EDUCATE Project Research Advice and Mentorship

University College London - Institute of Education

The UCL Institute of Education is a world-leading centre for research and teaching in social science and education. This exciting post will be located in the UCL Knowledge Lab, a leading interdisciplinary research centre on digital research and design in education whose mission it is to understand and to develop digital technologies to support and transform education, and beyond. 

The mentor will work on the EDUCATE project: a 3 year ERDF funded initiative that will be delivered by UCL in collaboration with Nesta, F6S and the Education Foundation. EDUCATE will set up a physical and virtual working space where EdTech SMEs and researcher entrepreneurs will work together with research and business experts. All participants will be trained, supported and resourced. EDUCATE will translate research into new and better Educational Products, and will stimulate demand for new and improved products. This will increase the sector’s economic growth and London’s competitiveness. EDUCATE will also facilitate knowledge exchange between Higher Education and SMEs. It will engage Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) in the Research and Development (R&D) process and stimulate their investment in these activities in the future. 

The research mentor will work with small businesses and entrepreneurs to help them integrate existing research evidence into the design of their educational technology product or service. This will include making existing research evidence accessible to this non-academic audience and working with the EDUCATE team to help businesses and entrepreneurs to evaluate the efficacy of their concept, design, product or service.

The post is available immediately and funded until 31 December 2019 in the first instance.

You will have an excellent knowledge of existing research that is relevant to the educational technology community and of the research methods and techniques that can be used to improve the design of educational technology and/or demonstrate its efficacy. We are looking for an excellent communicator who can work across a range of media and as part of a team or under their own initiative. You will be able to work with small businesses and entrepreneurs who are wishing to apply for funding from a range of sources, such as RCUK and educational foundations.

Applicants should apply online. To access further details about the position and how to apply please click on the ‘Apply’ button below.

For further details about this post please email Professor Rose Luckin ( r.luckin@ucl.ac.uk ).

Latest time for the submission of applications: 23:59.

Interview Date: TBC

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