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GTI – Article Accepted at Eurographics 2017

GTI has an article accepted for presentation at Eurographics 2017 and publication in a special issue of the Computer Graphics Forum journal. This work, entitled “Gradient-based steering for vision-based crowd simulation algorithms”, results from a collaboration of Ricardo Marques from GTI with co-authors from INRIA Rennes Bretagne-Atlântique (France), and Universidade Federal do Ceará (Brazil).


FutureLearn Academic Network meeting in Barcelona

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It’s with much pleasure that we hosted the FutureLearn Academic Network meeting, themed “The Educator Experience”, here at UPF successfully on 27th, January,2017. The meeting was co-organized by FutureLearn, the UPF Center for Learning Innovation & Knowledge (CLIK, directed by Manel Jiménez) and the Learning Technologies research team in GTI, coordinated by Davinia Hernández-Leo. See #BarcelonaFLAN […]


ChangeMakers, a project for innovation in education

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Led by Davinia Hernández-Leo, head of the research laboratory Technology-Enhanced Learning at the Department of Information Technology and Communications. It started on December 1 and will take two years. On December 20th 2016, the kick-off meeting was held in order to start ChangeMakers: Nurturing the design thinking mindset of children through coordinated gaming, a project led […]


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 […]


GTI in SUNY COIL Symposium

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GTI 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 […]


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.


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 […]


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 […]


GTI Learning in UPF Campus Junior

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The last July, members of GTI-learning group organized  a summer course for undergraduates during the Campus Júnior (CJ) program of UPF. The aim of the CJ is to familiarise the university environment to high school students through  multidisciplinary courses that combine teaching with practical and  experimental aspects in a  playful surrounding. The course offered was […]


Discussions around Learning Analytics research at @DTIC_UPF

We could have called it the “Learning Analytics Research Week” at our ICT Department, Universitat Pompeu Fabra, Barcelona. Davinia Hernández-Leo, coordinator of Learning Technologies Research within the Interactive Technologies Group (GTI) hosted several activities around Learning Analytics research last week. Dr. Roberto Martínez-Maldonado from the Connected Intelligence Centre (CIC) at the University of Technology, Sydney (UTS) has been the first […]


GTI Learning participation @ LAK’16

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Davinia Hernández-Leo (GTI, UPF) has participated in the 6th International Conference on Learning Analytics and Knowledge (LAK’16). She co-organized a workshop on learning analytics across-spaces, where she also presented work on the alignment of learning design with analytics as a means to better interpret data coming from diverse spaces. All workshop contributions are available online. Other partner members of the RESET project (Universidad […]


GTI in FutureLearn Partners Conference

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FutureLearn , a prominent Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) provider, held its partners conference at Pompeu Fabra University, Barcelona on 11 and 12 April where over 20 existing and potential partners met and shared their experiences. Members from GTI Learning also participated in the event and Davinia Hernandez-Leo participated in a panel discussion on “How […]


Kickoff, CoT project

Our new research project “CoT” has just started! The project has received funding from RecerCaixa (see related RecerCaixa press). The kickoff meeting, with the members of the research team, was held yesterday at the Campus de Poblenou UPF (29/2/2016). The project will last until February 2019 (three years). Website will be ready soon and we […]


WE3D project approaching half-way point

The WE3D (3D Web Editor) project, under development by the GTI (Grup de Tecnologies Interactives) of the UPF and the company MMC (Mobile Media Content, http://mobilemediacontent.com/), has received funding from CDTI (Centro para el Desarrollo Tecnológico Industrial, http://www.cdti.es/), ref: IDI-20150508, for two years starting on 1st May 2015. Purchasing new machinery supplies may involve a […]


A new pilot project funded by the ACT network

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Older people’s emotional interactive experiences through a citizen science lens


Jonathan Chacon is a Doctor now!

The GTI member Jonathan Chacon defended his PhD Thesis yesterday, 2nd of February. His thesis title  was “Community platform management mechanisms to support integrated Learning Design”. Congratulations to Jon!


MiríadaX MOOC platform data analysis

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  MiríadaX is the main Spanish MOOC provider, promoted by Telefónica, Universia and Banco Santander. MiríadaX offers MOOCs since 2013, most of them in Spanish, and few in Portuguese and English. In the context of the Cátedra Telefónica-UPF, we have analyzed MiríadaX platform data till the end of 2014, including data form 144 courses and […]


Ricardo Marques’ Book is Finally Published

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The book “Efficient Quadrature Rules for Illumination Integrals“, co-autored by Ricardo Marques is finally published. It is a part of the series of Synthesis Lectures on Computer Graphics and Animation, from Morgan & Claypool Publishers. Available on Amazon or directly on the site of M&C publishers.  


KRISTINA Project – Initial Avatar Design

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The GTI group has been working in Project Kristina, a task that involves real-time interaction of a relational agent with older adults. Recently, at a project meeting in Ulm, the design of an avatar that can be used for initial testings was presented.


Has research on collaborative learning technologies addressed massiveness?

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The paper, “Has research on collaborative learning technologies addressed massiveness? : A Literature Review” by Kalpani Manathunga and Davinia Hernandez-Leo has been published in the Journal of Educational technology & Society (Q2, 5 year IF = 1.376). This journal article is a part from initial work of Kalpani’s PhD dissertation and this survey looks into […]


RESET Project kick-off Meeting: A collaboration among UC3M, UVA and UPF

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RESET, a Spanish National project aimed to reformulate scalable educational ecosystems offering technological innovations, is a collaboration among three universities; Universidad Carlos III de Madrid, Universidad de Valladolid and Universitat Pompeu Fabra spanning from 2015 to 2017. The project kick-off meeting, organized by a member of UPF – GTI, Davinia Hernandez-Leo, was successfully held on […]


IEEE International Conference on Image Processing

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GTI researcher Dr. Alun Evans has just presented a full paper, entitled Combined 2D and 3D Visualisation of On-set Big Media Data, at the 2015 edition of IEEE International Conference on Image Processing (ICIP), in Quebec City, Canada.


Susan Möller Ferreira is now a Doctor!

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The GTI member Susan Möller Ferreira defended successfully her PhD Thesis on September 4th, 2015. The dissertation, entitled “An alternative view of ICTs use by older people in Human-Computer Interaction. Similarities, digital content creation and perceived well-being”, obtained the grade of “Excellent Cum Laude”.


Wearables for free-play

Wearable Computer Magazine

New article published in IEEE Computer