Francisco José García-Peñalvo

Francisco J. García-Peñalvo holds a PhD in Computer Science (2000, University of Salamanca). He works as a Professor in Computer Science Department of the USAL. He is the GRIAL Group head. He was Technology and Innovation pro-Chancellor of the USAL in charge of the definition, planning and development of the USAL technical management strategy based on Open Source solutions. He has leaded MIH, TRAILER and VALS European projects. Now, he is the Editor-in-Chief of the International Journal of Information Technology Research and the Education in the Knowledge Society Journal. Besides he is the coordinator of the multidisciplinary PhD Programme on Education in the Knowledge Society.

Publications

Preface
Francisco José García-Peñalvo, Alicia García-Holgado. © 2017. 10 pages.
This Preface is included in the book Open Source Solutions for Knowledge Management and Technological Ecosystems.
Assessing the Effectiveness of Interactive and Collaborative Resources to Improve Reading and Writing in English
Ana María Pinto Llorente, María Cruz Sánchez Gómez, Francisco José García-Peñalvo. © 2017. 21 pages.
This paper presents a mixed research developed at the Pontifical University of Salamanca with students of intermediate level of English. It examines the...
To Be or Not to Be Successful?: That Does Not Only Depend on Technology, But Also on Human Factors
Ana María Pinto Llorente, María Cruz Sánchez Gómez, Francisco José García-Peñalvo. © 2017. 22 pages.
The increase of blended learning education has been identified as an important goal in improving teaching-learning technological models. However, when considering...
Enhancing Education for the Knowledge Society Era with Learning Ecosystems
Francisco J. García-Peñalvo, Ángel Hernández-García, Miguel Á. Conde, Ángel Fidalgo-Blanco, María Luisa Sein-Echaluce, Marc Alier-Forment, Faraón Llorens-Largo, Santiago Iglesias-Pradas. © 2017. 24 pages.
In order to achieve a true transition from the Information Society to the Knowledge Society, Information and Communication Technologies must play a capital role in...
Join The Board: A New Way of Collaborative Learning
Nazareth Álvarez Rosado, Francisco J. García-Peñalvo, Sergio Bravo Martín, Susana Álvarez Rosado. © 2016. 17 pages.
This chapter presents an application, Join the Board (JTB), which provides shared and collaborative work environments between digital iPhone and iPad devices...
Assessing the Effectiveness of Interactive and Collaborative Resources to Improve Reading and Writing in English
Ana María Pinto Llorente, María Cruz Sánchez Gómez, Francisco José García-Peñalvo. © 2016. 20 pages.
This paper presents a mixed research developed at the Pontifical University of Salamanca with students of intermediate level of English. It examines the...
Handbook of Research on Mobile Devices and Applications in Higher Education Settings
Laura Briz-Ponce, Juan Antonio Juanes-Méndez, Francisco José García-Peñalvo. © 2016. 608 pages.
Mobile phones have become an integral part of society, as their convenience has helped democratize and revolutionize communication and the marketplace of ideas....
The Role of Gender in Technology Acceptance for Medical Education
Laura Briz-Ponce, Juan Antonio Juanes-Méndez, Francisco José García-Peñalvo. © 2016. 15 pages.
Do Mobile Technologies Have a Place in Universities?: The TAM Model in Higher Education
José Carlos Sánchez-Prieto, Susana Olmos-Migueláñez, Francisco José García-Peñalvo. © 2016. 28 pages.
The present chapter provides an analysis of the possible applications of the TAM (Technology Acceptance Model) for the study of the mobile technology acceptance...
A Research Contribution to the Analysis of Mobile Devices in Higher Education from Medical Students' Point of View
Laura Briz-Ponce, Juan Antonio Juanes-Méndez, Francisco José García-Peñalvo. © 2016. 26 pages.
This paper attempts to provide some insights about the use and perception of undergraduate students about the applications of these devices at University and the...
To Be or Not to Be Successful?: That Does Not Only Depend on Technology, But Also on Human Factors
Ana María Pinto Llorente, María Cruz Sánchez Gómez, Francisco José García-Peñalvo. © 2015. 21 pages.
The increase of blended learning education has been identified as an important goal in improving teaching-learning technological models. However, when considering...
Online Tutor 2.0: Methodologies and Case Studies for Successful Learning
Francisco José García-Peñalvo, Antonio Miguel Seoane Pardo. © 2014. 384 pages.
After centuries of rethinking education and learning, the current theory is based on technology’s approach to and affect on the planned interaction between...
