The Virtual History Laboratory (VH Lab), under the direction of Professor Stéphane Lévesque, is the first research centre in Canada to study the online learning of history.
Innovative research approaches, such as eye-tracking analysis and post-action think aloud, are used to examine the methods and quality of virtual learning, to better understand the needs of online learners and to develop the models and contexts that help improve the design, presentation and evaluation of Web sites, online exhibits, simulations and learning materials in history.
the VH Lab uses cutting-edge technology to study user behaviours, to improve learning and evaluation and, ultimately, to enhance the teaching of history through information and communication technologies.
Projects at the Concordia Digital History Lab use new media to share the task of historical research and interpretation with online audiences worldwide—scholars, students, and the general public.
The lab is part of the Centre for Oral History and Digital Storytelling, Concordia University, Montreal.