iRead Researchers present work at GamiFIN conference

By Roger Gilabert (University of Barcelona) On April 10th Roger Gilabert from the University of Barcelona presented a paper co-authored with Kay Berkling from the University of DHBW Karlsruhe at the GamiFIN Conference in Levi, Finland. The title of the talk was: " Designing a comprehensive evaluation method for learning games: a general approach with … Continue reading iRead Researchers present work at GamiFIN conference

UCL Researchers give seminar on Adaptivity and Learning Analytics

By Manolis Mavrikis and Yvonne Vezzoli (UCL) Manolis Mavrikis and Yvonne Vezzoli (UCL) presented work on the iRead adaptivity and learning analytics components at the Birkbeck University of London Knowledge Lab seminar series. During the seminar, Manolis described the process used to invent, discuss and iterate with the help of experts a set of rules that … Continue reading UCL Researchers give seminar on Adaptivity and Learning Analytics

Spanish Team finish first round of school visits

The University of Barcelona team, have just finished our first round of visits to the 8 schools participating in the iRead project in Spain. Last Tuesday we went to Ramon y Cajal school in Alpartir, Aragón. This is a rural school with only 41 students. 1st, 2nd, and 3rd year students share the same class, and … Continue reading Spanish Team finish first round of school visits

University of Barcelona researchers begin teacher training and development for iRead game

This week the University of Barcelona (UB) team visited Bernardí Tolrà School in Tarragona for both teacher training as well as for whole groups of learners to start using the games. Teachers already reported ideas on how to integrate the new technology in their lessons and children reported having lots of fun. The UB team realized … Continue reading University of Barcelona researchers begin teacher training and development for iRead game

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

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