This post gathers research, educational and new technology resources from European universities.
Learning Environments research group
Learning blog from LeGroup – Media Lab Helsinki – Aalto University.
UNIVERSITY OF HELSINKI
PLAYFUL LEARNING CENTER LAB
The Playful Learning Center lab is a design, development and evaluation space for new digital learning tools and educational innovations aiming at preschool, primary and secondary schools. The lab is a collaborative hub – a playground of development – for researchers, industry, teacher education, teachers & educators from various sectors, parents and children themselves. In the lab, we run sessions during which we develop, experiment and test several prototypes of interfaces and devices as well as learning environments.
DUBLIN CITY UNIVERSITY
NATIONAL INSTITUTE FOR DIGITAL LEARNING
The National Institute for Digital Learning (NIDL) aims to be a world leader at the forefront of designing, implementing and evaluating contemporary models of teaching and learning. We have a mission of transforming lives and societies through listening, linking and leading for a better future.
UNIVERSITY COLLEGE DUBLIN
TEACHING AND LEARNING
The aim of UCD Teaching and Learning is to foster positive and effective student learning experiences by developing and supporting excellence in teaching and academic development.
THE OPEN UNIVERSITY
We promote educational opportunity and social justice by providing high-quality university education to all who wish to realise their ambitions and fulfil their potential.
Through academic research, pedagogic innovation and collaborative partnership we seek to be a world leader in the design, content and delivery of supported open learning.
The home of free learning from The Open University.
OPEN LEARN CREATE
Create and publish your own free courses.
THE OPEN UNIVERSITY IN THE REPUBLIC OF IRELAND
The Open University provides higher education opportunities to students across the Republic of Ireland helping ordinary people achieve extraordinary things.
UNIVERSITY OF GLASGOW
Research outputs including peer-reviewed journal articles, conference papers, books and book chapters.
PhD and other research degree theses.
Research data produced at the University of Glasgow including datasets from a variety of disciplines many of which are associated with research publications.
Open Access and REF
Support and Guidance for Open Access and funder/REF compliance for publications.
ORCID Researcher ID.
RESEARCH CENTRE FOR LEARNING AND TEACHING
The Research Centre for Learning and Teaching (CfLaT) has acknowledged expertise in a number of areas especially in the application and development of innovative pedagogies, such as learning to learn and thinking skills approaches, in the use of information and communications technologies (ICT) and researching classroom interaction and discourse.
SOLE Central is a global hub for research into self-organised learning environments (SOLEs), bringing together researchers, practitioners, policy makers and entrepreneurs. Professor Sugata Mitra’s work has already transformed lives in some of the most disadvantaged communities in the world and our aim is to build on these strong foundations.
SCHOOL OF EDUCATION, COMMUNICATION AND LANGUAGE SCIENCES
Professional learning for change
Professional learning and changes in practice may be facilitated by partnerships with educators and other professionals. In ECLS our research into professional learning for all validates the use of practitioner enquiry, coaching and mentoring, video interaction guidance, and collaborative and multi-agency practice.
Education, Society and Inequalities
The work of this research cluster centres on looking at the relationship that children, young people and families have with universal and targeted services and the places they inhabit (e.g. schools, young offender institutions, courts). This work looks at families’ role in the creation, implementation and impact of policy and practice, and a particular focus is to make a contribution to the inclusion, resilience and creative participation of children, parents/carers and practitioners in the reduction of social and educational inequalities.
Innovative Pedagogy and Curriculum
Thinking Skills, Learning 2 Learn, Metacognition, Enquiry-Based Learning, Self Organised Learning Environments (SOLES) – these are some of the headlines for our research projects. There are other pedagogies and projects – Open Futures, Philosophy for Children, Mantle of the Expert, Creative Partnerships, Thinking for Learning, Building Learning Power etc. They all have their advocates and they are intended to change or even transform educational outcomes or systems, but this is harder to do than most people imagine.
Teaching and Learning in HE
The Teaching and Learning in Higher Education Research Group includes colleagues from ECLS and across the University who wish to share existing research and knowledge about teaching and learning and apply this to new research collaborations and practical applications to enhance the student experience.
tRee (Research in Transformative Education for Equity)
Members of tRee understand the transformative power of education in contributing towards a more equitable and socially just society. We are involved in research which challenges the assumed neutrality of education, reflects critically on its social purposes and works to disrupt normalised discourses which reinforce and reify existing inequities.
Learning Environments Research Group – LERG
This research cluster brings together some well-established strands of CfLaT work with the intention of focusing our activities and developing new ideas and projects.
We are an interaction design and ubiquitous computing research group called Open Lab, based at Newcastle University. Established in 2008, the group is led by Patrick Olivier and has a core team of around eighty researchers. Our work focuses on the experience-centred design of digital technology and applied challenges in ubiquitous computing. Many members of the group originate from a disciplines outside computer science, including psychology, electronic engineering, sociology, clinical sciences, education, design and fine art.
iLab:Learn is a laboratory for developing appropriate educational applications of digital technology. It is a conceptual as well as physical space for staff and students at Newcastle University. We also work closely with a number of partners from the local communities in the North East of England to national and international collaborators and partners who share a passion for digital technology and learning in all forms.
SHEFFIELD HALLAM UNIVERSITY
SHEFFIELD HALLAM UNIVERSITY RESEARCH ARCHIVE
SHURA (Sheffield Hallam University Research Archive) is an open access repository containing scholarly outputs and publications of researchers at Sheffield Hallam University.
