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

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

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 and EFL: Introducing British Council

ABOUT THE BRITISH COUNCIL The British Council is the UK’s international organisation for cultural relations and educational opportunities. We create friendly knowledge and understanding between the people of the UK and other countries. We do this by making a positive contribution to the UK and the countries we work with – changing lives by creating … Continue reading iRead and EFL: Introducing British Council

iRead in Schools: Introducing Doukas School

Introducing Doukas School Doukas School, a K-12 educational institution with a 100 year history, offers to its 2000 student body one of the most innovative educational and athletic programs in Greece. Doukas School participates in several EU and National R&D Projects (e.g. Erasmus+, Lifelong Learning Programme, Horizon 2020) and has coordinated extensive European Networks (School … Continue reading iRead in Schools: Introducing Doukas School

iRead @ UCL Centre for Inclusive Education’s Practitioner-Led Network

On 4th July members of the iRead team Mina Vasalou and Laura Benton participated in a Specific Learning Difficulties (SpLD) professional learning network (PLN) event organised by the UCL Centre for Inclusive Education. These termly events are aimed at specialist teachers in literacy and dyslexia, and provide opportunities for developing and exchanging expertise as well … Continue reading iRead @ UCL Centre for Inclusive Education’s Practitioner-Led Network

iRead and Struggling Readers: Introducing UCL Centre for Inclusive Education

We are fortunate to have a wide range of expertise and experience on the iRead project team. In a series of blog posts we will introduce each of our partners and find out what motivated them to get involved in the iRead project. Next up is the UCL Centre for Inclusive Education (introduced by Dr … Continue reading iRead and Struggling Readers: Introducing UCL Centre for Inclusive Education

Building communities of practitioners for digital learning

Building communities of practitioners for digital learning Last month we attended a meeting organised in Luxemburg to introduce the European H2020 funded projects on digital learning. The goal of the day was to draw out synergies and define future priorities. We will focus on one of these priorities: building communities. Many of the attendees worked … Continue reading Building communities of practitioners for digital learning