UCL Knowledge Lab – University College London

University College London (UCL) has a global reputation for excellence in research and is committed to delivering impact and innovations that enhance the lives of people in the UK, across Europe and around the world.

UCL Knowledge Lab is Based on a research strategy that is oriented around a series of ambitious “Grand Challenges”, including Human Wellbeing through education, UCL nurtures thriving and engaged communities of world-leading academics across the entire research and innovation spectrum, from arts and humanities to the basic and applied sciences and healthcare.

Within UCL, the Knowledge Lab (UCLKL) is a research centre of the UCL Institute of Education faculty (Number 1 worldwide for Education in 2014, 2015,2016, and 2017 QS World University Rankings).

UCLKL’s mission is to understand and to develop digital technologies to support and transform education, and beyond. Its members have a long track record in national and international research including over 10 EU projects, co-coordinating both the WebLabs and Playground projects. Recent FP7 projects include METAFORA, NEXT-TELL, iTalk2Learn, iLearnRW, TARDIS, MC Squared, PELARS and the IN-TOUCH ERC Consolidator Grant.

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 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.

Organised around four research themes including ‘Smart Technologies for Teaching and Learning’ UCLKL is well placed to lead WP5 thanks to its previous work and leading position in the field of Learning Analytics.

Main tasks
  • Collaboration in the definition of the methodology framework

  • Definition and implementation of the pilot training

  • Provide supporting activities

  • Contribute to the scientific dissemination of the CRISS project