Technology Enhanced Learning

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 […]

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¬† 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


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 […]

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 […]

Hands-on workshops about PyramidApp


GTI- Learning team, headed by Davinia Hernandez-Leo¬†conducted two interesting workshops on ‚ÄúDesign Collaborative Learning activities using PyramidApp‚Ä̬†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


The last July, members of GTI-learning group organized¬† a summer course for undergraduates during the Campus J√ļnior (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


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 ‚ÄúLearning Analytics Research Week‚ÄĚ at our¬†ICT Department, Universitat Pompeu Fabra, Barcelona.¬†Davinia Hern√°ndez-Leo, coordinator of Learning Technologies Research within the Interactive Technologies Group (GTI) hosted several activities around Learning Analytics research last week. Dr. Roberto Mart√≠nez-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 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 […]

MiríadaX MOOC platform data analysis


  Mir√≠adaX is the main Spanish MOOC provider, promoted by Telef√≥nica, Universia and Banco Santander. Mir√≠adaX offers MOOCs since 2013, most of them in Spanish, and few in Portuguese and English. In the context of the C√°tedra Telef√≥nica-UPF, we have analyzed Mir√≠adaX platform data till the end of 2014, including data form 144 courses and […]

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 […]

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 […]

Participation in a conference on MOOCs for eSkills

The GTI member Davinia Hern√°ndez-Leo has participated today in an expert panel in Helsinki with the title¬†Are MOOCs providing the European workforce with necessary web skills? Experts from¬†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, […]

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 […]

GTI participates in ICALT, 2014


Jonathan Chac√≥n-P√©rez, a PhD student of GTI took part in 14th IEEE International Conference on Advanced Learning Technologies (¬†) which was held in Athens, Greece from 7th ‚Äď 10th of July, 2014. Jonathan presented an architecture for supporting the managing and re-use of learning design patterns, which was the result of a collaborative work with […]

GTI participates in the Cátedra Telefónica-UPF

Davinia Hern√°ndez-Leo, coordinator of the Learning Technologies research line within the GTI, is a member of the Telef√≥nica-UPF Chair (C√°tedra Telef√≥nica-UPF) on “Social Innovation in Education”. As part of this C√°tedra Telef√≥nica-UPF, she has participated in a study analyzing the situation around MOOCs in 2013 in Spain: Oliver, M., Hern√°ndez-Leo, D., Daza, V., Martin, C., […]

Signal Orchestration System (SOS)


The Signal Orchestration System (SOS) augments the physical environment with digital signals indicating orchestration aspects. It includes a manager, where orchestration visual and auditory signals are configured, changed on the fly and transmitted. These signals are rendered in physical devices that students can easily wear in a way that the signals can be collectively perceived […]



LdShake is a Web tool that enables the co-edition and social network-oriented sharing of learning designs created using a general rich text editor. Use cases for LdShake include joint design and sharing of learning designs in projects or communities across institutions, co-design by teams of teachers in charge of teaching the same course with different […]