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.
Report for the Spanish TV (TVE) of the mapaTIC project, in which members of eMadrid (UC3M) collaborate
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.
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:
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:
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.
June 30 and July 1st, 2015
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).
Attendance is free, but registration is required.
eMadrid Seminar on "MOOCs on Campus: expanding the boundaries of the classroom through MOOC technology" 2015-05-22)
Friday, 22 May 2015
- 15:00-15:45: Blending MOOCs into face to face teaching, Su White (U. of Southampton)
- 15:45-16:30: Using a SPOC to flip the classroom, Gonzalo Martínez y Estrella Pulido (UAM)
- 16:30-17:15: Learning with MOOCs on campus, the Louvain moocXperience dual approach targets both students’ learning and faculty members’ development, Ella Hamonic (UCLouvain)
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.
Friday, 17 April, 2015
- 15:00-15:45: Computational Thinking Test: design guidelines, content validation and item analysis, Marcos Román (UNED)
- 15:45-16:30: Dr. Scratch, automatic analysis of Scratch projects to assess the development of Computational Thinking and improve coding skills, Jesús Moreno (URJC).
- 16:30-17:15: PIXIE, a new visual programming environment and a web platform that helps teachers and students to deepen the Computational Thinking, Luis Carbajosa (Pixie).
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:
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.
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.
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:
The eMadrid network is present once again with a special session at EDUCON (IEEE Global Engineering Education Conference). EDUCON will be held this year from March 18 to 20 in Tallinn (Estonia). The eMadrid special session is entitled "Mixing and Blending MOOC Technologies with Face-to-Face Pedagogies", in which members of eMadrid universities will present different studies around this common theme.
A group of researchers from the Universidad Rey Juan Carlos, part of eMadrid network, has been recognized by Google with one of their RISE Award, a prize that will allow them to continue their research and their computer programming training camps for children from 3 years old. It is the first time that a Spanish team achieved these awards, which recognize the work of organizations around the world promoting computer science since 2010.
Tuesday, 20 February, 2015
- 15:00-15:45: "Remote labs integration in a real large-scale educational project: Go-Lab project technology and organization", Javier García Zubía (Universidad de Deusto)
- 15:45-16:30: "Remote laboratories for courses on Renewable Energies in Jordan", Llanos Tobarra (UNED) y Salvador Ros (UNED)
- 16:30-17:15: "Experimental environments based on remote and virtual laboratories development/exploitation: RELATED", Rafael Pastor Vargas (UNED)