Ana Maia

Ana Maia
Universidade de Trás-os-Montes e Alto Douro | utad

Ph.D in Didatics of Science and Technologies

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Introduction
Ana Maia currently works at Universidade de Trás-os-Montes e Alto Douro. Ana does research in Educational Technology, Higher Education and Didactics.
Education
September 2009 - September 2011
University of Coimbra
Field of study
  • Educational Sciences

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Publications (19)
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Taking into consideration a current legal Portuguese framework about accessibility requirements for websites and mobile applications of the public sector, we present an e-Learning project aiming to enhance awareness about the need of the development of accessible of Web contents, thus promoting digital inclusion. In this context, in this paper we...
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Experiences with online learning in higher education are increasing in number. This is due to advancements in technology, technological savviness of teachers and students, evolution of teaching practices, and changes in student expectations. That is why understanding learners’ and teachers’ needs, expectations, and perceptions of their proficiency...
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The planning of teaching and learning practices is a critical aspect of education, especially in e-learning. Currently there are formal modeling languages that attempt to systematize the process of representing learning objects. To that end, the most adopted and most robust language until now is the IMS-LD, which has some of its instantiations repr...
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In this paper, we present the work that has been recently developed in University of Trás-os-Montes e Alto Douro (UTAD) to promote teachers’ motivation for the use of technologies in their pedagogical practices. UTAD is a portuguese higher education institution that, despite the initiatives that have been developed since 2010, continues to growth r...
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Planning in education is a process that can determine the success of learning. This has major impact in engineering education, where students have to develop complex competences in order to make decisions that can influence the world and humankind. Teachers are reluctant regarding the effective practice of planning educational processes, identifyin...
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Mechanical maintenance of F-16 engines is carried out as a team effort involving 3–4 skilled engine technicians, but the details of its procedures and requisites change constantly, to improve safety, optimize resources, and respond to knowledge learned from field outcomes. This provides a challenge for development of training simulators, since simu...
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Based on the quantitative and qualitative analysis of collected data, this work examines energy engineering students’ perceptions towards web-based peer assessment, distinguishing their role as reviewers and as feedback receivers. It analyses the type of feedback in an attempt to evaluate students’ written communication skills and identifies which...
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Taking in account the conclusions of our previous case-study in the civil engineering course at UTAD (University of Trás-os-Montes e Alto Douro, Vila Real, Portugal) this work presents the results of a case study in an energy engineering undergraduate course. Based on the quantitative and qualitative analysis of collected data, it examines students...
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This paper is about the development of 3D simulators for supplementary instruction in professional training with complex learning tasks and material, human and economic constraints. We present a theoretical framework describing and explaining how a simulator can support the fundamental interaction dynamics in learning settings (interaction with rea...
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This demonstration proposal aims to present a 3D multi-user training simulator, developed in the 3D OpenSimulator virtual world platform, in order to enable the practice and training of mechanical maintenance for F-16 engines, specifically the installation of a Pratt & Whitney F100 engine in a F-16 aircraft -a process that requires three skilled en...
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Peer-assessed online collaborative writing is of growing importance for higher education. Based on the quantitative and qualitative analysis of collected data, this work presents the results of a case study in a graduate civil engineering course at the University of Trás-os-Montes e Alto Douro, Vila Real, Portugal. After an overall presentation of...
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In this paper, we present the user experience design of Young Europeans for Democracy (YED) serious application. Facing the actually need to support young citizens understanding and participation in Europe, schools have a key role on European studies integration. Accordingly to the growing opportunities of applying technology for training and educa...
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Mechanical maintenance of F-16 engines is carried out as a team effort involving 3 to 4 skilled engine technicians. This paper presents the development of a mechanical maintenance simulator for their training. This simulator aims to enable technician training to be enhanced with cooperation and context prior to the training phase with actual physic...
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Peer-assessed online collaborative writing is of growing importance in recent research on higher education. Based on the analysis of quantitative and qualitative collected data, this paper presents the results of an exploratory case study in a graduate civil engineering course at the University of Trás-os-Montes e Alto Douro, Portugal. After an ove...
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With the goal of lessening barriers to the learning of advanced programming techniques, we put into place a trial which required students to get involved with online communities of programmers. Using a course assignment on software architecture styles, students had study a problem, find basis for a tentative approach, and discuss it online with pro...
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This paper presents a preliminary approach for implementing e-learning/b-learning pedagogical practices at the University of Trás-os-Montes e Alto Douro (UTAD), North-eastern Portugal. It is a low-resource, middle-out approach, based on the creation of "pivot" teachers at each UTAD subunit, supported by consultancy services. It was initiated in Sep...
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Resumo: A Universidade de Trás-os-Montes e Alto Douro (UTAD) encontra-se a desenvolver um projecto-piloto para implementação do e-learning/b-learning nas práticas pedagógicas dos seus docentes. O suporte técnico, aspectos motivacionais, organizacionais e competências tecnológicas dos docentes são factores determinantes para o sucesso da inclusão da...

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5 partners from 4 EU Countries (Italy, Portugal, Turkey e Greece) TARGET: University students, higher education and cultural institutions local communities ACTIONS: - Designing a blended course on digital cultural heritage - Developing local projects for the digital valorization of cultural heritage - International workshops for max. 10 participants from each country
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In 2017, ISA Lille was awarded an Erasmus+ Key Action 02 grant for a project on Smart Farming (Precision Agriculture) and new technologies. This three-year program (2017-2018) focuses on cooperation for innovation and the exchange of good practices at the European level. More information: https://erasmusplus-smart-farming.eu/
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Estabelecer uma infraestrutura de educação a distância que permita às instituições do consórcio UNorte.pt a criação e a oferta articulada de um portefólio de formação, admitindo a creditação interinstitucional, capaz de responder aos desafios previstos para os próximos cinco anos, tanto na área da formação conferente de grau, quanto na da educação contínua e informal.