Centers and Labs

The College of Information is home to a number of research centers and labs, including:

3D Learning Environment Research Lab

The purpose of the lab is to research the impact of 3D learning environments on teaching and learning.  The lab also conducts research into the wider topic of games and simulations on teaching and learning. 

Data Innovation Lab

Our lab is interested in applying/developing novel interdisciplinary research methods to tackle data-driven problems and exploring data-driven methodology in evidence-based information science research and practice.

Institute for the Integration of Technology into Teaching and Learning (IITTL)

The Institute for the Integration of Technology into Teaching and Learning (IITTL), housed at the University of North Texas is chartered by the UNT Council of Deans to conduct research and implement best practices in the area of teaching and learning with technology.

Intelligent Information Access (IIA) Lab

Intelligent Information Access (IIA) explores effective and efficient methods for access, interaction, and analysis of large, distributed, heterogeneous, multimedia and sometimes multilingual information.  The IIA Lab conducts cutting-edge research and development in cross-language information access, multimedia retrieval, information filtering, social network analysis, as well as user interaction issues.

Multiple Literacies Lab

The purpose of the Multiple Literacies Lab is to enable the acquisition of multiple literacy skills through research and evidence-based practice.

Texas Center for Educational Technology (TCET) was legislatively established in 1988 after a competitive grant process between all the major universities in Texas. TCET is a nationally recognized center in research and development of educational technology. Over the past years, TCET has drawn millions of funds to meet the growing needs of technology support in education and has partnered with state and national agencies, universities, businesses, and schools. The mission of TCET to provide national, state-level and regional support in technology-based collaborative efforts; prepare future educators and technology professionals to advance knowledge of technology tools and applications; and to create and facilitate collaborations across regional, national, multi-state, and international initiatives centering on the use of technology in the workplace. TCET focuses on projects and collaborations based on how people learn, think, and create. The research map for the future of TCET is always expanding outward to new places and ideas.  

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Center for Knowledge Solutions (CKS)

The Center enables our constituents to implement knowledge solutions for improving their organizational systems.  We empower scholars and scholar-practitioners to make evident-based decisions that optimize learning and performance systems to improve organizational knowledge.

Information for Research and Analysis (IRA) Lab

The mission of the Information Research and Analysis Lab is to foster innovation and advancement in design, analytics, and the execution of high caliber research.  The IRA lab strives to bring cutting edge rigor and insight to the research process and methodologies.

Technology and Applied Research in Autism (TARA) Lab

TARA is an exploratory, research-driven, hands-on laboratory designed to support individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorders in grades K-6.

Visual Thinking Laboratory (VTL)

The Visual Thinking Laboratory is a collection of scholars exploring the ways humans interact with the territory at the juncture of image and meaning. Laboratory members include teachers, researchers, students, information scientists, artists, philosophers, filmmakers, computer scientists, behavior analysts, photographers and others.  The Visual Thinking Laboratory weaves together the ideas, talents and abilities of these researchers to create a unique body of work.