Team

Daniel Burgos (Director)

Prof. Dr. Daniel Burgos works as Vice-rector for International Research, and Full Professor of Education & Communication Technologies at Universidad Internacional de La Rioja (UNIR). He also holds the UNESCO Chair on eLearning and the ICDE Chair in Open Educational Resources at UNIR. He is or has been involved in a number of R&D projects […]

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Dai Griffiths (Senior researcher)

He is an arts graduate, who in the 1990’s became fascinated by early Macs and the emerging internet. Since then he has worked in educational technology as a researcher and teacher, and project manager, seeking to understand the relationship between people and computers. In 2008 he was awarded a doctorate from the Universitat Pompeu Fabra, […]

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Natalia Padilla (Researcher)

Lecturer and researcher at UNIR since 2015. PhD from the University of Granada (2011), with European mention. FPU Scholarship (2007-2011). Certificate of Pedagogical Aptitude (2008). Computer Engineer (2005) and Technical Engineer in Computer Systems (2003). She teaches at the School of Engineering and Technology, and is a researcher at the Institute for Educational Research, Innovation […]

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Alberto Corbi (Researcher)

Researcher in the Vice-rectorate for International Research (UNIR Research). Previously he worked as a researcher for the Research Group TELSOCK. Degree in Physics. Co-founder and development manager at mobile software platforms for nuclear medicine in an industry leader multinational company. Teaching in the upper cycle Application Development modules and programming interfaces and mobile development platform. […]

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Aida López (Researcher)

She works as a senior project researcher and expert in the development of digital competencies and social inclusion at UNIR, where her research work is focused on the analysis and design of competences and digital content for their development, aimed at young people for their employability. She is a PHD and Degree in sociology, in […]

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Joaquín Alonso (Senior project manager)

He works as a senior project manager at Vice-rectorate for International Research (UNIR Research). He holds a Law degree from Oviedo University. He’s been working in research management activities for Spanish regional governments, institutions and employers’ associations since 2001. He has worked as Technology Watch and Technology Transfer program manager in Madrid R&D regional system and IRC […]

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Stefania Aceto (Senior project manager)

She works as Senior Project Manager and Expert in Educational Innovation at UNIR iTED. She has a Degree in Political Sciences and Economics and a Master in Project Management in the Service Sector. Since 1998 she has been collaborating with Scienter and with the MENON Network: Since 2001 she is Head of the Observatory Unit on […]

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Shila Ganguly (Project manager)

She works at the International Project Office in the Vice-rectorate for International Research (UNIR Research), managing European and International research and innovation initiatives. Having 11 years of experience, she runs Research and Development Projects since 2014, being involved in chemical, educational, social sciences and other areas, in national work programmes (CDTI, ICEX, Ministry of Economy, […]

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Alicia Fernández (Project manager)

She holds a bachelor´s degree in Environmental Science and a postgraduate diploma in Science and Technology Communication. She then furthered her studies in Corporate Social Responsibility. Before joining UNIR, she worked for 13 years at research institutions, universities, and botanic gardens in Spain and the United Kingdom. In 2022, she joined the Vice-rectorate for International […]

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José Carlos San José (Head of ICT development)

He works as Head of ICT development at the Vice-Rectorate for International Research (UNIR Research) and at the Institute for Research, Innovation and Educational Technology (UNIR iTED). He works on several European projects and other specific projects of the Vice-Rectorate (MEDICI, OpenGame, EXALT,…). He has extensive experience in teaching Computer Science, a subject in which he is a senior […]

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Olga Sanz (Project assistant)

She works as Project Assistant at Vice-rectorate for International Research (UNIR Research) at Universidad Internacional de La Rioja (UNIR). For more than 12 years, she has carried out administrative and coordination work in the field of training, mainly in the health sector. She has participated in the production of manuals, magazines, promotional materials and both, digital and paper content. She has […]

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Ahmed Tlili (Visiting professor)

Ahmed Tlili is a visiting professor at UNIR iTED, and co-director of the OER Lab at the Smart Learning Institute at Beijing Normal University (SLIBNU), China. He has been involved as editor and has participated as author in various publicatons as journals, books or academic papers. He is the Co-Chair of IEEE special interest group […]

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Rebeca Sánchez (Associate researcher)

PhD in Chemical, environmental and materials engineering from the Universidad Rey Juan Carlos. Specialist in biomass and renewable energies, participating in various projects. Lecturer and researcher at the Universidad Internacional de La Rioja (UNIR) in the areas of environment and R&D&I projects. She participates in the research group Industry, Energy and Sustainability  (InES-Industria, Energía y Sostenibilidad-, by […]

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David Antonio Rosas (UNIR doctoral student)

Thesis title: Gamification in academic work environments: peculiarities, benefits and difficulties. Application in the use of open educational practices. Thesis abstract: We will develop and investigate examples of gamified educational practices in UNIR from the paradigm of design-based research, in order to propose ways to improve the processes studied and increase the degree of user […]

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Antonio Jesús Amores (UNIR doctoral student)

Thesis title: Augmented Reality as a motivational factor and academic performance in Secondary School students. Thesis abstract: Augmented Reality is being an instrument of great influence in education. The present work is based on evaluating an augmented reality mobile application that presents content using markers, depending on the levels of motivation and performance that are analyzed, as […]

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Iratxe Lejarreta (UNIR doctoral student)

Thesis title: To be defined. Research proposal: It focuses on the use and impact of digital educational resources in different scenarios, paying special attention to the characteristics and results of their application in low development environments, such as Kenya. The impact of the sudden application of digital resources and online methodologies in different educational settings […]

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Sergio Muñoz (UNIR doctoral student)

Thesis title: Data science in ICU (Intensive Care Unit) environments. Thesis abstract: ICUs, both in neonatology, paediatrics and adults, are scenarios with a very high clinical complexity. The critically ill patient requires a great deal of attention from highly qualified professionals. These services are equipped with diverse healthcare technologies (integrated and digital) with the capacity […]

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Lina María Castro (Guest doctoral student)

Thesis title: Digital transformation in higher education institutions. Implementation model. Thesis summary: It focuses on the creation of an implementation model of digital transformation in higher education institutions that facilitates the appropriation of DT processes within them. It will be guided under the quantitative methodology, applying the Structural Equations theory to validate the model. Thesis directors: […]

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Jhonny Cerón (Guest doctoral student)

Thesis title: Contributions to support self-regulated learning in Massive Open Online Courses (MOOC). Thesis abstract: This thesis is oriented to generate a methodological strategy supported by ICT that supports the improvement of the user experience of MOOC courses, based on the theory of self-regulation proposed by Barry J. Zimmerman, supported with methodological supports that make […]

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