As part of our quality assurance service of Open University online teaching and learning materials we run state-of-the-art Research Labs which allow us to study how learners interact with the latest educational media and technologies, both in the lab and at remote locations. Some IET researchers use the labs for empirical work to capture video records of human-computer interaction and focus group discussions.
We provide expertise and knowledge about the evaluation of educational systems as well as dedicated support personnel. We provide this as a service for the University and are willing to provide expert knowledge and guidance in all areas of user centred design, testing and evaluation.
The facility has an observation room, the Ambient Technology lab, the Gaming lab, the Accessibility lab, two Human Computer Interaction (HCI) labs, the Podcast Suite, a Reception room and the Control room to cater for different scenarios.
For more information about the Jennie Lee Research Labs, please visit the labs website