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FutureLearn Academic Network meeting in Barcelona

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It’s with much pleasure that we hosted the FutureLearn Academic Network meeting, themed “The Educator Experience”, 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 Jiménez) and the Learning Technologies research team in GTI, coordinated by Davinia Hernández-Leo. See #BarcelonaFLAN […]


Escola Ginebró and C.E. Dolmen participate in the CoT project

Escola Ginebró 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 Hernández-Leo with the participation of the GTI Learning team, Kostas Michos, Pablo Abenia, Laia Albó, Laura Serra, Ishari Amarasinghe, et al. A first workshop with teachers of the Escola Ginebró took place in the facilities of the school […]


GTI Learning participates in EC-TEL 2016

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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, “Towards understanding the potential of teaching analytics within educational communities” at the “4th International […]


GTI Learning participation @ LAK’16

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Davinia Hernández-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

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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 “CoT” 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

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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?

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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

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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

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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

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Yesterday there was a TEDx event around Education in Barcelona (#TEDxBarcelonaED). The participation was outstanding, with 300 participating physically in the auditorium of Torre Telefónica 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”

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The Open Event was organised by Davinia Hernández-Leo, member of the GTI, as part of the METIS project in collaboration with Cibernàrium – Ajuntament de Barcelona last week (11th, 12th December) on “Design for Learning: new tools for educators” 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

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The GTI is organizing, as part of its activities in the METIS project and in collaboration with Cibernàrium - 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 Hernández-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 “Can MOOCs save Europe’s unemployed youth?”, in which she was in charge together with Carlos Delgado Kloos, of a talk devoted to “responding” to the papers presented along […]


Tertúlies 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!

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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!

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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 Hernández-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 […]


European older people community pilots at the Smart City Exhibition in Bologna

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“.  The session, which was focused on the European research on e-inclusion within the framework […]


Cuatrecasas employees test new GTI geolocated app in Sitges!

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36 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 […]


Workshop on the design of educational mini-games at the Mobile World Centre

With the support of XTEC and the Mobile World Centre, Javier Melero and Davinia Hernández-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  the workshop, whose objective was to analyse, apply and experiment the key elements to consider […]


A WorthPlay game to share neighborhood memories

The WorthPlay game Sharing Neighborhood Memories has been played during a public event, which was organized by Àgora 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 […]


ICT and folk parties: The Game

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As part of the Worthplay project, the Àgora 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 […]