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Luis Francisco Vargas-Madriz

University of Alberta

Canada - Edmonton


Luis Francisco Vargas-Madriz finished his MEd in Technology in Education at the University of Alberta, and his BSc (Hons) in Psychology at the University of Costa Rica. Before joining the CTL team he worked in a variety of projects such as The Lived Code/Space of Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs); Motivation, Engagement and Learning in DINO 101: Students’ Lived and Perceived Experiences in a Massive Open Online Course; and Flexible Pathways to Success: Technology to Design for Diversity. His research interests include blended and online learning, 21st century skills, and assistive technology. His research studies have examined the impact of online communication on dimensions such as satisfaction, interpersonal relationships, well-being, as well as productivity; and the lived experience of closeness in online learning environments.