María Consuelo Sáiz Manzanares

University of Burgos

Self-regulation and learning in technological environments. Evaluation with data and image mining techniques

Participants: María José Zaparaín Yáñez1; René Jesús Payo Hernanz1; Sandra Rodríguez Arribas1

1University of Burgos

Symposium Summary

Introduction: The use of technology and data mining techniques in education (EDM) are part of the Advanced Learning Technologies (ALT) methodology. ALT is producing a revolution in the field of cognitive and learning psychology, as it facilitates both the development and the evaluation of the teaching-learning process. Methods: In this symposium, five experiences of the educational methodology based on the application of technological resources and EDM are presented. The first one refers to the state of the art on the use of serious games and self-regulated learning (SRL) techniques in virtual environments. The second one refers to the validation of the design of a virtual classroom that includes SRL from the use of avatars in adult education. The third one reports on the use of a visualization tool of behavioural patterns of learning in the Moodle platform that applies EDM techniques for the detection of the student at risk in Higher Education. The fourth one includes the use of EDM in the analysis of the execution of STEM tasks based on maze games in Secondary Education students. And the fifth one includes the use of video and mixed methods of analysis in the study of task resolution in Early Childhood Education students. Results: The use of technological resources and EMD facilitates both the recording and the analysis of the information at different moments of the learning process, both in formal and non-formal education. All this promotes the continuous improvement of the teaching-learning process. Discussion: The use of technological resources and DME is an aid for the creation of learning spaces. However, these must be carefully designed, since the mere use of technology does not guarantee the acquisition of effective learning.

Short CV

Degree in Psychology from the University of Salamanca, Degree in Educational Sciences from the National University of Distance Education, Doctor in Psychology from the University of Valladolid, Doctor in Industrial Technologies and Expert in Virtual Teaching from the University of Burgos (UBU). Also, she has done more than 4500 hours of specialization in university and non-university teaching. She is also Director of GIR DATAHES and GID Blended B-LCS, both at the UBU. She has also been a Psychologist in Multi-professional Teams of Early Attention and a Teacher of Secondary Education in the Psychology and Pedagogy areas, currently on leave of absence, for 21 years. All of which has given her a wide knowledge of reality in educational and health environments. She is currently a Senior Lecturer in the Area of Developmental and Educational Psychology in the Faculty of Health Sciences at the University of Burgos. Throughout her university teaching activity, she has taught in diploma, undergraduate, graduate, master and postgraduate courses in Health Sciences and Education. Currently, she is teaching in the degrees in Occupational Therapy and Nursing, in the master’s degree in Teaching and in the master’s degree in Health Research. She is also a tutor in the Mentor and Tutorial Action Programs at the UBU. Similarly, since 2012 she has been Director of the Quality Assessment Area of the University of Burgos. Her lines of research are developed in various European, national and regional projects which focus on the study of metacognitive strategies in different populations (children, adolescents, and adults), the use of learning managers and Intelligent Tutoring Systems as facilitators of effective learning and the application of data mining techniques to education and health areas. The result of this research has given rise to 35 scientific articles in international journals of impact, 20 books, 35 book chapters in nationally and internationally renowned publishers and more than 700 invited papers and presentations at scientific conferences. It currently has the maximum number of six-year terms possible since its full-time incorporation into the university. In addition, she is a reviewer in 16 scientific journals. Also, she has directed 3 doctoral theses, 30 Final Degree theses, and 70 Projects within the ABP methodology, many of which are published in the University of Burgos Repository. Likewise, she has participated in numerous training activities for teachers in different universities.

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