Dr Abelardo Pardo


Office: 554 Building J03

School of Electrical and Information Engineering
University of Sydney, NSW, 2006

Phone:+61 2 9351 4116

Email: abelardo.pardo@sydney.edu.au

Teaching Duties

I teach the following courses:


My research interests are in the area of technology enhanced learning with emphasis on learning and behavioral analytics, computer supported collaborative learning, and personalization of learning experiences. I am member of the steering committee of the Society for Learning Analytics Research. In my (scarce) spare time, I try to maintain active the blog T2T. Techies meet Teachers where I comment on issues related to technology when used in learning experiences.

Keynotes, invited talks and presentations

Check my profile page in slideshare.

Recent projects

I am currently (or was at some point) involved in the following grants:

  • Using Video Annotation to Develop Student Self-Regulated Learning. Office of Learning & Teaching (OLT) Grant, Co-lead with Shane Dawson, University of South Australia. The proposal outlines the development of a social annotation platform called Collaborative Lecture Annotation System (CLAS). The project investigates how CLAS can be used to leverage the products of lecture based instruction to engage students in social learning, develop and evaluate self-regulated learning, and establish learning analytics to support teaching and learning practice. Partner Institutions: The University of New South Wales, The University of Sydney , The University of British Columbia (Canada), Athabasca University (Canada).

  • Radical Transformation: Reimaging engineering education through flipping the classroom in a global learning partnership. Office of Learning & Teaching (OLT) Grant, Leader: Carl Reidsema, University of Queensland. Emerging amongst the many calls to transform engineering education is a push to replace the traditional lecture with online video ‘content’ and couple this with collaborative active learningon campus. The interest in this Flipped Classroom approach is mirrored by the global MOOC phenomenon. Both point to the need to reimagine the online and on-­‐campus environments toensure successful recruitment and retention of students, whilst maintaining the focus on learning outcomes. One large-­‐scale (1000 students) Flipped Classroom implementation was demonstrated at the University of Queensland in 2012 and has generated significant attention due to its unique pedagogical design both nationally and internationally. This project pools expertise from six US and Australian universities in a Learning Partnership to situationally analyse, develop and fast track dissemination of this transformation in real time. The process ofthis work builds on new forms of open scholarly communication with the goal of accelerating systemic change in engineering education

See my complete research activity.

Recent Publications

Google Scholar Profile

  • Derick Leony, Hugo A. Parada Gálvez, e Pedro J. Muñoz Merino, Abelardo Pardo, and Carlos Delgado Kloos. “A Generic Architecture for Emotion-based Recommender Systems in Cloud Learning Environments”. In: Journal of Universal Computer Science 19.14 (2013), pp. 2075–2092.

  • Luis De-la-Fuente-Valentín, Mar Pérez-Sanagustín, Davinia Hernández-Leo, Abelardo Pardo, Josep Blat, Carlos Delgado Kloos. Technological Support for the Enactment of Collaborative Scripted Learning Activities Across Multiple Spatial Locations. Future Generation Computer Systems. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.future.2013.05.007.

  • Davinia Hernandez-Leo, Verónica M. Oliver, Juan Manuel Dodero, Abelardo Pardo, Maricarmen Romero-Ternero, Yannis Dimitriadis, José Ignacio Asensio-Perez. Applying Recommendations to Align Competences, Methodology, and Assessment in Telematics, Computing, and Electronic Engineering Courses. IEEE Journal of Latin-American Learning Technologies, 8(1), 15–22, 2013. doi:10.1109/RITA.2013.2244696

  • Abelardo Pardo. Social learning graphs: combining social network graphs and analytics to represent learning experiences. International Journal on Social Media and Interactive Learning Environments, Vol. 1, No. 1, pages 44-53, 2013.

  • Luis de la Fuente Valentín, Abelardo Pardo, Carlos Delgado Kloos. Addressing drop-out and sustained effort issues with large practical groups using an automated delivery and assessment system. Computer & Education, Vol. 61, pages 33-42 February 2013.

