Digital equipment is located in the lab for active, creative use by staff and postgraduate research students.
ilabs are the Digital Institute’s vehicle for supporting and promoting the research, development and application of digital technologies within the University’s research.
- multi-touch and pen-based tabletops
- a self-organised learning environment (SOLE)
- mobile learning devices
- digital kitchens and apps for task-based language learning
- Video Enhanced Observation app
The aims of ilab:learn are to combine our expertise in pedagogy with the School of Computer Science's expertise in:
- web-based technologies
- pervasive computing
- situated interaction
We want to develop a program of technology enhanced learning research that exploits:
- social computing
- pervasive computing
- situated interaction technologies and applications
- mobile and tablet apps
We're keen to use theory and practice to motivate, develop and test technology enhanced learning. We want to tackle world-class research in applied linguistics, education and computer science.
Projects and Grants
Digital Kitchens for Language Learning - French Digital Kitchen. £156K EPSRC grant. PIs Paul Seedhouse and Patrick Olivier. The project won the EU European Language Label prize 2012.
Digital Kitchens for Language Learning - Lancook. PIs Paul Seedhouse and Patrick Olivier. Grant of €400K received from the EU Lifelong Learning Programme
Digital Kitchens for Language Learning - Linguacuisine. Grant of €324K from the European Union Erasmus Plus Programme. PI Paul Seedhouse. Co-I Ahmed Kharrufa. Research Software Engineer Phil Heslop.
Digital Mysteries A program based on an established paper-based learning tool, it is popular with teachers who value problem-solving and collaboration due to its open-ended nature and focus on group work. Lead: Ahmed Kharrufa.
EuroSOLE. Grant of €391K from the European Union Erasmus Plus Programme. PI Helen Burns. A project to develop new forms of self-organised learning that empower young people, in order to support schools with tacking early school leaving. RA Liz Hidson.
PROPIC Europa an Erasmus+ project (€77K) which aims to empower prospective teachers and teacher educators to actively engage in lifelong learning processes and to cooperatively establish a culture of self-reflection, innovation and interculturality in foreign and second language learning and teaching. UK Co-I Paul Seedhouse; RA Liz Hidson.
Sole Central SOLE Central is a global hub for research into self-organised learning environments (SOLEs). It brings together researchers, practitioners, policymakers and entrepreneurs.
VEO Group Video Enhanced Observation pulls together the power of video and data for effective professional learning. Directors; Paul Miller and Jon Haines.
VEO Europa VEO Europa is an Erasmus+ funded project (€268K) which aimed to improve the quality of teaching and learning through using an innovative technological approach developed at Newcastle University – the VEO App – to support initial teacher training and continuing professional development. PI Paul Seedhouse; RA Liz Hidson.
Publications on ilab:learn projects
ilab: learn staff
Lecturer, Secondary PGCE Science
Telephone: + 44 (191) 208 6597
Dr Elizabeth Hidson
Telephone: +44 (0) 191 208 6433
Professor David Leat
Prof of Curriculum Innovation
Telephone: +44 (0) 191 208 6578
Professor Sugata Mitra
Senior Research Investigator
Telephone: +44 79 49 11 75 57
Dr Muge Satar Coen
Lecturer in Applied Linguistics and TESOL
Telephone: +44 (0) 191 208 7797
Professor Paul Seedhouse
Professor of Educational and Applied Linguistics
Telephone: +44 (0) 191 208 8873
ilab: learn PhD Student Projects
The Korean Digital Kitchen by Jaeuk Park
VEO for Professional Development by Saziye Tasdemir
How could language learners maintain intersubjectivity in two digital learning environments: European Digital Kitchen and Linguacuisine App? By Simin Ren.