Francisco Iniesto
Open University
Lifelong learningHigher educationEngineeringWorld Wide WebSociologyPsychologyUsabilityAuditViewpointsQuality (business)Context (language use)Open universityOpen educationComputer scienceMultimediaDistance educationMedical educationKnowledge managementUser interfaceUniversal design
59Publications
9H-index
138Citations
Publications 69
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#1Francisco IniestoH-Index: 9
#2Julia SargentH-Index: 5
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Education 4.0 emphasises the development of skills and competences necessary in a modern workplace. In this paper, we explored what these Education 4.0 skills look like through exploring the opinions of industry professionals in the Computer Science (CS) sector. A series of focus groups involving CS companies from across Europe were used to identify the skills required and the current gaps in training for CS graduates. The two main gaps identified by companies were graduates’ lack of soft skills...
#1Kate ListerH-Index: 4
#2Tim CoughlanH-Index: 12
Last. Francisco IniestoH-Index: 9
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Administrative burden in education is a serious issue for disabled students. Form-filling and bureaucracy are ubiquitous in further and higher education, particularly for students who need to disclose a disability and arrange for accommodations and support for an equitable educational experience. Paradoxically, many of these processes are inherently inaccessible for disabled students, and yet completing them can be critical to their success. Artificial Intelligence has potential to alleviate som...
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#1Francisco IniestoH-Index: 9
#2Victoria L. MurphyH-Index: 2
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The move to introduce technology enhanced learning (TEL) is a trend that has been observed for decades. Following the disruption arising from Covid-19 pandemic, there has been a move to remote teaching in universities across the world. This move has put the transformation or digital revolution in the limelight in the media. TEL is of strategic importance to the conduct of teaching, learning and research in education internationally. TEL, when combined with the growing benefits of open approaches...
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#1Francisco IniestoH-Index: 9
#2Martin WellerH-Index: 35
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The Cardiff Commitment Continuing Professional Development (CPD) programme was a collaboration between Cardiff Council, Cardiff and Vale College and The Open University (OU). Initial contact with Cardiff Council’s Cardiff Schools Service (Cardiff Council) began with discussions around supporting teacher CPD needs through a co-designed teacher focussed workshop. The Global Covid19 Pandemic resulted in this collaboration being extensively redesigned to reflect the need for teaching staff to suppor...
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#1Francisco Iniesto (OU: Open University)H-Index: 9
#2Patrick McAndrew (OU: Open University)H-Index: 23
Last. Tim Coughlan (OU: Open University)H-Index: 12
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Massive open online courses (MOOCs) are widely available and have become a common option for learners. However, their full potential cannot be realised if they are not accessible to all learners, including those with disabilities. It is, therefore, important to understand the different stakeholders and their requirements and perspectives in designing accessible MOOCs. This research investigated the perspectives of MOOC providers on MOOC learners who have accessibility needs and the processes use...
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#10Kathy EssmillerH-Index: 2
This collaboratively written book brings together insights from a range of researchers into their use of conceptual frameworks when studying open education. It also includes an overview of different approaches to understanding the role(s) of theories and conceptual frameworks in doctoral research. In addition to discussing the different ways that conceptual frameworks are used, we provide a (selective) overview of a range of conceptual frameworks and examples of their use. The GO-GN Conceptual F...
#1Francisco IniestoH-Index: 9
#2Tim CoughlanH-Index: 12
Last. Kate ListerH-Index: 4
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In the ADMINS (Assistants for the Disclosure and Management of Information about Needs and Support) project, we have implemented a virtual assistant which is designed to enable students to disclose disabilities and to provide guidance and suggestions about appropriate accessible support. ADMINS explores the potential of conversational user interfaces (CUIs) to reduce administrative burden and improve outcomes, by replacing static forms with written and spoken dialogue. For the beta version of th...
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#1Covadonga RodrigoH-Index: 8
#2Francisco IniestoH-Index: 9
AIED is definitely an innovative technology with a high disruptive potential, which carries significant risks for individuals. AIED systems learn from humans because they are programmed by humans. Therefore, there’s a good chance they’ll also adopt the biases–gender, racial and socio-economic discrimination that exist in society. Correcting the biases of technology and EdTech is essential to combat the gender gap and other risks of discrimination. Learning data must be well-curated, privacy and ...
COVID-19 there has been discussion in the media of a digital revolution as across the world universities have been forced to teach at a distance. However, rather than being something entirely new, the move to technology enhanced learning (TEL) is a trend that has been observed for decades. In this chapter the authors present example projects from the Open University’s OpenTEL research group that highlight some of the advances that have been made in terms of lifelong learning, open education, and...
#1Tim CoughlanH-Index: 12
#2Francisco IniestoH-Index: 9
Last. Kate ListerH-Index: 4
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This report highlights and explores the possibilities for virtual assistants and related Artificial Intelligence (AI) technologies to improve student support. It particularly focuses on how this could be achieved to improve the experiences of disabled students, who are recognised as encountering more barriers and administrative burden to study. With careful design, these technologies can: • engage students in dialogue, gather information about their needs, build a profile of them and their requi...
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