eMadrid: R&D Network on educational technology in the Region of Madrid (S2013/ICE-2715)
50th birthday of Logo
Wednesday, 25 May 2016

Rey Juan Carlos University organized last June 23 at the Real Colegio Complutense of Hardvard a workshop about Computational Thinking in tribute to the 50 years of the Logo programming language. During this workshop, researchers and educators from Europe, America and Africa, gave their views on the current use of Computational Thinking in school. These speakers were:

 

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Winners of the eMadrid 2016 Awards
Wednesday, 25 May 2016

The eMadrid network, as part of the call for R&D programs in IT 2013, has launched a new Call for the eMadrid 2016 Awards for papers in which the theme was wholly or partly related to research or development of educational technology.

The awardees in each category are as follows:


 

  • Prize for best doctoral thesis:
    • Winner: Javier Gómez Escribano.
    • Honorable mention: Juan Alberto Muñoz.
  • Prize for best final degree project or master work:
    • Winner: Héctor Pijeira Díaz.
    • Honorable: Pablo Molins Ruano.

Next June 20th, during the celebration of the VI eMadrid Workshop, the eMadrid 2016 Awards will be delivered and the awardees will have the chance to present their work. Congratulations!

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Seminario eMadrid sobre "Serious Games" (2016-05-20)
Thursday, 05 May 2016

Fecha

Viernes, 20 de mayo de 2016

Programa

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eMadrid in L@S y LAK
Monday, 16 May 2016

During 25 and 26 April, the third annual ACM conference on "Learning at scale" took place at the University of Edinburgh. In parallel and at the same university, the sixth international conference on analytical learning, "Learning Analytics & Knowledge" took place from 25 to 29 April, which seeks to analyze educational data in order to improve the learning process. This conference aimed at promoting scientific exchange of interdisciplinary research at the intersection of the learning sciences and information technology. Inspired by the advent of MOOCs and the enormous change that accompanies reflection on education, this conference was created by ACM as a new academic center for the presentation of high quality research on how learning and teaching can change and improve when done to scale.
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VI eMadrid Workshop
Tuesday, 24 May 2016

Date

June 20 and 21,2016

Place

MediaLab Prado. Plaza de las Letras. C/ Alameda, 15 · 28014 Madrid (España).

Title

"Unbundling Education"

Attendance is free, but registration is required.

Eventbrite - VI Jornadas eMadrid -

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UC3M in the MOOC-Maker and SHEILA of Erasmus + projects
Wednesday, 13 April 2016

Members of eMadrid network of the Carlos III University of Madrid participate in european projects MOOC-Maker and SHEILA of Erasmus + program, which have had their meeting recently startup program. In both projects, the Principal Researcher for the Carlos III University of Madrid is professor Carlos Delgado Kloos, coordinator of the eMadrid network.

 

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eMadrid at IEEE EDUCON 2016
Thursday, 07 April 2016

During the days from 10 to 13 April will take place EDUCON (IEEE Global Engineering Education Conference) annual congress. This year will be held in Abu Dhabi (UAE) and is entitled "Smart Education in Smart Cities".

Members of the universities eMadrid network participate in a special session called "Designing Educational Material" in which different works that revolve around this common theme will be presented.

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Call for contributions VI eMadrid Workshop
Monday, 04 April 2016


The eMadrid Program, who is dedicated to R&D on educational technology in the Region of Madrid and funded by General Directorate of Universities and  Research of the Ministry of Education of the Region of Madrid in the context of the call for R & D Programs Technologies 2013, it requests contributions of academic and educational experiences, specially those who can considerate itself as a disruptive (in its broadest sense of the word).

The catchword of the workshop this year is “Unbundling Education”. With this, we want to say that it is taking place many initiatives that, in some way, breaks down the educative package as we know today and It weans of some parameters which take for granted. Such are for higher education: age range (from 18 years), duration of the studies(4 years for a degree), curriculums with little customization, indivisibility of subjects, how they teach, schedules, academic calendar (beginning in September), evaluation, certification(included at the end). What parameter can be flexible? Are there another academic packages more flexible?

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Open Education Week 2016
Wednesday, 16 March 2016

During the last week, from the 7th to 11th of March, It was celebrated the Open Education Week, a set of events organized by universities of all over the world whose goal is create  awareness about the free and open education opportunities that exists for everybody.

Issues such as the Open Badges were treated at the University of Southampton, as the neediness to obtain recognition for qualities and achievements outside the classroom,
or the Wikipedia project at the Library of the University of Belgrade, Serbia.

In the same way, Universidad Carlos III de Madrid participated the 8th of March with an event called “Libraries and MOOCs: Experiences at Spanish Universities” where universities like UPF, UNED y UC3M collaborated.  Some aspects covered such as, the situation of Open Education at their institutions, the need for formal/informal support teams, recognizing the library service in its support role to Open Education projects and the library as a promoter and leader of Open Education.

The eMadrid project took part in this events in 2013 and 2014.

 
Call for papers for FLOSSEdu workshop @ OSS 2016
Monday, 07 March 2016

A workshop on FLOSS (Free/Libre and Open Source Software) in education and computational thinking will take place in Gothenburg, Sweden, on  June 2nd. The goal of this workshop, which is co-located with the 12th International Conference on Open Source Systems, is to bring together free  software experts and educators to discuss challenges that we face in the educational world at present and and that we will face in the future and  how they can be undertaken from a FLOSS perspective. The workshop is organized by eMadrid members from Universidad Rey Juan Carlos, and the  eMadrid Network is the sponsor of the event.

The Call for Papers is openned at present. Some important dates are as follows:

  • 15 March 2016 – Submission of papers.

  • 5 April 2016 - Notification of acceptance

  • 27 April 2016 - Submission of camera ready versions.

The event website is available for more details about the Call for Papers, such as the topics covered in the conference, submission types or format.

 
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