1. Who are you?

I work as Innovation Lead at the Disruptive Media Learning Lab (Coventry University), with a special focus on Digital Fluency and Open Knowledge. Some of the initiatives and projects within my strand of work include Coventry.domains, EduHack, OpenMed, E-DigiLit and active learning with Wikimedia, among others.

I was born in beautiful Seville (Spain) and moved to the UK about a decade ago. After completing my DPhil (PhD) at the Oxford Internet Institute (OII), I joined Coventry University as Online International Learning Programme Manager in 2014.

In general, I am interested in the social and cultural implications of information and communication technologies and the role of the Internet and computerisation in learning, work and everyday life.

2. Why are you interested in EduHackathons?

I am interested in how teaching, learning, assessment and curriculum design can be re-imagined through the lens of digital cultures and practices. Hackathons have proven to be a good way of generating solutions to a diverse range of issues or challeges and I am keen on exploring how such a format can be adapted in educational settings, by bringing together people with different backgrounds, skills and areas of expertise over a condensed period of time, to collaborate and ‘think out of the box’ in order to find better ways of doing things in specific contexts.

3. Who are you learning from these days?

I learn a lot from colleagues and various networks of researchers and practitioners in my fields of interest, as well as from insights published in the academic literature.

 

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