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Manuel Blázquez

Manuel Blázquez
IES Ramiro de Maeztu · Department of Technology and ICT

Industrial Engineer

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February 2011 - present
Universidad Antonio de Nebrija
Position
  • Didactics in Technology and Science
January 2011 - present
UIBS United International Business Schools
Position
  • Professor of Production Management and eBusiness
January 2010 - present
National Distance Education University
Position
  • Collaboration researcher
Description
  • Doctorate studies in progress
Education
September 2000 - June 2008
Escuela Técnica Superior de Ingeniería Industrial, UNED
Field of study
  • Engineering in Electronics
September 1987 - June 1990
Univeridad Pontificia de Comillas
Field of study
  • Engineering

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Publications (66)
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Educational continuity has been made possible by the fact that teacher education and teacher collaboration systems have evolved rapidly to provide teachers with the knowledge and skills they need both to adopt new pedagogies and to support students and their families during the pandemic. Therefore, it is recommended that the ongoing professional de...
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It is not necessary to change the teaching to the taste of women, or any other group that is currently less represented. This is mainly because the notion of a science for under-represented women or minorities is meaningless and unfounded. What we must be aware of is that there is great potential in diversity. Cultural, social and gender diversity...
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In this work, a cost-effective sine pulse-width modulation (SPWM) control of an inverter has been implemented using Arduino UNO microcontroller, which can be used with various power stages. The proposed model is focused on power electronics training or learning. It allows users to practice the control of an inverter without the need to be in a face...
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Computational Thinking is a competence that is developed more in the last few years. This is due to the multitude of benefits it has in the classroom. Throughout this article we show a series of activities that promote the development of Computational Thinking using tools that allow visual block programming. The particularity of these activities is...
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This paper presents findings on participants of a massive open online course named "Educational Robotics for all" developed under Open edX platform. The document describes the organization and structure of the MOOC and some of its preliminary results. As an example, Module 2 about Gender and STEAM is presented and discussed.
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Today's society is facing new challenges and opportunities that demand professional profiles specialized in problem solving, with the ability to innovate and exploit the possibilities offered by information and communication technologies (ICTs). Far from being a novelty, the term STEM was coined in the mid-1990s. From then until now, there are a mu...
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The use of information and communication technologies in the process of learning through technological resources can be strongly motivating for students. The use of appropriate digital content through simulations and animations can facilitate the understanding of complex content. In this work, the incidence of the use of technological devices by st...
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Robotics and computational thinking are valuable tools for developing the pedagogy of science, technology, engineering, arts, and mathematics (STEAM), and for promoting the inclusion and integration of diverse groups of students. There is a multitude of robotic teaching tools at our disposal intended to promote innovation and motivation of students...
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Some engineering concepts have been proven to be very important not only in engineering degrees but in several areas. This knowledge is difficult to grasp under certain circumstances, and sometimes prior training is needed. This is a special challenge in full or part remote education. Simulations may help in this area, but truly experimental lab pr...
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Today's educational needs require tools with neither geographical nor temporal restrictions. These tools also have to help students to reach the knowledge and provide them with the skills that the labor market demands. To achieve this goal, the technical areas rely on the contribution that laboratory practices provide. However, traditional laborato...
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This paper presents an extension of the VISIR Remote Laboratory to support the IoT Technologies. By means of this new extension, the users of the remote laboratory can experiment by programming an ARM device (a raspberry Pi) and interact with sensors and actuators. Furthermore, all the characteristics of VISIR are still preserved. Therefore, the us...
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New social learning demands are fostered by continuous learning culture and self-learning environments. This demanding scenario requires ubiquitous educational environments without temporal restrictions. For these reasons, educational institutions increasingly rely on remote laboratories (RLs) as educational tools in order to provide real-world exp...
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Today, there are a multitude of initiatives that favor the learning of Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) and educational robotics (ER). Thanks to the available means, it is very easy to access a wide variety of tools based on programmable hardware. Although there are many options, most of them either require a high economic i...
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The research work hereby presented shows some findings about the different ways used by girls and boys, at secondary school, to assimilate the electricity concepts and electric magnitudes to be able to design and assemble electric circuits. The methodology applied to learning, the cognitive‐motor model (CMM), is also presented, and it is based on t...
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VISIR remote lab, designed as a learning tool in subjects related with Electricity and Electronics in undergraduate and graduate courses, has unlikely been used in secondary school technology teaching up today. In the following document, a research work is presented in order to show the development, implementation and learning outcomes of an educat...
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We present an activity framed within the European Robotics Week event. Robotics and computational practice are ideal tools for developing science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) pedagogy. A modular and adaptive hands‐on workshop is described in detail. The workshop is based on multiplatform educational robotics content as a first s...
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The STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) field in general, and Engineering, suffer from a lack of diversity. Yet there is growing evidence that more diverse organizations are more successful and effective. There is also a global shortage of STEM and engineering skills that can be tackled by addressing the lack of diversity in the...
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There are many necessities that need to be improved in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) education. The robotics represents a promising educational tool. Nowadays, robotic education tools arise with the aim of promoting the innovation and the motivation of the students during the learning process. Robots are becoming more common in o...
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InnoEscuela es más que una experiencia de aprendizaje. Se trata de una metodología estructurada especialmente desarrollada para asistir a los profesores y alumnos de las áreas tecnológicas e informáticas en Educación Secundaria, mediante la cual los alumnos trabajan un amplio rango de temáticas enfocadas hacia la Innovación. La metodología se basa...
