Head of Discipline: Dr Frank Bannister
The Information Systems Laboratory comprises the Centre for Research in IT in Education (CRITE) and the Applied Information Systems Expertise Group (AISG).
CRITE is an established research centre (jointly with the School of Education) whose members already have international reputations in technology and learning and which looks into the application of technology to help mediate a constructivist dialogue between learner, instructor and subject matter. CRITE’s research focuses on two areas in the field of technology-enhanced learning:
- the design of innovative learning scenarios and supporting software tools based on a social constructivist pedagogy with a particular emphasis on mobile
- research into pedagogical strategies and emerging issues pertinent to the use of immersive
environments in teaching and learning.
ISEG’s focus is on the impact of ICT on society and business in areas ranging from e-/social inclusion to IT procurement. The group’s mission is to publish and disseminate research that makes a direct contribution to improving society and business.