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Educational Technology

The Educational Technology Group (part of the Artificial Intelligence and Human-Centred Computing Research Division) is interested in the use of software tools to support the learning and teaching process. The primary focus of its research is upon practical tools that can be applied in teaching Computer Science at university level. Complementary research is addressing conceptual issues concerned with the development of computer-based learning environments for general educational applications.

Current work is concerned with software tools and principles in the areas of peer assessment, plagiarism detection, and automated submission and assessment systems. Other projects include the development of agent-based pedagogic architectures, and the use of learning objects in educational software.

Other research within the group has been directed towards principles for the development of interactive learning environments. A significant theme in this work is that the choice of programming paradigm strongly influences the support that the computer can give to constructionist approaches to learning.

Members of the group have contributed to the activities of the Advance HELink opens in a new window and to the IMPDETLink opens in a new window programme. There has been active collaboration with colleagues at other universities, including Dundee, Durham, Aalto (Finland), UEF (Finland), KMITL (Thailand), KMUTNB (Thailand), London Metropolitan, Loughborough, Malmö (Sweden), Mannheim (Germany), North West (South Africa), Nottingham Trent, Southampton, Southern Denmark, Turku (Finland), Twente (Netherlands), UCL Ulster, Walailak (Thailand), and Zagreb (Croatia), and the group has close links with the Centre for New Technologies Research in Education in the Warwick Centre for Education Studies.

Current Projects

Topics currently being investigated include the following.

Other Projects

Topics which have been under investigation recently, but which are not being actively pursued at Warwick at this time, include: adaptive learning spaces; agent-based pedagogic architectures; learning objects and metametadata; service-oriented architectures in higher education; web-based peer assessment.


    Meurig BeynonLink opens in a new window (Emeritus Reader)
    Russell BoyattLink opens in a new window (Service Owner, Learning Systems, University of Warwick)
    Antony Harfield (Associate Fellow)
    Mike JoyLink opens in a new window (Professor)
    Claire Rocks (Associate Professor)
    Steve RussLink opens in a new window (Associate Fellow)
    Jane SinclairLink opens in a new window (Professor)


    The following colleagues are no longer based in the Department, but still contribute to our research.

    Monisa Abdul Wahab, Resala AlAdraj, Reem Qadan Al Fayez, Dimah Al-Fraihat, Nouf Almujally, Naif Alotaibi, Huda Alrashidi, Abdulaziz Alshahrani, Maram Al Zaidi, Andy Chow, Georgina Cosma, Oran Devilly, Fawaz Ghali, Sunčica Hadžidedić, Maurice Hendrix, Noor Hasimah Bin Ibrahim Teo, Amirah Ismail, Mmaki Jantjies, Javed Khan, Teemu Laine, Jenny Liu, Olfat Mirza, Andrés Moreno Garcia, Moses Nkundwe Mwasaga, Matija Novak, Daniel Onah, Ayman Qahmash, Ebtehal Quqandi, Mohammed Rehman, Petch Sajjacholapunt, Adekunle Shonola, Jirarat Sitthiworachart, Shanghua Sun, Saba Khalil Toor, Shanshan Yang, Jane Yin-Kim Yau