  • Derick Leony, Pedro Muñoz-Merino, Abelardo Pardo, Carlos Delgado Kloos, Provision of awareness of learners’ emotions through visualizations in a computer interaction-based environment. Expert Systems with Applications, 2013. doi:10.1016/j.eswa.2013.03.030

  • Jesús Arias Fisteus, Abelardo Pardo, Norberto Fernández García. Grading multiple choice exams with low-cost and portable computer-vision techniques. Journal of Science Education and Technology, Vol. 22, Num 4, pp 560-571, 2013, 10.1007/s10956-012-9414-8.

  • Abelardo Pardo, Jesus Arias Fisteus, Carlos Delgado Kloos. A Distributed Collaborative System for Flexible Learning Content Production and Management. Journal of Research and Practice in Information Technology, Vol. 44, Issue 2, pages 203-221, 2012.

  • Abelardo Pardo. Virtualization Increases Institutional Knowledge of Student Learning Activities. EDUCAUSE Review Online, July/August 2012.

  • Katrien Verbert, Xavier Ochoa, Michael Derntl, Martin Wolpers, Abelardo Pardo, Erik Duval. Semi-automatic Assembly of Learning Resources. Computers & Education, Vol. 59, Num. 4, pages 1257-1272.

  • Carlos Delgado Kloos, Abelardo Pardo, Mario Muñoz-Organero, Mª Blanca Ibáñez, Pedro J. Muñoz-Merino, Carmen Fernández-Panadero, Raquel M. Crespo, José J. García Rueda, Luis de la Fuente, Mar Pérez-Sanagustín, Hugo A. Parada G., Derick Leony, Israel Gutiérrez, David Maroto. Gradient UC3M. IE Comunicaciones Revista Iberoamericana de Informática Educativa Num. 15, January-June 2012, pp. 75-84.

  • Raquel Crespo García, Abelardo Pardo, Carlos Delgado Kloos, Katja Niemann, Maren Scheffel, Martin Wolpers. Peeking into the black box: visualising learning activities. International Journal on Technology Enhanced Learning, Vol. 4, Issue 1/2, pp. 99-120, 2012.

  • Luis de-la-Fuente-Valentín, Mar Pérez-Sanagustín, Patricia Santos, Davinia Hernández-Leo, Abelardo Pardo, Carlos Delgado Kloos, Josep Blat. "System orchestration support for a collaborative blended learning flow". Intelligent Adaptation and Personalization Techniques in Computer-Supported Collaborative Learning. Series "Studies in Computational Intelligence", pp 29-46. Springer, 2012 ISBN: 978-3-642-28585-1.

  • Davinia Hernández-Leo, Verónica Moreno, Juan Manuel Dodero, Abelardo Pardo, M.C. Romero-Ternero, Yannis Dimitriadis, Juan I. Asensio-Pérez. "Aplicación de Recomendaciones para la Alineación de Competencias, Metodología y Evaluación en Asignaturas de Ingeniería Telemática, Informática y Electrónica". Revista Iberoamericana de Tecnologías del Aprendizaje, Vol. 7, Num. 1, pages 13-30, Feb. 2012. ISBN: 1932-8540

  • Vicente A. Romero Zaldívar, Abelardo Pardo, Daniel Burgos, Carlos Delgado Kloos "Monitoring Student Progress Using Virtual Appliances: A Case Study". Computers & Education, Vol. 58, Issue 4, May 2012, pages 1058–1067.

  • Vicente Arturo Romero Zaldívar, Daniel Burgos, Abelardo Pardo. "Meta-rule based Recommender Systems for Educational Applications". In "Educational Recommender Systems and Technologies: Practices and Challenges". IGI-Global Group. Chapter 9, pages 211-231, 2012, ISBN: 9781613504895.

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Recent Conference Papers

Google Scholar Profile

  • Monkaresi, H., Calvo, R. A., Pardo, A., Chow, K., Mullan, B., Lam, M., Cook, D. I. (2013). Intelligent Diabetes Lifestyle Coach. In C. Röcker, M. Ziefle, A. Holzinger, K. McGee, S. Hansen, & J. Meyer (Eds.), Fifth International Workshop on Smart Healthcare and Wellness Applications (SmartHealth’13) - OzCHI 2013, Nov 25 & 26. Adelaide, South Australia.

