presented at 9th edition of NOVUM 2015 – Festival of Science, Technology and Innovation of Barcelona
Our full paper âUrban ageing: technology, agency and community in smarter cities for older peopleâ 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 (http://comtech.community/). The paper elaborates on the concept […]
7-9 September 2015, Vilanova i la GeltrÃº, Spain
The GTI memberÂ Juan Pablo (JP) Carrascal defended his PhD Thesis last Monday, January 26th, with the title âAspects of personal information valuation in web browsing and mobile communicationâ. Congratulations to JP, and his thesis advisors Dr. Rodrigo de Oliveira from Google and Dr. Josep Blat from Universitat Pompeu Fabra. And thanks to the three members […]
Yesterday there was a TEDx event around Education in Barcelona (#TEDxBarcelonaED). The participation was outstanding, with 300 participating physically in the auditorium of Torre TelefÃ³nica and over 2000 people following via streaming. The talks were very varied: from values, to technology, to life experiences. A selection of the public also presented their education-related initiatives. Davinia […]
25,000 players were registered to play by day 20, the majority logging in to play every day … 80% of their activity time is played through the mobile app … a new improved version of iOS App has been released, enabling the real-time 3D view of the virtual boat …
TheÂ Open Event was organised by Davinia HernÃ¡ndez-Leo, member of the GTI, as part of theÂ METIS projectÂ in collaboration withÂ CibernÃ riumÂ â Ajuntament de BarcelonaÂ last week (11th, 12th December) on âDesign for Learning: new tools for educatorsâ was a success!!! The event was addressed to teachers from any educational sector and other stakeholders (academic managers, etc.) interested in learning […]
The paper “An analysis of visitorsâ behavior in The Louvre Museum: a study using Bluetooth data”, by Yuji Yoshimura, Stanislav Sobolevsky, Carlo Ratti, Fabien Girardin, Juan Pablo Carrascal, Josep Blat, Roberta SinatraÂ was published in theÂ Environment and Planning B: Planning and Design journal,Â one of the journals in the field of urban planning and design withÂ fastest growing […]
The GTI member Davinia HernÃ¡ndez-Leo has participated today in an expert panel in Helsinki with the titleÂ Are MOOCs providing the European workforce with necessary web skills? Experts fromÂ educational institutions, multinational companies, MOOC providers and MOOC platforms has discussed the role MOOCs can have to meet the increasing demand for the European workforce, including Web entrepreneurs, […]
The GTI is organizing, as part of its activities in theÂ METISÂ project and in collaboration withÂ CibernÃ riumÂ - Barcelona Activa, an Open Event that will take place in Barcelona next December (11th and 12th), with the theme “Design for Learning: new tools for educators”. The event is addressed to teachers from any educational sector (with priority for Higher […]
The paper âTowards iTV services for older people: exploring their interactions with online video portals in different cultural backgroundsâ by Susan Ferreira, Sergio Sayago and Josep Blat, has been accepted for publication.
GTI participates in the SalÃ³ NÃ utic 2014 presenting the new edition of Barcelona World Race THE GAME
Davinia HernÃ¡ndez-Leo, coordinator of the Learning Technologies research line within the GTI, attended the 9thÂ European Conference on Technology-Enhanced Learning, Graz, Austria this week. She has participated in the workshop âCan MOOCs save Europeâs unemployed youth?â, in which she was in charge together with Carlos Delgado Kloos,Â of a talk devoted to “respondingâ to the papersÂ presented along […]
The GTI member Andrea Rosales defended successfully her PhD Thesis last Wednesday, September 3rd, with the title âDesigning wearable and playful accessories toÂ encourage free-play amongst school aged childrenâ. Congratulations to Andrea, and her Thesis Directors Dr. Sergio Sayago from Universidad Carlos III de Madrid and Dr. Josep Blat from Universitat Pompeu Fabra. And thanks to […]
Jonathan ChacÃ³n-PÃ©rez, a PhD student of GTI took part in 14th IEEE International Conference on Advanced Learning Technologies (http://conferences.computer.org/icalt/2014/Â ) which was held in Athens, Greece from 7th â 10th of July, 2014. Jonathan presented an architecture for supporting the managing and re-use of learning design patterns, which was the result of a collaborative work with […]
GTI participated in the 16th Edition of FIRAGRAN 2014, It was very well attended (c. 100,000 visitors) and covered by over 30 different media.
On the evocative power and play value of a wearable movement-to-sound interaction accessory in the free-play of schoolchildren
The list of Catalan research groups receiving the SGR group recognition (2014-2016) has been just published.Â The GTI is recognized as a SGR group, with the positive assessment of the established criteria for recognition. Congratulations to all the GTI members!
80 high schools students have used todayÂ Questinsitu: The Game to visit the MNAC museum (National Art Museum in Catalonia)! The game has been designed by the teacher Cristina Novoa from Salesians/SantBoiÂ High School. To design the game the teacher has applied technologies proposed and developed by the GTI that enable theÂ definition of educational gamesÂ and the enactment […]
The business project âStoorm Flow: digital tools for human inspirationâ has won one of the ten finalist awards (in the Technological Based Company category) of the 3rd Valortec competition organized by ACCIÃ, Departament dâEmpresa i OcupaciÃ³ de la Generalitat de Catalunya.
In the context of the Metis project, the GTI is leading the development of the ILDE (Integrated Learning Design Environment), which integrates a number of learning designs tools that enable the creation of multiple types of artefacts or solutions (patterns, course maps, activities, implementations, etc.)Â The environment includes now a new feature enabling the management of […]
The GTI memberÂ Javier MeleroÂ defended his PhD Thesis last Thursday, April 10th, with the title “Design and Implementation Techniques for Location-based Learning Games”. Congratulations to Javi!
A small room in the chapel of the historic building in the Universitat de Barcelona (UB), hosted the twelve edition of the Fira Recerca en Directe, during the 8th , 9th and 10th of April (this year). The exhibition was organized by the Parc Cientific de Barcelona, the UB and the collaboration of the Obra […]
Davinia HernÃ¡ndez-Leo, coordinator of the Learning Technologies research line within the GTI, is a member of the TelefÃ³nica-UPF Chair (CÃ¡tedra TelefÃ³nica-UPF) on “Social Innovation in Education”. As part of this CÃ¡tedra TelefÃ³nica-UPF, she has participated in a study analyzing the situation around MOOCs in 2013 in Spain: Oliver, M., HernÃ¡ndez-Leo, D., Daza, V., Martin, C., […]