The tenth European Conference on Technology Enhanced Learning will take place in Toledo, Spain, in the week September, 15th till 18th, 2015. The European Conference on Technology Enhanced Learning is one of the most important conferences worldwide on information and communication technologies applied to education. Universidad Carlos III de Madrid is this year event organizer, with Professor Carlos Delgado Kloos, coordinator of the eMadrid Network, as the "Local Organization Chair". The Call for Papers is openned at present. Some important dates are the following:
Tuesday 27 January 2015
- 15:00-15:45: Open Badges for Recognition of Learning and Online Reputation, Ilona Buchem (Beuth University of Applied Sciences Berlin)
- 15:45-16:30: Digital badges and other innovations on Open edX, Michael Amigot (IBL Studios Education), Daniel T. Hickey (Indiana University)
- 16:30-17:15: The Challenge of Transforming Teacher Training, José Cuerva (Instituto de Tecnologías Educativas y de Formación del Profesorado (INTEF))
The UNESCO Chair "Scalable Digital Education for All" at Universidad Carlos III de Madrid directed by Professor Carlos Delgado Kloos, continues its activity in 2015 with the celebration of two new seminars. The first seminar will be held on January 9 under the title of "Physics Education with Active Learning Methodologies and Technology Support". The renowned MIT Professor Peter Dourmashkin will present the TEAL initiative, a format and pedagogical approach used for more than a decade at MIT for teaching and learning in introductory physics courses. In addition, professors Mª Blanca Ibáñez and Antonio de Castro from Universidad Carlos III de Madrid will present practical experiences of using augmented reality to explain complex concepts of physics through experimentation.
Professor Eric Grimson, Chancellor of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) and Professor at Faculty of Medicine of Harvard, visited Madrid the 15th and 16th of December. He was guest in several events held in his honour, among them highlighted the conference he gave at the University Autónoma of Madrid (UAM) – member of EdX consortium since March 2014 –.
On 15th of December, Prof. Grimson participated at a breakfast of the Foro España Innova, which was celebrated at Ritz Hotel (Madrid). This event was organised by Nueva Economía Fórum, sponsored by Asisa and institutional collaboration of the Ministry of Research, Development and Innovation. This ceremony was conducted by the Rector of the UAM, Professor José María Sanz.
Carlos Delgado Kloos, coordinator of the eMadrid research network, was Keynote Speaker of the SIIE 2014 conference
Full Professor Carlos Delgado Kloos, coordinator of the eMadrid network, participated in the International Symposium of Educational Computing (SIIE 2014) as Keynote Speaker. The SIEE conference presents research results about Educational Technology and the conference was in its 16th edition this year 2014, taking place in Logroño, Spain, organized by Universidad Internacional de la Rioja (UNIR). You can find more information about the conference at:
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: