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Mr Francisco Iniesto

Profile summary

  • Research Student
  • Learning and Teaching Innovation
  • Institute of Educational Technology
  • francisco.iniesto

Professional biography

I am Engineer in Computer Science with extensive experience in IT consulting and  software development using Agile techniques, I have participated in several international projects in Spain, Belgium and The Netherlands.

I studied the Bachelor degree at the Autonomous UIniversity of Madrid (UAM) during which I took up an Erasmus scholarship at the University of Eastern Finland in Joensuu. My masters studies in Languages and Computer Systems were conducted in the National Distance Education University (UNED) in the area of teaching, learning, collaboration and adaptation. My master dissertation was entitled: “Accessibility and standardization in the cycle of creation of educational resources”. I also have a teaching certificate from the Complutense University of Madrid (UCM).

In 2013 I joined the doctoral program in Intelligent Systems from UNED, my supervisors were Associate Professors Covadonga Rodrigo and Timothy Read. At this moment I am PhD research student in the Institute of Educational Technology (IET), under the program Leverhulme Open World Learning (OWL) researching accessibility and Massive Online Open Courses (MOOC) my supervisors are Professor Patrick McAndrew, Professor Shailey Minocha and Dr Tim Coughlan.

I am member of the Global OER Graduate Network, a worldwide network of PhD researchers and their supervisors in the field of Open Educational Resources (OERs) , MOOCs and open learning. I am also collaborating with the research chair “Technology and Accessibility” UNED – Fundación Vodafone España.

Research interests

In the research area I am interested in:

  • The development of accessible open educational resources (OERs).
  • Accessibility analysis in Web environments and specifically in MOOC platforms.
  • Accessibility standards.

Publications

[Book review] User-centered design strategies for massive open online courses (MOOCs) (2017-04-13)
Iniesto, Francisco
Open Learning: The Journal of Open, Distance and e-learning, 32(2) (pp. 188-190)
Accessibility of MOOCs: Understanding the Provider Perspective (2016-12-28)
Iniesto, Francisco; McAndrew, Patrick; Minocha, Shailey and Coughlan, Tim
Journal of Interactive Media in Education, 2016, Article 20(1)
A preliminary study for developing accessible MOOC Services (2016-11-30)
Iniesto, Francisco and Rodrigo, Covadonga
Journal of Accessibility and Design for All, 6(2) (pp. 126-150)
Book Reviews (2016-07-08)
Beavers, Sian; Brasher, Andrew; Buckler, Alison and Iniesto, Francisco
Journal of Interactive Media in Education, 1 (p 16)
What are the expectations of disabled learners when participating in a MOOC? (2017)
Iniesto, Francisco; McAndrew, Patrick; Minocha, Shailey and Coughlan, Tim
In : L@S 2017: Fourth (2017) ACM Conference on Learning @ Scale Proceedings (20-21 Apr 2017, Cambridge, MA, USA)
Challenges while MOOCifying a HE eLearning course on Universal Accessibility (2016-09)
Rodrigo, Covadonga; García-Serrano, Ana; Delgado, José Luis and Iniesto, Francisco
In : Proceedings of the XVII International Conference on Human Computer Interaction (INTERACCIÓN 2016) (14-16 Sep 2016, Salamanca, Spain)
Strategies for improving the level of accessibility in the design of MOOC-based learning services (2016-09)
Iniesto, Francisco and Rodrigo, Covadonga
In : International Symposium on Computers in Education (SIIE) (14-16 Sep 2016, Salamanca, Spain)
OLA! A Scenario-Based Approach to Enhance Open Learning Through Accessibility (2016-07-06)
Coughlan, Tim; Rodriguez-Ascaso, Alejandro; Iniesto, Francisco and Jelfs, Anne
In : 15th International Conference on Computers Helping People with Special Needs (11th - 15th July 2016, University of Linz, Austria) (pp. 445-452)
The current state of accessibility of MOOCs: What are the next steps? (2016-04)
Iniesto, Francisco; McAndrew, Patrick; Minocha, Shailey and Coughlan, Tim
In : Open Education Global Conference 2016 (12-14 April 2016, Krakow, Poland)
Can user recommendations be useful for improving MOOCs accessibility? A project for inclusive design and profitable feedback (2016-04)
Iniesto, Francisco and Rodrigo, Covadonga
In : Open Education Global Conference 2016 (11-13 April 2016, Krakow, Poland)
Accessible user profile modeling for academic services based on MOOCs (2015-09)
Iniesto, Francisco and Rodrigo, Covadonga
In : Interacción '15 XVI International Conference on Human Computer Interaction (07 - 09 September 2015, Vilanova i la Geltrú, Barcelona, Spain)
Holistic vision for creating accessible services based on MOOCs (2015-04-22)
Rodrigo, Covadonga and Iniesto, Francisco
In : Open Education Global Conference 2015. Innovation and Entrepreneurship (22-24 April, 2015, Banff, Alberta, Canada)
Accessibility assessment of MOOC platforms in Spanish: UNED COMA, COLMENIA and Miriada X (2014-11)
Iniesto, Francisco and Rodrigo, Covadonga
In : 2014 International Symposium on Computers in Education (SIIE) (12-14 November 2014, Logroño, Spain) (pp. 169-172)
Pautas para la evaluación de la accesibilidad en las plataformas MOOC (2014-10)
Iniesto, Francisco and Rodrigo, Covadonga
In : Actas del VI Congreso Internacional sobre Aplicación de Tecnologías de la Información y Comunicaciones Avanzadas (29 - 31 october 2014, Universidad de Alcalá Alcalá de Henares (Spain)) (pp. 57-64)
Accessibility analysis in MOOC platforms. A case study: UNED COMA and UAbiMOOC (2014-05-16)
Iniesto, Francisco; Rodrigo, Covadonga and Moreira Teixeira, António
In : Actas del V Congreso Internacional sobre Calidad y Accesibilidad de la Formación Virtual (14 – 16 May 2014, Antigua Guatemala (Guatemala)) (pp. 545-550)
Estándares y accesibilidad en el ciclo de creación de OERs mediante herramientas de autor (2013-10)
Iniesto, Francisco and Rodrigo, Covadonga
In : Actas del V Congreso Internacional sobre Aplicación de Tecnologías de la Información y Comunicaciones Avanzadas (2 - 4 october 2013, Universidad Continental (Perú)) (pp. 59-66)
Análisis de la accesibilidad del portal OpenScout para la búsqueda, etiquetación y difusión de OERs en redes sociales (2013-10)
Iniesto, Francisco and Rodrigo, Covadonga
In : V Congreso Internacional sobre Aplicación de Tecnologías de la Información y Comunicaciones Avanzadas (2 - 4 october 2013, Universidad Continental (Perú)) (pp. 315-322)
OpenScout accesible: análisis de un portal de herramientas de adaptación multicultural de contenido en abierto (2012-10)
Iniesto, Francisco and Rodrigo, Covadonga
In : Actas del IV Congreso Internacional sobre Aplicación de Tecnologías de la Información y Comunicaciones Avanzadas (ATICA 2012) (24 - 26 Octubre 2012, Loja, Ecuador) (pp. 146-153)
Accesibilidad y estandarización en el ciclo de creación de materiales educativos (2008-09)
Iniesto, Francisco
mphil thesis Universidad Nacional de Educación a Distancia