In order to disseminate project results, project team members present general information about the GLAT project and its activities at meetings, organizations, local seminars and international events. Presentations are also held to encourage the implementation of educational activities that stimulate the algorithmic thinking of young students, theoretical frameworks and examples of innovative practices related to serious games and those that include direct application of game based learning and gamification.
To enable all interested parties to learn about the project results, written material such as newsletters and leaflets are also published.
Experiences from the GLAT project were presented at International Scientific and Art Conference Contemporary themes in education – CTE 2019. Krešo Tomljenović presented the paper “Computational Thinking of Future Junior Primary School Teachers” and introduced conference participants with activities and results of the GLAT project.
Prof. Nataša Hoić-Božić (UNIRI) presented the GLAT project results to students – future teachers of Informatics at Department of Informatics, Unversity of Rijeka on 28th of October 2019.
Members of the GLAT team Petra Pejić-Papak and Jasminka Mezak (UF) organized panel discussion “Games for Learning Algorithmic Thinking (GLAT): Experiences and results of the Erasmus+ project“ and presented the GLAT project results at Faculty of teacher education in Rijeka.
Members of the GLAT team participated at the conference NAK 2019 in Laško, Slovenia on 23rd and 24th of October 2019 and presented project results to Slovenian teachers and future teachers. Prof. Jože Rugelj (UL) held lecture „Poučevanje in učenje računalništva v digitalni dobi“ about teaching and learning in digital age while Dr. Irena Nančovska Šerbec (UL) organized a workshop „Razvoj računalniškega mišljenja skozi projektno delo v SCRATCHU“ about development of computer thinking through project work in Scratch.
Members of the GLAT team participated at the conference eLearning 2019 in Belgrade, Serbia on 26th and 27th of September 2019. Prof. Nataša Hoić-Božić presented the project results and the paper “Development of Computational Thinking Skills in Primary School through Digital Storytelling with Scratch“. Co-authors of the paper are Martina Holenko Dlab (UNIRI), Sara Ursić Budim and Jasminka Mezak (UF).
GLAT project and project activities with a focus on education for primary junior grade teachers were presented at final GLAT conference by a the project leader prof. Nataša Hoić-Božić (UNIRI). Martina Holenko Dlab (UNIRI) presented the project results that are available on the GLAT web site. The results include Syllabus and materials Guide for teachers, and a set of learning scenarios created by the teachers – participant of GLAT education.
Dr. Mart Laanpere and dr. James Sunney Quaicoe (TU) presented GLAT project results to 30 teachers – participants of the Erasmus+ Teacher Training Programme at the Tallinn University Campus.
Prof. Nataša Hoić-Božić (UNIRI) presented the project results at DAAD Workshop “Cooperation at Academic Informatics Education across Balkan Countries and Beyond: The Impact of Informatics to Society” which was held in Jelsa, Croatia from 1st to 7th of September.
Dr. Daniela Tuparova (SWU) presented a paper “Possibilities for development of algorithmic thinking through game based learning and unplugged activities in primary school” at 15th Annual International CSECS Conference on Computer Science and Education in Computer Science in Fulda, Germany.
The members of the GLAT project participated at the 11th International Conference on Education and New Learning Technologies – EDULEARN 2019 that was held from 1st to 3rd July 2019 in Palma de Mallorca, Spain and presented the paper “Games for Learning Algorithmic Thinking (GLAT) Project: The influence of personal and environmental factors on perceived usefulness and usage of the LePlanner – learning scenario design tool”. Authors of the paper are J. S. Quaicoe (TU), M. Laanpere (TU), K. Pata (TU), N. Hoić-Božić (UNIRI), and R. Rõbtšenkov (TU).
The GLAT project results were presented by a teacher Petra Kapović Vidmar – participant of the GLAT education during TeachMeet webinar organized by Ministry of Science and Education.
The GLAT project results were presented at the Mediterranean Scientific Conference “Educational Systems and Societal Changes: Challenges and Opportunities” that was held on June 6th and 7th, 2019 in Rijeka. Jasminka Mazak (UF) presented the paper “Supporting Contemporary Learning and Teaching Methods through GLAT Project” written in co-authorship with Petra Pejić-Papak and Darko Lončarić (UF).
