London Knowledge Lab

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London Knowledge Lab
Established 2004
Type Learning with Digital Technologies research centre
Director Professor Richard Noss (Institute of Education) and Professor Alex Poulovassilis (Birkbeck)
Location London, United Kingdom
Campus Urban
Affiliations University of London

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.[1] 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.[2]

Research themes[edit]

Research at London Knowledge Lab focuses upon three themes:[3]

  • 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


  1. ^ 'ALT Lab Group: London Knowledge Lab' page. Association for Learning Technology Lab Group website. Available online at:
  2. ^ Grant RES-139-34-0001: Teaching and Learning Research Programme, Technology Enhanced Learning. Economic and Social Research Council website. Available online at:
  3. ^ 'London Knowledge Lab / Research' page. London Knowledge Lab website. Available online at:

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