Active learning & Gamification

Date: 22 June 2017
Time: 1.30-2 (lunch); 2 -3.30pm (presentation/workshop)
Location: Mast House, University of Plymouth
Lunch is provided. No registration required just turn up! 

Short summary:
In this workshop, we explore the MILAGE LEARN+ app, developed for smartphones and tablets in order to promote autonomous work of students in the process of learning mathematics. It will be also explored the application MILAGE LEARN+ TEACHER that is used to upload the contents for students and the making of videos.

In this presentation it will be shown how we are extending traditional learning environments to a virtual classroom setting that will keep students connected for learning mathematics. Nonetheless, this can be used for other subjects or disciplines.

Different tools and materials are explored including

(i) a social learning platform to connect students and teachers;

(ii) the production of tasks and videos for learning;

(iii) the use of eBooks and augmented reality technologies;

(iv) the exploration of gamification methods and

(v) the development of an APP that is available for smartphones and tablets.

Speaker details:

Mauro Figueiredo has a PhD in computer science from the University of Salford, Manchester, in 2005. He was a teacher at University of Coimbra from 1989 until 1996. Since 1996 he is at the Algarve University where he is an adjunct professor. His research interests are in the use of information technologies for education, e-learning, b-learning, games and augmented reality. His PhD students are currently working with ebooks, augmented reality tools for e-learning and cultural heritage. He is author of an international journal and conferences articles, book chapters and books and he collaborated and participated in different National projects. He already organised several international conferences. Most of the research is conducted at Univ. Algarve, at CIMA (Center of Marine and Environmental Research) and CIAC (Center for the Arts and Communication Research).

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