Hector Pijera Diaz

Héctor J. Pijeira-Díaz


PhD candidate
Learning Analytics

4 peer reviewed publications in international journals. The publications have been cited 70 times, of which the most cited publication accounts for 28 citations. The author has a h-index of 4.00. (Google Scholar)

Research interests

  • learning analytics
  • electrodermal activity
  • sympathetic arousal
  • collaborative learning
  • self-regulated learning


SLAM: Strategic Regulation of Learning through Learning Analytics and Mobile Clouds for Individual and Collaborative Learning Success


  • Current trends in learning and educational technology research 413320S (coordinator)
  • Self-regulated learning 418024P (lecturer)

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Research groups

  • PhD candidate, Learning and Educational Technology (LET; http://www.oulu.fi/let/)

Selected publications

  • Pijeira-Díaz, Héctor J.; Drachsler, Hendrik; Järvelä, Sanna; Kirschner, Paul A. (2018) Sympathetic arousal commonalities and arousal contagion during collaborative learning: How attuned are triad members?. - Computers in human behavior 92, 188-197 . [Original]
  • Pijeira-Díaz, H.J.; Drachsler, H.; Kirschner, P.; Järvelä, S. (2018) Profiling sympathetic arousal in a physics course: How active are students?. - Journal of Computer Assisted Learning 34 (4), 397-408 . [Original] [Self-archived]
  • Pijeira Díaz, Héctor J.; Drachsler, Hendrik; Järvelä, Sanna; Kirschner, Paul A. (2016) Investigating collaborative learning success with physiological coupling indices based on electrodermal activity. (Artikkeli tieteellisessä konferenssijulkaisussa). - LAK '16 Proceedings of the Sixth International Conference on Learning Analytics & Knowledge. April 25-29, 2016, Edinburgh, UK. Ei sarjaa/No series. 64-73. [Original]
  • Pijeira Díaz, Héctor J.; Ruiz, Javier Santofimia; Ruipérez-Valiente, José A.; Muñoz-Merino, Pedro J.; Delgado Kloos, Carlos (2015) Using Video Visualizations in Open edX to Understand Learning Interactions of Students. (Artikkeli tieteellisessä konferenssijulkaisussa). - Design for Teaching and Learning in a Networked World : 10th European Conference on Technology Enhanced Learning, EC-TEL 2015, Toledo, Spain, September 15-18, 2015, Proceedings. Conole, G., Klobučar, T., Rensing, C., Konert, J., Lavoué, É.. Lecture Notes in Computer Science 9307. Cham, Switzerland. 522-525. [Original]

Thesis supervisions

Master's theses
  • Devai, Ricardo (2019). Implementing process methods in learning research –  Targeting emotional responses in collaborative learning

  • Qu, Min (2018). Exploring students’ navigation profile in a computer-supported collaborative learning context

Research visits

  • Welten Institute, Open Universiteit, The Netherlands
    6.2.2017 to 10.2.2017