LSRI visits Uruguay

In an effort support current projects and build new relationship, LSRI's Dr. Pryce Davis visited colleagues from several organizations in Uruguay earlier this month. Dr. Davis first visited the Plan Ceibal and the Universidad Tecnológica del Uruguay's (UTEC) logistic centers at LATU Technology Park in Montevideo. Here Dr. Davis, along with colleague Dr. Nathan Holbert (Teacher's College - Columbia University), met with representatives from Plan Ceibal, UTEC, and Universidad del Trabajo del Uruguay (UTU) to discuss support for several ongoing and future collaborations. Attendees at this meeting included two graduates from the University of Nottingham's MA course in Learning, Technology and Education—Ezequiel Aleman (UTEC) and Camila Gottlieb (Fundación Ceibal). MA LTE alumni Ezequiel Aleman and Camila Gottlieb visit with LSRI's Dr. Pryce Davi Following this fruitful and engaging meeting, the attendees visited PTI Cerro—a community space in an industrial center in the west of Montevideo—which houses local businesses, a community school for secondary and continuing education and a new communal fablab makerspace. Over...
Read More

LTE MA student Ezequiel Aleman finds success with Maker project

Learning, Technology and Education MA student Ezequiel Aleman has received national attention in Uruguay for his project Bricks and Bits. In May, over 1,200 children participated in Mr. Aleman's Maker exhibition, in which university students design challenges for primary and secondary school students. The challenges involved squishy circuits, stop-motion animation, virtual reality games, and coding drones and robots, among many other activities. Additionally, Mr. Aleman organized a new project for this dissertation research involving a group of 38 students re-designing an old or unused toys for a six-year old child. From dolls to dinosaurs, students had to use their design skills to learn about the children’s current interests and incorporate them into a new design. Bricks and Bits received local and national coverage on radio, TV and press. Local governments are now requesting the event to travel to new locations. Three new locations have already been confirmed for 2018 including one which will specifically aim at challenging 50 female high-school students...
Read More

LSRI at ICLS

Staff and students of the University of Nottingham's Learning Sciences Research Institute will share their research and participate at the International Conference of the Learning Sciences (ICLS) in London from 23rd through 27th of June, 2018. Organized by the International Society of the Learning Sciences, ICLS is a major international event, which gathers people involved in all aspects of the field of the learning sciences. This year's ICLS is part of the London Festival of Learning hosted by University College London. The LSRI is proud to be represented by our excellent professors, PhD and Master's students who are attending the event. Below is a list of ICLS event featuring participation for LSRI staff: Collaborative learning, interdependence, and dyadic data analyses: Building knowledge and community practices - Lenka Schnaubert, Rachel Lam, Cynthia D’Angelo, Anne Deiglmayr, Claudia Mazziotti, Freydis Vogel - ICLS workshop 10 (Sun Jun 24/ 9:00 AM - 13:00 PM) Drawing for Learning from Dynamic Visualisations in...
Read More