Ruth Cobos


Ruth Cobos is Associate Professor (TU) in the Department of Computer Engineering of the Universidad Autónoma de Madrid (UAM), where she received her PhD. in Computer Engineering in 2003. She is member of the research group "Grupo de Herramientas Interactivas Avanzadas" (GHIA) since 1998, member of the Management Committee of the eMadrid Research Network for eLearning, member of the Spanish Network of Learning Analytics (SNOLA) and member of the research group "Grupo de Excelencia Cognición y Contexto: el aprendizaje colaborativo mediado por ordenador" at University of Lleida (UdL) since 2005.

As Delegate of the Rector for Educational Technologies (2014-2016) at UAM, she directed the technical office at UAM for the generation and creation of UAM MOOCs at edX. She is the coordinator of the MOOC instructor team of the course entitled “Introducción al desarrollo de aplicaciones web” (“Introduction to the Web Applications Development”) .

Nowadays, she leads the technological development in these initiatives: NeuroContigo.org and EducamosContigo.org

Her principal research areas of interest include Learning Analytics, MOOCs, e-learning, Blended Learning, Social Learning, Natural Language Processing, Sentiment Analysis, CSCL and Educational Technologies.

More information at: http://www.eps.uam.es/~rcobos


Awarded papers:

Promoting computational thinking skills in primary school students to improve learning of geometry, 2019, IEEE Global Engineering Education Conference, EDUCON. DOI: https://dx.doi.org/10.1109/EDUCON.2019.8725088, Best Student Paper Award

Evaluation of the development of metacognitive knowledge supported by the knowcat system, 2008, IADIS International Conference on Cognition and Exploratory Learning in Digital Age, CELDA 2008. DOI: https://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s11423-009-9118-9, Outstanding Paper Award



Last publications registered in ORCID :

Improving learner engagement in MOOCs using a learning intervention system: A research study in engineering education, 2020, Computer Applications in Engineering Education. DOI: 10.1002/cae.22316

Achievements and challenges in learning analytics in Spain: The view of SNOLA, 2020, RIED. Revista Iberoamericana de Educación a Distancia. DOI: 10.5944/ried.23.2.26541

A Content Analysis System That Supports Sentiment Analysis for Subjectivity and Polarity Detection in Online Courses, 2019, IEEE Revista Iberoamericana de Tecnologias del Aprendizaje. DOI: 10.1109/rita.2019.2952298

Improving the Students Computational Thinking Skills With Collaborative Learning Techniques, 2019, IEEE Revista Iberoamericana de Tecnologias del Aprendizaje. DOI: 10.1109/rita.2019.2952299

A Learning Analytics Tool for Predictive Modeling of Dropout and Certificate Acquisition on MOOCs for Professional Learning, 2019, IEEE International Conference on Industrial Engineering and Engineering Management. DOI: 10.1109/ieem.2018.8607541

Moods in MOOCs: Analyzing emotions in the content of online courses with edX-CAS, 2019, IEEE Global Engineering Education Conference, EDUCON. DOI: 10.1109/educon.2019.8725107

Promoting computational thinking skills in primary school students to improve learning of geometry, 2019, IEEE Global Engineering Education Conference, EDUCON. DOI: 10.1109/educon.2019.8725088

A Learning Analytic Tool for Predictive Modeling of Dropout and Certificate Acquisition on MOOCs for Professional Learning, 2018, The 2018 IEEE International Conference on Industrial Engineering and Engineering Management (IEEM2018)

MOOCs and their Influence on Higher Education Institutions: Perspectives from the Insiders, 2018, Journal of New Approaches in Educational Research. DOI: 10.7821/naer.2018.1.252

An exploratory analysis on MOOCs retention and certification in two courses of different knowledge areas, 2018, IEEE Global Engineering Education Conference, EDUCON. DOI: 10.1109/educon.2018.8363434

Development of Procedures to Assess Problem-Solving Competence in Computing Engineering, 2017, Ieee Transactions on Education. DOI: 10.1109/te.2016.2582736

Early prediction and variable importance of certificate accomplishment in a MOOC, 2017, Lecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics). DOI: 10.1007/978-3-319-59044-8_31

EdX-MAS: Model analyzer system, 2017, ACM International Conference Proceeding Series. DOI: 10.1145/3144826.3145396

Internal perspectives of MOOCs in universities, 2017, CEUR Workshop Proceedings

Predicting attrition from massive open online courses in FutureLearn and edX, 2017, CEUR Workshop Proceedings

