Francisco J. García-Peñalvo

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The Internet and its increasing usage has changed informal learning in depth. This change has affected young and older adults in both the workplace and in higher education. But, in spite of this, formal and non formal course based approaches have not taken full advantage of these new informal learning scenarios and technologies. The Web 2.0 is a new way for(More)
New ICT technologies are continuously introducing changes in the way in which society generates, shares and access information. This is changing what society expects and requires of education. eLearning is acting as a vector of this change, introducing pervasive transformations in and out of the classroom. But with Learning Management Systems (LMS) users(More)
Massive Open Online Courses or MOOCs, both in their major approaches xMOOC and cMOOC, are attracting a very interesting debate about their influence in the higher education future. MOOC have both great defenders and detractors. As an emerging trend, MOOCs have a hype repercussion in technological and pedagogical areas, but they should demonstrate their real(More)
Learning Management Systems (LMS) have become widespread among most centres for education and training. Being a mature technology, LMS have left the vanguard of innovation. Educational usages of the Web 2.0, Personal Learning Environments, Game-based Learning and particularly the introduction of mobile phones and tablets in education are happening outside(More)
Google Docs is a well-known suite of online collaborative tools for document processing, spreadsheets, online presentations, drawing and even forms. The last versions of the major open source LMS Moodle, offers weak integrations with Google Docs treating it as a content repository. But these integrations are neglecting the collaborative qualities of the(More)
In this article we introduce HyCo (Hypertext Composer), an authoring tool devoted to create semantic learning objects. This authoring tool uses learning technology standards or specifications to save these semantic objects, which will be delivered in Web e-learning environments as encapsulated packages in order to ensure their reusability, interoperability,(More)
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Software reuse is accepted as a source of important benefits, expressed in productivity and quality terms, when an industrial approach is introduced in the software process. However, mainstream software processes such as Unified Process do not include reuse techniques among the tools that software engineers must deal with. In this paper, we present a(More)