Daniel Burgos

Daniel Burgos (Universidad Internacional de la Rioja)

About the Chairholder

Prof. Dr. Daniel Burgos works as Full Professor of Education & Communication Technologies, as Vice-chancellor for Knowledge Transfer & Technology (http://transfer.unir.net), as UNESCO Chair on eLearning, and as ICDE Chair in Open Educational Resources at Universidad Internacional de La Rioja (UNIR), a young 100% online university with over 32.000 students, 1.000 lecturers, 300 researchers, and premises in Spain, Colombia, México, Ecuador, Bolivia and Argentina. He also leads the recently created Research Institute of Innovation & Technology in Education (UNIR iTED), at the same university. At UNIR, he has worked as Vice-chancellor for Research & Technology [2011-2016], with an overall production as university of over 400 indexed-journal papers and 25 research projects, by 320 researchers.

In addition, he was the founder Dean of the School of Engineering [2009-2014] with 10 bachelor and master degrees, 1.000 students, 200 faculty members and 3M Euros of turnover/year. Previously, he was Director of Education Sector and Head of eLearning, User Experience and eInclusion Labs at the Research & Innovation Department of Atos (formerly Atos Origin: www.atos.net), Spain, since 2007, and as assistant professor at the Open University of the Netherlands (Welten Institute). Altogether, he has designed, implemented and-or led over 40 EU-funded research projects and 35 private-funded research, innovation & development projects. His interests are mainly focused on Educational Technology and Innovation from a practical approach and a clear engagement with stakeholders, and specially with end-users: Adaptive/Personalised and Informal eLearning, Open Education and Open policies, Learning Analytics, Social Networks, eGames, and eLearning Specifications.

He has published over 100 scientific papers and 15 books on these matters. He is or has been involved in a number of European R&D projects like, i.e. Espaq, Qareer, Intuitel, Hotel, eMundus, Edumotion, Virtual Mobility Passport, EU-University Social Responsibility, IntelLEO, Go-MyLife, Grapple, Unfold, TenCompetence, EU4ALL, NiHao, Kaleidoscope, Suma, Sister, ComeIn, et cetera. He is the only researcher who has worked in all the Networks of Excellence of Framework VII, about Technology-enhanced Learning (ProLearn, Kaleidoscope, Stellar, and Gala). He was founder and Exec Board member of the European association for eLearning Telearc, the European Community of eLearning TELEurope, the Spanish association for eLearning TELspain, and the Mediterranean Network for Open Education OpenMed, which works with Arab and South-European countries to produce and foster Open Education national declarations, actions plans and support activities. He also leads the Spanish pilot of the only Competitiveness and Innovation Framework Programme (CIP) project on encouraging STEM subjects in K-12 (Inspiring Science Education, http://www.inspiringscience.eu), with a practical implementation with over 5.000 schools across the 28 countries of the European Union.

He has been appointed as special assistant of the Director General of UNESCO, Ms. Irina Bokova, in the role of deputy chair (2016) and chair (2017) of the international jury for the UNESCO King Hamad Bin Isa Al Khalifa Prize for the Use of ICTs in Education. He holds degrees in Communication (PhD), Computer Science (Dr. Ing), Education (PhD), Anthropology (PhD) and Business Administration (DBA).

About the Chair

The mission of this joint effort between UNESCO, ICDE and UNIR is to facilitate the international adoption and improvement of techniques, strategies, methodologies, tools and resources, on Educational Technologies and Open Educational Resources. UNIR aims at building a bridge between Europe, Latin America and countries from other continents, facilitating cooperation actions in order to create a strong international eLearning team work. Facilitating North-South cooperation, the project fosters the creation, exchange and transfer of eLearning knowledge and good practices, ensuring a broader access to scientific and technical knowledge and its wider dissemination, especially in developing countries.

Relevant projects

2016-2017 IPTS-JRC-Open Policies. A Member States Case Studies on Policies for Opening up Education. Contract number: 930419-2016 A08-ES

2015-2018 Qareer (Quality Assurance of Career Services in Higher Education). Erasmus+. Project number: 2015-1-R001-KA203-014972 2015-2018

OpenMed (A bottom-up approach for opening up education in South-Mediterranean countries). Erasmus+. Contract: 2015-3166/001-001 2015-2018

Espaq (Enhancing Students Participation in Quality Assurance in Armenian HE). Tempus. Contract: 2013-4615/001-001 2014-2017

Social Seducement (Embracing vulnerability in entrepreneurship development).Erasmus+. Contract: 2014-1-UK01-KA200-001830 2013-2015

Virtual Mobility Passport. Implementing Recognition of Virtual Mobility and OER Learning through a Learning Passport (LLP-Erasmus, Grant Agreement: 2013-3719/001-001. Project number: 540476. 2013-2015) 2013-2015 eMundus.

Fostering international Higher Education collaboration though ICT and open education (LLP-Erasmus Mundus, Grant Agreement: 2013-2508/001-001. Project number: 545766. 2013-2015) 2012-2015

INTUITEL, Intelligent Tutoring Interface for Technology Enhanced Learning (FP7 Programme-ICT-Call 8, Grant Agreement: 318496. 2012-2015) 2012-2015 Inspiring Science Education (http://www.inspiringscience.eu)

Large Scale Experimentation Scenarios to Mainstream eLearning in Science, Mathematics and Technology in Primary and Secondary Schools (ICT PSP sixth call for proposals 2012, Grant Agreement: 325123. 2012-2015)

Relevant publications

  1. Burgos, D., & Corbí, A. (2017). Transgenic learning: towards a rule-based eLearning recommendation model for massive enrollment (Junhong Xiao trans.). The Chinese Journal of Distance Education (former Distance Education in China), 7. DOI:10.13541/j.cnki.chinade.20170522.003
  2. De-LaFuente-Valentín, L. & Burgos, D. (2017) Prototype Implementation: Compatibility to Existing Learning Formats, 122-128. In Fuchs, K. & Henning, P.A. (Eds) (2017) Computer-Driven Instructional Design with INTUITEL: An Intelligent Tutoring Interface for Technology-Enhanced Learning. Ed: Rajeev Ranjan Prasad.
  3. Nascimbeni, F., & Burgos, D. (2016). In Search for the Open Educator: Proposal of a Definition and a Framework to Increase Openness Adoption Among University Educators. The International Review of Research in Open and Distributed Learning, 17(6).
  4. Crespo, R. G., Espada, J. P., & Burgos, D. (2016). Social4all: Definition of specific adaptations in Web applications to improve accessibility. Computer Standards & Interfaces, 48, 1-9.
  5. Corbí, A, & Burgos, D. (2016). OERaaS: Open educational resources as a service with the help of virtual containers. IEEE Latin America Transactions, 14(6)
  6. Bacsich, P., Nascimbeni, F., Atenas, J., Aceto, S. & Burgos, D. (2017) Policies for Opening Up Education in Europe: case studies on 28 Member States. Seville, Spain: Joint Research Centre. European Commission
  7. Burgos, D. (2016). ARII-eL: An Adaptive, Informal and Interactive eLearning Ontology Network, 507-518. In Sun, S. L., Tallón-Ballesteros, A. J., & Pamučar, D. S. (Eds.). (2016). Fuzzy Systems and Data MiningII: Proceedings of FSDM 2016 (Vol. 293). IOS Press.






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