On December 2, the next UNESCO Chair Scalable Digital Education for All Seminar on “Technologies for online education” will be held at the Leganés Campus of Universidad Carlos III de Madrid. This seminar will focus on the use of web technologies in the context of digital education.
Great success of the Frontiers in Education 2014 conference held in Madrid, with important contributions of eMadridnet network members
The prestigious conference Frontiers in Education 2014 (FIE 2014), in its 44th edition, took place in Madrid on 22-25 October at the Convention Center of Hotel Meliá Castilla. The Frontiers in Education Conference takes place annually and is one of the largest in the world in the educational field of engineering, organized by the associations IEEE and ASEE. This is the first time the conference has taken place in Europe. It was the IEEE Education Society (IEEE) who founded it in 1971. The American Society for Engineering Education (ASEE) joined as co-sponsor in 1973. In 1995, the IEEE Computer Society became one of the sponsors and together these three groups have continued to hold very high quality editions, and it is considered among the world's two most important events in this area, along with the conference organized by ASEE.
The eMadrid network members participated in a session in FIE 2014 conference, which took place on 22 - 25 october 2014 in Madrid, Spain. In this session, every eMadrid network member gave a speech about serveral topics on education technology. Slides used in the speeches and photo gallery of the event below.
The eMadrid research project about “Research and development of educational technologies in the Madrid region” has been selected to be funded by the regional government of Madrid with start date of October 2014. The selection of this project implies the continuation of the eMadrid project that has provided excellent results in the period 2010-2014, being a national and international reference in elearning.
The coordinator of the project, Full Professor Carlos Delgado Kloos, received the diploma of the concession of the project on Wednesday 22 October in the ceremony presided by Ignacio González, President of the Community of Madrid.
On Monday June 30, the 2nd UNESCO Chair Seminar will be held at Leganés Campus of Universidad Carlos III of Madrid, with the title "Explorando el espacio educativo de MOOCs y SPOCs".
MOOCs (Massive Open Online Courses) have drawn the interest in educational technology at a global level, showing what you can achieve when implementing Internet technologies to education. But these same technologies can be used for purposes other than those strictly advocated by MOOCs. An example is SPOCs (Small Private Online Courses), in which the field is private and there are a reduced number of students. In short, the MOOC phenomenon has only just light the flame for many other interesting applications of TICs in education. In this seminar we will explore this educational technology space in which are included MOOCs and SPOCs, analyzing the new opportunities open to us.
Last days for registration in the next edition of the Master in Management and Production in e-Learning from UC3M (in Spanish)
The deadline for registration in the next edition of the Master in Management and Production in e-Learning offered in Spanish language by Universidad Carlos III de Madrid is July 31.
Its main aim is to train people who are interested in production and management of teaching and learning assisted by technology in its various forms and variations. Alternatives are studied, both didactic and technological, which allow the design of training processes and development of training materials based on the use of information technology and communications.
Friday, 30 may, 2014
- 15:00-15:45: The Impact of MOOCs from a Departmental Perspective, Mary Ellen Wiltrout (MIT Department of Biology and MITx) [ENG]
- 15:45-17:30: Panel Session: Looking 4 years back and 4 forward in Educational Technology [ES]
- Carlos Delgado Kloos (UC3M)
- Edmundo Tovar (UPM)
- Baltasar Fernández Manjón (UCM)
- Jesús González Barahona (URJC)
- Juan de Lara Jaramillo (UAM)
- Miguel Rodríguez Artacho (UNED)
Free seminar without pre-registration.
Application of educational technologies of active learning and gamification in secundary education at CEPA Distrito Centro
One of the activities of the eMadrid network is to apply different educational technologies in secondary schools and colleges for the benefit and progress of the educational process. A recent example is the application of tools and methodologies for active learning and gamification, which is being carried out in the Centro de Educación para Adultos Distrito Centro de Madrid.
The eMadrid network is present once again with a special session at the EDUCON conference. EDUCON (IEEE Global Engineering Education Conference) will be held this year from April 3 to 5, 2014 in Istanbul (Turkey). The eMadrid special session is entitled "On MOOCs, SPOCs and other online courses" in which members of eMadrid universities participate. Activities around the massive open online courses (MOOCs) are presented in both their original intent, accessible to everybody, as its restricted version to private environments as SPOCs (Small Private Online Courses).
MOOCs are the hype these days. Everybody talks about them, many universities (among them, the most notorious ones) are pushing to have their own initiatives and courses and they have even made it to the most prestitgious newspapers.
