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UCL Masters research project: Digital Badges to Foster Self-Efficacy during Reading

Welcome to the third of a series of Blogs featuring 2017/2018 Masters projects on Education and Technology supervised at the UCL Knowledge Lab (partner and coordinator of iRead). Each of the projects featured has focused on a key research area of  iRead. Rita Elyanova During my BA, I studied English, Politics and teaching skills in … Continue reading UCL Masters research project: Digital Badges to Foster Self-Efficacy during Reading

UCL Masters research project: Collaboration and Joint Attention Around Single-Touch Tablet-based Apps

Welcome to the second of a series of Blogs featuring 2017/2018 Masters projects on Education and Technology supervised at the UCL Knowledge Lab (partner and coordinator of iRead). Each of the projects featured has focused on a key research area of  relevance for iRead. Konstantina Stasinou During my Bachelor degree I studied English Language and … Continue reading UCL Masters research project: Collaboration and Joint Attention Around Single-Touch Tablet-based Apps

UCL Masters research project: Learning Analytics Tools for Teachers

Welcome to the first of a series of Blogs featuring 2017/2018 Masters projects on Education and Technology supervised at the UCL Knowledge Lab (partner and coordinator of iRead). Each of the projects featured has focused on a key research area of  iRead. Christina Nassou My bachelor’s degree was on Early Childhood Education. While working in … Continue reading UCL Masters research project: Learning Analytics Tools for Teachers

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…

By Yannis Kotsanis and Thomas Economou (Doukas School) 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 … 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