Imperial College London

Dr David Lefevre

Business School

Director, Edtech Lab



+44 (0)20 7594 9172david.lefevre




184Business School BuildingSouth Kensington Campus





I am  director of the Edtech Lab at the Imperial College Business School.

I joined Imperial College in 2001 as an MSc student in the Department of Computing and then completed a PhD in the  Imperial College Business Schoool. I have a long standing interest in the use of technology in education and started teaching my classes online in 2003. My role evolved to encourage others to teach using technology. In 2005 I joined Business School and formed the Edtech Lab.

Our  team has overseen a substantial increase in the use of educational technology at the School. We launched our Global Online MBA programme in 2015 and have received awards along the way including including a Gold award at the IMS Learning Impact awards in 2010,  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.

I was co-founder and now president of the Imperial College eLearning spin-out firm Epigeum (now a successful part of the Oxford Univeristy Press)  which publishes high quality online courseware used by 250 universities globally.  In 2018 I helped launch Insendi , also spin-out firm from the Edtech Lab focused on online learning platforms.

LinkedIn profile: here 

Edtech Lab

-> Webpages
-> Blog
-> Intranet (Sharepoint)
-> Twitter



Peach R, Yaliraki S, Lefevre D, et al., 2019, Data-driven unsupervised clustering of online learner behaviour , Npj Science of Learning, Vol:4, ISSN:2056-7936

Lefevre DJ, cox B, 2016, Delayed instructional feedback may be more effective, but is this contrary to learners' preferences?, British Journal of Educational Technology, Vol:48, ISSN:0007-1013, Pages:1357-1367

Lefevre D, Cox B, 2016, Feedback in technology-based instruction: Learner preferences, British Journal of Educational Technology, Vol:47, ISSN:0007-1013, Pages:248-256


Lefevre DJ, Wells M, Wollenschlaeger A, et al., Analysing engagement in an online management programme and implications for course design, LAK '16

Lefevre DJ, Wells M, Innovation via a Thin LMS: A middleware alternative to the traditional learning management system., 30th Ascilite Conference

More Publications