Technology Enhanced Learning

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 […]


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 […]


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 […]


Participation in a conference on MOOCs for eSkills

The GTI member Davinia Hernández-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

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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 […]


GTI participates in ICALT, 2014

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Jonathan Chacón-Pérez, a PhD student of GTI took part in 14th IEEE International Conference on Advanced Learning Technologies (http://conferences.computer.org/icalt/2014/ ) which was held in Athens, Greece from 7th – 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 Hernández-Leo, coordinator of the Learning Technologies research line within the GTI, is a member of the Telefónica-UPF Chair (Cátedra Telefónica-UPF) on “Social Innovation in Education”. As part of this Cátedra Telefónica-UPF, she has participated in a study analyzing the situation around MOOCs in 2013 in Spain: Oliver, M., Hernández-Leo, D., Daza, V., Martin, C., […]


Signal Orchestration System (SOS)

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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

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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 […]


International Conference on Computational Science and Its Applications (ICCSA 2011)

The GTI-learning group attended the 11th International Conference on Computational Science and Its Applications (ICCSA 2011). The Conference was held on June 20-23 at the University of Cantabria, Santander, Spain. In one hand, it was presented a poster about Javier Melero’s current research which consisted in describing a conceptual model of puzzle-based games implementing scaffolding […]


QuesTInSitu: The Game

“EL JOC DE LES TORRES: Discovering L’Hospitalet using your Smartphone” In the frame of its Technology-Enhanced Learning research line, the GTI (Interactive Technologies Group, Universitat Pompeu Fabra – Barcelona) has developed an educational game for smartphones to discover the historical heritage of L’Hospitalet in situ. The game has been designed by a team of 7 […]


LDShake 1.0

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LdShake 1.0 is a social platform for teacher communities. A web2.0 tool for the social sharing and co-editing of learning design solutions.


EEE: Educational Reflected Spaces

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Recent technological advances open broad opportunities to link these spaces, thus enabling the realization of an “extended ubiquitous learning”settings that incorporate and coordinate objects and activities from the mall. Examples are: the use of augmented reality, that super imposes a digital layer on top of the physical space, providing extra information or linking objects; the […]