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Departament de Tecnologies de la Informació i les Comunicacions
Postdoctoral Researcher

Laia Albó is a postdoctoral researcher in the TIDE research group within the Department of Information and Communications Technologies (DTIC) at the University Pompeu Fabra. She is Audiovisual Systems Engineer from the Universitat Pompeu Fabra (UPF) and she has a master’s degree in Education and ICT (e-learning) from the Universitat Oberta de Catalunya (UOC). She received her PhD in Information and Communication Technologies (Excellent Summa Cum Laude with an International Mention) in 2019 at UPF. She was a visiting Pre-doctoral Research Fellow at the University of Pittsburgh - USA (2019) and a YERUN visiting scholar at Maastricht University - the Netherlands (2019). One of the outputs of her doctoral thesis has been the design and development of the tool edCrumble (, a social lesson planning tool for educators. The tool is framed in a community platform which allows teachers to explore, create, co-create and share lessons with other teachers – facilitating communication among teachers in the community and contributing in the improvement of their teaching practices. Laia has participated as researcher in several European projects (Erasmus+: BLENDI “Blended learning for inclusion”, DE-TEL “Doctoral Education for Technology-Enhanced learning”, SMARTLET “Learning analytics to enhance the design and orchestration in scalable, IoT-enriched, and ubiquitous Smart Learning Environments”, RESET “Reformulate Scalable Educational Ecosystems Offering Technological Innovations”; H2020: CS-Track “Expanding our knowledge on Citizen Science through analytics and analysis”) and in national projects (Communities of Teaching: Communities of teaching as a data‐informed design science and contextualized practice). Her research interests focus on Technology Enhanced Learning, Learning Design, MOOCs, Blended Learning, Human Computer Interaction and Artificial Intelligence in Education.


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