eMadrid: R&D Network on educational technology in the Region of Madrid (S2013/ICE-2715)
Workshops accepted at EC-TEL 2015
Tuesday, 19 May 2015

Three workshops organized by eMadrid Network members have been accepted at the European Conference on Technology Enhanced Learning to be held in Toledo. These workshops will be held on September 18, 2015. The call for papers for these events is now open. More information about the workshops is available in the following links:

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LASI 2015 Bilbao: Learning Analytics Summer Institute
Tuesday, 19 May 2015

The Learning Analytics Summer Institute 2015 Bilbao will take place in June 22nd and 23rd, 2015.

Learning Analytics (LA) is included in one of the objectives of the eMadrid network. Learning Analytics (LA) is a research area that brings together experts in very diverse subjects (educational technology, artificial intelligence, education, data mining or psychology, etc.) with managers, administrators, politicians and companies related to formal and informal education. Making the most of the increasing amount of data students and teachers leave when they interact with learning technologies is one of its main goals. However, LA has also created high expectations about the possibility of adapting the student learning path, developing recommendation systems, personalized learning and formative assessment. In summary, there is an interesting debate about the impact of LA in education.

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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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