ChangeMakers, a project for innovation in education


Led by Davinia Hern谩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聽ChangeMakers: Nurturing the design thinking mindset of children through coordinated gaming, a project led […]

Escola Ginebr贸 and C.E. Dolmen participate in the CoT project

Escola Ginebr贸聽and聽C.E. Dolmen聽participate in聽the聽CoT project,聽funded by聽RecerCaixa聽and with partial support of the聽DTIC Maria de Maetzu strategic program. The project is lead by Davinia Hern谩ndez-Leo with the participation of the GTI Learning team, Kostas Michos, Pablo Abenia, Laia Alb贸, Laura Serra,聽Ishari Amarasinghe, et al. A first workshop with teachers聽of the聽Escola Ginebr贸聽took place聽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鈥檚 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 鈥淐osmo Caixa鈥 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.聽Kalpani Manathunga and Konstantinos Michos participated in the聽workshops conducted in parallel to the main EC-TEL conference. Konstantinos presented a paper, 鈥淭owards understanding the potential of teaching analytics within educational communities鈥 at the 鈥4th International […]

Hands-on workshops about PyramidApp


GTI- Learning team, headed by Davinia Hernandez-Leo聽conducted two interesting workshops on 鈥淒esign Collaborative Learning activities using PyramidApp鈥澛燼t 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聽 a summer course for undergraduates during the Campus J煤nior (CJ) program of UPF. The aim of the CJ is to familiarise the university environment to high school students through聽 multidisciplinary courses that combine teaching with practical and聽 experimental aspects in a聽 playful surrounding. The course offered was […]

Discussions around Learning Analytics research at @DTIC_UPF

We could have called it the 鈥淟earning Analytics Research Week鈥 at our聽ICT Department, Universitat Pompeu Fabra, Barcelona.聽Davinia Hern谩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铆nez-Maldonado聽from the聽Connected Intelligence Centre (CIC) at the University of Technology, Sydney (UTS) has been the聽first […]

GTI Learning participation @ LAK’16

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

GTI in FutureLearn Partners Conference


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 鈥淐oT鈥 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,, has received funding from CDTI (Centro para el Desarrollo Tecnol贸gico Industrial,, 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

Emotional experience

Older people鈥檚 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聽 was “Community platform management mechanisms to support integrated Learning Design”. Congratulations to Jon!

Mir铆adaX MOOC platform data analysis


  Mir铆adaX is the main Spanish MOOC provider, promoted by Telef贸nica, Universia and Banco Santander. Mir铆adaX offers MOOCs since 2013, most of them in Spanish, and few in Portuguese and English. In the context of the C谩tedra Telef贸nica-UPF, we have analyzed Mir铆adaX platform data till the end of 2014, including data form 144 courses and […]

Ricardo Marques’ Book is Finally Published


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


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?


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


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


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 M枚ller Ferreira is now a Doctor!

FerreiraSM PhD Defense

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

Wearables for free-play

Wearable Computer Magazine

New article published in IEEE Computer

YoWay: a location-based interactive storytelling experience


presented at 9th edition of NOVUM 2015 – Festival of Science, Technology and Innovation of Barcelona

Urban ageing: accepted for publication in ACM C&T 2015

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Our full paper 鈥淯rban ageing: technology, agency and community in smarter cities for older people鈥 has been accepted for publication in ACM C&T 2015, the 7th International Conference on Communities and Technologies which will take place in Limerick (Ireland) from the 27th to the 30th of June 2015 ( The paper elaborates on the concept […]