Full Professor of Education and Director of the Master in Educational Technology. National Researcher, Level II, awarded by the National System of Researchers, CONACYT. Prof Fernández-Cárdenas has led several research projects funded by CONACYT, British Council, US Department of State, and Tecnológico de Monterrey, amongst other funding agencies. He has published more than 75 research articles, refereed chapters, and books. His research interests include the study of the conformation of communities of practice, the evaluation of educational quality in settings mediated by the use of digital technology, in particular in STEM education, moral development programs, and academic writing activities. Prof. Fernández Cárdenas holds a BSc in Psychology (Honours), from the Faculty of Psychology of the National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM), as well as a PhD in Language and Education from the Open University, United Kingdom. He has worked as Research Assistant at the Laboratory of Cognition and Communication of the Faculty of Psychology, UNAM; as Educational Designer at Anáhuac University; as Research Fellow of the Centre for Language and Communications, and the Educational Dialogue Research Unit from the Open University; as Tutor for the Educational Policy and Educational Management Certificate program in FLACSO Mexico; ex- President of the Northeastern Mexico's Network of Educational Research and Innovation(REDIIEN), as well as Research Coordinator of the Northern Regional Committee for Cooperation with UNESCO. Until July 2010, he worked as Associate Professor at the Faculty of Psychology of the State University of Nuevo León (UANL). Within these lines of research, he has taught courses at the Undergraduate, Master's and PhD levels at Tecnológico de Monterrey, UANL, and The Open University, UK. He has supervised the development of several thesis for undergraduate and graduate students at the School of Humanities and Education of Tecnológico de Monterrey and UNAM.