  • Calvo, R. A., Pardo, A., Zhao, Y., Klineberg, E., Lam, M., & Steinbeck, K. TransitionMate: a mobile application for chronic illness transition support. In C. Röcker, M. Ziefle, A. Holzinger, K. McGee, S. Hansen, & J. Meyer (Eds.), Fifth International Workshop on Smart Healthcare and Wellness Applications (SmartHealth’13) - OzCHI 2013, Nov 25 & 26. Adelaide, South Australia: ACM.

  • Ming Liu, Rafael A. Calvo, Abelardo Pardo. Tracer: A tool to measure student engagment in writing activities. International Conference on Advanced Learning Technologies (ICALT), IEEE Press, July 2013

  • Rafael A. Calvo, Abelardo Pardo, Dorian Peters, Supporting Emotional Intelligence with automatic sensing of the organization’s affective state. Research Conference on Emotional Intelligence in the Workplace, Ashridge, UK, May 2013.

  • Ming Liu, Rafael A. Calvo, Abelardo Pardo. Visualizing the effect of actions in personal informatics systems. In Proceedings of the CHI Workshop "Personal Informatics in the Wild: Hacking Habits for Health & Happiness", 2013, ACM Press.

  • Carlos Delgado Kloos, Abelardo Pardo, Pedro J. Muñoz-Merino, Israel Gutiérrez, Derick Leony. Learning Analytics @ UC3M. IEEE Global Engineering Education Conference (EDUCON), March, 2013.

  • A. Pardo, M. Pérez-Sanagustín, H. A. Parada G. and D. Leony. "Flip with care". SoLAR Southern Flare Conference, Sydney, 2012.

  • D. Leony, A. Pardo, H. A. Parada G., and C. Delgado Kloos. "A cloud-based architecture for an affective recommender system of learning resources". In International Workshop on Cloud Educational Environments, Ceur Conference Proceedings, Vol. 945, pages 41-46, 2012.

  • D. Leony, A. Pardo, H. A. Parada G., C. Delgado Kloos. "A widget to recommend learning resources based on the learner affective state". Workshop on Motivational and Affective Aspects of Technology Enhanced Learning, Sept. 2012.

  • D. Leony, A. Pardo, L. de la Fuente Valentín, I. Quiñones, C. Delgado Kloos. "Learning analytics in the LMS: Using browser extensions to embed visualizations into a Learning Management System". Workshop "Towards Theory and Practice of Teaching Analytics", Sept. 2012.

  • M. Sheffel, K. Niemann, D. Leony, A. Pardo, H.-Ch. Schmitz, M. Wolpers, C. Delgado Kloos. Key Action Extraction for Learning Analytics. European Conference on Technology Enhanced Learning (ECTEL), pages 320-333, Springer, 2012.

  • Derick Leony, Raquel M. Crespo, Mar Perez-Sanagustín, Hugo A. Parada G., Luis de la Fuente Valentín, Abelardo Pardo. Coverage metrics for learning-event datasets based on client-side monitoring. 1st Workshop on Bootstrapping Learning Analytics (BLA’12) held at the 12th IEEE International Conference on Advanced Learning Technologies (ICALT), July 2012.

  • Sten Govaerts, Katrien Verbert, Erik Duval, Abelardo Pardo. "The Student Activity Meter for Awareness and Self-reflection". ACM SIGCHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems (CHI 2012), pp. 869-884, May 2012, Austin, TX, USA.

  • Derick Leony, Abelardo Pardo, Luis de la Fuente Valentín, David Sánchez de Castro, Carlos Delgado Kloos. "GLASS: A Learning Analytics Visualization Tool". Learning Analytics and Knowledge, LAK 2012, pages 162-163, ACM Press, May 2012.

  • Carlos Delgado Kloos, Carmen Fernández-Panadero, Mª Blanca Ibáñez, Mario Muñoz, Abelardo Pardo. "m-Learning will Disrupt Educational Practices". EDUCON Global Engineering Education Conference. Marrakesh, Morocco, April 2012.

See my complete list of conference and workshop papers.