EILAB. A Canadian Centre of Innovation in Digital Learning Research

The EILAB at the Faculty of Education, UOIT, Canada, is a digital facility for exploring human-computer-human interaction for learning. It is a hub for researchers and collaborations from around the world. The EILAB is a member of the Inclusive Design Institute (IDI) and the AEGIS project, funded by the Canada Foundation for Innovation and the Government of Ontario. EILAB research explores: 1) democratized, fully online learning, 2) digital competencies for online and mobile learning, and 3) social, physiological and cultural dimensions of collaborative online learning.


New Video: Fully Online Learning Discussion at Royal Roads

EILAB Director, Dr. Roland van Oostveen recently presented the Fully Online Learning Community (FOLC) model at Royal Roads University. As the author of FOLC, Dr. van Oostveen’s research investigates dimensions of social interaction in online learning communities, digital competencies in online learning, problem-based learning (PBL), and the development of effective online learning environments. As Director of the EILAB, Dr. van Oostveen is building an international research network around the EILAB for exploring cross-cultural applications of the model. [Learn more, and watch the video.]

Dr. Roland van Oostveen FOLC Video



Culture, Digital Competency and Online Learning in Ukraine

EILAB Press Release - March 2016 - Ukraine Participants Online

Ukrainian participants exploring the Adobe Connect environment. Click for larger image.

This international pilot course and research study explores relationships between dimensions of culture (using the model of Hofstede), digital competencies (as defined and measured by the General Technology Competency and Use framework) and collaborative online learning for educational transformation in Ukraine. It is conducted within the framework of a Canada-Ukraine research partnership between UOIT and Kyiv National Economic University. This partnership is UOIT’s first such partnership with Ukraine. [View project page.]


New to the EILAB? The Complete Introductory Video Series

EILAB Experience | Video 1

Introducing EILab

EILAB Experience | Video 2

Data Collection

EILAB Experience | Video 3

Data Analysis 1

EILAB Experience | Video 4

Data Analysis 2

EILAB Experience | Video 5

EILAB Collaboration

EILAB Experience | Video 6

EILAB as Virtual Space