On November 15, 2013
Offline Tasks Synchronization in Moodle
On November 15, 2013
On September 11, 2013
Our work has been presented in the Information Systems Education & Curricula Workshop (ISEC’13).
ISEC goal is to promote the discussion about the convergence between Computer Science and Information Systems topics, so that researchers can present a complete and detailed specification of their educational curricula by means of these two topics. We inspect papers that contribute to the better understanding of emerging and important educational fields of Computer Science (CS) and Information Systems (IS). Authors are invited to submit their papers in English, presenting the results of original research or innovative practical applications in the field.
In our propossal is shown how during the last decade there has been a shift in the way learning process is conducted. One of the main reasons is that technology is changing. Due to this fast movement, concepts like “class”, “workgroup” and “learning process” are changing too. Learning processes are going beyond the boundaries of what was known as “class”. Face-to-face models get mixed with online environments where students are remotely connected through the Internet. This new approach is called blended learning, and it is aimed at improving learning as well as bringing learning where it was impossible or complicated. Nevertheless, one of the main issues is that teachers need innovative tools that support these different learning models.
As a consequence, this work is focused on the development of a tool for dealing with the main issues found in blended learning scenarios. It is divided in three phases. First, the blended learning experiences and models of the last decade are reviewed. In a second phase, a tool called Drawer, for supporting the main features of the design and use of blended learning experience is developed. In the last phase, an evaluation is made to assess the outcomes of the new tool.
On July 10, 2013
Slides for the presentation “A Model-Based Approach for Supporting Offline Interaction with Web Sites Resilient to Interruptions” at the 13th International Conference on Web Engineering (Aalborg, Denmark)
On July 9, 2013 ICWE 2013 PhD Symposium
Poster for my PhD symposium at ICWE 2013.
The ICWE 2013 PhD symposium offers a unique opportunity for PhD students to explore and develop their research interests in an interdisciplinary workshop, under the guidance of a panel of senior researchers in the field of Web Engineering.
On July 5, 2013
Our work has been presented at the Workshop on Interaction Design in Educational Environments ICEIS 2013 Workshop (Angers, France).
In our work, we analyzed how learning environments have changed during the last years mainly because the introduction of new technologies. Technology could be use inside the classrooms to support face-to-face scenarios. But the learning process goes beyond the boundaries of face-to-face tuition. Online learning is an emergent field, opening the door to several kinds of learning modalities, such us Blended Learning. There, face-to-face instruction mixes with e-Learning strategies conforming new scenarios. But there is a gap between these approaches. The transition between the classroom and student’s home affects students’ outcomes, mainly because students are distracted from the tasks they are working on. Students are interrupted while changing the context between home and the class.
To fill this gap, we propose a model that deals with the problematic of using Blended-Learning strategies in disconnected scenarios. The model uses Web Applications to create Blended-Learning without the need of deploying learning content over the Internet, but taken profit of the advantages of the latest web technologies: the HTML5 standard.
On June 24, 2013
Slides for the presentation “Making Distributed User Interfaces Interruption-Resistant: A Model-Based Approach” at the 3rd Workshop on Distributed User Interfaces.