Dissemination activities

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.

PRESENTATIONS

1/7/2019

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).

6/6/2019

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).

21/5/2019

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.

20/5/2019

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“.

23/4/2019

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. 

11/1/2019

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.

12/11/2018

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.  

22/10/2018

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.

18/10/2018

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.

18/10/2018

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.

10/3/2018

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

9/28/2018

GLAT project was presented at the EU Corner at the European Researchers’ Night held in Rijeka.

7/9/2018

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. 

5/9/2018

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. 

30/8/2018

Dr. Martina Holenko Dlab (UNIRI) presented the GLAT project to teachers of Informatics/Computer Science during the ETTA professional development training held at UNIRI.

1/7/2018

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.

28/6/2018

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.

13/6/2018

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.

22/5/2018

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.

23/5/2018

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).

22/5/2018

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).

18/5/2018

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).

10/5/2011

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.

10/5/2018

Prof. Nataša Hoić-Božić presented the GLAT project to students of the graduate study programmes in Informatics at Department of Informatics, University of Rijeka. 

31/3/2018

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.

13/4/2018

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.

5/3/2018

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.

18/1/2018

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.

16/11/2017

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. 

3/11/2017

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.

23/10/2017

Assistant professor Jasminka Mezak presented GLAT project at the session of the Council of the Faculty of Teacher Education, University of Rijeka.

26/10/2017

Prof. Nataša Hoić-Božić presented the project at the session of the Council of the Department of Informatics, University of Rijeka.

LEAFLETS and newsletters

LEAFLET 1– GLAT project

Basic project information and expected learning outcomes for the purpose of gathering potential participants. 

LEAFLET 2 – GLAT project

Basic information about the project and expected results for the purpose of project promotion. 

NEWSLETTER 1 

1st workshop – GBL and unplugged activities

NEWSLETTER 2 

2nd workshop – PBL, online quizzes and logical tasks

NEWSLETTER 3 

3rd workshop – Games and tools for programming

NEWSLETTER 4 

Development of algorithmic thinking using digital storytelling 

Media Releases

NEWSPAPER “NOVI LIST” 

Information about the GLAT project.

NEWSPAPER “NOVI LIST” 

Information about the first GLAT workshop.

NEWSPAPER “NOVI LIST” 

Information about the third GLAT workshop.

PORTAL “TORPEDO”

Information about the third GLAT workshop.

NEWSPAPER “NOVI LIST” 

Information about the GLAT project activities.