eMadrid: R&D Network on educational technology in the Region of Madrid (S2013/ICE-2715)
Open Innovation Educational Technology: Case Studies with edX and Open edX
Monday, 13 April 2015

April 20 at 7 p.m. there will be a meet-up entitled "Open Innovation Educational Technology: Case Studies with edX and Open edX", an event organized by UC3M UNESCO Chair in collaboration with IBL Studios Education New York.

Universities, companies and organizations that are implementing or planning to implement the Open edX technology to create blended, payment or MOOCs courses will meet in this open meeting to expose their views and to interact with attendees.

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Experiences from the Master of Management and Production in e-Learning, UC3M
Friday, 27 March 2015

The main objective of the Master in Management and Production in e-Learning, offered by the Carlos III University of Madrid, is to train people who are interested in management, production and management of teaching and learning assisted by technology in its various forms and variations.

Javier Acuña, who coordinates a project of permanent training for technological high school teachers in Uruguay, is currently enrolled in the Master, and in this article he talks about his experience as a student of this degree.

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UTEID: Best Practice Guidelines for MOOCs
Friday, 27 March 2015

The Unit for Educational Technology and Teaching Innovation (UTEID) at UC3M, promoted by the Vice-Chancellor for Infrastructure and Environment and by the Vice-Chancellor for Bachelor Studies, comes to promoting innovative methodologies based on new technologies and to fostering teaching excellence.

One of the main lines of work of the UTEID is to support teachers involved in the UC3M Khan Academy, SPOC UC3M and MOOC UC3M projects, preparing tutorials for creating educational resources and best practice guidelines for the preparation, development and monitoring of MOOCs. Among guidelines developed by the UTID are as follows:

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Call for the eMadrid 2015 Awards
Monday, 16 March 2015

The eMadrid network, as part of the call for R&D programs in IT 2013, launches the Call for the eMadrid 2015 Awards. The following categories have been enabled:

- Prize for best doctoral thesis
- Prize for best final degree project or master work.

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Evaluation of Collaborative Systems, UAM seminar (2015-03-25)
Monday, 02 March 2015

As part of the Research Seminars in Computer Science and Telecommunications of Universidad Autónoma de Madrid, next March 25th at 16h, Dr. José Alberto Pino, University of Chile, will present Evaluation of collaborative systems.

The presentation will cover the challenges and needs involved in the evaluation of Collaborative Systems. A clarification will be made concerning the corresponding techniques, methods, tools, outcomes, stakeholders. Then, an evaluation framework will be presented. This framework structures the way to proceed in practical cases, starting from the context of the evaluation. A review of the most interesting techniques will also be discussed. The presentation should be useful to students wishing to evaluate groupware at any stage of development.

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eMadrid members (UC3M and UAM) offer MOOCs on edX
Sunday, 01 March 2015

Universidad Carlos III de Madrid and Universidad Autónoma de Madrid, which form part of eMadrid project, have joined the list of prestigious international universities offering MOOCs on edX, a platform for massive open online courses created by MIT and Harvard University.

The courses offered by UC3M on this platform are as follows:

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eMadrid at IEEE EDUCON 2015
Tuesday, 18 March 2014

The eMadrid network is present once again with a special session at EDUCON (IEEE Global Engineering Education Conference). EDUCON will be held this year from March 18 to 20 in Tallinn (Estonia). The eMadrid special session is entitled "Mixing and Blending MOOC Technologies with Face-to-Face Pedagogies", in which members of eMadrid universities will present different studies around this common theme.

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Open Education at UC3M: experiencies and perspectives
Wednesday, 11 February 2015

In the context of the Open Education Week 2015, held from 9 to 13 March, the Universidad Carlos III de Madrid is organizing an event called Open Education at UC3M: Experiences and Perspectives, Thursday March 12, 2015, in the Grade Room of Leganés campus (directions).

Attendance is open and free. Registration is required (form). A certificate of attendance will be extended.

Professor Carlos Delgado Kloos, Vice-Chancellor for Infrastructure and Environment of the Universidad Carlos III de Madrid and eMadrid network coordinator, will be in charge of opening the event presenting UC3M and open learning.

This event will be broadcast live on: https://arcamm.uc3m.es/arcamm/uc3mtv/directo.php?ID=5

All event information is available on the website of the UNESCO Chair: Scalable Digital Education for All.

 
eMadrid network members (URJC) receive a Google RISE Award
Monday, 09 February 2015

A group of researchers from the Universidad Rey Juan Carlos, part of eMadrid network, has been recognized by Google with one of their RISE Award, a prize that will allow them to continue their research and their computer programming training camps for children from 3 years old. It is the first time that a Spanish team achieved these awards, which recognize the work of organizations around the world promoting computer science since 2010.

The awardee project is called Dr. Scratch, a web platform that allows uploading Scratch programs; Scratch is a visual programming language oriented to children learning to code. This tool allows assessing student programs, and they receive an overall score regarding their coding skills. Besides the technological component, this initiative has a deep social background, as activities specifically geared to promoting programming for girls, disadvantaged and disabled will be conducted throughout the year. In this sense, the project goal is that no Spanish scholar runs out of this movement of promoting programming from early ages.

In the last six years, $4.3 million dollars in RISE Awards have been granted to 205 organizations across 25+ countries acting as changemakers that engage, educate, and excite over 200,000 students all over the world.

 
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