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Considerations for the Design of Mini-games Integrating Hints for Puzzle Solving ICT-Related Concepts
Found in: 2012 IEEE 12th International Conference on Advanced Learning Technologies (ICALT)
By Javier Melero,Davinia Hern'ndez-Leo,Josep Blat
Issue Date:July 2012
pp. 154-158
Educational games have been proved to be learning environments that are more in correspondence with new generation of students since they can provide successful learning and motivate students in their learning process. In this line, several studies describ...
 
Towards the Support of Scaffolding in Customizable Puzzle-Based Learning Games
Found in: Computational Science and its Applications, International Conference
By Javier Melero, Davinia Hern´ndez-Leo, Josep Blat
Issue Date:June 2011
pp. 254-257
Serious games can be used as learning tools since learning games are more in correspondence with the current generation of students, foster students' motivation, and increase the learning effects, making learning meaningful to students. This paper presents...
 
System Orchestration Support for a Flow of Blended Collaborative Activities
Found in: Intelligent Networking and Collaborative Systems, International Conference on
By Luis de la Fuente-Valentín, Mar Pérez-Sanagustín, Patricia Santos, Davinia Hernández-Leo, Abelardo Pardo, Carlos Delgado Kloos, Josep Blat
Issue Date:November 2010
pp. 415-420
The introduction of portable devices in education opens up new possibilities for Computer Supported Collaborative Learning by providing advanced learning scenarios with activities in different spatial locations. However, organizing and structuring collabor...
 
AmbientNEWS: Augmenting Information Discovery in Complex Settings through Aesthetic Design
Found in: Information Visualisation, International Conference on
By Nina Valkanova, Ayman Moghnieh, Ernesto Arroyo, Josep Blat
Issue Date:July 2010
pp. 439-444
Nowadays professional journalists create and edit broadcasting materials inside newsrooms that are characterized by an intense and multivariate flux of information. Within these settings, the journalists have difficulties keeping up with the evolving geopo...
 
Parameterized User-Centered Design for Interacting with Multimedia Repositories
Found in: Advances in Multimedia, International Conference on
By Ayman Moghnieh, Sergio Sayago, Ernesto Arroyo, Gasper Sopi, Josep Blat
Issue Date:July 2009
pp. 130-135
In this paper, we analyze how multimedia production and management systems respond to their users' needs and interests. In particular, we concentrate on the system's role as mediator between users and multimedia repositories. In this context, we study the ...
 
An Approach for Visually Supporting the Creation of Personal Development Plans
Found in: Advanced Learning Technologies, IEEE International Conference on
By Javier Melero, Davinia Hernández-Leo, Ernesto Arroyo, Albert Aguilar, Josep Blat
Issue Date:July 2009
pp. 112-116
Personal Development Plans (PDP) have positive effects in learners’ motivation and confidence since they enable individuals to reflect upon their own learning and to plan for their own educational development according to their personal interests, backgrou...
 
Introducing Flexibility into CSCL Scripts for Blended Learning Scenarios
Found in: Advanced Learning Technologies, IEEE International Conference on
By Mar Pérez-Sanagustín, Davinia Hernández-Leo, Josep Blat
Issue Date:July 2009
pp. 713
Abstratct of the PhD Consortium paper submitted.
 
Improving the Usability of an Approach for Visually Supporting the Creation of Personal Development Plans
Found in: Advanced Learning Technologies, IEEE International Conference on
By Javier Melero, Davinia Hernández-Leo, Ernesto Arroyo, Josep Blat
Issue Date:July 2009
pp. 740-741
With the aim of visually supporting learners in the creation of their personal development plans, this paper describes the functionalities added to a preliminary approach for improving its usability and satisfying better the learners’ needs taking into acc...
 
Conditioning Factors for Group Management in Blended Learning Scenarios
Found in: Advanced Learning Technologies, IEEE International Conference on
By Mar Pérez-Sanagustín, Davinia Hernández-Leo, Josep Blat
Issue Date:July 2009
pp. 233-235
The management of groups is an essential task in collaborative learning scenarios. In a blended learning situation, in which online activities and face-to-face activities are combined, this group management becomes more complex. Different technological sol...
 
Enhancing Computer Assisted Assessment Using Rubrics in a QTI Editor
Found in: Advanced Learning Technologies, IEEE International Conference on
By Patricia Santos, Xavier Colina, Davinia Hernández-Leo, Javier Melero, Josep Blat
Issue Date:July 2009
pp. 303-305
With the aim of facilitating teachers the use of good techniques in computer assisted assessment, this paper proposes the integration of rubric functionalities in an editor compliant with the IMS Question and Test Interoperability specification (QTI). Teac...
 
