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New York, USA
 | Speaker at the Learning Ideas Conference 2024 | June 12-14
Manchester, UK | Speaker at the BERA Conference 2024 and WERA Focal Meeting | September 8-12

Curriculum Vitae

Elvis Ortega-Ochoa

Researcher on Empathic Pedagogical Conversational Agents

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Formación
Education

Ph. D. Student in Education and ICT, Master’s Degree in Education and ICT, Specialist in Quality Management in Education and BSc. in Basic Education.

Trayectoria
Experience

Predoctoral Researcher, Instructional Designer, Former Chief Executive Officer and Co-Founder of MED3 Educational Solutions. Former Tutor at the National University of Education.

Ponencias
Speaker

Speaker in conferences, seminars and webinars related to the field of education and ICT (e-learning). Scientific advances have been published in books and international journals.

Education

Formación
  • Study period: September 2020 – February 2022.
  • Level: Postgraduate Degree.
  • Area: Education and ICT.
  • Center: Universitat Oberta de Catalunya (UOC), privately owned.
  • Country/City: Spain – Barcelona.
  • Comments: Grant holder of the UOC-SEGIB agreement.
  • Study period: April 2020 – May 2021.
  • Level: Postgraduate Degree.
  • Area: Educational Management.
  • Center: National University of Education (UNAE), of publicly owned.
  • Country/City: Ecuador – Azogues.
  • Study period: September 2011 – July 2014.
  • Level: High School.
  • Area: Computer Science.
  • Center: Educational Unit Remigio Romero y Cordero, of publicly owned.
  • Country/City: Ecuador – Cuenca.

Specialized Training:

  • Study period: March 13 – 15, 2024.
  • Training purpose:

    Upon successful completion of the course, I have acquired a comprehensive understanding of:

    1. NLP Methods: Understand the most important concepts of NLP and how LLMs compare to other NLP methods.
    2. Transformers and BERT: You will dive deep into transformer architecture, with a particular focus on BERT and its practical applications in NLP.
    3. Large Language Models (LLMs): Mastery of LLM fundamentals, their roles in NLP, and practical uses.as sentiment analysis, language translation, and text summarization.
    4. Hugging Face Tools: Proficiency in using Hugging Face’s cutting-edge tools, libraries, and APIs will empower you to harness the full potential of LLMs for tasks like text generation, question-answering, and more.
    5. Real-World Use Cases: You will develop the capability to identify and apply NLP and LLM techniques in real-world scenarios.
    6. Ethical Concerns: Understanding the ethical considerations surrounding LLMs is critical in today’s data-driven world.
  • Training manager: Barcelona School of Economics
  • Country/City: Spain – Barcelona.
  • Study period: June 25, 2023 – July 14, 2023.
  • Training purpose: Courses: (1) Coding Bootcamp in Python and R and (2) Deep Learning and Applications.
  • Training manager: Barcelona School of Economics
  • Country/City: Spain – Barcelona.
  • Study period: June 3, 2023 – June 10, 2023.
  • Training purpose: The summer school offers five types of workshops. Thematic workshops cover one or multiple wide or narrow areas of TEL research or practice. The topics of the workshops change year by year, driven by community interest. Some of the most common topics are listed below. Methodological workshops focus on different research methodologies that can be applied in various contexts of TEL research, such as systematic reviews, design-based research, statistics for TEL, field studies, and many others. Soft-skills workshops cover topics such as academic writing, dissemination & communication, or presentation skills. Informal learning sessions encourage active participation and allow participants to present their work, bring up their questions and challenges, without any restriction to specific topics. Career workshops usually target late-stage PhD candidates and focus on opportunities for PhD graduates in both academia and business. Keynotes presented by established researchers cover central themes as well as frontiers topics.
  • Training manager: European Association of Technology Enhanced Learning (EATEL) and the Department of Information and Communications Engineering, at the Faculty of Computer Science of the University of Murcia.
  • Country/City: Spain – Murcia.

