Featured Publications

Few teachers include information and communication technology in the classroom, despite their potential for increasing attention and motivation for students. Educational authoring tools are intended to turn teachers into designers and deliverers of technology-enhanced educational content, and increasing the adoption of these tools is a key element for speeding up this transformation.
In IJHCS

User Modeling and Adaptation for Daily Routines is motivated by the need to bring attention to how people with special needs can benefit from adaptive methods and techniques in their everyday lives. Assistive technologies, adaptive systems and context-aware applications are three well-established research fields. There is, in fact, a vast amount of literature that covers HCI-related issues in each area separately. However, the contributions in the intersection of these areas have been less visible, despite the fact that such synergies may have a great impact on improving daily living. Presenting a comprehensive review of state-of-the-art practices on user modeling and adaptation for people with special needs, as well as some reflections on the challenges that need to be addressed in this direction, topics covered within this volume include the analysis, design, implementation and evaluation of adaptive systems to assist users with special needs to take decisions and fulfil daily routine activities.
In HCI Series Springer

In this paper, we describe a system to support the generation of adaptive mobile learning environments. In these environments, students and teachers can accomplish different types of individual and collaborative activities in different contexts. Activities are dynamically recommended to users depending on different criteria (user features, context, etc.), and workspaces to support the corresponding activity accomplishment are dynamically generated.
In IEEE TLT

Learning style models constitute a valuable tool for improving individual learning by the use of adaptation techniques based on them. In this paper, we present how the benefit of considering learning styles with adaptation purposes, as part of the user model, can be extended to the context of collaborative learning as a key feature for group formation. We explore the effects that the combination of students with different learning styles in specific groups may have in the final results of the tasks accomplished by them collaboratively.
In UMUAI

Recent Publications

  • Mind the gap: Impact on learnability of user interface design of authoring tools for teachers

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  • Accessible smartphones for blind users: A case study for a wayfinding system

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  • User Modeling and Adaptation for Daily Routines

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  • Supporting the development of mobile adaptive learning environments: a case study

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  • The impact of learning styles on student grouping for collaborative learning: a case study

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Projects

  • Blue Thinking

    Blue Thinking is an application that allows the person with ASD to learn programming

  • Clipit

    ClipIt is an online social learning platform focused on reflective learning using videos created by students.

  • DEDOS

    DEDOS is a toolset which allows teachers to design their own educational activities which can be performed on several devices (PCs, digital whiteboards, Android devices and multitouch tabletops).

Teaching

I am a teaching instructor for the following courses at Universidad Rey Juan Carlos:

Master of Arts in Teaching

  • Didácticas de la informática y la tecnología // Didactics of ICT (Master en Formación del profesorado de Ed. Secundaria, Bachillerato, FP e Idiomas)

Computer Science Degree

  • Programación Orientada a Objetos // OOP (Campus Vicalvaro)
  • Interacción Persona-Ordenador // HCI (Campus Mósteles)

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