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Researching Morphological Awareness: How Children Attend to Shapes of Words

By Minna Nygren (UCL) What if I asked you to choose the right ending for the following sentence…: … and the options to choose from were: -which option would you choose? Yes, you did read right! And no, it’s not a typo. The list of options written here are deliberately chosen non-words – a way … Continue reading Researching Morphological Awareness: How Children Attend to Shapes of Words

Children’s Learning in Digital Games: the Theory and the Practice

On June 22nd, the iRead project in collaboration with Learnus held a webinar with teacher practitioners and researchers coming together to discuss learning through games, the theory and practice. During the event, we heard thoughts and ideas from researchers Dr Mina Vasalou and Dr Laura Benton from UCL, and a number of UK-based teacher participants … Continue reading Children’s Learning in Digital Games: the Theory and the Practice

AI in (and for) Games

iRead researchers Kostas Karpouzis and George Tsatiris from the National Technical University of Athens (NTUA) have recently published their work "AI in (and for) Games" around the uses of artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning (ML) in games and how we can capitalise on these technological innovations to generate proper and interesting content for language … Continue reading AI in (and for) Games

Working on the iRead project: Project Manager’s Reflections

We sat down with Panos Papoutsis, iRead Project Manager for European Research and Innovation Office. In our blog post interview, Panos tells us about the two very different types of "hats" he's worn during his time on the iRead project. iRead Project Manager Panos Papoutsis giving a presentation to project colleagues. Hi Panos! First, could … Continue reading Working on the iRead project: Project Manager’s Reflections

iRead @ EETN Virtual EXPO

On 17 June we attended the European Education Technology Network (EETN) virtual EXPO which is a network that brings together researchers, innovators, experts, professors, and start-ups, fostering evidence-based, quality EdTech entrepreneurship in Europe and beyond. The event took place on the gather.town platform and we had a virtual booth which displayed our online resources relating … Continue reading iRead @ EETN Virtual EXPO

iRead presents work at British Dyslexia Association Conference 2021

Last month members of the UCL team presented work from iRead at the virtual British Dyslexia Association conference. This event took place on 20-21 May and is a venue for leading experts on dyslexia and dyscalculia to share their work with hundreds of researchers and professionals from around the world. Dr Mina Vasalou led the … Continue reading iRead presents work at British Dyslexia Association Conference 2021

How to best support children’s participation in research? Considerations, strategies, and resources for ethics and consent

By Laura Benton (UCL Knowledge Lab) Next month several (current and former) members of the UCL iRead team (Laura Benton, Minna Nygren and Seray Ibrahim) are organising a virtual workshop funded by theUCL Researcher-Led Initiative scheme and themed on the ethics and creative practice in seeking children's consent in research.  The workshop includes a keynote presentation from … Continue reading How to best support children’s participation in research? Considerations, strategies, and resources for ethics and consent