Members of the GLAT project team from UNIRI and UF participated at International Conference SLET-2019: Innovative approaches to the application of digital technologies in education and research, Stavropol, Russia, with the paper “Enhancing teachers’ computational thinking skills through Game Based Learning” that presents project results.
Members of the GLAT project team from UF and SWU participated at the 42nd International Convention on Information and Communication Technology, Electronics and Microelectronics – MIPRO 2019 that was held in Opatija, Croatia. Dr. Jasminka Mezak presented the paper “Problem Based Learning for Primary School Junior Grade Students Using Digital Tools” (co-author dr. Petra Pejić-Papak) and dr. Daniela Tuparova presented the paper “Teaching of computer programming in Bulgarian primary school – challenges and solutions“.
GLAT team members from UKIM, Ana Madevska Bogdanova and Vladimir Trajkovik, published a paper “Practical evaluation on serious games in education” at 16th International Conference on Informatics and Information Technologies that tool place in North Macedonia.
Dr. Martina Holenko Dlab (UNIRI) held lecture about using games for developing algorithmic thinking and programming skills in younger age and presented the results of the GLAT project at the national teacher training seminar organized by the Education and Teacher Training Agency. The presentations were attended by primary and secondary school teachers from Croatia.
Daniela Tuparova (SWU) participated at the Forty-eighth Spring Conference of the Union of Bulgarian Mathematicians that was held in Borovetz, Bulgaria from 1st to 4th of April 2019 and presented the resutls of the project.
Prof. Vladimir Trajkovik (UKIM) held lecture entitled “Digital competences and computational thinking in your class / Challenges of 21st century education” at Faculty of Teacher Education. The lecture raised great interest and was attended by 200 primary school junior grade teachers and students.
Members of the GLAT project team from UKIM participated at the 11st annual International Conference on Education, Research and Innovation (ICERI 2018), held in Seville (Spain) 12-14th November 2018 and presented methodological tool for evaluation of educational games and research on how to use game based learning combined with flipped classroom and collaborative team.
Dr. Jasminka Mezak (UF) presented the GLAT project and results achieved so far at the professional-scientific interdisciplinary conference „STEM Area in the Educational System: Today for Tomorrow“ held in Rijeka. The aim of this conference is to promote the popularization of science and encourage the development of critical thinking in pre-school and early school-age children, with the aim of directing children toward STEM areas and creating a society of knowledge.
Project members from UL, SWU and UNIRI presented the GLAT project at the kick-off meeting of the Erasmus+ project Coding4Girls that was held at Polytechnic of Porto – School of Engineering (ISEP) in Porto.
Project members from Faculty of Teacher Education and UNIRI took part in the program of Lifelong Learning Week in Rijeka. The GLAT project was presented and the launch of a lifelong learning programme for teachers that will be based on the materials developed during the project was announced.
GLAT project was presented at the EU Corner at the European Researchers’ Night held in Rijeka.
Dr. James Sunney Quaicoe (TU) presented the GLAT project and the research paper “Games for Learning Algorithmic Thinking (GLAT) Project: The influence of personal and environmental factors on perceived usefulness and usage of the LePlanner – learning scenario design tool” (co-authors are Mart Laanpere, Kai Pata and Nataša Hoić-Božić) at International Council of Educational Media – ICEM 2018 held in Tallinn, Estonia.
Prof. Nataša Hoić-Božić presented the GLAT project at the DAAD Workshop Cooperation at Academic Informatics Education across Balkan Countries and Beyond held in Primošten, Croatia.
Dr. Martina Holenko Dlab (UNIRI) presented the GLAT project to teachers of Informatics/Computer Science during the ETTA professional development training held at UNIRI.
Assoc. prof. Daniela Tuparova (SWU) held a presentation about the GLAT project at Sofia University in front of post-diploma qualification course for teachers in Informatics.
