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 […]

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 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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 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 […]

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 […]

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 ‚ÄúCoT‚ÄĚ 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 […]

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.

GTI at TEDxBarcelonaED


Yesterday there was a TEDx event around Education in Barcelona (#TEDxBarcelonaED). The participation was outstanding, with 300 participating physically in the auditorium of Torre Telef√≥nica 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 […]

METIS Event “Design for Learning: new tools for educators”


The¬†Open Event was organised by Davinia Hern√°ndez-Leo, member of the GTI, as part of the¬†METIS project¬†in collaboration with¬†Cibern√†rium¬†‚Äď Ajuntament de Barcelona¬†last week (11th, 12th December) on ‚ÄúDesign for Learning: new tools for educators‚ÄĚ was a success!!! The event was addressed to teachers from any educational sector and other stakeholders (academic managers, etc.) interested in learning […]

11-12 December – Barcelona, “Design for Learning” Open Event


The GTI is organizing, as part of its activities in the¬†METIS¬†project and in collaboration with¬†Cibern√†rium¬†- 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 […]

GTI has participated in the European Conference on Technology-Enhanced Learning 2014

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Davinia Hern√°ndez-Leo, coordinator of the Learning Technologies research line within the GTI, attended the 9th¬†European Conference on Technology-Enhanced Learning, Graz, Austria this week. She has participated in the workshop ‚ÄúCan MOOCs save Europe‚Äôs unemployed youth?‚ÄĚ, in which she was in charge together with Carlos Delgado Kloos,¬†of a talk devoted to “responding‚ÄĚ to the papers¬†presented along […]

Tert√ļlies Actives 3.0 in FIRAGRAN 2014

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.

Wearable Sounds: journal paper accepted

On the evocative power and play value of a wearable movement-to-sound interaction accessory in the free-play of schoolchildren

WorthPlay: Final Reports Available!

Worthplay Final Reports

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. […]

Public reports of the WorthPlay project available!


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 […]

Metis workshop at Online Educa Berlin

GTI member Davinia Hern√°ndez-Leo together with other Metis project members, Yannis Dimitriadis and¬†Yishay¬†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 […]