Mainly senior researchers compose the Science and Engineering Education Research Group (SEER). In our knowledge, there is not a similar research group across the country. This is why we consider ourselves an emerging research group. All of us have been doing research, publishing and applying for grants in both, engineering education and our own fields of knowledge. For this reason we present a mixed scientific activity report: for instance, we present 14 JCR-indexed papers and a book chapter, 8 of them strongly related with engineering education and the rest with other fields of knowledge.
Since January 2014 we have been working in 4 competitive and 5 non competitive projects related to engineering education that sum up about 200.000 €, plus 4 more competitive projects not related with education.
We present 13 international congress papers and 2 awarded national papers, all related to engineering education, and 5 patents.

Recent Submissions

  • Change in gap perception within current practices in assessing students learning mathematics 

    Cellmer, Anna; Serrat Piè, Carles; Bruguera Padró, Maria Montserrat; Pantazi, Chara; Estela Carbonell, M. Rosa; Bocanet, Vlad I.; Brown, Ken; Uukkivi, Anne; Soares, Filomena; Feniser, Cristina; Serdean, Florina M.; Safiulina, Elena; Kelly, Gerald; Cymerman, Joanna; Kierkosz, Igor; Volodymyr, Sushch; Latõnina, Marina; Labanova, Oksana; Lopes, Ana Paula (2021-04-17)
    Article
    Open Access
    The COVID pandemic has touched many aspects of everyone’s life. Education is one of the fields greatly affected by it, as students and teachers were forced to move online and quickly adapt to the online environment. ...
  • Impact of Covid-19 on UPC's moodle platform and ICE's role 

    Prat Farran, Joana d'Arc; Llorens García, Ariadna; Alier Forment, Marc; Salvador Zuriaga, Francesc; Amo Filvà, Daniel (Association for Computing Machinery (ACM), 2020)
    Conference lecture
    Restricted access - publisher's policy
    On March 13 2020 all the Spanish population got confined at their homes, except for those working in essential jobs. For the universities, this meant to go fully online overnight, which presented a number of challenges on ...
  • A methodology to study the university’s online teaching activity from virtual platform indicators: the effect of the Covid-19 pandemic at Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya 

    Prat Farran, Joana d'Arc; Llorens García, Ariadna; Salvador Zuriaga, Francesc; Alier Forment, Marc; Amo Filvà, Daniel (2021-05-06)
    Article
    Open Access
    The Covid-19 pandemic led Catalan universities to do all teaching and evaluation online from 11 March 2020 until the end of term on 30 July. Conventional universities made the transition to online teaching in just a few ...
  • Introducing and Evaluating the Effective Inclusion of Gender Dimension in STEM Higher Education 

    Peña Carrera, Marta; Olmedo Torre, Noelia; Mas de les Valls Ortiz, Elisabet; Lusa García, Amaia (2021-04-29)
    Article
    Open Access
    The need to incorporate the gender dimension in higher education is a central element of gender equality policies within the European Union (EU). When most institutions of higher education have already strengthened and ...
  • Constructivist learning models in training programs 

    Olmedo Torre, Noelia; Farrerons Vidal, Óscar; Pujol Ferran, Anna (OmniaScience, 2021-03-09)
    Book
    Open Access
    With more than 25 years of university teaching in technical careers behind them, book’s authors have been observing for a long time Constructivism. It is an essential part in training students process and how interaction ...
  • Enquesta sobre la situació del col·lectiu del professorat associat a la Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya 

    Cornadó Bardón, Còssima; Haurie Ibarra, Laia; Mir Teixidor, Enrique; Morros Rubió, Josep Ramon; Mujica Delgado, Luis Eduardo; Olmedo Torre, Noelia; Peña Carrera, Marta; Sala Cladellas, Glòria (2021-03-15)
    External research report
    Open Access
    La utilització de la figura del professorat associat per part de les universitats públiques a Catalunya en molts casos està lluny de l’esperit d’aquesta figura en la legislació (especialista de reconeguda competència i amb ...
  • Atenea exams, an IMS LTI application to solve scalability problems: A study case 

    Alier Forment, Marc; Casany Guerrero, María José; Llorens García, Ariadna; Alcober Segura, Jesús Ángel; Prat Farran, Joana d'Arc (2021-01-01)
    Article
    Open Access
    In 2004, the Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya decided to change one of its critical and strategic information services: the online teaching support platform. An Open Source software, Moodle, was adopted and the previous ...
  • Re-thinking, connecting, sharing and starting synergies: Using a collaborative AGORA session for new educational and research connections 

    Fonseca Escudero, David; Alier Forment, Marc; Sánchez Holgado, Patricia (Association for Computing Machinery (ACM), 2020)
    Conference report
    Open Access
    The objective of the session is to establish a collaborative dynamic that allow the participant to work in a CO-THINKING and CO-CREATION dynamics. We want to share and develop ideas, concepts, keywords, projects (finished, ...
  • Learner privacy, a pending assignment 

    Alier Forment, Marc; Casany Guerrero, María José; Severance, Charles; Amo Filvá, Daniel (Association for Computing Machinery (ACM), 2020)
    Conference report
    Open Access
    In 2020 the data about learners is escaping the premises of the learning institutions. The personal information about students and their activity while they interact with Learning Management Systems and Online Learning ...
  • Enginyeria gràfica i redisseny d’una impressora 3D 

    Farrerons Vidal, Óscar; Olmedo Torre, Noelia; Rascón, David; García, Álvaro; Portela, Daniel (2021-01-31)
    External research report
    Open Access
    Aquest treball de recerca tecnico-gràfica ha consistit en el redisseny gràfic d’uns impressora 3D. És un model que funciona amb FDM, de dimensions màximes 220x220x250 mm. el seu diàmetre de “boquilla” és de 0.4mm, i està ...
  • Education for sustainable development in Spanish engineering degrees: case study 

    Sánchez Carracedo, Fermín; Sureda Carbonell, Bàrbara; Moreno Pino, Francisco Manuel; Romero Portillo, Daniel (2021-04-20)
    Article
    Restricted access - publisher's policy
    The purpose of this work is to present a methodology for analyzing the perception of engineering students about the sustainability learning they have achieved during their university studies. This study has been carried ...
  • Estudio impactos ambientales asociados a la implementación y funcionamiento de la red de dispositivos que conforman el sistema “Smart City”. 

    Nardi Ferreras, Brunela; García Carrillo, Àgueda; Vidal López, Eva María (Asociación Española de Ingeniería de Proyectos (AEIPRO), 2020)
    Conference lecture
    Open Access
    According to United Nations data, currently half of the world's population lives in cities. In Europe this figure is higher. Cities are transformed to improve the performance and quality of urban services. In technologically ...

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