Nuno Palmeiro Otero

Dr Nuno Otero PhD

Senior Lecturer in Data Science (AI Privacy)

Nuno Otero is a Senior Lecturer at the School of Computing and Mathematical Sciences. He is interested in theories and conceptual frameworks in HCI, and Technology-Enhanced Learning. In a nutshell, the question driving his research concerns the understanding of how the properties of distinct devices, computational artefacts and embedded external representations impact on people’s activities (from work-related activities to educational and ludic contexts).

He has received support for his research from the: European Commission, Swedish Research Council, Foundation for Science and Technology (Portugal). He has been involved in grants in worth in excess of £5m.

Before his current appointment:

  • Associate Professor of Media Technology, Linnaeus University, Sweden, 2016–2022
  • Senior Lecturer of Media Technology, Linnaeus University, Sweden, 2013-2016
  • Senior Researcher, University of Minho, Portugal, 2008–2013
  • Senior Researcher, University of Hertfordshire, UK, 2005-2008
  • Postdoctoral Researcher, INESC- ID, Portugal, 2002-2005

Responsibilities within the university

Module leader

  • User Interface Design
  • Accessible User Interfaces
  • Research Methods for Game Design

Awards

Research Grants
2020–2022

Erasmus+ (European Union funding), project coordinator, “Science4Girls”, Grant agreement: 2020-1-SE01-KA201-077811, project number: 202100-627. Budget for Linnaeus University: €48.501

2015–2017 Erasmus+ (European Union funding), PI for Linnaeus University, “Empowering the School IT infrastructures for the Implementation of Sustainable Instructional Patterns" (eSIT4SIP), budget for the Linnaeus University: €83,295
2012–2015 European Commission FP7 framework, co-I (PI for Linnaeus University: Prof. Marcelo Milrad), “JuxtaLearn”, budget for the Linnaeus University: €417,936
2012–2015 Swedish Research Council, co-I (PI for Linnaeus University: Prof. Marcelo Milrad), “Places”, budget for the Linnaeus University: €400,000
2010–2013 Fundação para a Ciência e a Tecnologia, Portugal, co-I (PI: Dr. Pedro Branco), “Processing of Social Signals”, budget for the University of Minho: €106,000
2010–2013 Fundação para a Ciência e a Tecnologia, Portugal, co-I (PI for University of Minho: Dr Rui José), “Mobipag”, €337,852
2010–2013 European Commission FP7 framework, co-I (PI for University of Minho: Dr Rui José), “PD-Net”, €389,760
2009–2012

Fundação para a Ciência e a Tecnologia, Portugal, co-I (PI for University of Minho: Dr Rui José), “WESP”, €81,670

Recognition

Advisory Groups

External evaluator for the Portuguese higher education accreditation agency (A3ES).

Advisory board for the research group DigiMedia, University of Aveiro, Portugal.

Research / Scholarly interests

Research topics

  • Ethical issues concerning the adoption and use of Learning Analytics in Education.
  • AI literacy and the understanding of ethical issues from a users’ perspective.
  • Technology-enhanced learning.

Research supervision

Doctoral Students
  • Maxmilian Muller (co-supervisor, Linnaeus University, since 2013).
  • Martin Ostlund (co-supervisor, Linnaeus University, since 2013).
  • Johanna Velander (co-supervisor, Linnaeus University, since 2021).
  • Dag Sverre Syrdal (co-supervisor, University of Hertfordshire, finished in 2018).

Recent publications

Article

Müller, Maximilian , Otero, Nuno, Milrad, Marcelo (2023), Guiding the design and implementation of interactive public displays in educational settings. Springer. In: , , , . Springer, Journal of Computers in Education ISSN: 2197-9987 (Print), 2197-9995 (Online) (doi: https://doi.org/10.1007/s40692-023-00280-0).

Otero, Nuno , Velander, Johanna, Milrad, Marcelo, Taye, Mohammed Ahmed (2023), Artificial Intelligence in K-12 education: eliciting and reflecting on Swedish teachers' understanding of AI and its implications for teaching and learning. Springer. In: , , , . Springer, Education and Information Technologies ISSN: 1360-2357 (Print), 1573-7608 (Online) (doi: https://doi.org/10.1007/s10639-023-11990-4).

Book section

Velander, Johanna , Milrad, Marcelo, Otero, Nuno (2024), Exploring AI literacy in Swedish K-12 education: a study of preexisting beliefs, comprehension, and learning outcomes. Routledge - Taylor & Francis. In: , , In: Helen Crompton, Diane Burke (eds.), Artificial Intelligence Applications in K-12: Theories, Ethics, and Case Studies for Schools. Routledge - Taylor & Francis, (1st) . ISBN: 9781032576176; 9781032573878; 1032573872 (doi: ) NB Item availability restricted.

Velander, Johanna , Otero, Nuno, Milrad, Marcelo (2024), What is critical (about) AI literacy? Exploring conceptualizations present in AI literacy discourse. Springer. In: , , In: Anders Buch, Ylva Lindberg, Tessy Cerrato-Pargmant (eds.), Framing Futures in Postdigital Education: Critical Concepts for Data-driven Practices. Springer, Cham, Switzerland (1st) . ISBN: 9783031586217; 9783031586248; 9783031586224 (doi: ) NB Item availability restricted.

Velander, Johanna , Palmeiro Otero, Nuno, Pargman, Teresa Cerratto, Milrad, Marcelo (2021), "We know what you were doing". Springer Nature. In: , , In: Muhittin Sahin, Dirk Ifenthaler (eds.), Visualizations and Dashboards for Learning Analytics. Springer Nature, Cham, Switzerland (1st) . pp. 323-347 . ISBN: 9783030812225; 9783030812218 (doi: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-81222-5_15) NB Item availability restricted.

Conference proceedings

Velander, Johanna , Taye, Mohammed Ahmed, Otero, Nuno, Milrad, Marcelo , Zijlema, Annemarie (2023), Reflections on methods for eliciting teachers understanding, attitudes and emotions about AI. Springer. In: , , In: Marcelo Milrad, Nuno Otero, María Cruz Sánchez‑Gómez, Juan José Mena, Dalila Durães, Filippo Sciarrone, Claudio Alvarez-Gómez, Manuel Rodrigues, Pierpaolo Vittorini, Rosella Gennari (eds.), Methodologies and Intelligent Systems for Technology Enhanced Learning, 13th International Conference. MIS4TEL 2023. Springer, Cham, Switzerland , 764 (1st) . pp. 124-135 . ISBN: 9783031412257; 9783031412264ISSN: 2367-3370 (Print), 2367-3389 (Online) (doi: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-031-41226-4_13).

Jansen, Marc , Kohen-Vacs, Dan, Otero, Nuno, Milrad, Marcelo (2018), A complementary view for better understanding the term computational thinking. The Hong Kong Jockey Club. In: International Conference on Computational Thinking Education 2018, , In: Kong S.C., Andone D., Biswas G., Crick T., Hoppe H.U., Hsu T.C., Huang R.H., Li K.Y., Looi C.K., Milrad M. (eds.), Proceedings of the International Conference on Computational Thinking Education 2018. The Hong Kong Jockey Club, The Education University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong (1st) . pp. 2-7 . ISBN: 9789887703457ISSN: 2664-035X (Print), 2664-5661 (Online) (doi: https://www.eduhk.hk/cte2018/).