Miembros University of Oxford

Cristobal Cobo

Cristobal CoboCristobal Cobo is a research fellow at the Oxford Internet Institute. He currently works on the Network of Excellence in Internet Science (European Commission’s Seventh Framework Programme), in the OportUnidad project (Open Educational Resources, ALFA III) as well as in the European Community’s Interreg Atlantic Area Programme ‘K-Network‘ project, focused on creating a strong knowledge sharing and dissemination network in the Atlantic Area to promote the exchange of good practices and implementation strategies for building and exploiting a 21st Century Knowledge and Information Society. In addition, he collaborates on the Socio-Economic Services for European Research Project to study social and economical implication aspects of the Internet (ICT Research in FP7, UE). Invited reviewer at the MIT Press. In 2009 he was visiting researcher at the Centre on Skills, Knowledge and Organisational Performance (SKOPE), University of Oxford, due to a scholarship awarded by the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) and the Social Science Research Council (SSRC).

His second book “Invisible Learning” (co-written with John Moravec) was published by the University of Barcelona in May 2011 and has been presented in several countries. Recent academic collaborations include institutions like the International Development Research Centre (IDRC-Canada); International Labour Organization, MIT Press, InfoDev (WorldBank) – UNESCO, TEDx and European Commission (Seventh Framework Programme). He is supervises master students at Oxford Internet Institute and Department of Education, University of Oxford. He has held lectures in Mexico, all over Latin America, Portugal, United States, Spain, UK, Netherlands and China.

Daniel Villar Onrubia

Daniel VillarDaniel Villar Onrubia is a doctoral student and research assistant at the Oxford Internet Institute, University of Oxford. His research focuses on the role of open educational initiatives and practices in the Higher Education sector. He is interested in the social and cultural implications of ICTs in Higher Education contexts. His work attempts to provide an in-depth understanding of the socio-technical factors that both enable and constrain the provision of open educational resources (OER) at several Spanish universities. In this regard, it focuses on the role of open educational practices in relation to the strategic orientation of universities as well as to the values, attitudes, aims and day-to-day activity of educators.

Daniel holds a BA in Media Studies from the University of Seville (Spain), an MA in Digital Technologies, Information & Communication and a Postgraduate Certificate in e-Learning, both the latter from the Spanish National Distance University - UNED. Prior to coming to the OII he worked at UNIA as coordinator of the area of digital corporate communication. His doctoral studies are partially funded by the Regional Ministry of Innovation and Science of Andalusia and he is grateful for this support. He has been awarded the Oxford-Santander Graduate Award 2011-12.