Claudio Alvarez holds a PhD in Computer Science. During 2009-2010 he was a visiting PhD student in Computer Science from the Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile. His research focus was related to the conceptualization, design and implementation of computer-supported collaborative learning software tools that rely on mobile technologies. The particular aim of his work was to develop applications that promote and enable active and participatory learning in classroom environments. During his visit (Sept 2009-May 2010) to the Center for Learning and Knowledge Technologies (CeLeKT), Mr. Alvarez explored how some of his current efforts could be integrated with other research efforts underway at CeLeKT in the field of mobile learning.
One of the expected results of these efforts has lead to the design and development of a system for facilitating modeling and implementation of pedagogical designs supported by mobile technologies across different educational settings and not only in the classroom.
Phone: +46 (0) 47 070 8088
Alvarez, C., Milrad, M., Borie, F., & Luna, M. (2014). CollPhoto: A Paper + Smartphone Problem Solving Environment for Science and Engineering Lectures. 7th International Conference, CollabTech 2014, Santiago, Chile, September 8-10, 2014 Proceedings. T. Yuizono et al. (Eds): Collabtech 2014, CCIS 460, pp.1-15. Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
Alvarez, C.; Salavati, S.; Nussbaum, M; & Milrad, M. (2013). Collboard: Fostering New Media Literacies in the Classroom through Collaborative Problem Solving Supported by Digital Pens and Interactive Whiteboards. Computers & Education pp 63, 368–379. doi:10.1016/j.compedu.2012.12.019
Alvarez, C., Brown, C., & Nussbaum, M. (2011). Comparative study of netbooks and tablet PCs for fostering face-to-face collaborative learning. Computers in Human Behavior, 27, 834–844; doi:10.1016/j.chb.2010.11.008
Alvarez, C., Alarcon, R., & Nussbaum, M. (2011). Implementing collaborative learning activities in the classroom supported by one-to-one mobile computing : A design-based process. The Journal of Systems & Software , 84(11), 1961–1976. doi:10.1016/j.jss.2011.07.011
Alvarez C., Milrad M., & Nussbaum, M. (2010). Collboard: Supporting New Media Literacies and Collaborative Learning Using Digital Pens and Interactive Whiteboards. Proceedings of the 18th International Conference on Computers in Education, ICCE 2010. Putrajaya, Malaysia: Asia-Pacific Society of Computers in Education
Alvarez, C., Nussbaum, M., Recabarren, M., Gomez, F., Radovic, D. (2009). Teaching Communication, Interpersonal and Decision-Making Skills in Engineering Courses Supported by Technology. International Journal of Engineering Education, 25(4), 655-664.
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