Brenda Cecilia Padilla Rodriguez

Brenda Padilla

Contact

Email: bcp4 [at] le.ac.uk

Website: http://brendapadilla.wordpress.com/

Research interests

I am interested in elearning design, creation, implementation and evaluation in organizational contexts. I am currently focusing on online interaction and its relationship to training effectiveness. I am happy to compare notes and share information with other researchers.

About me

I graduated Cum Laude from the University of Monterrey (UDEM), Mexico, with a Bachelor of Psychology in 2006. My thesis was on applications of Industrial/Organizational Psychology, focusing on employee permanence, turnover, recruitment and selection.

While studying, I was doing an internship in the Human Capital and Development Department of a large company (+6,000 employees). I was in charge of managing their online training system and supporting online students. I also helped in the design of face-to-face courses. I worked there for three years.

In 2007 I received a national scholarship and studied a Master in Science with the option of Cognition and Education at the Faculty of Psychology of the Autonomous University of Nuevo Leon (UANL), Mexico. My thesis was titled: “Relationships between affect, attitude, and the effectiveness of an online training system”. I graduated Magna Cum Laude in 2009 and became a teacher for undergraduate Psychology students at UANL.

In 2010 I was awarded a state scholarship to study the PhD in eLearning and Learning Technologies at the Beyond Distance Research Alliance (now the Institute of Learning Innovation) of the University of Leicester, UK.

Projects

PhD work

On June 13, 2014, I officially and successfully completed my PhD studies. My thesis title is: Instructional interactions and online course effectiveness at a large Mexican organisation.

Book Chapter
Articles
  • Padilla Rodriguez, B. C. & Armellini, A. (in press). Applying the interaction equivalency theorem to online courses in a large organisation. Journal of Interactive Online Learning.
  • Padilla Rodriguez, B. C. & Adams, J. (in press). Acceptance of online degrees by undergraduate Mexican students. International Journal on E-Learning, 13(2).
Conferences and Workshops
  • Fernandez Cardenas, J. M. & Padilla Rodriguez, B. C. (2012, October). Developing professional competence at a Mexican organization: Legitimate peripheral participation and the role of technology. Presented at the 3rd International Conference on Education and Educational Psychology (ICEEPSY), Istambul, Turkey.
  • Armellini, A., Moseley, A., Hayes, N., Sweeney, D., Padilla Rodriguez, B. C., Conole, G. & Beard, J. (2012, September). An inclusive review of current uses of the institutional VLE y staff and students at the University of Leicester. Presented at the Association for Learning Technology Conference (ALT-C), Manchester, United Kingdom.
  • Padilla Rodriguez, B. C. (2011, October). Taller: Usos académicos de Twitter [Workshop: Academic uses of Twitter]. Presented at the Symposium of Education and Technology, hosted by the Universidad Autonoma de Nuevo Leon, Monterrey, Mexico.
  • Padilla Rodriguez, B. C. (2011, October). Taller: Aprendizaje electrónico y recursos educativos en línea [Workshop: Electronic learning and educational resources online]. Presented at Yazaki Corporation. Monterrey, Mexico.
  • Padilla Rodriguez, B. C. & Adams, J. (2011). Acceptance of online degrees by undergraduate Mexican students. In T. Bastiaens & M. Ebner (Eds.), Proceedings of World Conference on Educational Multimedia, Hypermedia and Telecommunications 2011 (pp. 238-246). Chesapeake, VA: AACE. Available at: http://www.editlib.org/p/37872
  • Padilla Rodriguez, B. C., Rodriguez Nieto, M. C. & Padilla Montemayor, V. M. (2011). Evaluation of students' access to and experience with technology in a public Mexican university. In T. Bastiaens & M. Ebner (Eds.), Proceedings of World Conference on Educational Multimedia, Hypermedia and Telecommunications 2011 (pp. 247-252). Chesapeake, VA: AACE. Available at: http://www.editlib.org/p/37873
  • Padilla Rodriguez, B. C., Auer, N., Ratcliffe, A.E. & Ewing, A. (2011, April). PhD Students Following the Sun: How PhD Students Use and Perceive Technologies. Presented at the Learning Futures Festival Online 2011: Follow the Sun, hosted by Beyond Distance Research Alliance of the University of Leicester and the Australian Digital Futures Institute of Southern Queensland University.
  • Padilla Rodriguez, B. C. (2010). Relationship between affect and learning in an online course. In Proceedings of World Conference on Educational Multimedia, Hypermedia and Telecommunications 2010 (pp. 2489-2494). Chesapeake, VA: AACE. Available at: http://www.editlib.org/p/34988
  • Padilla Rodriguez, B.C., Rodriguez Nieto, M.C. & Padilla Montemayor, V.M. (2009). Evaluating E-Learning Effectiveness Using Kirkpatrick’s Four-Level Model. In G. Siemens & C. Fulford (Eds.), Proceedings of World Conference on Educational Multimedia, Hypermedia and Telecommunications 2009 (pp. 3341-3346). Chesapeake, VA: AACE. Available at: http://www.editlib.org/p/31958
  • Padilla Rodriguez, B. C. (2009, May). La actitud hacia la educación en línea y la experiencia previa en un curso en línea [Attitude towards online education and previous experiences with an online course]. Paper presented at the XXXVI Congress of the National Council of Teaching and Researching in Psychology (Consejo Nacional para la Enseñanza e Investigación en Psicología; CNEIP). Cuernavaca, Mexico. Available at: http://www.cneip.org/congresos/cuernavaca/revista/Numero_Especial_CNEIP_2009.pdf
  • Padilla Rodriguez, B. C. & Rodriguez Nieto, M. C. (2008, September). Relaciones entre la disposición afectiva, la actitud y la efectividad de un sistema de capacitación en línea [Relationships between dispositional affect, attitude, and effectiveness of an online training system]. Paper presented at the V Investigation Colloquium of the Multirregional Net of Quality Psychology Graduate Programs (Red Multirregional de Programas de Posgrado de Calidad en Psicología), San Luis Potosi, Mexico.
  • Padilla Rodriguez, B. C. & Rodriguez Nieto, M.C. (2008). Relationships between Affective Style, Attitude towards E-Learning, and Effectiveness of an Online Training System. In J. Luca & E. Weippl (Eds.), Proceedings of World Conference on Educational Multimedia, Hypermedia and Telecommunications 2008 (pp. 787-792). Chesapeake, VA: AACE. Available at: http://www.editlib.org/p/28482
  • Rodriguez Nieto, M. C. & Padilla Rodriguez, B. C. (2002, November). El superdotado universitario: Estudiante incomprendido por el sistema educativo mexicano [Gifted university student: A student misunderstood by the Mexican educational system]. Paper presented at the 1st International Congress of Education for Life. Monterrey, Mexico.

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