The University of Florida is leading the way forward for learners everywhere
To cultivate wide-reaching implications for every member of our society, UF researchers are working at the intersection of data mining, computational psychometrics, machine learning and artificial intelligence to dramatically improve learning outcomes and to transform education, in both concept and practice.
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New funding aims to expand inclusion in teacher preparation. UKG, one of the world’s leading human capital management cloud companies and a Reboot Representation Tech Coalition senior executive member, has granted $200,000 to UF to create a pipeline of opportunities designed to bring more Black, Latina and Native American women into K-12 computer science (CS) education.
As UF moves to become the nation’s first comprehensive AI university, the College of Education is positioning itself as a notable partner in AI research and instruction.
Pavlo “Pasha” Antonenko, an associate professor of educational technology and director of the NeurAL Lab, was recently awarded a $600,000 grant from the National Science Foundation (NSF) to design gamified curriculum to teach computing hardware fundamentals.
Affiliated Labs and Studios
Advanced Learning Technologies Studio (ALT-S)
ALT-S is a collaborative space with an infrastructure of support to advance the development of innovative learning technologies for an increasingly connected digital world. ALT-S connects expertise with infrastructure to advance the research and development of learning technologies.
Creative Technology Research Lab (CTRL)
CTRL is an interdisciplinary research lab with collaborators at the University of Illinois-Urbana Champaign. The lab’s primary aim is to investigate how to meaningfully engage all learners in technology-mediated learning, with a focus on computer science and computational thinking.
Dynamic Educational Technology Advancements and Innovations for Learning (DETAIL) Lab
The DETAIL Lab is comprised of forward-thinking doctoral students and candidates at the University of Florida seeking to advance the field of educational technology by pushing the boundaries on a wide range of topics of relevance to both the students and the field.
Equitable Learning Technology Lab (ELTL)
ELTL is at the forefront of inclusive research and design practices, using collaborative, co-designed research with advanced technologies to develop solutions to critical educational and real-world problems facing neurodiverse communities.
Fair Measurement Research Lab
The Fair Measurement Research Lab houses a variety of research projects and studies related to improving fairness in educational assessment, including but not limited to technology-enhanced classroom assessment. By evaluating and aligning measurement research and practices to the Standards for Educational and Psychological Testing, research in the lab promotes the highest of standards for fair assessment practices that promote equitable learning opportunities for all.
Game-Based Assessment and Measurement in Education (GAME) Lab
Neuroscience Applications for Learning Laboratory (NeurAL Lab)
Neuroscience Applications for Learning (NeurAL) Laboratory is an interdisciplinary team of faculty and students who use cognitive, affective and social neuroscience frameworks to explore how people learn with advanced learning technologies. Studies are designed using authentic learning contexts and improve the design and practice of 21st century learning and teaching.
The Investigating Digital Ecologies to Advance Transformative Education (IDEATE) Lab
The IDEATE Lab is an interdisciplinary team of faculty and students who use a human-centered lens to explore digital learning ecologies. Our team utilizes principles of design thinking grounded in reflective inquiry to uncover adaptive and innovative solutions to complex problems within all levels of education. We employ advanced learning analytics techniques to explore the dynamics of these digital spaces and identify, evaluate, and design effective instructional approaches to support student success.