Using collaborative learning scenarios to teach programming to non-CS majors, 2017, Computer Applications in Engineering Education. DOI: 10.1002/cae.21832

Visualising the MOOC experience: a dynamic MOOC dashboard built through institutional collaboration , 2016, EMOOCs 2016

An Approach Based on Social Network Analysis Applied to a Collaborative Learning Experience, 2016, Ieee Transactions on Learning Technologies. DOI: 10.1109/tlt.2015.2453979

EMadrid project: MOOCs and learning analytics, 2016, 2016 International Symposium on Computers in Education, SIIE 2016: Learning Analytics Technologies. DOI: 10.1109/siie.2016.7751870

Open-DLAs: An open dashboard for learning analytics, 2016, L@S 2016 - Proceedings of the 3rd 2016 ACM Conference on Learning at Scale. DOI: 10.1145/2876034.2893430

Project eMadrid: Learning methodologies, gamification and quality, 2016, 2016 International Symposium on Computers in Education, SIIE 2016: Learning Analytics Technologies. DOI: 10.1109/siie.2016.7751874

Using a learning analytics manager for monitoring of the collaborative learning activities and students' motivation into the Moodle system, 2016, 2016 IEEE 11th Colombian Computing Conference, CCC 2016 - Conference Proceedings. DOI: 10.1109/columbiancc.2016.7750772

Creating MOOCs by UAMx: experiences and expectations, 2015, The Third European MOOCs Stakeholders Summit (eMOOC 2015)

Designing the assessment of the collaborative learning process in LMS courses, 2015, Proceedings of the 2015 IEEE 19th International Conference on Computer Supported Cooperative Work in Design, CSCWD 2015. DOI: 10.1109/cscwd.2015.7230961

Exploring on e-Learning enhancement by mean of advanced interactive tools: The GHIA (Group of advanced interactive tools) proposals, 2015, Proceedings - Frontiers in Education Conference, FIE. DOI: 10.1109/fie.2014.7044054

Towards MOOCs scenaries based on collaborative learning approaches, 2015, IEEE Global Engineering Education Conference, EDUCON. DOI: 10.1109/educon.2015.7096093

A Notification Manager to support collaborative learning in LMS Moodle, 2014. DOI: 10.1109/educon.2014.6826137

An experience on the correlation analysis between academic marks and emotions, 2014. DOI: 10.3991/ijet.v9i7.3702

Extending deep meta-modelling for practical model-driven engineering, 2014. DOI: 10.1093/comjnl/bxs144

Incidence of group awareness information on students' collaborative learning processes, 2014. DOI: 10.1111/jcal.12043

Towards a collaborative pedagogical model in MOOCs, 2014. DOI: 10.1109/educon.2014.6826204

A Teaching Assistant for task and assessment management in Collaborative Learning Scenarios, 2013, 2013 8th Computing Colombian Conference (8CCC)

A case study on the influence of emotions on students' and instructors' marks, 2013. DOI: 10.1109/cisis.2013.72

A study of the impact of emotions in the perceived quality of technical documents, 2013. DOI: 10.1109/icalt.2013.19

Assessment of problem solving in computing studies, 2013. DOI: 10.1109/fie.2013.6684977

Designing and evaluating collaborative learning scenarios in moodle LMS courses, 2013. DOI: 10.1007/978-3-642-40840-3-10

Improving blended learning experiences with a motivation booster, 2013. DOI: 10.1109/icalt.2013.80

Integrating open services for building educational environments, 2013. DOI: 10.1109/educon.2013.6530253

Social Media Learning: An approach for composition of multimedia interactive object in a collaborative learning environment, 2013, Proceedings of the 2013 IEEE 17th International Conference on Computer Supported Cooperative Work in Design, CSCWD 2013. DOI: 10.1109/cscwd.2013.6581024

Towards the extension of a LMS with social media services, 2013. DOI: 10.1007/978-3-642-40840-3-11

An approach for T-learning content generation based on a social media environment, 2012. DOI: 10.1145/2325616.2325648

Knowledge Crystallisation supported by the KnowCat system, 2012, New Research on Knowledge Management Technology

User interaction analysis in a CSCL environment supported by social media technologies, 2012. DOI: 10.1145/2379636.2379656

An interactive platform for IA Games, 2011, Research in Engineering Education Symposium 2011, REES 2011

An interactive platform for IA Games, 2011, Research in Engineering Education Symposium 2011, REES 2011

REUSES: Questionnaire-driven design for the automatic generation of web-based collaborative applications, 2011. DOI: 10.4108/icst.collaboratecom.2011.247104

