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Departament de Tecnologies de la Informació i les Comunicacions
Tecnologies interactives i distribuïdes per a l'Educació
Patricia Santos has a Computer Engineering degree and a PhD in Information, Communication and Media Technologies, focused on the research areas of Technology Enhanced Learning (TEL) and Human Computer Interaction (HCI). From 2007-2013 she was a researcher member of the Interactive Technologies Group (GTI, UPF) involved in European and national projects (e.g. TenCompetence, Learn3, EEE). In 2011 she obtained her PhD with an Excellent – Summa cum Laude – qualification. From 2013-2016, she was a post-doc researcher at the University of the West of England (UWE, Bristol, UK), member of the European research project FP7 (Learning Layers: Scaling up Technologies for Informal Learning in SME Clusters) co-leading the research line based on understanding how to support and scaffold learners at their workplace. She also continued her research in the field of m-learning, e.g.: co-chairing the Ideas in Mobile Learning Symposium (Bristol) and collaborating with international m-learning companies such as Tribalgroup or Agylia. Since 2017, she is a senior researcher at the Interactive and Distributed Technologies for Education (TIDE, UPF) group. Throughout her professional career, the quality and innovativeness of her work has been recognized with many awards and publications. She has consistently positioned her research in the field of Technology-Enhanced Learning (TEL) with a focus on Human Computer Interaction (HCI), User-centered design and Learning Design (LD). Currently, she is exploring how relevant design techniques and methodologies from the fields of LD and HCI such as Design Thinking can be learnt and applied at school levels.