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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 […]

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 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 […]

Ishari Amarasinghe


Phd Student Bio: Ishari Amarasinghe is a PhD candidate in Interactive Technologies¬†Group in the Department of Information and Communication Technologies at Universitat Pompeu Fabra (UPF) , Barcelona. She received her masters¬†in Intelligent interactive Systems from UPF. Her Master thesis work was related to ‚ÄúIntelligent Group Formation in CSCL Scripts‚ÄĚ which has sparked her interest in […]

Marc Beardsley


Research Assistant Bio: Marc Beardsley is currently completing a masters in Cognitive Systems and Interactive Media at the Pompeu Fabra University.¬† His present research investigates the effects of Learning Design on learner retention and employs behavioural and neurophysiological measures. Marc has a Bachelor of Commerce from the University of British Columbia, Canada. He has founded […]

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 […]

Joaquim Colàs

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PhD Student, Master Alumni
Human Computer Interaction
Interactive Storytelling