Digital Footprinting: Uncovering Tourists with User-Generated Content
Found in: IEEE Pervasive Computing
By Fabien Girardin, Francesco Calabrese, Filippo Dal Fiore, Carlo Ratti, Josep Blat
Issue Date:October 2008
pp. 36-43
Novel methods and tools are being developed to explore the significance of the new types of user-related spatiotemporal data. This approach helps uncover the presence and movements of tourists from cell phone network data and the georeferenced photos they ...
 
Educational Patterns as a Guide to Create Units of Learning and Assessment
Found in: Advanced Learning Technologies, IEEE International Conference on
By Davinia Hernánez-Leo, Patricia Santos, Eloy D. Villasclaras-Fernández, Toni Navarrete, Juan I. Asensio-Pérez, Josep Blat, Yannis Dimitriadis
Issue Date:July 2008
pp. 1055-1056
With the aim of facilitating teachers the design of units of learning and assessment, this paper proposes the use of different educational pattern types. Depending on the type of patterns, the resulting didactic materials are specified using IMS Learning D...
 
Supporting Distance Learning Activities and Social Interaction: A Case Study
Found in: Advanced Learning Technologies, IEEE International Conference on
By Ayman Moghnieh, Davinia Hernánez-Leo, Toni Navarrete, Patricia Santos, Josep Blat, Judith Schoonenboom
Issue Date:July 2008
pp. 801-805
The success of Web 2.0 technologies in providing support for social interaction in educational spaces depends on how learning environments benefit from the affordances of Web 2.0 services. These services can be combined with the management of learning acti...
 
Urban Computing and Mobile Devices
Found in: IEEE Pervasive Computing
By Francesco Calabrese, Kristian Kloeckl, Carlo Ratti, Mark Bilandzic, Marcus Foth, Angela Button, Helen Klaebe, Laura Forlano, Sean White, Petia Morozov, Steven Feiner, Fabien Girardin, Josep Blat, Nicolas Nova, M.P. Pieniazek, Rob Tieben, Koen van Boerdonk,
Issue Date:July 2007
pp. 52-57
This Works in Progress department features 12 urban computing projects that span a range of computing and social areas. The first entry examines how an urban environment could operate as a large-scale, real-time control system. One project focuses on annot...
 
Semantic Interoperability of Field-based Thematic Geographic Information
Found in: Database and Expert Systems Applications, International Workshop on
By Toni Navarrete, Josep Blat, Maurici Ruiz
Issue Date:September 2004
pp. 792-796
A model for semantic interoperability among a repository of geographic datasets from different providers is proposed in this article. Specifically, this approach focuses on qualified field-based geographic information. Our solution is based on an ontology ...
 
Supporting Usability and Reusability Based on eLearning Standards
Found in: Advanced Learning Technologies, IEEE International Conference on
By Rocio Garcia-Robles, Josep Blat, Sergio Sayago, Dai Griffiths, Francis Casado, Juanjo Martinez
Issue Date:September 2004
pp. 495-499
The IMS-QTI, and other related specifications have been developed to support the creation of reusable and pedagogically neutral assessment scenarios and content, as stated by the IMS Global Learning Consortium. In this paper we discuss how current specific...
 
Augmenting Reality and Formality of Informal and Non-Formal Settings to Enhance Blended Learning
Found in: IEEE Transactions on Learning Technologies
By Mar Perez-Sanagustin,Davinia Hernandez-Leo,Patricia Santos,Carlos Delgado Kloos,Josep Blat
Issue Date:April 2014
pp. 1-1
Visits to museums and city tours have been part of higher and secondary education curriculum activities for many years. However these activities are typically considered “less formal” when compared to those carried out in the classroom, mainly because they...
 
Technology-Supported Orchestration Matters: Outperforming Paper-Based Scripting in a Jigsaw Classroom
Found in: IEEE Transactions on Learning Technologies
By Mara Balestrini,Davinia Hernandez-Leo,Raul Nieves,Josep Blat
Issue Date:January 2014
pp. 17-30
Under the umbrella of ubiquitous technologies, many computational artifacts have been designed to enhance the learning experience in physical settings such as classrooms or playgrounds, but few of them focus on aiding orchestration. This paper presents a s...
 