Pedagogical Patterns and Online Teaching
Antonio Miguel Seoane-Pardo, Francisco José García-Peñalvo. © 2014. 19 pages.
This chapter summarizes the experience collected after years of researching and experiencing on teaching and learning online in the form of an eLearning...
Impact of the Objective Evaluation of Clinical and Surgical Basic Skills (CSBS) On Medicine Students (Spain): An Experimental Design
Marcelo F. Jimenez, Maria Jose Rodriguez-Conde, Susana Olmos-Miguelañez, Gonzalo Varela, Francisco S. Lozano, Francisco J. Garcia, Fernando Martinez-Abad. © 2014. 11 pages.
This work presents the design, implementation and results of a research project in medical education conducted from 2007 to 2011, on the learning of some basic...
Educational Innovation Successful Cases: Part 1
Francisco J. García-Peñalvo. © 2014. 3 pages.
Educational innovation is a key factor to improve educational goals and learning outcomes. There are very good practices in different contexts that may be reused...
TRAILER: A Tool for Managing Informal Learning
Clara Viegas, Maria Marques, Gustavo Alves, Aleksandra Mykowska, Nikolas Galanis, Marc Alier, Francis Brouns, José Janssen, Francisco J. García-Peñalvo, Alicia Holgado, Valentina Zangrando, Miguel Ángel Conde-González. © 2014. 17 pages.
Even though informal learning plays an important role in everyone's life, not everyone is aware of its importance. These informal activities contribute to the...
Knowledge Spirals in Higher Education Teaching Innovation
Ángel Fidalgo-Blanco, María Luisa Sein-Echaluce, Francisco J. García-Peñalvo. © 2014. 22 pages.
A R&I&i process for a knowledge management system development is presented. It transforms different institutions experiences into organisational knowledge...
Multiculturalism in Technology-Based Education: Case Studies on ICT-Supported Approaches
Francisco José García-Peñalvo. © 2013. 382 pages.
Our differences in language, cultures, and history around the world play a vital role in the way we learn. As technology-based education continues to be used...
Framework Entrepreneurship Process
José Adriano Gomes Pires, Francisco José García Peñalvo, Jorge Humberto Marinho Sampaio, Rosa María Martínez Vázquez.. © 2013. 27 pages.
The thematic of entrepreneurship has assumed a great importance in recent times and is regarded by the governments of all countries as a lever for economic and...
Multicultural Approach to Learning History and Geography at School in Europe
Valentina Zangrando, Antonio M. Seoane Pardo, Francisco José García-Peñalvo, Alicia García Holgado, Lucía García Holgado. © 2013. 8 pages.
MIH project (Multicultural Interdisciplinary Handbook: Tools for Learning History and Geography in a Multicultural Perspective) is a Comenius Multilateral Project...
Learning Object Model and Framework Design for the Digital Modules Production
Alicia García Holgado, Francisco José García-Peñalvo, Valentina Zangrando, Antonio M. Seoane Pardo. © 2013. 9 pages.
The MIH (Multicultural Interdisciplinary Handbook) project provides new tools for helping teachers and pupils plunge deeper into the culture and the language of...
Electronic Government Systems for e-Procurement Procedure in the EU
Sergio Bravo Martín, Francisco José García Peñalvo. © 2013. 23 pages.
Public Electronic Procurement provides a new means of communication between contracting authorities and economic operators, as well as being one of the most...
Framework Entrepreneurship Process
José Adriano Gomes Pires, Francisco José García Peñalvo, Jorge Humberto Marinho Sampaio, Rosa María Martínez Vázquez. © 2013. 25 pages.
The thematic of entrepreneurship has assumed a great importance in recent times and is regarded by the governments of all countries as a lever for economic and...
AHKME eLearning Information System: A 3.0 Approach
H. Rego, T. Moreira, F. J. García-Peñalvo. © 2013. 9 pages.
AHKME (Adaptive Hypermedia Knowledge Management E-Learning Platform) is an eLearning Information System that has evolved to fulfill the web-based learning...
Knowledge Co-Creation Process Based on Informal Learning Competences Tagging and Recognition
Francisco J. García-Peñalvo, Miguel Á. Conde, Mark Johnson, Marc Alier. © 2013. 13 pages.
The present paper deals with the problem of tagging, acknowledge and recognize of informal learning activities. It describes TRAILER project, a solution based on a...
