Initial Game and Reader research studies now complete

By Laura Benton (UCL Knowledge Lab) During the 2019 summer term the UCL team has been working with Year 1 pupils (aged 5-6 years) and struggling readers in Years 4-6 (aged 8-11 years) across four different London primary schools to evaluate the benefits of particular design features with our game and reader apps. The data … Continue reading Initial Game and Reader research studies now complete

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