It’s with much pleasure that we hosted the FutureLearn Academic Network meeting, themed âThe Educator Experienceâ, 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 JimÃ©nez) and the Learning Technologies research team in GTI, coordinated by DaviniaÂ HernÃ¡ndez-Leo. See #BarcelonaFLAN […]
Escola GinebrÃ³Â andÂ C.E. DolmenÂ participate inÂ theÂ CoT project,Â funded byÂ RecerCaixaÂ and with partial support of theÂ DTIC Maria de Maetzu strategic program. The project is lead by Davinia HernÃ¡ndez-Leo with the participation of the GTI Learning team, Kostas Michos, Pablo Abenia, Laia AlbÃ³, Laura Serra,Â Ishari Amarasinghe, et al. A first workshop with teachersÂ of theÂ Escola GinebrÃ³Â took placeÂ in the facilities of the school […]
GTI Learning participated in 11th European Conference on Technology Enhanced Learning (EC-TEL2016) held in Lyon, France from 13th to 16th September, 2016.Â Kalpani Manathunga and Konstantinos Michos participated in theÂ workshops conducted in parallel to the main EC-TEL conference. Konstantinos presented a paper, âTowards understanding the potential of teaching analytics within educational communitiesâ at the â4th International […]
Davinia HernÃ¡ndez-LeoÂ (GTI, UPF) has participated in the 6th International Conference on Learning Analytics and Knowledge (LAK’16). She co-organized aÂ workshopÂ on learning analytics across-spaces, where she also presentedÂ workÂ on the alignment of learning design with analytics as a means to better interpret data coming from diverse spaces. All workshop contributions are availableÂ online. Other partner members of theÂ RESETÂ project (Universidad […]
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 […]
Our new research project âCoTâ 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 […]
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.
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, 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 […]
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.
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 […]
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 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 […]
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 […]
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 final reports of the research conducted throughout the WorthPlay project are freely available. The reports, one for each partner (GTI-UPF, IIIA-CSIC, DMAG-UoD), and written in Spanish, summarize the work done over two years, which has been a mix of ethnography, participatory design, accessibility, game design and development, artificial intelligence, adaptive games and cultural analysis. […]
The WorthPlay project is coming to an end. Over 2 years, we have been understanding the relationship between older people and digital games, designing a game-based platform that allows older people, and members of their social circles, to create and play games they consider are worthwhile to play, evaluating the playability, accessibility and experiences of […]
GTI member Davinia HernÃ¡ndez-Leo together with other Metis project members, Yannis Dimitriadis andÂ YishayÂ Mor, run a workshop at Online Educa Berlin titled “From Idea to VLE in a Day: METIS Approach and Tools for Learning Co-Design”. This workshop was designed to give participants a quick taste of what we mean by learning design, and how this […]
On October 16, the pilots runned within the Life 2.0 European project in Barcelona, Milano, Joensuu and Aalborg were presented at the Smart City Exhibition 2013 in the session on “The elderly communities as a resource: towards a new vision of welfare“.Â Â The session, which was focused on the European research on e-inclusion within the framework […]
36Â Cuatrecasas employees taking part in a 2-day Team Building event in Sitges followed a geolocated activity prepared by Lapica on the basis of a new GTI application on October 23 2013. The activity consisted of using smartphones with a new GTI app to answer geolocated questions along twelve individual routes, one for each team. Each […]
With the support of XTEC and the Mobile World Centre, Javier Melero and Davinia HernÃ¡ndez-Leo from the GTI run yesterday (June 26th, 2013) a workshop focused on the design of educational mini-games. 28 teachers (mostly from secondary education) participated in Â the workshop, whose objective was to analyse, apply and experiment the key elements to consider […]
The WorthPlay gameÂ Sharing Neighborhood Memories has been played during a public event, which was organized by Ãgora to celebrate the end of the academic year. The game aims to elicit storytelling by asking participants to answer a set of questions about the story of their neighborhood, La Verneda. The questions have been created by older […]
As part of the Worthplay project, the Ãgora participants have created a knowledge game about Spanish folk parties. During spring 2012, 5 participants of the Worthplay game club, created the questions of the first version of the game. The game encouraged participants to use ICT resources as youtube, google maps, sharing images, and email to […]