Carmen Sarabia-Cobo, is full Professor in the Nursing Department, at University of Cantabria (Spain). She has completed her PhD at from Complutense University of Madrid (Spain), about Mild Cognitive Impairment and emotional processing. She is specialist in Neuropsychology, Aging and Dementia. Highly committed to Open Educational Resources in the field of Health Sciences and personal development. Her involvement with OER began in 2013 when she joined the MiríadaX MOOC platform coordinating several courses. She has taught a total of 28 editions of 7 different MOOCs in Miríada X with more than 230.000 pupils enrolled. Carmen has also contributed with two OCWs for the University of Cantabria.
Winner of The Open Education Educator Award for Excellence in 2017.
Her outstanding work in OER is not just focused on numbers, but also on quality. In 2014, she won second prize of the Miríada X-SEGIB Latin American Award, for her MOOC “Strengthen your mind”.
Carmen is a strong advocate for open education and has been involved in training and raising awareness about OER giving talks and courses in Latin American to encourage other universities to participate in creating MOOCs.