We apply cutting-edge research to create transformational online learning experiences.

The IDEA Lab was Imperial College London's very first digital learning and education group, established in 2005. We have championed the substantial increase in the use of educational technology at the Business School, launching a Global Online MBA programme in 2015, recently ranked #1 in the UK and #2 in the world in the QS Online MBA rankings 2020.

We have received numerous awards along the way including an Effective Practice Award at the Sloan-C Blended Learning Conference in 2011 and a silver award for Business Education at the 2018 QS Reimagine Education conference. 

Our key drivers

Our research

Research & innovation

We develop, implement and evaluate pioneering educational technologies and pedagogies. This includes actively experimenting with emerging technologies such as AI, VR and learning analytics to drive innovation.
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Our approach

Development & delivery

We take an engineering approach to learning-system design and enhancement. New technologies enable us to rethink pedagogy, and our work is driven by a deep-rooted belief that technology can enhance and improve the effectiveness of education.
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Alliances & Networks

Partnering with others provides new opportunities to innovate. We have won a number of awards for our collaborative work and global reach.
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