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Juan Enrique Hinostroza


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Personal Statement

My professional qualifications are in Industrial Engineering (1990), a Master degree in Computer Science (1990) and a PhD in Information Technology in Education (1999 - Institute of Education, University of London). Since 1993 I've been working at the Institute of Information Technology in Education at the de La Universidad de La Frontera (Chile).

ICT Interests

My research interests are related to the conceptualisation of educational software as a professional tool for teachers. This implies to design and use software as an aid for improving/facilitating teaching (CAT: Computer Aided Teaching). I am also interested in Distance Education, focusing on teaching models that could be appropriate for training teachers and that use ICT.

Recent Projects

Despite of other research and development projects, the most important project we are in charge of, is the national co-ordination of the Enlaces project, which is the Chilean national initiative for the introduction of Information and Communication to the educational system.


Hinostroza, E., Mellar, H., Rehbein, L., & Preston, C. (2000). Developing educational software: A professional tool perspective. Education and Information Technologies, 5(2), 103-117.

Hinostroza, J. E., & Mellar, H. (2000). Teachers' beliefs about computers: Report of a case study. Journal of Educational Computing Research, 22(4), 395-407.

Hinostroza, J. E., & Hepp, P. (1999). Use of the web in the chilean educational system. Journal of Computer Assisted Learning, 15, 91-94.

Hinostroza, J. E., Hepp, P., & Laval, E. (2000, 26 al 29 de june). Enlaces: The Chilean ICT Experience in Education. Paper presented at the Primer Simposio Mundial de Tele-Educación para países en desarrollo, Manaos - Brasil.

Hinostroza, J. E., & Mellar, H. (1999, 29-31 March). Pedagogy embedded in educational software design: Report of a case study. Paper presented at the CAL99: Virtuality in Education, London.

Hinostroza, J. E., & Mellar, H. (2000, June 26 - Julio 1). Considering Pedagogy in the Design, Development and Evaluation of Educational Software. Paper presented at the ED-Media 2000 - World Conference on Educational Multimedia and Hypermedia, Montreal, Canadá.

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