Technology-Supported Orchestration Matters: Outperforming Paper-Based Scripting in a Jigsaw Classroom
Found in: IEEE Transactions on Learning Technologies
By Mara Balestrini,Davinia Hernandez-Leo,Raul Nieves,Josep Blat
Issue Date:October 2013
pp. 1
Under the umbrella of ubiquitous technologies, many computational artifacts have been designed to enhance the learning experience in physical settings such as classrooms or playgrounds, but few of them focus on aiding orchestration. This paper presents a s...
 
Web-based, 3D-assisted editing of production dailies
Found in: Proceedings of the 18th International Conference on 3D Web Technology (Web3D '13)
By Alun Evans, Josep Blat
Issue Date:June 2013
pp. 212-212
The shift in production techniques from film to digital is creating a large amount of new data and metadata. Without the requirement to control the usage of expensive film, and digital storage relatively inexpensive, production companies are free to digita...
     
WebGLStudio: a pipeline for WebGL scene creation
Found in: Proceedings of the 18th International Conference on 3D Web Technology (Web3D '13)
By Alun Evans, Javi Agenjo, Josep Blat
Issue Date:June 2013
pp. 79-82
We present WebGLStudio - a pipeline for the creation and editing of high-quality 3D scenes using WebGL. The pipeline features a 3D Scene-Graph rendering engine; an interactive scene editor allowing detailed setup and configuration of assets in real-time; a...
     
Virtual collaborative environments with distributed multitouch support
Found in: Proceedings of the 2nd ACM SIGCHI symposium on Engineering interactive computing systems (EICS '10)
By Ernesto Arroyo, Josep Blat, Oriol Galimany, Oscar Ardaiz, Valeria Righi
Issue Date:June 2010
pp. 235-240
In this paper, we present a new application framework aimed to support distributed synchronous collaboration using multitouch interaction. The framework supports 2D and 3D virtual workspaces that enable two or more users to collaboratively or cooperatively...
     
Real-time visualisation and browsing of a distributed video database
Found in: Proceedings of the International Conference on Advances in Computer Enterntainment Technology (ACE '09)
By Alun Evans, Eduard Gonzales, Josep Blat, Juan Abadia, Sergi Gonzales
Issue Date:October 2009
pp. 423-424
We present the initial results of a system designed to visualise and browse a distributed database of high definition video. Multiple video clips are taken from the database and streamed as textures within a 3D environment. The rotation, movement, and zoom...
     
Assisted animated production creation and programme generation
Found in: Proceedings of the International Conference on Advances in Computer Enterntainment Technology (ACE '09)
By Alun Evans, Daniel Soto, Eduard Gonzales, Josep Blat, Juan Abadia, Marco Romeo, Santi Fort, Sergi Gonzales
Issue Date:October 2009
pp. 207-214
The creation of animated productions is a labour intensive process. Whether the end result is a large-budget motion picture, or a small-scale internet production, there is invariably a large amount of time spent in creating the timeline, arranging assets, ...
     
About the relevance of accessibility barriers in the everyday interactions of older people with the web
Found in: Proceedings of the 2009 International Cross-Disciplinary Conference on Web Accessibililty (W4A) (W4A '09)
By Josep Blat, Sergio Sayago
Issue Date:April 2009
pp. 66-66
This paper reports key findings of a 3-year ethnographical study of the everyday interactions of older people with the web. The data consisted of in-situ observations and conversations with 388 older people while using myriads of web and computer technolog...
     
Evaluation of techniques defined in WCAG 2.0 with older people
Found in: Proceedings of the 2009 International Cross-Disciplinary Conference on Web Accessibililty (W4A) (W4A '09)
By Josep Blat, Laura Camacho, Sergio Sayago
Issue Date:April 2009
pp. 66-66
Although WCAG 2.0 offer techniques for making web content more accessible to all people, very little is known about how these techniques enhance web accessibility for older people. This paper addresses two techniques, keyboard-based navigation and design o...
     
A preliminary usability evaluation of strategies for seeking online information with elderly people
Found in: Proceedings of the 2007 international cross-disciplinary conference on Web accessibility (W4A) (W4A '07)
By Josep Blat, Sergio Sayago
Issue Date:May 2007
pp. 54-57
This short paper describes an experimental study with elderly users comparing three strategies for seeking online information, Google basic search, the Yahoo! Directory and Google advanced search. The effect or three general usability criteria for the elde...
     
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