eMadrid: R&D Network on educational technology in the Region of Madrid (S2013/ICE-2715)
Learning environments and MOOCs
Wednesday, 29 July 2015

One of the objectives of eMadrid network is "Learning environments and MOOCs", which involves several lines of research related to learning environments, particularized through Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs), which have brought a revolution both in higher education and in vocational training environments in the last years. As part of this objective, technological and educational solutions to the main challenges for the adoption of MOOCs as a complement to higher education will be explored and provided.

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Authoring and reuse
Tuesday, 21 July 2015

One of the objectives and lines of research of eMadrid network is "authoring and reuse", which is focus on deepening the semi-automatic semantic tagging with technologies based on semantic web in close coordination with the work on "Open educational resources, free software and open data", for the development of new mechanisms for OER search and retrieval based on the semantic description of these educational resources as well as in the framework of interoperability through Linked Data.

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Educational technology present and future
Thursday, 16 July 2015

eMadrid project is divided in 10 lines of research, each of them with specific scientific and technical objectives. These lines of research are aligned with the topics of particular importance in the short and medium term on educational technology.

Along the following months we will publish a weekly post to explain in detail how each of the eMadrid network goals is addressed. In this first post, Carlos Delgado Kloos, the project coordinator, presents a general vision of the beneficiary groups and the activities of the network.

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eMadrid network members (UCM) winners of the IX Novática Award
Friday, 03 July 2015

Baltasar Fernández-Manjón, Pablo Moreno-Ger, Ivan Martínez-Ortiz y Manuel Freire, members of the e-UCM group from Computer Science Faculty at Universidad Complutense de Madrid, have received the IX Novática Award for their paper "Retos de los juegos educativos", which was published in the Novática monographic "Juegos serios: Aprender jugando" in the number 230 (October-December 2014).

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Meeting of the IEEE Education Society Spanish Chapter and conferences by ANECA and Rob REILLY
Monday, 15 June 2015

On 7 July a meeting of the IEEE Education Society Spanish Chapter will be held at the Paraninfo of the Rector in the Universidad Politécnica de Madrid.

On this occasion, we will have the opportunity to know some details of the changes on the evaluation of teachers by Demetrio Castro, Coordinator of Teacher Evaluation of the ANECA, and will also have Rob Reilly, MIT & IEEE Division VI Director.

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ANALYSE, a learning analytics tool for open edX designed at UC3M, has been released
Monday, 15 June 2015

A new learning analytics tool developed for the Open edX MOOC platform, named ANALYSE, has been released as open source. ANALSYE has been designed and developed at Universidad Carlos III de Madrid and several eMadrid members have been involved in it. The main people involved in the design and development of ANALYSE have been Héctor Pijeira Díaz, Javier Santofimia Ruiz, José A. Ruipérez Valiente, Pedro J. Muñoz-Merino and Carlos Delgado Kloos.

ANALYSE transforms low level data into useful indicators about the learning process. In addition, ANALYSE provides useful visualizations for teachers and students using these indicators. You can find more information about ANALYSE at http://www.it.uc3m.es/pedmume/ANALYSE/

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Report for the Spanish TV (TVE) of the mapaTIC project, in which members of eMadrid (UC3M) collaborate
Monday, 15 June 2015

Last Wednesday 10 June, the Spanish TV (TVE) published a TV report about the mapaTIC project. The mapaTIC project is funded by the Ministry of Education, Culture and Sports, and aims at improving the learning process for Adult High School Education. The project is coordinated by Diego Redondo Martínez (Director of CEPA Sierra Norte). The main partners of the mapaTIC project are three High School centres: CEPA Sierra Norte, CFA Palau de Mar and CFA M. Dolors Paul.

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V eMadrid Workshop
Thursday, 21 May 2015

Date

June 30 and July 1st, 2015

Place

Salón de actos de la Facultad de Económicas, Universidad Nacional de Educación a Distancia (UNED), Calle Senda del Rey s/n, Madrid.
Organized by ETSI de informática (UNED).

Title

"Digital Education"

Attendance is free, but registration is required.

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Winners of the eMadrid 2015 Awards
Monday, 25 May 2015

The eMadrid network, as part of the call for R&D programs in IT 2013, has launched a new Call for the eMadrid 2015 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:

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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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