However, MOOCs are still in their very early phases. They are a recent movement with not more than a couple of years and certainly we still are in a situation where we need to discover and test how to diploy them in the best possible way.
MOOCs share with the FLOSS (which is an acronym that unifies free software, open source and libre software) movement many characteristics: they pretend to be open, they are mainly Internet-mediated and they are on-line. It is true that MOOCs are courses where the main goal should be to learn and that free software projects have as main goal to build a (software) product. But if anyone who has had any software programming experience knows that building a product is to a major part a learning experience as well: the programming language and technicalities have to be learned, interacting with the infrastructure has to be mastered, and finally there is always many interactions with the rest of the team which fosters knowledge exchange. And, not to forget, free software projects have been around for quite long, with many of them being a success (probably there is much free software running so that you can read this blog post).
The Ninth European Conference on Technology Enhanced Learning (EC-TEL) will take place in Graz (Austria) from 16th to 19th September 2014. The European Conference on Technology Enhanced Learning is one of the most important conferences worldwide about Information and Communication technologies applied to education. Pedro J. Muñoz-Merino, a member of the eMadrid network at Universidad Carlos III de Madrid, is listed as one of the organizers as Demo and Poster chair. The Call for Papers is openned at present. Some important dates are the following:
eMadrid Seminar on "Collaborative learning: How technology enables learning with others" (2014-03-14)
Friday, March 14, 2014
- 15:00-15:15: Openning
- Carlos Delgado Kloos (UC3M, eMadrid Network Coordinator)
- Gregorio Robles (Coordinator Madrid at the Rey Juan Carlos University)
- 15:15-16:00: Peer learning: making notes in collaboration, Jesús M. González Barahona (Grupo de Sistemas y Comunicaciones, Universidad Rey Juan Carlos)
- 16:00-16:45: Collaborative learning experiences via multiuser educational videogames, Julian Martin (oneclick)
- 16:45-17:30: Herramienta social para el aprendizaje colaborativo a través de vídeos, Isidoro Hernán (Laboratorio de Tecnologías de la Información en Educación, Universidad Rey Juan Carlos)
Seminario gratuito sin necesidad de preinscripción.
La The UNESCO Chair "Scalable Digital Education for All", led by Professor Carlos Delgado Kloos, Professor of Telematics Engineering and Vice-Rector of Infrastructures and Environment at the Carlos III University of Madrid celebrates its first official event as part of the Open Education Week 2014 , Event entitled "The Future of REAs and MOOCs", which will include the participation of UNESCO personalities and directors of UNESCO Chairs at national and international level. This event serves to publicly present the Chair and its objectives, as well as the website where the main events and related news will be collected, which will include special sections on Production, Research and Courses related to open digital education. This Chair is supported by the following institutions:
eMadrid members participate also this year in the Open Education Week to be held from March 10 to 15, 2014.
On one hand, the monthly eMadrid seminar will be organized during this week, main topic of which is collaborative learning. The two presentations at the Rey Juan Carlos University show free software solutions in this field. For more information, follow the link to the seminar, which will be held on Friday, March 14, 2014.
Prof. Carlos Delgado Kloos, coordinator of eMadrid, is one of the organizers of the International Workshop on Massive Open Online Courses, to be held in Antigua Guatemala on 15 and 16 May 2014. Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) are a popular phenomenon in the online learning world. Today many institutions offer MOOCs; the two main MOOC portals (Coursera, Edx) have about 135 partners while many more institutions are exploring the possibilities of such effort. This phenomenon has not only created a new trend in online education, it also has been adopted by a number of institutions around the world, allowing spaces for research in pedagogical, technological and organizational aspects.
UnX and HP Catalyst Academy launch two MOOCs, one about Augmented Reality for Mobile Apps, and other about Mobile App Design with App Inventor without programing. Both on-line courses are especially adapted for Sciences, Technology, Engineering and mathematics teachers (STEMx) and are now available in Spanish and Portuguese. unX and the HP Catalyst Academy, is a network of free and innovative online professional development experiences for STEM+ teachers around the world. All courses offer digital badges and a certificate of completion.
Mini-MOOC about Augmented Reality
We are delighted to announce that unX new mini course, Developing STEMx Augmented Reality Mobile Apps has been added to the HP Catalyst Academy’s catalog of courses. This mini course is available in Spanish. Users who participate in this 4-week experience will learn how to create their own interactive AR apps to facilitate more visual and authentic ways for students to engage with content from wherever they are. Learn how to build virtual worlds to connect with other teachers and students.