Gloria Gomez, PhD / co-founder, strategist, researcher / about me / publications

OB3 - the web app for Beautiful Study for Lifelong Learning™
Co-founder, strategist, researcher since 2008
OceanBrowser Ltd., New Zealand


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Since 2008, I have lead research and conceptualisation of the feature design of OB3 - the web app for Beatiful Study for Lifelong Learning™. OB3 supports lecturers, students and administrative staff in their experience of online academic study.

This application is designed for time starved medical educators and students, to efficiently and effectively create sleek and media-rich online study documents. With minimal effort, users can import content directly from MS Word or Powerpoint (see image), add rich content such as videos or audio via drag and drop, add discussion and comments where there is content.

OB3 documents can contain interactive objects, video, audio-recordings, text, and images. These can be edited, updated by users, or anyone they share the documents with, anytime, anywhere. The help of a technology specialist is not required.

OB3 screenshot


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  • Gomez, G., Daellenbach, R., Davies, L., Kensington, M., & Petsoglou, C. (2018). OB3 media-rich documents™ with embedded discussions: lifting learning performance and engagement. OB3 Working Paper Series. Short paper. Research. OceanBrowser Ltd. New Zealand. Retrieved from
  • Gomez, G. Daellenbach, R., Kensignton, M., Davies, L., Petseglou, C. (2017) ‘Benefits of Enabling Lecturers and Students to Author, Share and Discuss Media-Rich Documents for Online Study’, Accepted poster abstract, 34th International Conference on Innovation, Practice and Research in the Use of Educational Technologies in Tertiary Education (ASCILITE 2017).
  • Gomez, G. & Tamblyn, R. (2012, Jan 12-14). 'Product development in a small IT firm: an interaction design perspective', In Proc. of PIN-C 2012 – Participatory Innovation Conference. Melbourne, Australia.
  • Gomez, G., Tamblyn, R. (2012, Apr 11 – 13). Enhancing the Online Study Experience in Postgraduate Medical Education, Accepted poster abstract, the Distance Education Association of New Zealand (DEANZ) Conference. Wellington, New Zealand Download from:


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