eMadrid: R&D Network on educational technology in the Region of Madrid (S2013/ICE-2715)
VI eMadrid Workshop
Wednesday, 13 April 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.

 
Call for the eMadrid 2016 Awards
Friday, 04 March 2016

The eMadrid network, as part of the call for R&D programs in IT 2013, launches the Call for the eMadrid 2016 Awards. The following categories have been enabled:

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

The theme of the papers submitted must be wholly or partly related to research or development of educational technology.

For more information, see call guidelines PDF.

The application deadline for the Call for Awards is April 20, 2016.

The documentation to be attached (maximum of 20 MB/file) by the candidates should be submitted through email to:   This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

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eMadrid seminar on "how to create and deliver quality online courses?" (2016-03-11)
Monday, 15 February 2016

Date

Friday, 11 March 2016

Programme

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Educational methodologies, gamification and quality
Sunday, 21 February 2016

One of eMadrid objectives are educational methodologies, gamification and quality. Thus, pedagogical models, teaching methods and support tools to facilitate the design and implementation of active learning experiences following the principles of constructivism, connectivism and social learning using storytelling techniques, gamification and collaborative learning are  explored. These models are applied in hybrid educational scenarios that have a in-person part and a digital part and shall apply in formal and informal learning environments.

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eMadrid seminar on "New experiences in remote laboratories" (2016-02-26)
Saturday, 26 December 2015

Date

Friday, 26 February 2016.

ProgrammePDF

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