Evaluating the Education of Interpreters and their Clients through Virtual Learning Activities (EVIVA)

Project EVIVA is a follow-up project of IVY, with 5 partners (EU Lifelong Learning Progamme - Project 511862-2010-LLP-UK-KA-KA3MP). The project’s aims are (a) to investigate the efficiency of VLEs and how they support different learning activities, and how learners from diverse backgrounds learn by using VLEs, (b) to develop innovative evaluation methods for interpreter-mediated communications by combining traditional methods of assessment, with methods such as introspection, corpus analysis and visual analytics, and (c) to formulate design recommendations for building VLEs for interpreting.

For more info contact Prof Jonathan C. Roberts, here, or Dr Panagiotis Ritsos, here.

Collaborators: University of Surrey, Bangor University, University of Cyprus, Adam Mickiewicz University, Steinbeis GmbH & Co. KG für Technologietransfer

  1. P. D. Ritsos, R. Gittins, S. Braun, C. Slater, and J. C. Roberts, “Training Interpreters Using Virtual Worlds,” in Transactions on Computational Science XVIII: Special Issue on Cyberworlds, M. L. Gavrilova, C. J. K. Tan, and A. Kuijper, Eds. Berlin, Heidelberg: Springer Berlin Heidelberg, 2013, pp. 21–40.   [bib]  
  1. P. D. Ritsos, R. Gittins, J. C. Roberts, S. Braun, and C. Slater, “Using Virtual Reality for Interpreter-mediated Communication and Training,” in Cyberworlds (CW), 2012 International Conference on, 2012, pp. 191–198.   [bib]  
  1. P. D. Ritsos and J. C. Roberts, “Towards more Visual Analytics in Learning Analytics,” in EuroVis Workshop on Visual Analytics 2014, Swansea, UK, 2014, pp. 61–65.   [bib]