London Knowledge Lab

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London Knowledge Lab is a research centre in Bloomsbury, London. It was founded in 2004 as a collaboration between the Institute of Education and Birkbeck, University of London.<ref name="ALT Lab Group website">'ALT Lab Group: London Knowledge Lab' page. Association for Learning Technology Lab Group website. Available online at:</ref> It is an interdisciplinary research centre, bringing together over 50 researchers from both social sciences and computer science backgrounds.


The Knowledge Lab is mainly funded by £6 million grant from the Science Research Investment Fund. In addition, it has over 35 research projects at present, funded by a variety of funding bodies, including EPSRC, ESRC, Jisc, and the EU, amongst others. The Technology Enhanced Learning research programme, a major UK educational research programme, is directed from the Knowledge Lab.<ref name="ESRC TEL grant">Grant RES-139-34-0001: Teaching and Learning Research Programme, Technology Enhanced Learning. Economic and Social Research Council website. Available online at:</ref>

Research themes

Research at London Knowledge Lab focuses upon three themes:<ref name="London Knowledge Lab / Research">'London Knowledge Lab / Research' page. London Knowledge Lab website. Available online at:</ref>

  • Automating support for learning, collaboration and knowledge building
  • Understanding how digital technologies and media affect educational practice, work, culture and society
  • Developing innovative methodologies for investigation of the use and effect of digital technologies



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