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Invited Research Seminar by Mar Pérez-Sanagustín



Invited Research Seminar


By Mar Pérez-Sanagustín, Université Paul Sabatier Toulouse III, France

November, 28  17.00 h room 51.100 (La Nau building)

How do we learn? Key results on the study of self-regulated learning strategies


We are living a time of continuous change. In an increasingly globalized world, changing jobs, and even country is part of the daily life of many people. Today, working in interdisciplinary groups and in a variety of contexts, from online to face to face, is very common. Given these circumstances, today's workers need to continually learn, individually and in groups, and be flexible in order to adapt successfully to change. In this context, learning to learn is key, and having the skills that allow us to plan, organize and control our learning goals are necessary to be successful. That is, having the ability to self-regulate our own learning. But, how do we learn to learn? What are the strategies and skills that make us become actual continuous learners? In this talk, I will present what we have learned at the Technology for Digital Learning Lab (T4D Lab) about the characteristics that define self-regulated learners and their behavioral patterns in online learning environments. I will introduce some of the experiments we conducted, the analytical methods we employed to extract behavioral patterns and the results of a set of interventions we conducted for supporting self-regulated learning strategies. The results and methods presented rise new questions on how to advance the Learning Analytics field for better understanding complex learning behaviors and what are the implications for the design of learning environments of the future.


Mar Pérez-Sanagustín  is  Associate Professor at the Université Paul Sabatier Toulouse III (France), researcher at the Institute de Recherche Informatique de Toulouse (IRIT), and associate researcher at the Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile (PUC). Mar also founded the team T4DLab at PUC, and she continuous collaborating with it. Mar worked from 2011 until 2014 as a researcher at the Gradient Lab of the Gradient del Grupo de Aplicaciones y Servicios Telemáticos (GAST) at the Universidad Carlos III de Madrid (UC3M) and as a teacher of the department of Telematics Engineering, where she was with a Post-Doctoral Fellow Alianza 4 Universidades. She is a Doctor in Information and Communication Technologies since July 2011 by the University Pompeu Fabra, where she obtained the cum laude grade with European Mention. During her PhD, Mar completed her studies with a moths stage at the LTRI group from the London Metropolitan University in London.  From November 2013 until March 2014 Mar was with a Fulbright fellow visiting the Stanford Research Institute (SRI) in San Francisco (USA). From 2014 until September 2018 she worked as an Associate Professor at the Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile where she also was the vice-dean of Engineering Education. Currently, she is still associate researcher at this university. Her research focuses on the study of self-regulation in MOOCs, MOOC-based hybrid methodologies, collaborative learning with mobile devices and engineering education.

Host: Davinia Hernández-Leo



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