Ivona Franković (UNIRI) participated at the 8th International Conference The Future of Education that was held in Florence, Italy and presented the paper “Serious Games for Learning Programming Concepts” (co-authors are Nataša Hoić-Božić and Lucia Načinović Prskalo) about game genres and tasks suitable for a better understanding of certain programming concepts.
Prof. Nataša Hoić-Božić and dr. Jasminka Mezak held presentations about the GLAT project and Game Based Learning to students of the Faculty of Teacher Education, University of Rijeka. The presentations were attended by students of the Integrated undergraduate and graduate study of Primary School Education.
Members of the GLAT project team from South-West University and University of Ljubljana participated at the 11th National Conference Education and Research in Information Society in Plovdiv, Bulgaria. Assoc. prof. Daniela Tuparova presented the paper “Project GLAT – Games for Learning Algorithmic Thinking” (written in Bulgarian with Ivanichka Nestorova and Kostadin Samardzhiev. Presentation was attended by researchers and teachers.
Members of the GLAT project team from UNIRI and Faculty of Teacher Education participated at the 41st International Convention on Information and Communication Technology, Electronics and Microelectronics – MIPRO 2018 that was held in Opatija, Croatia. Assistant professor Jasminka Mezak presented the paper “Learning Scenarios and Encouraging Algorithmic Thinking” (co-author Petra Pejić-Papak).
At 41st International Convention on Information and Communication Technology, Electronics and Microelectronics – MIPRO, dr. Lucia Načinović Prskalo (UNIRI) presented the paper “Projekt GLAT – poticanje algoritamskog razmišljanja korištenjem didaktičkih igara” (co-authors are Nataša Hoić-Božić, Martina Holenko Dlab, Jože Rugelj, and Irena Nančovska Šerbec).
Members of the GLAT project team from UNIRI and University of Ljubljana participated at the 4th International Conference on Education and Distance Learning that was held in Colombo, Sri Lanka. Prof. Nataša Hoić-Božić presented the paper “Games for Learning Algorithmic Thinking – GLAT Project” (co-authors are Martina Holenko Dlab, Lucia Načinović Prskalo, Jože Rugelj, and Irena Nančovska Šerbec).
Prof. Nataša Hoić-Božić presented the GLAT at Open Days of EU Projects in Rijeka. The event was attanded by UNIRI teachers, representatives from UNIRI Projects Office and Primorje-Gorski Kotar County, leaders and members of EU projects.
Prof. Nataša Hoić-Božić presented the GLAT project to students of the graduate study programmes in Informatics at Department of Informatics, University of Rijeka.
Professors Ana Madevska Bogdanova and Vladimir Trajkovik from UKIM participated at the Fourth EduConference in Struga, Macedonia where they presented about the GLAT project and how to prepare and choose educational games that promote algorithmic thinking. Presentations were attended by educators from primary schools in Macedonia and the region.
GLAT project was presented at panel discussion “Education of Informatics teachers for contemporary Informatics teaching” at UNIRI attended by teachers, principals of primary schools, representatives of Teacher Training Agency.
Dr. Martina Holenko Dlab presented the GLAT project at Research seminar in Informatics – Research Class at UNIRI. The presentation was attended by teachers from the Department of Informatics and students of the graduate study programme in Informatics.
Assoc. prof. Daniela Tuparova presented the GLAT project to Primary school teachers who study in Master degree program “Information Technology in Primary school” and to students in Master Degree Program “Technology of education in mathematics and informatics” at South-West University „Neofit Rilski“ (SWU), Blagoevgrad, Bulgaria.
Professors Ana Madevska Bogdanova and Vladimir Trajkovik presented the GLAT project at Faculty of Computer Science and Engineering, Sts Cyril and Methodius University (UKIM) in Skopje in front of the management of FCSE and representatives of different research groups.
Associate professors Irena Nančovska Šerbec and Jože Rugelj presented the GLAT project at Faculty of Education, University of Ljubljana at the meeting of the Chair of Computer Science and Computer Science Didactics.
Assistant professor Jasminka Mezak presented GLAT project at the session of the Council of the Faculty of Teacher Education, University of Rijeka.
Prof. Nataša Hoić-Božić presented the project at the session of the Council of the Department of Informatics, University of Rijeka.