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Emily Theophilou defends her doctoral thesis on computer support for Social Media Self-Protection Skills



Emily Theophilou, member of TIDE, defends her doctoral thesis today. The thesis is entitled "Computer-Supported Scripting Mechanisms to Support Adolescents’ Development of Social Media Self-Protection Skills". Supervisors: Davinia Hernández-Leo & Vicent Gomez

Examining Board:
President: Dr. Eleni A. Kyza (Cyprus University of Technology)
Secretary: Dr. Narcís Parés Burguès (UPF)
Member: Dr. Ruth Cobos Pérez (Universidad Autónoma de Madrid)

This is the list of the main derived publications:

Theophilou, E., Sanchez-Reina, R., Hernandez-Leo, D., Odakura, V., Amarasinghe, I., and Lobo-Quintero, R. (2023). The effect of a group awareness tool in synchronous online discussions: studying participation, quality and balance. Behaviour & Information Technology.

Theophilou, E., Hernández-Leo, D., and Gómez, V. (2023). Gender-based learning and behavioral differences in an educational social media platform. Journal of Computer Assisted Learning, 1–14.

Theophilou, E., Lobo-Quintero, R., Sanchez-Reina, R., Hernández-Leo, D., and Ognibene, D. (2024). Embedding educational narrative scripts in a social media environment (Submitted to journal, currently under review). -> Extension of 
Hernández-Leo, D., Theophilou, E., Lobo, R., Sánchez-Reina, R., & Ognibene, D. (2021). Narrative scripts embedded in social media towards empowering digital and self-protection skills. 16th European Conference on Technology Enhanced Learning, EC-TEL 2021, Bolzano, Italy, September 20-24, 2021, Proceedings 16 (pp. 394-398). Springer International Publishing.

Theophilou, E., Amarasinghe, I., Hernández-Leo, D., Lobo, R., & Crespi, F. (2021). Towards socially shared regulation within CSCL scripts: Mirroring group participation in Pyramid App. In A. Hernández-García, D. Hernández-Leo, M. Caeiro-Rodríguez, & T. Sancho-Vinuesa (Eds.), Learning Analytics Summer Institute Spain 2021: Learning analytics in times of COVID-19: Opportunity from crisis (LASI-SPAIN 2021) (pp. 73-80). CEUR Workshop Proceedings.

Lobo-Quintero, R., Theophilou, E., Sánchez-Reina, R., Hernández-Leo, D. (2022). Evaluating an Adaptive Intervention in Collaboration Scripts Deconstructing Body Image Narratives in a Social Media Educational Platform. In: Wong, LH., Hayashi, Y., Collazos, C.A., Alvarez, C., Zurita, G., Baloian, N. (eds) Collaboration Technologies and Social Computing. CollabTech 2022. Lecture Notes in Computer Science, vol 13632. Springer, Cham.

Theophilou, E., Schwarze, V., Börsting, J., Sánchez-Reina, R., Scifo, L., Lomonaco, F., Aprin, F., Ognibene, D., Taibi, D., Hernández-Leo, D., & Eimler, S. (2023). Empirically investigating virtual learning companions to enhance social media literacy. In G. Fulantelli, D. Burgos, G. Casalino, M. Cimitile, G. Lo Bosco, & D. Taibi (Eds.), Higher education learning methodologies and technologies online: 4th International Conference, HELMeTO 2022, Palermo, Italy, September 21–23, 2022, revised selected papers (pp. 345-360). Cham: Springer.

Theophilou, E., Lobo-Quintero, R., Sánchez-Reina, R., Hernández-Leo, D. (2023). Students’ Generated Text Quality in a Narrative-Centered Learning Environment: Effects of Pre-Collaboration, Individual, and Chat-Interface Submissions. In: Takada, H., Marutschke, D.M., Alvarez, C., Inoue, T., Hayashi, Y., Hernandez-Leo, D. (eds) Collaboration Technologies and Social Computing. CollabTech 2023. Lecture Notes in Computer Science, vol 14199. Springer, Cham.

Theophilou, E., Lomonaco, F., Donabauer, G., Ognibene, D., Sánchez-Reina, R.J., Hernàndez-Leo, D. (2023). AI and Narrative Scripts to Educate Adolescents About Social Media Algorithms: Insights About AI Overdependence, Trust and Awareness. In: Viberg, O., Jivet, I., Muñoz-Merino, P., Perifanou, M., Papathoma, T. (eds) Responsive and Sustainable Educational Futures. EC-TEL 2023. Lecture Notes in Computer Science, vol 14200. Springer, Cham.

Koyuturk, C., Yavari, M., Theophilou, E., Bursic, S., Donabaur, G., Telari, A., Testa, A., Gabbiadini, A., Hernandez Leo, D., Ruskov, M., & Ognibene, D. (2023). Developing Effective Educational Chatbots with ChatGPT: Insights from Preliminary Tests in a Case Study on Social Media Literacy. ICCE 2023 (in press).

Theophilou, E., Koyutürk, C., Yavari, M., Bursic, S., Donabauer, G., Telari, A., Testa, A., Boiano, R., Hernandez-Leo, D., Ruskov, M., Taibi, D., Gabbiadini, A., & Ognibene, D. (2023). Learning to Prompt in the Classroom to Understand AI Limits: A Pilot Study. In R. Basili, D. Lembo, C. Limongelli, & A. Orlandini (Eds.), AIxIA 2023 – Advances in Artificial Intelligence. (Vol. 14318, pp. 481–496). Springer, Cham.


The research work has been mainly supported by the COURAGE – A Social Media Companion Safeguarding and Educating Students project (Volkswagen S.), the Maria de Maetzu program of the ICT department at UPF and the H2O Learn project.





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