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Y.d.C. Barrios Fleitas MSc (Yeray)

PhD Candidate

About Me

I did Computer Science with a specialization in artificial intelligence in Spain, developing interest in Human-Computer Interaction and Expert systems topics. I was working in the Audiovisual and Teaching Support department in my former university where I discovered that education is my vocation. There I learnt that online teaching requires a different perspective so I specialized in the creation of high-impact educational content like videos and other interactive content. Rigor is not tied to boredom, and scientific disseminators like Carl Sagan or Neil deGrasse Tyson are references for me. They captivate a much bigger and diverse audience to learn such deeply complex concepts as 4-dimensional theory. Why shouldn't we be able to do the same in our courses? Energy, collaboration and enthusiasm is what you need to make this happen.

Expertise

Engineering & Materials Science
Augmented Reality
Gamification
Medical Problems
Monitoring
Patient Rehabilitation
Serious Games
Software Engineering
Teaching

Research

Although my first scientific contributions were focused on the development of gamified systems for health, currently my research focuses on computer science education, trying to answer the question:  what is the most appropriate way to form groups of students in such a way that their chances of success are maximized? This is a topic that I find very interesting in contexts like TOM2.0 since our students work in groups constantly. When a group is not well-formed, their grades suffer, the relationships between the members are damaged, their educational experience deteriorates, and the burden on the module coordinator is increased. Doesn't it make sense to spend time on this then?

Publications

Recent
Río, N. G. D., González-González, C. S., Martín-González, R., Navarro-Adelantado, V., Toledo-Delgado, P., Marrero-Gordillo, N. , Barrios-Fleitas, Y. D. C., Armas-Ramos, H., & Gacía-Pẽalvo, F. (2019). Treatment of children obesity and diabetes through gamification: A case of study. In M. A. Conde-Gonzalez, F. J. Rodriguez-Sedano, C. Fernandez-Llamas, & F. J. Garcia-Penalvo (Eds.), Proceedings - TEEM 2019: 7th International Conference on Technological Ecosystems for Enhancing Multiculturality (pp. 452-458). (ACM International Conference Proceeding Series). Association for Computing Machinery (ACM). https://doi.org/10.1145/3362789.3362935
Del Rio, N. G., González, C. S. , Gonzalez, R. M., Adelantado, V. N., Delgado, P. T. , & Fleitas, Y. B. (2018). Gamified educational programme for childhood obesity. In Proceedings of 2018 IEEE Global Engineering Education Conference (EDUCON2018): Emerging Trends and Challenges of Engineering Education (pp. 1962-1968). (IEEE Global Engineering Education Conference, EDUCON). IEEE Computer Society. https://doi.org/10.1109/EDUCON.2018.8363476

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Education

Students need discipline and determination to pursue their studies, but it does not mean that teachers cannot invest in helping them to learn better. Like the users of a software, our students are all very different and although they share the same goal, their strategies and available resources to achieve it are completely different. That is because I always include usability and user experience as an important factor in the design of my teaching. Learning should be a fun process.  If our students do not make sense of what they are learning, then we are doing it wrong. In this line, and as the person in charge of Academic Skills (AS) in computer science, I direct all my energy and enthusiasm to design content that is useful to our students.

Affiliated Study Programmes

Master

Courses Academic Year  2021/2022

Contact Details

Visiting Address

University of Twente
Faculty of Electrical Engineering, Mathematics and Computer Science
Zilverling (building no. 11)
Hallenweg 19
7522NH  Enschede
The Netherlands

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University of Twente
Faculty of Electrical Engineering, Mathematics and Computer Science
Zilverling (building no. 11)
Hallenweg 19
7522NH  Enschede
The Netherlands

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Mailing Address

University of Twente
Faculty of Electrical Engineering, Mathematics and Computer Science
Zilverling
P.O. Box 217
7500 AE Enschede
The Netherlands