"María Jesús Rodríguez-Triana received her PhD in Information and Communication Technologies from the University of Valladolid (Spain, 2014) for her thesis on learning design and learning analytics applied to computer-supported collaborative learning, receiving a PhD thesis award on educational technologies from the eMadrid programme. In 2014, she joined the REACT group at École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL, Switzerland) as a postdoctoral fellow and, since 2016, she is also a senior researcher at the Centre of Excellence in Educational Innovation of Tallinn University (Estonia).

Since 2008, she has been involved in various educational research projects at the national and international level dealing with the application of learning analytics in virtual learning environments (LLP - PREATY, EEE-WEB), to support teacher professional developement (H2020 WIDESPREAD - CEITER), and to reinforce different pedagogical approaches such as CSCL (LLP-METIS, SOFOCLES, RESET) or IBL spec

Main tasks

Currently, María Jesús Rodríguez-Triana is involved in the CEITER (, Next-Lab (, and GO-GA European projects, combining research on learning analytics for classroom orchestration and evidence-based decision making, teacher training, and implementations of inquiry-based learning in primary and secondary STEM education.

Areas of research

Her research lines address classroom orchestration, learning design, and learning analytics in ubiquitous learning environments, with special emphasis on collaborative and inquiry-based learning. Currently, she is investigating the challenges and strategies towards the adoption of learning analytics in authentic scenarios, including aspects such as ethics and privacy, visualisations and data literacy, pedagogically grounded analytics and algorithmic accountability.