Curriculum Vitae

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Name: Bertha Adriana  D’ AlbaMail: adrianadalba@yahoo.co.uk

adrianadalba@hotmail.com

ACADEMICS

PHD in Educational Computing, University of North Texas (2012). USA

Certification in Museum Education, UNT (2011). USA

Masters in Digital Animation 2D/3D at the Glasgow School of Art (June 2007). Scotland

Graphic Design. Bachelors Degree, Facultad de Arquitectura y Diseño, UAEM, 1994. México

LANGUAGES

Spanish, English

PUBLICATIONS AND CONFERENCE PRESENTATIONS

 D’ Alba, A. & Jones, G. (In review, 2012) Analyzing the effects of a 3D online virtual museum in visitors’ discourse, attitudes, preferences, and knowledge acquisition. In K. Nettleton and L. Lennex (Eds.) Cases on 3D Technology Application and Integration in Education. IGI Global

Jones, G. & D’ Alba, A. (In review, 2012) Measuring the Effectiveness of a 3D Virtual Online Museum. International Journal of Virtual and Personal Learning Environments (IJVPLE)

Jones, G. & D’ Alba, A. (2012) Measuring the Effectiveness of a 3D Virtual Online Museum. Presented at the roundtable session titled “Research explorations in the use of virtual worlds for learning” at AERA Conference, 2012

D’ Alba, A., Jones, G. & Abraham, B. (2012). Comparing the effectiveness and knowledge acquisition between a 3D virtual and a traditional museum exhibit. In P. Resta (Ed.), Proceedings of Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference 2012 (pp. 1707-1710). Chesapeake, VA: AACE.

D’ Alba, A., Najmi, A., Gratch, J., Bigenho, C. (2010) Virtual Learning Environments: The oLTECx, a study of participant attitudes and experiences. International Journal for Gaming and Computer Mediated Simulations (IJGCMS) 3 (1) pp. 33-50

 D’Alba, A., Gratch, J. & Jones, G. (2010). Student’s Technology Preferences and the new Online Learning Technologies Experience (oLTECx). In Proceedings of World Conference on Educational Multimedia, Hypermedia and Telecommunications 2010 (pp. 1653-1657). Chesapeake, VA: AACE.

D’Alba, B.A. & Gratch, J. (2010). oLTECx: a 3D virtual department tour for Prospective students. In Proceedings of World Conference on Educational Multimedia, Hypermedia and Telecommunications 2010 (p. 3318). Chesapeake, VA: AACE.

D’Alba, A. & Jones, G (2009). From real to virtual museums: making the transition. In Proceedings of World Conference on Educational Multimedia, Hypermedia and Telecommunications 2009, VA:AACE

AWARDS

Graduate Students International award, UNT 2012

Outstanding Technology PHD Student Award, UNT 2011

Outstanding International Graduate Student Award, UNT 2011

 

GRANTS  AND FUNDING

2010 – 2011

Museums and 3D educational virtual environments. Joint UAEM-UNT research funding. USA-Mexico. More info:  http://courseweb.unt.edu/gjones/museum/index.html

2009

Teaching assistant for the Global challenge Grant awarded to the UNT College of Education.

May 2010

Student Travel  award, UNT.

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

UNT 3D Learning Environment Research lab (2008 to date)

Research assistant. Working on different projects involving online environments for learning and education. Advising graduate students with their coursework.

Mexicana de Software, México DF (2000 – 2002)

Design Manager

Duties: Design and keeping company’s trade mark, web pages design for customers, organization of marketing internal and external events in product launching, marks repositioning in market, attention to suppliers.

Editorial Red (Xsalir portal) (1999 – 2000)

Design Manager

Duties: Design and maintenance of company’s website, design of web microsites, everyday updating of diferent sections of the website, attention to suppliers.

Desarrollo en Sistemas de Informática (1996 – 1999)

Graphic Designer

Duties: Design and keeping company’s trade mark, web pages design for customers, organization of marketing internal and external events for the company, attention to suppliers.

TEACHING EXPERIENCE

University of North Texas

CECS/LTEC 1100 Computer applications (Spring 2010)

Teaching assistant. EDSP 5560 Assistive technology (Spring 2010)

Teaching assistant. EDSP 5510 Educational appraisal of exceptional Learners (Fall 2009). Spanish online course to students in Ecuador. This class was part of the Global Challenge Grant awarded to Dr. Tandra Tyler-Wood

Teaching assistant. EDSP 5720 Analysis of Research in Special Education (Fall 2009). Spanish online course to students in Ecuador. This class was part of the Global Challenge Grant awarded to Dr. Tandra Tyler-Wood

Facultad de Arquitectura y Diseño, UAEM (2002 to 2005)

Assistant professor of Imagology, Basic Computing (Indesign software), Computing I (Illustrator software), II (Photoshop software) III (Dreamweaver and Flash software), and Graphic Organization courses.

 Instituto Universitario del Estado de México, IUEM (2002 to 2005)

Assistant professor of Multimedia I (advanced Flash software) and II (Premiere Software) Courses, Visual Communication, Digital Press, Digital Image I and II, Computing I, II and II courses.

ADITIONAL COURSES AND SEMINARS

“Complexity and imagology of subject and object”, UAEM 2003. Quick learning, UAEM 2003. Integration in design teaching, UAEM 2003. Microteaching, UAEM 2003. How to develop positive attitudes in students, UAEM 2003

MEMBERSHIPS

American Educational Research Association

Society for Information Technology and Teacher Education

Phi Kappa Phi Honors Society

SOFTWARE

Autodesk Maya and 3Dsmax, Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator, Premiere, After Effects, Flash, Dreamweaver, Microsoft Office, Macintosh and PC platforms. Learning management systems. SPSS and Nvivo.