Technology Enhance Learning Project

The latest technological advancements have created unprecedented learning opportunities for students, teachers, and organizational workers. Various ICT tools have been developed for creating a flexible learner centered learning environment to enhance students’ conceptual understanding of the subjects. It has made Technology Enhanced Learning an active area of research in academic world. Many research projects are in progress globally. University of Education has launched Technology Enhanced Learning Project (TELP) under the supervision of Dr. M.  A. Pasha, Professor of Information Technology and Director, Division of Science & Technology.

TELP aims at exploring various ways to use ICT for making learning activities more effective & productive. Keeping in view the pedagogical aspects of offered curriculum, the project also explores how technology could help students and teachers to enhance their learning gain in local educational environment.

TELP's Aims & Objectives

The project aims at carrying out research activities to help academic institutions in Pakistan to integrate technology-enhanced learning into their routine practices. The project is striving to establish strong working relationships with global researchers working in the field of technology-enhanced learning.

We have realized that the research priorities set under FP6 are equally important for people living in Pakistan.  Hence, for this project we have adopted them as our key exploration areas which include:

  • enhance  capacity to reflect the complexity of learning in complex and dynamic environments
  • reinforce learning as a social process through new collaborative models
  • customize learning to individual needs – at school, work, throughout life, ubiquitously
  • build competence – by linking organizations’ objectives and learning goals of individuals
  • support pedagogical approaches that blend new and old ways of learning

Under TELP we are working on following thematic areas of research:

  • Integrating technology in curriculum to promote personalization and adaptive learning
  • Using ICT tools for dynamic mentoring
  • Developing ICT tools to introduce experience-based learning in the classroom,
  • Merging technology in formal and informal learning
  • Integrating ICT research  for bridging the gap between research and education at universities and professional training at the workplace

At UE, we believe that Knowledge, skills, competencies and expertise could be seen as the key bridge between the needs of the learners and those of the organizations. Hence, there is a strong need to build new technology enhanced learning frameworks letting academic institutions to cater the emerging needs of the students and helping them to understand interaction between business processes and competency models. Such learning environment will help both students & academic institutions to face the challenges of 21st century.

For this purpose we need to focus on understanding the needs of individual learner within the context of different and complex social situations and devise tools which support their affective engagement and enhance their learning outcome. This demands for a multidisciplinary approach to integrate supporting & supplementary aspects of subjects like educational psychology, cognitive science, neuroscience, information technology and other related fields. Hence, faculty members from Division of Education, Division of Science & Technology and Division of Arts & Social Sciences are collaborating in following are areas of Research activities:

  • Learning Resources:  creation, distribution, access, compilation, consumption of digital content;  tools and services
  • Actions: communication, collaboration, interaction with software tools
  • Context: time and location
  • Actors: student, teacher, facilitator, learning coach, human resource or education  manager.

TELS (the center for Technology Enhanced Learning in Science): brings university researchers together with middle school and high school educators to improve instruction in science. Established by the National Science Foundation as a national Center for Learning and Teaching, TELS is headquartered at the University of California, Berkeley, and is directed by Professor Marcia C. Linn. TELS includes seven universities, a nonprofit educational research and development organization, and seven school districts.

Technology Enhanced Learning is a research project of Teaching and Learning Research Program: supporting and developing UK educational research to improve outcomes for learners of all ages.

The European Association of Technology-Enhanced Learning (EATEL) promotes education and continuing education in the area “Technology-Enhanced Learning” (TEL) and to support science and research in this area.

Fourth European Conference on Technology Enhanced Learning "Learning in the Synergy of Multiple Disciplines"

Transforming Higher Education Through Technology Enhanced Learning

Technology enhanced learning: The good, the bad, and the ugly by Itiel E. Dror, University of Southampton

Neuroscience and technology enhanced learning

Is Technology-Enhanced Learning Effective? Recent Research and Best Practices

Technology Enhanced Learning in Science

Technology-Enhanced Learning in Developing Nations: A review by Shalni Gulati University of Oxford,

Recommender Systems in Technology Enhanced Learning

2010 Survey of Technology Enhanced Learning for higher education in the UK

2012 Survey of Technology Enhanced Learning for higher education in the UK

Technology-Enhanced Learning Exemplars

Using technology-enhanced learning, The University of Nottingham

Technology Enhanced Learning: Best Practices

Designe Based Research & TEL Environment

Technology Enhanced Learning at DOCS, Stockholm University

Technology Enhanced Learning , Plymouth University

EATEL – The European Association for Technology-Enhanced Learning

Defining Technology Enhanced Learning

Centre for Technology Enhanced Learning TEL, Department of Educational Research, County South, Lancaster University, Lancaster LA1 4YD, UK