Digital Solutions for Education & Research
The future is increasingly digital—a trend changing how education is facilitated, administered, and delivered in the classroom. Technology can inspire us to discover new breakthroughs in innovation in education, but digitisation is not an end in itself. We develop technology to solve meaningful problems for educators, students, researchers and the support structure surrounding them.
Digitally Enhanced Learning
We look towards the future of digital learning and investigate how media and technology can change, stimulate, and improve learning outcomes. We explore technology by creating and testing prototypes to support a wide-variety of learning approaches, including collaborative, adaptive, hybrid blended or game-based. We weigh up the advantages and disadvantages of different digital education tools in terms of learning outcomes and generate ideas for educators, learners and researchers.
AI for Education & Research
We navigate the vast toolbox of advances in Artificial Intelligence to assist teachers, students, and researchers. AI could be directly used in the classroom or indirectly through support systems or analysis. We work with the relevant product owner to effectively incorporate these technologies and provide guidance on use and best practices. We use AI including technologies such as Natural Language Processing (understanding text), Computer Vision (understanding images) and Recommender Systems (finding patterns in the data) to support education.
XR for Education & Research
Virtual and augmented reality (together: extended reality, or XR) are disrupting and reinventing many aspects of social life. Beyond video games and leisure, both education and professional environments are pivoting toward new, immersive technologies. This presents many new opportunities for enhancing the way people learn, teach, communicate and research, but also comes with challenges. To maximise the benefits offered by XR, we combine knowledge of human cognition, culture and behaviour with a focus on the societal and academic values that provide effective and safe experiences. Find out more.
Ethical & Inclusive Technology
When bringing in new technology, it must always be assessed for inclusivity. We make sure that diversity of educators and students is not a limitation when using tech, but an opportunity. We support adaptive, creative technological solutions for challenges to diversity, equality, ethics and inclusion and take a responsible approach to data and privacy. We offer advice on technological solutions and their implementation in and outside of the classroom.
Tools and Services
Want to learn more about our work to develop Digital Solutions for Education & Research?
At the Centre, we use methodological approaches, research-based methods and best practices to offer you tailor-made digital solutions, no matter what educational field you work in. “Solutions aren’t inclusive if they are exclusive.”
People: We train and advise educators, researchers and project teams on context specific applications of technology to enhance teaching & learning.
Process: We work with educational institutions to map innovation pathways for new technology and advise on structural implementation for new or changing technologies.
Technology: We work in multidisciplinary teams to build prototypes as well as test and determine what education technology is most effective and beneficial for specific contexts. When implementing, building or testing technology, we start with the educational challenge and build or adapt a digital solution to best fit the needs of learners.
How we put people first
Our experts are committed to user-centred design. We take a holistic, multidisciplinary approach to identify and solve problems by rethinking ways of working, implementing technology, building applications, running workshops and giving policy advice. By taking a critical eye towards the problem we’re trying to solve, we prioritise user experience throughout every project lifecycle.