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José Luis Fernández Vindel

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José Luis Fernández Vindel

Project Title

Developing Multilingual media components that are directly embeddable in open educational resources in science and technology

Project Summary

José was funded by his own university to visit the UK and was hosted by the OLnet project, providing practical support for the period of his visit.  He worked closely during his stay with OLnet’s Research Fellow Dr Tina Wilson.

Dates visited OU UK

1st April to 30 June 2011


Universidad Nacional de Educacin a Distancia (UNED), Spain

Biographic information

José Luis Fernández Vindel has a Bachelor's degree in Physics from the UNED and a Master's degree in Theoretical Physics from the UAM (Universidad Autónoma de Madrid, Spain), PhD. in Science (Artificial Intelligence: Artificial Vision) from UNED in 1994. He has been an Associate Professor in the Department of Artificial Intelligence at UNED since 1996.

His current and past teaching responsibilities include undergraduate and graduate courses on the theory of computation and computational logic (knowledge representation and reasoning, modal logic, description logic, ontologies).

In recent years, José has mainly been involved in executive tasks, first as Vice-Dean, Deputy Head of the School of Computer Engineering [2006-09], and later, as Vice-Rector, Pro Vice Chancellor of Technology at UNED [2009-10].

Main Output

Collections of conceptual animations to develop definitions and propositions of technical issues


  • CompendiumLD was used to discuss abstract graphical patterns
  • Animations without text or audio that can be embedded in OER for Science and Technology


J.L. Fernández-Vindel, and T. Wilson (2011). Multilingual media components directly embeddable in open educational resources in science and technology. International Conference on Education, Research and Innovation - ICERI 2011 14 -16th November 2011, Madrid, Spain. Available from:

José Luis Fernández Vindel and Tina Wilson (2012). ‘A diagrammatic language to build and share STEM teaching narratives’. STEM Annual Conference, Higher Education Academy, 12 Apr 2012 - 13 Apr 2012, Imperial College London, England, SW7 2AZ

Update Since Fellowship

Since returning to Spain, José has continued to collaborate with Dr Tina Wilson.