Two school students and their teacher reading a text in English on a tablet

iRead is a four-year (2017–20) project funded by the European Union’s Horizon 2020 (EUH2020) innovation programme, for which we are co-operating with 14 partners from across industry and education in eight European countries.

The project aims to develop personalised learning technologies in order to support reading skills. The iRead software combines a diverse set of personalised learning applications and teaching tools for formative assessment. We focus on primary school students across Europe, learning to read and learning English as a foreign language, including children with dyslexia who are at risk of exclusion from their education.

Our work is organised into three strands:

  • Innovation: aiming to fast-track the development of technology for new industry players in the field of literacy and language learning
  • Design: designing and evaluating the effectiveness of personalised adaptive reading orchestrated by digital teaching tools
  • Evaluation: implementing large-scale evaluation pilots to investigate the effectiveness of the iRead technology and promote scalability

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