Diana Laurillard, Professor of Learning with Digital Technologies, UCL Knowledge Lab. Formerly Head of the e-Learning Strategy Unit at Department for Education and Skills (2002-5); Pro-Vice Chancellor for learning technologies at the Open University (1995-2002). Recent book: Teaching as a Design Science, Routledge. Researching MOOCs, learning design, and digital games for dyscalculia.
Her research includes large-scale online communities of teacher-designers, and the use of specialised digital course design tools to enable teachers to create and share new pedagogies for using learning technology. She is currently running two MOOCs on teacher development in digital course design.
- A MOOC Value Creation Methodology
- Investigating the transformative potential of MOOCs for professional development on the large scale
- Teacher professional development at scale in the Global South
- CGHE 2020 Annual Conference webinar: Academic work and careers online and offline
CGHE research projects
Select recent publications
- The role of higher education in upscaling global professional development through open, online collaboration. In C. Callender, W. Locke, & S. Marginson (Eds.), The Future of Higher Education.
London: Bloomsbury. 2019
- Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs). In M. David & M. Amey (Eds.), The SAGE Encyclopedia of Higher Education.
Thousand Oaks, CA, USA: SAGE Publications Inc. 2019
- Perspectives to Technology-Enhanced Learning and Teaching in Mathematical Learning Difficulties. In A. Fritz, V. Haase, & P. Räsänen (Eds.), International Handbook of Mathematical Learning Difficulties.
Cham: Springer. 2019
- A Co-design Methodology for Blended Teacher Professional Development in Contexts of Mass Displacement.
NORRAG Special Issue 02. Data Collection and Evidence Building to Support Education in Emergencies, 63-65. 2019.
- The potential of MOOCs for large-scale teacher professional development in contexts of mass displacement
London Review of Education, 17 (2): 141–158. 2019.
- Teaching as a Design Science: Teachers building, testing and sharing pedagogic ideas. In Joke Voogt, Gerald Knezek, Rhonda Christensen and Kwok-Wing Lai (eds), Springer International Handbooks of Education. Handbook of Information Technology in Primary and Secondary Education.
Springer, New York. 2018.
- Using technology to develop teachers as designers of TEL: evaluating the Learning Designer. British Journal of Educational Technology
British Journal of Educational Technology. 49(6), 1044 –1058. 2018.