Workshop on Education with Free Software
Tuesday, 04 September 2012

Together with the OSS 2012 conference , the largest annual academic meeting on Free/Libre/Open Source Software of the world, to be held from 10 to 13 September in Tunisia, a specific workshop promoted by the eMadrid network on education with free software, FLOSSedu, will be held. The main topic of the workshop is the long-term sustainability of free software in education.

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eAdventure 1.5 Is Released
Thursday, 02 August 2012

The eAdventure 1.5 platform was released last July 26, and this tool is already available to be downloaded. The new version of this tool for developing educational games offers new functionalities that, according to the words of its creators, add power to the tool, and error corrections and usability improvements as well. The purpose of these changes is to improve the game and authorship experience. eAdventure has been developed by the UCM group in The eMadrid Network.

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The eMadrid Network Is Among the SBC 2012 Sponsors
Tuesday, 17 July 2012

Madrid is going to host the eighth edition of the SBC (Students Branches Congress 2012) the period from 25th to 29th July. This biannual conference is organized by the IEEE and works as a meeting point for young engineers and students from several universities in Europe, Middle East and Africa. During this event they will all have the opportunity to attend conferences and workshops and to establish contact with companies of the sector. The eMadrid Network is among the sponsors of this event.

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Serious Games and Gamification
Written by Pablo Moreno Ger   
Wednesday, 11 July 2012

The notion of using digital games with educational purposes is not new. As soon as digital games appeared in the late 70’s and early 80’s, some authors such as Malone already identified their great potential, without even dreaming the enormous social impact and economic size that the game industry would acquire in the course of the following 30 years.

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Third Workshop on Software Engineering in e-Learning ISELEAR'12
Friday, 06 July 2012

Next 29-31 October 2012, eMadrid project members will be held in Andorra the Third Workshop on Software Engineering in e-Learning (ISELEAR'12) in the context of XIV Simposio Internacional de Informática Educativa (SIIE 2012).

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Blind Faith Project Launch
Monday, 25 June 2012

The research group e-UCM has just published the first results of the Blind Faith project Games, developed by students Javier Pozuelo and Gloria Alvarez and directed by Professor Baltasar Fernández Manjón and researcher Javier Torrente, both members of the eMadrid network. The Blind Faith Games project aims at developing a set of tools that facilitate the creation of accessible games for blind people in mobile operating system Android.

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III eMadrid Workshop on e-Learning
Tuesday, 08 May 2012


Date

June 18 and 19, 2012.

Place

Ciudad Universitaria, Edificio A, Rectorado Universidad Politécnica de Madrid, Paraninfo

Títle

"e-Learning 2.0"

 

Attendance is open and free.

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The perfect learning storm. Are we there yet?
Written by Abelardo Pardo   
Monday, 11 June 2012

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As a technologist and researcher in technology enhanced learning for more than ten years, I must admit that the confluence of factors that are appearing lately in the area make me think that we are at the verge of tasting a mouthful of disruptive innovation. The perception is not only mine, granted, but the analogies used to describe what is happening are really reveling. In The Campus Tsunami, David Brooks quoted John Henessy the president of Stanford University saying that there is a tsunami coming. A bit of an exaggeration (specially after viewing the countless videos of the Japan disaster in youtube) but nonetheless reveling of the perceptions at the governing ranks of the leading institutions.

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The eMadrid Network Coordinator Participates in the UNI•CIENCIA 2012 Forum
Wednesday, 23 May 2012

Next Monday, May 28, 2012, UNI•CIENCIA 2012 Forum will be held at CaixaForum Madrid (Paseo del Prado, 38). With the title "Devise the future: the University Answers" this event is declared with the aim of bringing "academic experts from various public universities in Madrid to contribute with their knowledge to find solutions or give a broader perspective to the issues that most concern to citizens: unemployment, economic crisis, politicians, health or education, according to recent surveys of the Centre for Sociological Research and the Spanish Foundation for Science and Technology ". One of the participants in a round table, the one titled "The key to the future of society: education and research", will be Carlos Delgado Kloos, the eMadrid Network coordinator.

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Educational On-line Tournament on Free Software with a Tool Created by eMadrid
Monday, 04 June 2012

On June 11th an on-line education tournament on the topic of free software using a tool created by the project eMadrid at the Universidad Rey Juan Carlos will begin. This tool, called FLEQ, automates the organization of trivial on-line championships and is offered as free software (for download) or as a web service (so teachers can organize their own tournaments without having to install anything).

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