UNIVERSITY OF LEEDS
BRITISH EDUCATION INDEX
The British Education Index continues to serve its original, 50-year old, purpose as an independent subject and author index to the contents of significant education journals published in the UK. Within limitiations imposed by its self-financing status, the BEI also seeks to identify information from an increasingly diverse research environment, particularly addressing texts on the Internet and events.
UNIVERSITY OF MANCHESTER
Post-Crash Economics Society (PCES)
We, The Post-Crash Economics Society, are a group of economics students at The University of Manchester. It is our belief that the content of the economics syllabus and teaching methods could and should be seriously rethought.
UNIVERSITY OF NOTTINGHAM
THE XERTE PROJECT
Welcome to The Xerte Project! The Xerte Project is an initiative to provide high quality free software to educators all over the world, and to build a global community of users and developers around our tools.
Este sitio ha sido desarrollado por y para la comunidad internacional que usa Xerte Toolkits como herramienta de trabajo en las distintas etapas educativas. Xerte Toolkits es una herramienta de autor gratuita y de fuentes abiertas. Tutores/Docentes y Aprendices/Estudiantes pueden crear contenido interactivo multimedia accesible.
UNIVERSITY OF CAMBRIDGE
CENTRE FOR APPLIED RESEARCH IN EDUCATIONAL TECHNOLOGIES
We’re here to support the work of researchers, teachers and their students: from enabling worldwide study of ancient manuscripts, to helping children through emotional problems, to bringing to light the evolution of plants.
THE NAKED SCIENTIST
Podcasts, Science News, Experiments, Articles, Materials Science, Science Forum, Interviews and Questions.
THE CAMBRIDGE STUDENT
The Cambridge Student is a free weekly newspaper distributed to the staff and students of the University of Cambridge. It is written and edited entirely by a team of volunteers. The Cambridge Student prides itself on being an inclusive organisation. We try not to patronise, and the newspaper’s aim is to deliver the best in student journalism. We are the only student publication in Cambridge to have dedicated pages to theatre, film and music.
CAMBRIDGE UNIVERSITY PRESS
Unlocking potential with the best learning and research solutions.
At Cambridge University Press, we currently publish more than 360 peer-reviewed academic journals covering subjects across the humanities, social sciences and science, technology and medicine.
BEHAVIORAL AND BRAIN SCIENCES
An International Journal of Current Research and Theory with Open Peer Commentary.
WORLD OF BETTER LEARNING (BLOG)
The World of Better Learning represents thousands of experiences, insights, tips and tools for language teachers. Share your insights to expand it even further.
THE DIGITAL TEACHER (BETA)
Embrace the opportunities that technology brings for you and your learners. Help and inspire them to learn effectively with digital tools and resources.
ONLINE LANGUAGE LEARNING RESEARCH NETWORK (OLLREN)
Laureate International Universities and Cambridge University Press are setting up a virtual research institute to support research around the world into online language learning (OLL).
The Laureate-Cambridge Online Language Learning Research Network – OLLReN – will combine the expertise and experience of both organizations. Cambridge and Laureate have developed hugely successful cutting-edge online and blended programs for English language. From their experience, they have identified the need for increased research into this area of education.
THE UNIVERSITY OF WARWICK
Warwick is one of the UK’s leading universities, with an acknowledged reputation for excellence in research and teaching, for innovation, and for links with business and industry.
The Podcast Browser is a collection of video and audio material produced across the University on a number of topics, including content from the Creative Digital Communications team. The University has established video presence on YouTubeEdu.
LEARNING AND DEVELOPMENT CENTRE
The Learning and Development Centre series of E-Learning Guides offer guidance across a range of e-learning topics, from an overview of e-learning technologies and their role in teaching, learning and assessment, to information about funding and suppport available at the University. There are currently 28 e-learning guides organised across 7 themes.
OXFORD UNIVERSITY PRESS
Oxford University Press (OUP) publishes the highest quality journals and delivers this research to the widest possible audience. We achieve this by working closely with our society partners, authors, and subscribers in order to provide them with publishing services that support their research needs.
ELT Journal is a quarterly publication for all those involved in English Language Teaching (ELT), whether as a second, additional, or foreign language, or as an international Lingua Franca. The Journal links the everyday concerns of practitioners with insights gained from relevant academic disciplines such as applied linguistics, education, psychology, and sociology.
OXFORD ACADEMIC JOURNALS
ENGLISH LANGUAGE TEACHING GLOBAL BLOG
This blog is intended for teachers, trainers, lecturers, authors and anyone else with an interest in keeping up with what’s happening in the world of ELT and what we’re up to.
MIDDLESEX UNIVERSITY LONDON
Making your research publications Open Access enables anyone with an internet connection to read them (free of charge) and also potentially enables their re-use (with appropriate attribution).
UNIVERSITY OF BRISTOL
CENTRE FOR MULTILEVEL MODELLING
The Centre for Multilevel Modelling (CMM) is a research centre based at the University of Bristol. Our researchers are drawn from the Graduate School of Education, Bristol Veterinary School and School of Geographical Sciences. Multilevel Modelling is a University Research Theme. We collaborate with a range of researchers working with multilevel models.
Multilevel Modelling is one of the basic techniques used in quantitative social science research for modelling data with complex hierarchical structures. The Multilevel Modelling research theme focuses on producing new statistical methods for tackling research questions, developing new software for implementing this methodology and disseminating these techniques to the national and international social science community.
RADBOUD UNIVERSITY NIJMEGEN
Our programs of research focus on establishing how individual characteristics (e.g., personality, cognitions, emotions, genes) and environmental and social factors (e.g., peers, parents, schools) interact to influence the development of a range of child and adolescent psychopathologies.