PhD Student Bio: Laura Serra Oliva is a PhD candidate in the Interactive Technologies Group in the Department of Information and Communication Technologies at Universitat Pompeu Fabra.Â After obtaining her BachelorÂ´s degree in Industrial Design at Elisava, she completed her MSc on Cognitive Systems and Interactive Media (CSIM) at UPF. She has worked as a […]
Phd Student Bio: Ishari Amarasinghe is a PhD candidate in Interactive TechnologiesÂ Group in the Department of Information and Communication Technologies at Universitat Pompeu Fabra (UPF) , Barcelona. She received her mastersÂ in Intelligent interactive Systems from UPF. Her Master thesis work was related to âIntelligent Group Formation in CSCL Scriptsâ which has sparked her interest in […]
Last week two members of the GTI presented their work in the VS-GAMES 2016, the 8th International Conference on Virtual Worlds and Games for Serious Applications, which had Barcelona Science Museum âCosmo Caixaâ as venue. The conference was organized by a former member of the GTI, Alun Evans (now at Universitat Ramon Llull), and was a great success, hosting the presentations of 16 full papers and 32 short papers and posters in topics such as gamification and interactive storytelling.
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 […]
GTI- Learning team, headed by Davinia Hernandez-LeoÂ conducted two interesting workshops on âDesign Collaborative Learning activities using PyramidAppâÂ at UPF on the 1st July and 6th September, 2016 respectively. During the workshop Davinia discussed on collaborative learning, current practices, flow patterns and practical challenges existing while participants also shared their experiences in such learning scenarios. Other GTI-Learning […]
The last July, members of GTI-learning group organizedÂ a summer course for undergraduates during the Campus JÃºnior (CJ) program of UPF. The aim of the CJ is to familiarise the university environment to high school students throughÂ multidisciplinary courses that combine teaching with practical andÂ experimental aspects in aÂ playful surrounding. The course offered was […]
Research Assistant Bio: Marc Beardsley is currently completing a masters in Cognitive Systems and Interactive Media at the Pompeu Fabra University.Â 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 […]
We could have called it the âLearning Analytics Research Weekâ at ourÂ ICT Department, Universitat Pompeu Fabra, Barcelona.Â Davinia HernÃ¡ndez-Leo, coordinator of Learning Technologies Research within the Interactive Technologies Group (GTI) hosted several activities around Learning Analytics research last week. Dr. Roberto MartÃnez-MaldonadoÂ from theÂ Connected Intelligence Centre (CIC) at the University of Technology, Sydney (UTS) has been theÂ first […]
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 […]
Older peopleâs emotional interactive experiences through a citizen science lens
MirÃadaX is the main Spanish MOOC provider, promoted by TelefÃ³nica, Universia and Banco Santander. MirÃadaX offers MOOCs since 2013, most of them in Spanish, and few in Portuguese and English. In the context of the CÃ¡tedra TelefÃ³nica-UPF, we have analyzed MirÃadaX platform data till the end of 2014, including data form 144 courses and […]
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.
The GTI memberÂ Juan Pablo (JP) Carrascal defended his PhD Thesis last Monday, January 26th, with the title âAspects of personal information valuation in web browsing and mobile communicationâ. Congratulations to JP, and his thesis advisors Dr. Rodrigo de Oliveira from Google and Dr. Josep Blat from Universitat Pompeu Fabra. And thanks to the three members […]
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 paper “An analysis of visitorsâ behavior in The Louvre Museum: a study using Bluetooth data”, by Yuji Yoshimura, Stanislav Sobolevsky, Carlo Ratti, Fabien Girardin, Juan Pablo Carrascal, Josep Blat, Roberta SinatraÂ was published in theÂ Environment and Planning B: Planning and Design journal,Â one of the journals in the field of urban planning and design withÂ fastest growing […]
The GTI member Davinia HernÃ¡ndez-Leo has participated today in an expert panel in Helsinki with the titleÂ Are MOOCs providing the European workforce with necessary web skills? Experts fromÂ educational institutions, multinational companies, MOOC providers and MOOC platforms has discussed the role MOOCs can have to meet the increasing demand for the European workforce, including Web entrepreneurs, […]
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 […]
The paper âTowards iTV services for older people: exploring their interactions with online video portals in different cultural backgroundsâ by Susan Ferreira, Sergio Sayago and Josep Blat, has been accepted for publication.
GTI participates in the SalÃ³ NÃ utic 2014 presenting the new edition of Barcelona World Race THE GAME