Institute of Education


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:

  1. Smart technologies
  2. Coding and creativity
  3. Multimodal interaction
  4. Playful learning and games
  5. Designing for diversity
  6. Digital cultures and media literacy

Follow the talks online via Twitter with #UCLKLtalks. Past seminars are available online at UCL Media Central; search for 'Knowledge Lab'.


Unless otherwise stated, seminars are held at 12:30-13:30 at the UCL Knowledge Lab, 23-29 Emerald Street, WC1N 3QS. They are followed by tea, coffee and informal discussions until 14:00.

The seminars are free to attend and all are welcome. For booking instruction for non-UCL attendees, please view the individual event pages below.

Details of the 2017-2018 series are below. Alternatively, follow UCL Knowledge Lab on Twitter or subscribe to our seminar mailing list.

Seminar series 2017-2018

Date Title
Video Link
Wednesday 25 October 2017
Slowly scaling up from "proof-of-concept" in robotics for Autism: the DE-ENIGMA project Alyssa Alcorn
(CRAE, UCL Institute of Education)
Tuesday 21 November 2017 
Working towards a comprehensive instructional framework for CSCL support Nikol Rummel
(Institute of Education Research, Ruhr-Universitat Bochum)
Wednesday 13 December 2017
Creativity and crafting with tactile technologies: a different take on accessibility Janet Van Der Linden
(Department of Computing and Communications, Open University)
Wednesday 31 January 2018
A magical noun: thinking critically about ‘creativity’ Dr Mark Readman (Bournemouth University) https://mediacentral.ucl.ac.uk/Play/11268
Tuesday 20 February 2018
Virtual play as event: engaging with potentiality in on and off screen meaning-making Cathy Burnett and Guy Merchant
(Language and Literacy Education Research Group, Sheffield Hallam University)
Wednesday 7 March 2018
Rebecca Eynon
(Oxford Internet Institute / Department of Education, University of Oxford)
Wednesday 18 April 2018
Digital media, culture and education: theorising third space literacies 
John Potter (UCL Knowledge Lab) and Julian McDougall (Centre for Excellence in Media Practice, Bournemouth University)


Wednesday 23 May 2018*

*starts at 1:30pm instead of the usual time

Data mining for performance assessment and adaptive intelligent tutoring of scientific inquiry Janice Gobert (Rutgers University)  
Tuesday 12 June 2018 Designing an engaging, multi-lingual, personalised and adaptive reading game for children Laura Benton (UCL Knowledge Lab) and Drew Wilkins (Fish in a Bottle)  


For further information or queries, please contact Laura Benton or Michelle Cannon.

See all UCL Knowledge Lab events.