iRead Exhibits at EU Parliament “Tech for Good” Expo

By Eleni Mentheniti (DFKI) and Manolis Mavrikis (UCL) Last month iRead researchers Manolis Mavrikis (UCL) and Eleni Mentheniti (DFKI) attended the “Tech for Good” expo held in the European Parliament from Monday the 19th to Thursday the 22nd of November 2018. The expo brings together researchers from universities and institutions around the European Union and offers them … Continue reading iRead Exhibits at EU Parliament “Tech for Good” Expo

Digital Reading Libraries for our Amigo Reader App are now complete

By UCL, University of Barcelona, University of Ioannina, Doukas School and DHBW In the early days of the project we encountered a big challenge – how to find high quality freely available open digital reading materials that would allow our child readers to change the presentation of the text to suit their reading preferences e.g. … Continue reading Digital Reading Libraries for our Amigo Reader App are now complete

iRead Researcher Roger Gilbert interviewed on Spanish TV

By Roger Gilabert (University of Barcelona)  Roger Gilabert was interviewed by the book show "Página Dos" in La 2 public TV channel. It appeared together with other technological projects promoting reading. You can watch the interview from 3:40. http://www.rtve.es/alacarta/videos/pagina-dos/pagina-dos-nacho-carretero/4794244/ This will be followed by a longer interview that will take place in June/July after iRead … Continue reading iRead Researcher Roger Gilbert interviewed on Spanish TV

iRead @ European Literacy Network Meeting

By Nelly Joye and Elisabeth Herbert (UCL) From 1-3 November 2018, a joint iRead-CIE-LLNR&P attended the first European Literacy Network Summit in Porto. The summit marked the end of the European COST action 1401 “Strengthening Europeans’ Capabilities by Establishing the European Literacy Network (ELN)” and gathered a network of European researchers, practitioners and software developers … Continue reading iRead @ European Literacy Network Meeting

iRead @ CSCW 2018

This month iRead researchers Yvonne Vezzoli and Mina Vasalou (UCL) attended the 2018 Conference on Computer-Supported Cooperative Work and Social Computing (CSCW) in Jersey City to present a research paper on dyslexia and social network sites. CSCW is the premier venue for research exploring technical, material and theoretical challenges of designing and using technology supporting … Continue reading iRead @ CSCW 2018

Doukas School pupils give their verdict on the iRead Game

By Yannis Kotsanis and Thomas Economou (Doukas School) Brighter, more Adventurous, more Fun, more Accessible and Played with our Hands! We started an impressive digital exploration to the mysterious “Navigo: Pyramids of the Lost Words” we walked on moving stones, we ran around to avoid traps, we drove aerial trains and boats via underground tunnels and … Continue reading Doukas School pupils give their verdict on the iRead Game

iRead Project presented at Universidad de San Jorge

By Roger Gilabert (University of Barcelona)  On Monday Nov 6th 2018 Roger Gilabert gave a talk at the Department of Communication and Social Sciences at Universidad de San Jorge in Zaragoza (Spain). The audience included researchers and computer engineering students working on computer games for the development of orthography in Spanish. The iRead system was presented and potential … Continue reading iRead Project presented at Universidad de San Jorge

Research with Children: Good practices in seeking consent

By Laura Benton (UCL Knowledge Lab) Here at the UCL Knowledge Lab many of us involve children in our research projects. As with all research participants it is important that they are informed about the research and the data that will be collected, as well as are given the opportunity to provide their consent to … Continue reading Research with Children: Good practices in seeking consent

“iRead Tablet”: an object-to-think and play…

By Yannis Kotsanis and Thomas Economou (Doukas School) One of the main aims of the iRead Project is to develop a diverse set of learning apps and teaching tools that foster the learning, teaching and assessment of reading skills, including personalized and adaptive literacy games and a reader app. For this purpose, a low-cost but … Continue reading “iRead Tablet”: an object-to-think and play…

iRead Newsletter – Issue 4

Spotlight on our partner collaborations This term we have focused on working closely with our partner schools to ensure our reader and game apps are both easy and fun to use. We have also been building collaborations with children's authors and publishers who have agreed to contribute some fantastic work to our reader digital library for use during … Continue reading iRead Newsletter – Issue 4