GTI Participated in ACM Europe Celebration of Women in Computing, womENcourage 2017


  Ishari Amarasinghe from Interactive and Distributed Technologies for Education (TIDE) Group¬†participated in¬†ACM Europe Celebration of Women in Computing, womENcourage 2017¬†held in Universitat Polit√®cnica de Catalunya, Barcelona, Spain¬†from September 06-08, 2017.¬†womENcourage 2017 is a scientific event, as well as an event aimed at networking and exploring career opportunities for women in computer science and related […]

Kalpani Manatunga PhD Thesis Defense

Kalpi Thesis Defence

    Kalpani Manathunga from GTI-Educational Technologies defended her PhD Thesis, titled “Technology Support for Scalable and Dynamic Collaborative Learning : A Pyramid Flow Pattern Approach”. We congratulate Dr.¬†Kalpani Manathunga who defended her dissertation on July 17th, 2017 and obtained the grade the grade of Excellent with the mention “Cum Laude”. ¬† A list of […]

Publication in Graphical Models Journal

GTI has a new publication in the Graphical Models Journal. Congratulations to all the authors and, in particular, to the corresponding author Arash Bahrehmand. The article can already be found online here.

GTI Learning participated in IEEE ICALT 2017


GTI Learning participated in The 17th IEEE International Conference on Advanced Learning Technologies – ICALT2017¬†held in Timisoara, Romania from July 3-7, 2017. ICALT¬†is an annual international conference on¬†Advanced Learning Technologies and Technology-enhanced Learning¬†organized by¬†IEEE Computer Society¬†and¬†IEEE Technical Committee on Learning Technology. Ishari Amarasinghe¬†presented her Master Thesis work titled, “Intelligent Group Formation in Computer Supported Collaborative […]

GTI Learning participated in EDULEARN17

GTI Learning participated in 9th Annual International Conference on Education and New Learning Technologies (EDULEARN17) held in Barcelona from 3rd to 5th of July, 2017. Davinia Hern√°ndez-Leo presented a paper titled, “Helping teachers to think about their design problem: a pilot study to stimulate design thinking“. Kalpani Manathunga presented another paper with a title, “Towards […]

GTI Learning has a visiting PhD student – Tina Papathoma


  Tina Papathoma is doing her PhD at the Institute of Educational Technology, Open University, UK. Currently, she is a visiting PhD researcher at UPF for a period of 3 months. The PhD study she is working on is related to how educators learn how to teach in Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs).¬†During her PhD […]

Dai Griffiths, Professor of Education, The University of Bolton visited GTI

Dai Griffiths, Professor of Education, The University of Bolton¬†visited GTI Educational Technologies Group during ¬†1st and 2nd ¬†of June 2017. During his visit members of the educational technologies group shared their PhD ¬†Thesis work with him to which he provided valuable insights. He also gave a talk ¬†titled “The portability of Learning Analytics applications and […]

GTI Learning participated in EMOOCs Workshop 2017

On May 24th, members of GTI participated in the workshop ‚ÄúHybridEd Workshop: Innovations in Blended Learning with MOOCs‚ÄĚ within the eMOOCs conference 2017. The main goal of the workshop was creating a space and an outlet to share and present experiences in Blended Learning (BL) using MOOCs.   During the first part, where several presentations […]

GTI Learning participates in EMOOCs 2017


GTI Learning participated in 5th European MOOCs Stakeholders Summit (EMOOCS 2017) held in Madrid, Spain from 22nd to 26th¬†May, 2017. Davinia Hern√°ndez-Leo presented a paper, co-authored with Kalpani Manathunga and Mike Sharples, on “A Social Learning Space Grid for MOOCs: Exploring a FutureLearn Case” in the main conference, where she also participated in the poster […]

Innovative collaborative learning with ICT-MOOC

  The educational technologies group of GTI is running a Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) in collaboration with the Universidad de Valladolid within the context of the¬†RESET¬†project. The MOOC called “Innovative collaborative learning with ICT” has started the enrolment period in the Canvas platform¬† The course is especially aimed at Secondary and Higher Education teachers […]

Workshop for teachers in Greek conference

  Members of the educational technologies group of GTI organized a 4-hours workshop in the¬†5th¬†Panhellenic¬†Scientific Conference “Integration and use of ICT in the educational process”. Kostas Michos from GTI-Learning in collaboration with Yannis Dimitriadis from the Universidad de Valladolid conducted the¬†workshop entitled¬†”Design and implementation of innovative collaborative learning with the Integrated Learning Design Environment-ILDE“. 40 […]

Techcrunch highlights GTI’s artice at Eurographics 2017

Techcrunch highlighted five articles presented at Eurographics 2017. Among these, we can find GTI’s article “Gradient-based steering for vision-based crowd simulation algorithms”, which is referred to as a “super cool (…) crowd simulator”. More details in the link below.

Stian Håklev, EPFL, Lausanne visited GTI

GTI Group Meeting

Stian H√•klev Post-Doc from Computer-Human Interaction Lab for Learning & Instruction at ¬†√Čcole Polytechnique F√©d√©rale de Lausanne (EPFL), Lausanne, Switzerland visited GTI Group during 03rd ¬†and 04th of April 2017. During his visit he also participated in the weekly meeting of the educational technologies group where he explained his PhD work titled: From Seminar to […]

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¬†‚ÄúGradient-based steering for vision-based crowd simulation algorithms‚ÄĚ, results from a collaboration of Ricardo Marques from GTI with co-authors from INRIA Rennes Bretagne-Atl√Ęntique (France), and Universidade Federal do Cear√° (Brazil).

FutureLearn Academic Network meeting in Barcelona


It’s with much pleasure that we hosted the FutureLearn Academic Network meeting, themed ‚ÄúThe Educator Experience‚ÄĚ, 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 Jim√©nez) and the Learning Technologies research team in GTI, coordinated by Davinia¬†Hern√°ndez-Leo. See #BarcelonaFLAN […]

ChangeMakers, a project for innovation in education


Led by Davinia Hern√°ndez-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 Ginebr√≥¬†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 Hern√°ndez-Leo with the participation of the GTI Learning team, Kostas Michos, Pablo Abenia, Laia Alb√≥, Laura Serra,¬†Ishari Amarasinghe, et al. A first workshop with teachers¬†of the¬†Escola Ginebr√≥¬†took place¬†in the facilities of the school […]

GTI in SUNY COIL Symposium

SUNY COIL Symposium

GTI Learning participated in the SUNY COIL (Collaborative Online International Learning ) Symposium 14th of October 2016. The event was organized by UPF‚Äôs 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 […]



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 ‚ÄúCosmo Caixa‚ÄĚ 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


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, ‚ÄúTowards understanding the potential of teaching analytics within educational communities‚ÄĚ at the ‚Äú4th International […]

Hands-on workshops about PyramidApp


GTI- Learning team, headed by Davinia Hernandez-Leo¬†conducted two interesting workshops on ‚ÄúDesign Collaborative Learning activities using PyramidApp‚Ä̬†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


The last July, members of GTI-learning group organized¬† a summer course for undergraduates during the Campus J√ļnior (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 ‚ÄúLearning Analytics Research Week‚ÄĚ at our¬†ICT Department, Universitat Pompeu Fabra, Barcelona.¬†Davinia Hern√°ndez-Leo, coordinator of Learning Technologies Research within the Interactive Technologies Group (GTI) hosted several activities around Learning Analytics research last week. Dr. Roberto Mart√≠nez-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 Hern√°ndez-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 […]