Sydney School of Education and Social Work events – 2015 Archive

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Design for learning: communities and flexible design processes

13 May 2015

A Research on Learning and Educational Innovation seminar

In this seminar, the presenter will deliver a short overview of the learning-technologies research being conducted by the Department of Information and Communication Technologies of the Universitat Pompeu Fabra in Barcelona. The focus will be the results of the METIS European inservice teacher-training project, which aims at promoting the adoption of design approaches enabling educators to act as (co-)designers of sound (technology-supported) learning activities. The presenter, Associate Professor Davinia Hernández-Leo will, in particular, introduce the Integrated Learning Design Environment (ILDE), a community environment that integrates:

  • co-design support for educator communities
  • learning design editors following different authoring and pedagogical approaches
  • interface for deployment of designs on mainstream virtual-learning environments.

ILDE has been used in a variety of community contexts, each of them applying different design processes supported by combinations of selected integrated tools.

This seminar will be live online at

Event details

  • When: 11am–12.30pm

  • Where:

    Room 612, Education Building A35

  • Cost: Free

  • Contact:

    Sadhbh Warren

    T: +61 9351 2612


  • More info: Arrive 10.45am for refreshments
  • Speaker:

    Davinia Hernández-Leo is an associate professor in the Department of Information and Communications Technologies at Universitat Pompeu Fabra, Barcelona (UPF), the coordinator of the Learning Technologies section of the Interactive Technologies Group, Vice-Dean of the UPF ICT-Engineering School and the head of its unit for teaching quality and innovation. She obtained a degree and a PhD in Telecommunication Engineering at University of Valladolid (2007), has been a visiting researcher at the Open University of the Netherlands (2006) and at Virginia Tech (2012). Davinia's research lies at the intersection of network and computer applications, human-computer interaction and learning sciences, with a special focus on learning design, blended learning, computer-supported collaborative learning (CSCL), interoperability, architectures and devices for learning. She has participated in several founded research projects and is currently the technical leader of the METIS Integrated Learning Design Environment (ILDE). Davinia is also active in engineering education projects. Her research has been published in more than 100 peer-reviewed journal papers, book chapters and conference papers. She is a member of the editorial board of the IEEE Transactions of Learning Technologies and the steering committee of the European Conference on Technology-Enhanced Learning. Davinia's research has been recognised with several awards, including various "Best Conference Paper" awards and the European award for excellence in the field of CSCL technology.

Design for learning: communities and flexible design processes


Education Building A35

Room 612


13 May 2015

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