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…

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 reliable for educational use even by non-partner schools, … 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

UCL run teacher workshops to design learning analytic tools

By Yvonne Vezzoli (Ca’ Foscari University of Venice) During the past 4 months, Yvonne Vezzoli from CISRE Lab, Ca’ Foscari University of Venice has been working as part of the iRead team at UCL on a project on learning analytics in the context of the iRead game (Navigo). When children play with Navigo they generate … Continue reading UCL run teacher workshops to design learning analytic tools

iRead @ #PopUpDig – Conference on the Digitalisation of Schools

By Wolmet Barendregt (University of Gothenburg) This month iRead team members from the University of Gothenburg took part in #PopUpDig, which is a conference on the digitalisation of schools organised by researchers at three different departments at the University of Gothenburg: Department of Pedagogy and Communication, Department of pedagogical, curricular and professional studies and the … Continue reading iRead @ #PopUpDig – Conference on the Digitalisation of Schools

iRead game piloted with EFL students in Spain

By Roger Gilabert Guerrero (University of Barcelona) In late May and early June, children and teachers in the six schools involved in iRead from the Barcelona and Tarragona areas tested the games in English. The reception from the schools was very positive and both teachers and children were delighted with learning the language through such attractive … Continue reading iRead game piloted with EFL students in Spain

iRead @ Language Disorders in Greek Conference

By Michaela Nerantzini (University of Ioannina) The team from University of Ioannina (UOI) recently presented some of their iRead research as the Language Disorders in Greek 7 Conference, which was held in Athens on 2-3 June 2018. The conference aims to bring together researchers working on development and acquired language disorders in Greek in order to inform … Continue reading iRead @ Language Disorders in Greek Conference

iRead @ The International Science Festival Gothenburg – School Program

By Wolmet Barendregt (University of Gothenburg) iRead team members from the University of Gothenburg recently took part in the International Science Festival Gothenburg. The festival is one of Europe’s leading popular science events. With hundreds of activities and about 70,000 it is the only one of its kind in Sweden (for more information about the … Continue reading iRead @ The International Science Festival Gothenburg – School Program