Technology enhanced learning
The Educational Technologies sub-group of the Interactive Technologies Group (GTI) focuses its research activities on applying and advancing Information and Communication Technologies to make possible new teaching and learning scenarios. Current research lines include, but are not limited to the ones described below.
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 “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 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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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, […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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., […]
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 […]
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 […]
“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 is a social platform for teacher communities. A web2.0 tool for the social sharing and co-editing of learning design solutions.
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 […]
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.
The project aims to innovate in media teaching through cooperation between European universities and companies. The core of the project is based on the partnership of educators and media professionals in the lecturing.
GTI, SOS and QuesTInSitu participation at the European Conference on Technology-Enhanced Learning 2012
GTI, SOS and QuesTInSitu participation at the European Conference on Technology-Enhanced Learning 2012
QuesTInSitu: The Game is a mobile application to support gamified learning in situ activities. The application allows setting up gamified routes of geolocated questions. The students can answer in situ the geolocated questions as many times as needed until reach the correct solutions. Game elements, such as hints associated to the different questions, punctuation mechanisms, […]
eMadrid Special Mention to Patricia Santos’ PhD Thesis May 31, 2012 by daviniahl Posted in gti | Leave a Comment Comments RSS Leave a Reply Cancel reply Connecting to %s Notify me of follow-up comments via email.
Catalan Literature Group at the “Escuela de adultos de la Verneda” participated in a QuesTInSitu activity
“En un ecosistema en el que cada vez nos desplazaremos menos físicamente para conseguir la información que queremos, es probable que solo concurramos a un sitio si éste es capaz de brindarnos una experiencia que tenga sentido para nosotros. Como el libro, el copyright y Hollywood, el museo atraviesa una crisis de formatos. Por esta […]
QuesTInSitu in the news: an activity done in Girona with 60 students of the Escola Pia de Mataró appears in the TV3 news
Javier Melero, Davinia Hernández-Leo, Josep Blat: “A Review of Scaffolding Approaches in Game-based Learning Environments”, 5th European Conference on Games Based Learning (ECGBL), Atenas, Grecia, 20-21 Octubre 2011, pp.
4SPPIces: a case study of factors in a scripted collaborative-learning blended course across spatial locations
The paper by Mar Pérez-Sanagustín, Patricia Santos, Davinia Hernández-Leo and Josep Blat, 4SPPIces: a case study of factors in a scripted collaborative-learning blended course across spatial locations, has been accepted for publication at the International Journal of Computer Supported Collaborative Learning Journal
Discovering the campus! wins the 1rst award in the ITWorldEDU 4th edition
ITWorldEdu 2011 Award October 27, 2011 by daviniahl We have won the ITWorldEdu 2011 Award !!!!! with our work explained in the following papers that are part of Mar Pérez-Sanagustín’s PhD Thesis and have been carried out in collaboration with the GAST group at UC3M. Pérez-Sanagustín, M.; Ramírez-González, G.; Hernández-Leo, D.; Muñoz-Organiero, M.; Santos, P.; […]
Davinia Hernández-Leo, Raul Nieves, Ernesto Arroyo, Andrea Rosales, Javier Melero, Josep Blat, Pau Moreno, 2011. Orchestration Signals in the Classroom: Managing the Jigsaw Collaborative Learning Flow. In Proceedings of 6th European Conference on Technology Enhanced Learning, EC-TEL 2011, Palermo, Italy, September 2011, pp. 153-165
Santos, P., Pérez-Sanagustín, M., Hernández-Leo, D. & Blat, J, (2011) QuesTInSitu: From tests to routes for assessment in situ activities. Computers & Education, 57 (4), 2517-2534.
Navarrete, T., Santos, P., Hernández-Leo, D., & Blat, J. (2011). QTIMaps: A Model to Enable Web Maps in Assessment.Educational Technology & Society, 14 (3), 203–217.
The paper: Navarrete, T., Santos, P., Hernández-Leo, D., & Blat, J. (2011). QTIMaps: A Model to Enable Web Maps in Assessment has been just published at the journal Educational Technology & Society. This work has been carried out in collaboration with Secondary School IES Duc de Montblanc.
The paper: Santos, P; Pérez-Sanagustín, M.; Hernández-Leo, D.; Blat, J. QuesTInSitu: From Tests To Routes For Assessment In Situ Activities has been just accepted for publication at the journal Computers & Education, 57 (4), 2517-2534. This work has been carried out in collaboration with Secondary School IES Duc de Montblanc and framed in the Learn 3 Project.
The GTI Technology enhanced Learning team has been nominated with the project QuesTInSitu to the BDigital Awards for Digital Innovation in the category of universities and institutions. The next 31th of May, in the 13th edition of the BDigital Global Congress, the final decision will be made.
The paper: Pérez-Sanagustín, M.; Ramírez-González, G.; Hernández-Leo, D.; Muñoz-Organiero, M.; Santos, P.; Blat, J.; Delgado-Kloos, C. Discovering the campus together: a mobile and computer-based learning experience, has been just accepted for publication at Journal of Network and Computer Applications.