Last week two members of the GTI presented their work in the VS-GAMES 2016, the 8th International Conference on Virtual Worlds and Games for Serious Applications, which had Barcelona Science Museum “Cosmo Caixa” as venue. The conference was organized by a former member of the GTI, Alun Evans (now at Universitat Ramon Llull), and was a great success, hosting the presentations of 16 full papers and 32 short papers and posters in topics such as gamification and interactive storytelling.

GTI in VS-GAMES

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GTI Learning participated in 11th European Conference on Technology Enhanced Learning (EC-TEL2016) held in Lyon, France from 13th to 16th September, 2016. Kalpani Manathunga and Konstantinos Michos participated in the workshops conducted in parallel to the main EC-TEL conference. Konstantinos presented a paper, “Towards understanding the potential of teaching analytics within educational communities” at the “4th International […]

GTI Learning participates in EC-TEL 2016

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GTI- Learning team, headed by Davinia Hernandez-Leo conducted two interesting workshops on “Design Collaborative Learning activities using PyramidApp” at UPF on the 1st July and 6th September, 2016 respectively. During the workshop Davinia discussed on collaborative learning, current practices, flow patterns and practical challenges existing while participants also shared their experiences in such learning scenarios. Other GTI-Learning […]

Hands-on workshops about PyramidApp

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Escola Ginebró and C.E. Dolmen participate in the CoT project

Escola Ginebró and C.E. Dolmen participate in the CoT project, funded by RecerCaixa and with partial support of the DTIC Maria de Maetzu strategic program. The project is lead by Davinia Hernández-Leo with the participation of the GTI Learning team, Kostas Michos, Pablo Abenia, Laia Albó, Laura Serra, Ishari Amarasinghe, et al. A first workshop with teachers of the Escola Ginebró took place in the facilities of the school on Nov. 17th. The workshop included hands-on activities and training in the ILDE platform.

GTI in SUNY COIL Symposium

SUNY COIL SymposiumGTI Learning participated in the SUNY COIL (Collaborative Online International Learning ) Symposium 14th of October 2016. The event was organized by UPF’s CLIK (Center for Learning Innovation and Knowledge) and the State University of New York (SUNY) to which many professionals interested in collaborative practices participated. Konstantinos Michos from GTI presented on “Collaborative learning activity with PyramidApp” during the event which led to interesting conversations.

GTI in VS-GAMES

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Last week two members of the GTI presented their work in the VS-GAMES 2016, the 8th International Conference on Virtual Worlds and Games for Serious Applications, which had Barcelona Science Museum “Cosmo Caixa” as venue. The conference was organized by a former member of the GTI, Alun Evans (now at Universitat Ramon Llull), and was a great success, hosting the presentations of 16 full papers and 32 short papers and posters in topics such as gamification and interactive storytelling.

Gerard Llorach, from GTI Graphics, presented a paper on Web-based live speech-driven lipsync, a novel method for lip-syncing based on the web. Joaquim Colàs, from GTI Interaction, presented a paper regarding YoWay, a geo-localized narrative mobile game that allowed players to explore and discover in-situ the history of Barcelona. Both papers received several questions from the public and attracted interest.

In addition, another former member of the GTI, Susan Ferreira (now at Téléuniversité Quebec), presented a paper about Game based Learning, describing a case study on how to design educational games aimed for children in developing countries.

VS-GAMES 2016 conference proceedings are available here.

GTI Learning participates in EC-TEL 2016

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GTI Learning participated in 11th European Conference on Technology Enhanced Learning (EC-TEL2016) held in Lyon, France from 13th to 16th September, 2016. Kalpani Manathunga and Konstantinos Michos participated in the workshops conducted in parallel to the main EC-TEL conference. Konstantinos presented a paper, “Towards understanding the potential of teaching analytics within educational communities” at the “4th International Workshop on Teaching Analytics” (IWTA’16). Kalpani participated in Connecting Learning Design and Learning Analytics (CLAD) workshop co-organized by Davinia Hernández-Leo and the topic of the paper was “Connecting pattern-based learning designs with analytics: The case of the PyramidApp”.

Manathunga, K., Hernández-Leo, D., PyramidApp: Scalable method Enabling Collaboration in the Classroom. In: Proceedings of 11th European Conference on Technology Enhanced Learning, EC-TEL 2016, Lyon, France, September 2016, LNCS 9891, 422- 427.

Abstract : Computer Supported Collaborative Learning methods support fruitful social interactions using technological mediation and orchestration. However, studies indicate that most existing CSCL methods have not been applied to large classes, means that they may not scale well or that it’s unclear to what extent or with which technological mechanisms scalability could be feasible. This paper introduces and evaluates PyramidApp, implementing a scalable pedagogical method refining Pyramid (aka Snowball) collaborative learning flow pattern. Refinements include rating and discussing to reach upon global consensus. Three different face-to-face classroom situations were used to evaluate different tasks of pyramid interactions. Experiments led to conclude that pyramids can be meaningful with around 20 participants per pyramid of 3–4 levels, with several pyramids running in parallel depending on the classroom size. An underpinning algorithm enabling elastic creation of multiple pyramids, using control timers and triggering flow awareness facilitated scalability, dynamism and overall user satisfaction in the experience.

Michos, K., & Hernández-Leo, D.,Understanding Collective Behavior of Learning Design Communities. In: Proceedings of 11th European Conference on Technology Enhanced Learning, EC-TEL 2016, Lyon, France, September 2016, LNCS 9891, 614-671.

Abstract : Social computing enables collective actions and social interaction with rich exchange of information. In the context of educators’ networks where they create and share learning design artifacts, little is known about their collective behavior. Learning design tooling focuses on supporting educators (learning designers) in making explicit their design ideas and encourages the development of “learning design communities”. Building on social elements, this paper aims to identify the level of engagement and interactions in three communities using an Integrated Learning Design Environment (ILDE). The results show a relationship between the exploration of different artifacts and creation of content in all the three communities confirming that browsing influence the community’s outcomes. Different patterns of interaction suggest specific impact of language and length of support for users.

Hands-on workshops about PyramidApp

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GTI- Learning team, headed by Davinia Hernandez-Leo conducted two interesting workshops on “Design Collaborative Learning activities using PyramidApp” at UPF on the 1st July and 6th September, 2016 respectively. During the workshop Davinia discussed on collaborative learning, current practices, flow patterns and practical challenges existing while participants also shared their experiences in such learning scenarios. Other GTI-Learning team members presented PyramidApp integrated within ILDE and how analytics can be useful to understand what happened during such collaborative learning enactments. Profiles of participants varied from teachers representing primary and secondary school, university lecturers, researchers and Masters’ students from Master in Communication and Education offered by UAB.  The interest shown by our active participants within 4 hours of hands-on experience was exceptional.

For further details visit https://portal.upf.edu/web/edutec/inici

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