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 […]

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 […]

Metis: Meeting teachers co-design needs by means of Integrated Learning Environments


In spite of the maturity achieved by learning design authoring tools and specifications, they have not been widely adopted neither by learning institutions nor teachers. Consequently, teachers do not take advantage on the possibility of producing (or co-producing), sharing and applying learning designs by using tested software authoring tools. This represents a missed opportunity to incorporate new pedagogical approaches into everyday teaching-learning processes supported by Virtual Learning Environments.