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Ultralab: summary

by Richard Millwood published Nov 10, 2007 11:40 PM, last modified Apr 05, 2011 10:56 PM
Ultralab was the learning technology research centre at Anglia Ruskin University in Chelmsford, Essex from 1992 through to 2006.

The logo of UltralabUltralab was the name adopted in 1993 by a unit led by Professor Stephen Heppell after a short period as 'Learning Technology Research Centre', 'Xploratorium' and prior to that as 'New Learning Environments'. Ultralab developed a reputation over the next thirteen years for innovation and delight in learning with technology. It created some of the first multimedia CD-ROM materials in 1992, predicted the Web 2.0 era with online communities and participative web-sites in 1996, embarked on large-scale action research developments to create (1998 - 2005), Talking Heads (1999 - 2003) and Ultraversity (2003 - present) amongst its many achievements. Over this period it grew to employ over fifty personnel. In May 2003 Ultralab helped create Ultralab South in New Zealand which is now named Core Education NZ.

More details of Ultralab can be found at its 2005-2006 web site and particularly on the projects page.

Ultralab closed in December 2006.