Three iRead papers published in BJET Special Issue

We are delighted to announce that a recent special issue on Technology-Mediated Personalised Learning for Younger Learners from the British Journal of Educational Technology features three different articles spotlighting research from across the iRead Project. iRead members from UCL and NTUA have written about "Designing for 'challenge' in a large-scale adaptive literacy game for primary … Continue reading Three iRead papers published in BJET Special Issue

How to best support children’s participation in research? Considerations, strategies, and resources for ethics and consent

By Laura Benton (UCL)  Back in 2018 after several conversations with colleagues around how we can best inform children about the research we are doing and gain their consent to participate I realised that many of us had struggled with this aspect of our research, but also that along the way we had developed helpful strategies and … Continue reading How to best support children’s participation in research? Considerations, strategies, and resources for ethics and consent

iRead@ ISEC2021

This week Liz Herbert (UCL) presented our work on the Navigo@Home event series at the virtual Inclusive and Supportive Education Conference. The conference explores "new perspectives on how to translate academic enquiry into practical, workable strategies with which educators can support the lives of children and young people living with special educational needs and disabilities (SEND)". … Continue reading iRead@ ISEC2021

Researching Morphological Awareness: How Children Attend to Shapes of Words

By Minna Nygren (UCL) What if I asked you to choose the right ending for the following sentence…: … and the options to choose from were: -which option would you choose? Yes, you did read right! And no, it’s not a typo. The list of options written here are deliberately chosen non-words – a way … Continue reading Researching Morphological Awareness: How Children Attend to Shapes of Words

Children’s Learning in Digital Games: the Theory and the Practice

On June 22nd, the iRead project in collaboration with Learnus held a webinar with teacher practitioners and researchers coming together to discuss learning through games, the theory and practice. During the event, we heard thoughts and ideas from researchers Dr Mina Vasalou and Dr Laura Benton from UCL, and a number of UK-based teacher participants … Continue reading Children’s Learning in Digital Games: the Theory and the Practice

AI in (and for) Games

iRead researchers Kostas Karpouzis and George Tsatiris from the National Technical University of Athens (NTUA) have recently published their work "AI in (and for) Games" around the uses of artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning (ML) in games and how we can capitalise on these technological innovations to generate proper and interesting content for language … Continue reading AI in (and for) Games

iRead @ EETN Virtual EXPO

On 17 June we attended the European Education Technology Network (EETN) virtual EXPO which is a network that brings together researchers, innovators, experts, professors, and start-ups, fostering evidence-based, quality EdTech entrepreneurship in Europe and beyond. The event took place on the gather.town platform and we had a virtual booth which displayed our online resources relating … Continue reading iRead @ EETN Virtual EXPO