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The Learning Societies Lab (LSL) previously known as the Learning Technologies group (LTG) is headed by Dr Hugh Davis.

Our fields of research include:

Technology enhanced learning

technology enhanced learning Technology can support all the stages of teaching and learning, resulting in blended methodologies that not only help with existing practice, but can result in novel new practices. LSL is investigating Architectures for Learning Systems, and for Assessment, Design for Learning, Competency modelling, Digital Libraries, m-learning, and Learning Objects and Repositories.

Interaction with knowledge and semantics

Interaction with knowledge and semantics Initiatives such as the Semantic Web are promoting the idea that knowledge can be described and exchanged, but the descriptions that machines use are far more formal and focused than those used by people exchanging ideas and recording their everyday lives. It is therefore important to try and bridge the gap between how people and machines express information, for example by using tagging, annotation, concept mapping, semantic hypertexts, folksonomies and narratives.

Virtual communities and social systems

Virtual communities and social systems A new generation of social applications is changing the way in which people are organising themselves and interacting with each other. LSL is researching collaborative systems, tools for group formation, virtual environments, games and social networking.

Accessible technologies

Accessible Technologies Technology offers new possibilities for supporting accessibility. LSL is investigating how speech recognition can be used to caption multimedia to make learning more inclusive, interactive, flexible, productive and engaging, and is exploring the e-learning experiences of disabled learners including accessible e-learning, compatible assistive technologies and effective learning support.

Innovation in science, engineering and technology education

Innovation in science, engineering and technology education Science, Engineering and Technology have been identified amongst the strategic and vulnerable areas in UK Higher Education. LSL is looking to identify, investigate, develop and evaluate educational innovations which can impact directly and enhance the student experience.

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