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TAEE conferences, which was begun in 1996 edition, has provided a great amount of technical and educational papers. After 11 editions and 22 years of existence, it can be said that, TAEE conferences and the Association responsible of their organization is more than a meeting about Electronics Education among teachers, professors, technicians, engin...
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The use of remote laboratories has been received with great interest in secondary schools since these resources are seen as a great chance to convert into practice theoretical contents, especially in areas such as electronics, robotics or control systems. In this publication the benefits from their usage and the rationale for the inclusion of these...
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InnoEscuela is more than a learning experience, a programmed methodology to implement courses related to Technology and Computing which follows an innovative way of teaching. The methodology focuses on Project-based learning and team work. Students organize themselves in teams which are called innovative enterprises and they have to decide to creat...
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The use of educational games in an academic context seems to be a superb alternative to traditional learning activities, such as drill-type exercises, in order to engage 21 st -century students. Consequently, this work tries to raise the following objectives: analyze the effectiveness of game-based learning, characterize game elements that may cont...
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The use of marking and labeling standards in digital objects is a process widely implemented for managing knowledge. This article aims to explain the work undertaken in the Electronics and Computer Engineering Department at UNED as a way to take advantage and reuse the department resources, such as annotations, problems, solutions, schemes, article...
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Bilingual English education is increasing in Spain, and especially in Madrid Region. The number of Universities, High Schools and Primary School is higher each year and the demand from Society about this kind of education has made the amount of students involved to grow up exponentially throughout the last decade. In the present paper, the experien...
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The current project is the practical, constructive and didactical implementation of a wind tunnel in the Physics and Technology lab at the Institute of Secondary Education "Ramiro de Maeztu" in Madrid intended for practical use for high school students.
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There is an idea that engineering degrees are experiencing a decrease in number of students. This is a fact that has concerned many worldwide engineering societies. The reasons may be based in a loss of motivation among students to begin a difficult career, in spite of great expectations jobs proposed from the society. However, this paper offers so...
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In Universities and other academic organizations have been saying that the number of students in Engineering masters and grades have been reduced. That means that fewer people will be working as engineers in the future. This is a fact that has alarmed Education Societies and Engineering Associations all over the world. Some reasons could be extract...
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The presented document introduces the work carried out in the management of digital information as learning objects. To introduce the full process done over the original documentation, some stages like recovery, manipulation, unification, labeling, and processing of digital files have been implemented. The developed process has been deployed for th...
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The use of technical articles in scientific and academic scopes is a well-known way to extend new creations and researching jobs throughout the world, mainly as a communication medium of knowledge among educational professionals. Nowadays, with no doubt, the Internet, is the usual way to spread any kind of documentation. Authors send the contents o...
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The social network analysis (SNA) is an approach that can be applied as a complement to other analysis (such as statistical) in order to obtain other valuable information. The social network analysis has been used in several initiatives showing that it is an approach that can contribute in building the semantic web. Within the project Technologies...
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This paper contents the work carried out about recovering, manipulating, unificating, labeling and processing of documents developed within the congresses of TAEE (Technologies Applied to the Teaching of Electronics). The process developed consists in the creation of digital objects and documents arising from the extraction of metadata that define...
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La reutilización de objetos educativos permite la elaboración de materias y cursos con diverso enfoque a partir de la integración de elementos diseñados de forma genérica. Por tanto, estos elementos u objetos educativos, han de estar localizables y accesibles en repositorios. Dicha localización y accesibilidad son propiedades compartidas por el pro...
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Los diseñadores instruccionales emplean un tiempo y muchos recursos de forma considerable para la adquisición, desarrollo y vinculación de los contenidos educativos. Estas acciones resultan realmente valiosas para la comunidad académica si los materiales se integran posteriormente en otras experiencias y contextos. Por esta razón, los recursos de c...
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Abstract—Las nuevas tecnologías aplicadas en la enseñanza a distancia suponen un gran avance en la publicación y localización delos contenidos. Herramientas orientadas al educador van a permitir crear contenidos digitales con una riqueza mucho mayor ala,conocida hasta ahora con un coste de mantenimiento inferior. Los estándares educativos, reposito...
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High quality content is not easy to find. Search engines are not suited for this task because they only follow hyperlinks. This technique is often ineffective at finding e-learning resources. Learning objects are the answer to sharing, reusing and locating educational materials. Additional descriptions represented in form of metadata are required t...
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Resumen. El presente documento tiene por objeto la presentación de un proceso de explotación de un conjunto de datos procedentes de las ponencias de todos los congresos de Tecnologías Aplicadas a la Enseñanza de la Electrónica (TAEE), los cuales han sido tratados y reconvertidos en objetos educativos y de aprendizaje. En el proceso de manipulación...
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MUVIES 2000, siguiendo con el proyecto del curso anterior, quiere dar a conocer las producciones audiovisuales de estudiantes de materias relacionadas con la imagen. Los objetivos son ampliar el horizonte geográfico de los alumnos mediante el conocimiento directo o a través de los medios de comunicación de otros centros educativos de la Comunidad d...
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Con el proyecto se pretende estudiar la historia de la tecnología de la imagen, desde los comienzos hasta la actualidad. Los objetivos son fomentar el trabajo en equipo entre alumnos y profesores; llevar a cabo pequeñas investigaciones manejando diversas fuentes de información; tomar conciencia del cambio continuo del conocimiento científico y la t...
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Este proyecto, de carácter interdisciplinar, tiene como objetivo fundamental que los alumnos reflexionen sobre la influencia de la publicidad en el consumo y la repercusión de este último en la degradación del medio ambiente. Se estudian los distintos tipos de publicidad, los productos que más se consumen y las consecuencias negativas del consumo s...

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According to the relation between output power and input power a simple machine is difficult to develop. A rectifier circuit could approach 70%. There's no device at 100% Is there a device whose performance is about 90%?