Experience

Trayectoria
  • Period: March 2023 – present.
  • Country: Germany.
  • Functional Area: Research.
  • Period: February 2023 – present.
  • Country: Spain.
  • Functional area: Teaching.
  • Courses:
    TFG – Project Management (12 ECTS) – Computer Engineering Degree
  • Period: October 2022 – present.
  • Country: Spain.
  • Functional Area: Research.
  • Period: August 2022 – September 2022.
  • Country: Ecuador.
  • Functional area: Teaching.
  • Period: April 2022 – September 2022.
  • Country: Ecuador.
  • Functional Area: Management and Research.
  • Functions:
    • Under the direction of respective management, prepare student-oriented materials and content for online and hybrid instruction.
    • Select the best instructional strategies, measurable course articulation and lesson learning outcomes.
    • Advocate and research best practices for teaching and learning.
    • Identify and analyze problems that occur during the educational process and develop and implement possible solutions to these problems.
    • Review courses during the design, development, and delivery phases to ensure that the design is pedagogical and instructional.
    • Incorporate innovative methods for content delivery in online, hybrid, and in-person environments using appropriate technologies.
    • Work with responsible management to develop a robust, ongoing professional development program for internal and external clients.
    • Analyze and evaluate new instructional tools and technologies, and recommend appropriate tools and approaches to improve course design and delivery.
    • Ensure online educational resources are accessible, up-to-date, and functioning properly.
    • Manage special projects, as appropriate.
    • Perform other duties as assigned.
  • Period: March 2017 – December 2021.
  • Country: Ecuador.
  • Functional Area: Management, Teaching, and Research.
  • Functions: elaboration, planning and evaluation of actions oriented to provide particular classes, academic reinforcement, tutorial action and accomplishment of tasks in all the educational levels in a presential, semi-presential and virtual way.
  • Period: a. November 2019 – March 2020. b. July – December 2020. c. May – October 2021
  • Country: Ecuador.
  • Functional Area: Teaching and Research.
  • Functions:
    • Support to the activities performed by the academic staff.
    • Tutoring of pre-professional practices, direction of practical and laboratory learning, under the coordination of a professor.
    • Other management activities carried out with the ordinary academic processes of the institution.
    • Other activities defined by the immediate supervisor.
  • Period: August 2019 – October 2019.
  • Country: Ecuador.
  • Functional Area: Teaching.
  • Functions: tutor and teacher of Mathematics of basic superior and high school.
  • Period: April 2018 – June 2019.
  • Country: Ecuador.
  • Functional Area: Teaching
  • Functions: help, accompaniment and experimentation of the Pre-professional Practice.
  • Period: April 2015 – April 2015.
  • Country: Ecuador.
  • Functional Area: Teaching.
  • Functions: training of new high school students to take the Ser Bachiller exam.

Speaker

Ponencias
  • Date of the event: June 2024.
  • Area: Education and ICT.
  • Center: Learning Ideas Conference.
  • Country/City: United States – New York.
  • Date of the event: June 2024.
  • Area: Education and ICT.
  • Center: ITeG Brown Bag Seminar.
  • Country/City: Germany – Kassel.
  • Date of the event: June 2022.
  • Area: Education and ICT.
  • Center: Learning Ideas Conference.
  • Country/City: Unidad States – New York.
  • Date of the event: March 2021.
  • Area: Education and ICT.
  • Center: Coach Group Ecuador.
  • Country/City: Ecuador – Loja.
  • Date of the event: May 2020.
  • Area: Pedagogy.
  • Center: Training Center MED3 Educational Solutions.
  • Country/City: Ecuador – Francisco de Orellana.
Papers

Papers

Some of the papers were published, here you can review those and the other papers.

Other Merits

  • Period: March 13, 2023 – March 29, 2023.
  • Merit Type: Academic – Congress organization.
  • Center: iSchools Inc.
  • Country: Spain.
  • Scope: International.

Curriculum Vitae

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