Students' motivational factors during a collaborative laboratory work supported by Moodle, 2011. DOI: 10.1109/colomcc.2011.5936313

Towards a functional characterization of collaborative systems, 2011. DOI: 10.1007/978-3-642-23734-8_30

A Motivation Booster proposal based on the monitoring of users' progress in CSCL environments, 2010. DOI: 10.1109/cscwd.2010.5471889

Promoting metacognitive skills through peer scaffolding in a CSCL environment, 2010. DOI: 10.1007/s11412-010-9084-6

Towards awareness services usage characterization: Clustering sessions in a knowledge building environment, 2010. DOI: 10.1007/978-3-642-15280-1_26

Towards the construction of a knowledge building environment, 2010, Lecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics). DOI: 10.1007/978-3-642-16066-0_4

A multi-agent system for extracting and analysing users' interaction in a collaborative knowledge management system, 2009. DOI: 10.1007/978-1-4419-0522-2_6

A proposal of awareness services for the construction of quality community knowledge supported by the knowledge management system knowcat, 2009. DOI: 10.1007/978-3-642-02556-3_42

Establishment and maintenance of a knowledge network by means of agents and implicit data, 2009. DOI: 10.1007/978-1-4419-0522-2_10

Evaluation of the development of metacognitive knowledge supported by the knowcat system, 2009. DOI: 10.1007/s11423-009-9118-9

Modeling of user interest based on its interaction with a collaborative knowledge management system, 2009. DOI: 10.1007/978-3-642-02580-8_36

Working collaboratively in small groups supported by KnowCat System: Incidence on self-regulated learning processes, 2009, Computer Supported Collaborative Learning Practices, CSCL 2009 Conference Proceedings - 9th International Conference

Working collaboratively in small groups supported by KnowCat System: Incidence on self-regulated learning processes, 2009, Computer Supported Collaborative Learning Practices, CSCL 2009 Conference Proceedings - 9th International Conference

A case study of a cooperative learning experiment in artificial intelligence, 2008. DOI: 10.1002/cae.20114

An approach to description logic with support for propositional attitudes and belief fusion, 2008. DOI: 10.1007/978-3-540-89765-1-8

Collaborative knowledge construction in the web supported by the KnowCat system, 2008. DOI: 10.1016/j.compedu.2006.09.009

Evaluation of the development of metacognitive knowledge supported by the knowcat system, 2008, IADIS International Conference on Cognition and Exploratory Learning in Digital Age, CELDA 2008

Evaluation of the development of metacognitive knowledge supported by the knowcat system, 2008, IADIS International Conference on Cognition and Exploratory Learning in Digital Age, CELDA 2008

Classification and ontology maintenance in agent-based knowledge management frameworks: A prototypical approach, 2007, Proceedings - 2007 IEEE/WIC/ACM International Conference on Web Intelligence and Intelligent Agent Technology - Workshops, WI-IAT Workshops 2007. DOI: 10.1109/wiiatw.2007.4427588

ESMAP: A multi-agent platform for extending a knowledge management system, 2007. DOI: 10.1109/wi.2006.71

Learning among equals: the use and analysis of KnowCat system to support group work, 2006, HCI Related Papers of Interaccion 2004

Social contexts and the probabilistic fusion and ranking of opinions: Towards a social semantics for the Semantic Web, 2006, CEUR Workshop Proceedings

Multi-source knowledge bases and ontologies with multiple individual and social viewpoints, 2005. DOI: 10.1109/wi.2005.104

Collaborative knowledge transfer by annotating documents, 2004, Practical Aspects of Knowledge Management, Proceedings

Collaborative knowledge transfer by annotating documents, 2004, Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence (Subseries of Lecture Notes in Computer Science)

Representation of dynamic knowledge in collaborative models: A case study of shared knowledge management | Representación del comportamiento dinámico en modelos colaborativos: Aplicación a la gestión del conocimiento compartido, 2004, Inteligencia Artificial

Representation of dynamic knowledge in collaborative models: A case study of shared knowledge management,Representación del comportamiento dinámico en modelos colaborativos: Aplicación a la gestión del conocimiento compartido, 2004, Inteligencia Artificial

Creating e-books in a distributed and collaborative way, 2002, Electronic Library. DOI: 10.1108/02640470210438883

From collective knowledge to e-books, 2002, Proceedings of the ACM Symposium on Applied Computing

From collective knowledge to e-books, 2002, Proceedings of the ACM Symposium on Applied Computing

Knowcat: A web application for knowledge organization, 1999, Lecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics). DOI: 10.1007/3-540-48054-4_28