MyElvin: A Web-Based Informal Learning Platform for Languages Practice
F. J. García-Peñalvo, J. C. González-González, M. Murray. © 2012. 14 pages.
ELIN (European Languages Virtual Network) is a European Union Lifelong Learning Programme Project aimed at creating an informal social network to support and...
Excellence in Virtual Education: The Tutor Online Approach
Ángeles Bosom, Elisa Fernández, María José Hernández, Francisco José García, Antonio Seoane. © 2012. 16 pages.
It is a fact that the notion of education has been changing over the last years, mainly because of information and communication technologies (ICTs). In this...
Improving Learning Object Quality: Moodle HEODAR Implementation
Carlos Muñoz, Francisco J. García-Peñalvo, Erla Mariela Morales, Miguel Ángel Conde, Antonio M. Seoane. © 2012. 16 pages.
Automation toward efficiency is the aim of most intelligent systems in an educational context in which results calculation automation that allows experts to spend...
Adaptive Assessments using Open Specifications
Héctor Barbosa León, Francisco J. García-Peñalvo, María José Rodriguez-Conde, Erla M. Morales, Patricia Ordóñez de Pablos. © 2012. 16 pages.
Evaluation is a key element in formal education processes; it must be constructed in a way that the item questions within help students understand by adapting them...
Quality Learning Objective in Instructional Design
Erla M. Morales, Francisco J. García, Ángela Barrón. © 2011. 9 pages.
Due to continuous technological advancements, the Web offers diverse applications for e-learning. However, in practice, many times technological development is...
AHKME eLearning Information System: A 3.0 Approach
H. Rego, T. Moreira, F. J. García-Peñalvo. © 2011. 9 pages.
AHKME (Adaptive Hypermedia Knowledge Management E-Learning Platform) is an eLearning Information System that has evolved to fulfill the web-based learning...
International Journal of Human Capital and Information Technology Professionals (IJHCITP)
Ricardo Colomo-Palacios. Est. 2010.
The International Journal of Human Capital and Information Technology Professionals (IJHCITP) focuses on the IT field from the outlook of industry professionals...
MIMO: Multi-Agent System for Personal Health Monitoring
Almudena Vicente Tocino, Ana Isabel Calvo Alcalde, Juan José Andrés Gutiérrez, Iván Álvarez Navia, Francisco J. García Peñalvo, Esteban Pérez Castrejón. © 2010. 24 pages.
According to previsions, Spanish population over 65 years old will soon be an important fraction. For the EU region, old-age dependency ratios will more than...
Advances in E-Learning: Experiences and Methodologies
Francisco José García-Peñalvo. © 2008. 420 pages.
Web-based training, known as e-learning, has experienced a great evolution and growth in recent years, as the capacity for education is no longer limited by...
Journal of Information Technology Research (JITR)
Francisco José García-Peñalvo. Est. 2008.
The Journal of Information Technology Research (JITR) presents comprehensive interdisciplinary and refereed research on the most emerging and breakthrough areas of...
Philosophical and Epistemological Basis for Building a Quality Online Training Methodology
Antonio Miguel Seoane Pardo, Francisco José García Peñalvo. © 2008. 15 pages.
This chapter outlines the problem of laying the groundwork for building a suitable online training methodology. In the first place, it points out that most...
Learning Object Evaluation
Erla M. Morales, Francisco J. García, Ángela Barrón. © 2008. 8 pages.
One of the biggest challenges to knowledge management systems (KMS) is the great importance that many organizations have given to obtaining information rather than...
Online Tutoring and Mentoring
Antonio Miguel Seoane Pardo, Francisco Jose Garcia Peñalvo. © 2008. 8 pages.
Man is the only animal that learns for his whole life. Therefore, learning is one of the most important activities of human beings. Information and communication...
Purchasing as an Integrated Competence
Erla M. Morales, Francisco J. García, Ángela Barrón. © 2008. 8 pages.
Nowadays, firms face a complex and changing business environment. Under the pressure to increase competitiveness, many firms have realised that purchasing...
Quality Learning Objective in Instructional Design
Erla M. Morales, Francisco J. García, Ángela Barrón. © 2008. 8 pages.
Due to continuous technological advancements, the Web offers diverse applications for e-learning. However, in practice, many times technological development is...
Excellence in Virtual Education: The Tutor Online Approach
Ángeles Bosom, Elisa Fernández, María José Hernández, Francisco José García, Antonio Seoane. © 2007. 14 pages.
It is a fact that the notion of education has been changing over the last years, mainly because of information and communication technologies (ICTs). In this...