technology Agency)
- Automated Tutor Grading: 1 to 1 online tutoring to monitor tutor quality and learning outcomes (Third Space Learning)
- Evaluation of UK Online Paediatric care (Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health)
- Edurio: deep analytics of stakeholder feedback for school networks
- Decoding Learning
- The Math Project
See more consultancy case studies.
- Seminar series
The UCL Knowledge Lab monthly seminar series provides a showcase and platform for debate across the six broad strands of our work, including:
- Smart Technologies
- Coding and Creativity
- Multimodal Interaction
- Playful Learning and Games
- Designing for Diversity
- Digital Cultures and Media Literacy
Seminars are held at 12.30pm - 1.30pm at the UCL Knowledge Lab, 23-29 Emerald Street, WC1N 3QS. Followed by tea, coffee and informal discussions until 2.00pm.
The seminars are free to attend and all are welcome. For booking instruction for non-UCL attendees, please view the individual event pages below.
Seminar Schedule 2017/2018
Wednesday 25 October 2017
CRAE, UCL Institute of Education
Slowly scaling up from "proof-of-concept" in robotics for Autism: the DE-ENIGMA project
Tuesday 21 November 2017
Institute of Education Research, Ruhr-Universitat Bochum
Working towards a comprehensive instructional framework for CSCL support
Wednesday 13 December 2017
Janet Van Der Linden
Dept of Computing and Communications, Open University
Creativity and crafting with tactile technologies - a different take on accessibility
February 2018 (date TBC)
Cathy Burnett and Guy Merchant
Language and Literacy Education Research Group, Sheffield Hallam University
Virtual play as event
March 2018 (date TBC)
Oxford Internet Institute / Dept of Education, University of Oxford
April 2018 (date TBC)
John Potter and Julian McDougall
UCL Knowledge Lab and Centre for Excellence in Media Practice, Bournemouth University
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