The Lab Group

Founding Meeting

On 25th September 2003, the founding meeting of the Lab Group was held at Birkbeck University of London. The Group was set up to bring together the Lab community to create linkages between industry and education research and development in the area of ICT and education.

The event was co-chaired by Dr Sara de Freitas (LSRC Research Fellow/Knowledge Lab) and Professor Stephen Heppell (Ultralab). For a foundation paper for the Group see here.

The minutes for the event were collated by Seb Schmoller (Association for Learning Technology) see here.

Professor Diana Laurillard, Head of the DfES e-learning unit gave the keynote address, see here for powerpoint presentation slides.

Labgroup Founding

  Photo from the Lab Group meeting 25th September 2003. The names of those in the picture are: Sara de Freitas (LSRC Research Fellow/Knowledge Lab), Stephen Heppell (Ultralab) and Diana Laurillard (DfES) at the back. Clockwise from bottom left: George Auckland (BBC); Tom Boyle (London Metropolitan University); Robin Mason (Open University); John Seton (BT); Martin Owen (NESTA Futurelab); Erica McAteer (SCROLLA, University of Glasgow); Dan Corlett (Birmingham University); John O'Donoghue (Wolverhampton University); Peter Revill (DTI); Alison Allden (Bristol University); Mandy Berry (Creative Learning Lab); Brian Davies (Techwatch); Daxa Patel (JISC); Chris O'Hagan (Derby); Caroline Phillips (Microsoft); Peter Scott (Knowledge Media Institute) and Seb Schmoller (Association for Learning Technology).  

Those attending the meeting but not in the photograph: Richard Noss (Knowledge Lab); Carol Strohecker (Media Lab Europe).

Those attending the meeting in spirit: Chris Yapp (HP); Steve Molyneux (Learning Lab); Paul Phillips (Orange); Peter Hamilton (Intel); Peter Cochrane (Concept Labs); Michelle Selinger (Cisco); Clifford Harris (HP)

The Lab Group  
The Lab Group