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GTI Participated in ACM Europe Celebration of Women in Computing, womENcourage 2017

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  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 Politècnica 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 […]


Kalpani Manatunga PhD Thesis Defense

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    Kalpani Manathunga from GTI-Educational Technologies defended her PhD Thesis, titled “Technology Support for Scalable and Dynamic Collaborative Learning : A Pyramid Flow Pattern Approach”. We congratulate Dr. Kalpani Manathunga who defended her dissertation on July 17th, 2017 and obtained the grade the grade of Excellent with the mention “Cum Laude”.   A list of […]


GTI Learning participated in IEEE ICALT 2017

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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 Hernández-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 has a visiting PhD student – Tina Papathoma

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  Tina Papathoma is doing her PhD at the Institute of Educational Technology, Open University, UK. Currently, she is a visiting PhD researcher at UPF for a period of 3 months. The PhD study she is working on is related to how educators learn how to teach in Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs). During her PhD […]


GTI Learning participated in EMOOCs Workshop 2017

On May 24th, members of GTI participated in the workshop “HybridEd Workshop: Innovations in Blended Learning with MOOCs” within the eMOOCs conference 2017. The main goal of the workshop was creating a space and an outlet to share and present experiences in Blended Learning (BL) using MOOCs.   During the first part, where several presentations […]


GTI Learning participates in EMOOCs 2017

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GTI Learning participated in 5th European MOOCs Stakeholders Summit (EMOOCS 2017) held in Madrid, Spain from 22nd to 26th May, 2017. Davinia Hernández-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 […]


Innovative collaborative learning with ICT-MOOC

  The educational technologies group of GTI is running a Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) in collaboration with the Universidad de Valladolid within the context of the RESET project. The MOOC called “Innovative collaborative learning with ICT” has started the enrolment period in the Canvas platform https://www.canvas.net/browse/valladolid-en/courses/innovative-collaborative-learning-en. The course is especially aimed at Secondary and Higher Education teachers […]


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

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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 […]


Ishari Amarasinghe

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Phd Student Bio: Ishari Amarasinghe is a PhD candidate in Interactive Technologies Group in the Department of Information and Communication Technologies at Universitat Pompeu Fabra (UPF) , Barcelona. She received her masters in Intelligent interactive Systems from UPF. Her Master thesis work was related to “Intelligent Group Formation in CSCL Scripts” which has sparked her interest in […]


GTI in VS-GAMES

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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 “Cosmo Caixa” 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 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 […]


Hands-on workshops about PyramidApp

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GTI- Learning team, headed by Davinia Hernandez-Leo conducted two interesting workshops on “Design Collaborative Learning activities using PyramidApp” 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 […]


GTI Learning in UPF Campus Junior

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The last July, members of GTI-learning group organized  a summer course for undergraduates during the Campus Júnior (CJ) program of UPF. The aim of the CJ is to familiarise the university environment to high school students through  multidisciplinary courses that combine teaching with practical and  experimental aspects in a  playful surrounding. The course offered was […]


Marc Beardsley

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Research Assistant Bio: Marc Beardsley is currently completing a masters in Cognitive Systems and Interactive Media at the Pompeu Fabra University.  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 […]


Discussions around Learning Analytics research at @DTIC_UPF

We could have called it the “Learning Analytics Research Week” at our ICT Department, Universitat Pompeu Fabra, Barcelona. Davinia Hernández-Leo, coordinator of Learning Technologies Research within the Interactive Technologies Group (GTI) hosted several activities around Learning Analytics research last week. Dr. Roberto Martínez-Maldonado from the Connected Intelligence Centre (CIC) at the University of Technology, Sydney (UTS) has been the first […]


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 […]


A new pilot project funded by the ACT network

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Older people’s emotional interactive experiences through a citizen science lens


MiríadaX MOOC platform data analysis

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  MiríadaX is the main Spanish MOOC provider, promoted by Telefónica, Universia and Banco Santander. MiríadaX offers MOOCs since 2013, most of them in Spanish, and few in Portuguese and English. In the context of the Cátedra Telefónica-UPF, we have analyzed MiríadaX platform data till the end of 2014, including data form 144 courses and […]


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 […]