Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile


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Especialidad: Mar es experta en Cursos Masivos abiertos en línea (MOOCs) y tecnologías móviles aplicadas a la educación.

Departamento de Ciencia de la Computación


Lines of investigation

Mar research interests’ are MOOCs and Self-regulation in MOOCs, Learning Analytics, CSCL, and blended learning.


Mar Pérez-Sanagustín is a researcher and Assistant Professor at the Computer Science Department of the Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile and the Director of the Engineering Education Division at the same university. Mar worked from 2011 until 2014 as a researcher at the Gradient Lab of the Gradient del Grupo de Aplicaciones y Servicios Telemáticos (GAST) at the Universidad Carlos III de Madrid (UC3M) and as a teacher of the department of Telematics Engineering, where she was with a Post-Doctoral Fellow Alianza 4 Universidades. She is a Doctor in Information and Communication Technologies since July 2011 by the University Pompeu Fabra, where she obtained the cum laude grade with European Mention. During her PhD, Mar completed her studies with a months stage at the LTRI group from the London Metropolitan University in London. From November 2013 until March 2014 Mar was with a Fulbright fellow visiting the Stanford Research Institute (SRI) in San Francisco (USA).

She is now the PI of the Fondecyt Project “SRL in MOOCs” ($CLP 88.560.000), and the coordinator at the University of the MOOC Maker European Project (92.000€). She has authored more than 70 papers, which includes 20 are ISI papers, book chapters and conference papers.


  • PhD, Universitat Pompeu Fabra

Awards and distinctions

Mar has been honored with several awards, such as the IMS award in the category Most Innovative New Realization of Standards” by the contribution done in the TENCompetence project (2009), ITWorldEdu2011 Award, YUZZ – Entrepreneurship award 2011 (Fundación Banesto), and the Best Paper and Best demo Awards for etiquetAR at the EC-TEL 2013.


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