Last February 3, 2017, Genny Villa defended her doctoral thesis entitled “E-Learning Culture: Operationalization of a Systemic Model to Support ICT-Integration in Pre-Service Teacher Trainers’ Practice”. The thesis was supervised by Dr. Jaques Viens from Université de Montréal (Canada) and Dr. Marcelo Maina from UOC and member of the Edulab research group.
The research focused on the operationalization of the IntersTICES conceptual model of ICT integration in teaching and learning and the development of teacher e-learning culture. An action research approach was used to design and validate the impact of a training intervention (InterTICES activity type) on participants’ e-learning culture, as well as on their intention to adopt and use ICT in their courses.
The thesis defence took place at the Department of Psycho-Pedagogy and Andragogy of the Faculty of Education, University of Montreal. Ms Villa have obtained a Philosophiae Doctor (Ph.D.) in Education Sciences option Psychopedagogy.