EMOOCs 2016, the most important event on MOOCS in Europe, will take place 22 - 24 February in Graz (Austria). This edition has a significant representation of the eMadrid project, since Carlos Delgado Kloos, the network coordinator, will be the Institutional & Corporate Chair, and some members of the project will publish the results of their research in this field:
One of eMadrid goals are open educational resources, free software and open data. The main objective of this transversal activity is to transfer processes of learning and development used in the world of free software and open knowledge, to the remaining project activities, where relevant.
The eleventh European Conference on Technology Enhanced Learning will take place in Lyon, France, in the week September, 13th till 16th, 2016. EC-TEL is one of the most important conferences worldwide on information and communication technologies applied to education. The theme of this year's edition is 'Adaptive and Adaptable Learning'. The conference will explore how research in collaborative and personalized learning can be combined with new developments in analytics, interaction design, mobile and ubiquitous technologies, and visualization techniques, to enhance learning for everyone.
Friday, 22 January, 2016
- 11:00-11:45: The effect of educational technology on attitudes towards learning STEM. Ronit Ben-Bassat Levy, Weizmann Institute of Science.
- 11:45-12:30: Evaluation of educational resources for learning of programming using eye-tracking techniques. Ana Isabel Molina, Universidad de Castilla-La Mancha.
- 12:30-13:15: Learning algorithms: tools and student difficulties. Ángel Velázquez Iturbide, Universidad Rey Juan Carlos.
In the last years we have witnessed the increasing use of remote laboratories in education, encompassed by the development of technology enhanced learning from k-12 to higher education. In this context there is a need, on one hand to define and establish a common consensus on the structure and operation of remote laboratories (RL) from learning technologies perspective as open educational resources (OER) independent from LMSs. On the other hand, cloud computing and the concept of XaaS makes meaningful to consider laboratories as another lego piece of an educational resource in the cloud with a focus on potential standardardized information models and protocols as a common basis for instructional interoperability based on search, retrieval, labeling and services for educational purposes.
FICOD, the most prominent event in the digital economy sector in Spain, will host the seminar "The impact of MOOCs in higher education" on 3 December at 1pm. The panel of speakers of the seminar will include major national and international experts on the use of MOOCs in universities, such as Anant Agarwal, edX, Catherine Mongenet, Université Numérique de France, Martín Rodríguez Jugo, IE Business School, Paloma Barba Contera, Telefónica Digital Education, Vicent Botti, Universidad Politécnica de Valencia, and Carlos Delgado Kloos, eMadrid network coordinator.
“Con nosotras It's Time to Hack" project has been promoted by the Department of Women and Equality of the City of Getafe, in collaboration with the municipal company GISA within the European initiative URBAN for La Alhóndiga neighborhood. eMadrid network members will collaborate with the workshops to be held between 27 and 29 November.
The project goal is to raise technological vocations among young women and break the gender digital divide, as well as to make visible the role of women working in or with technology or in technology-based companies.
Jose A. Ruiperez Valiente, researcher at eMadrid network, has received several awards for his Master's Thesis (MT), "Design and Implementation of a Module of Learning Analytics for Khan Academy Platform", which was prepared and presented to complete the Masters degree in Telecommunications Engineering in October 2013 at the Universidad Carlos III de Madrid (UC3M); this university is the eMadrid project coordinator. The supervisor of this work was Pedro J. Muñoz Merino, who is also member of the eMadrid network.
Wednesday, 2 December 2015
- 15:00-16:00: Advancements in Intelligent Support for Collaborative Learning. Seiji Isotani, University of Sao Paulo.
- 16:00-17:00: Reinventing education. Anant Agarwal, CEO edX.
The edX Global Forum is an interactive, energetic conference designed to bring the entire edX community together -- educators and university leadership, cultural and learning institutions, course teams and instructional technologists, researchers, marketers, and online learning visionaries and innovators of all stripes - from dozens of countries around the globe.
Two partners of eMadrid Network, UC3M and UAM, have taken part in this edition, where they have presented two posters.
Friday, 13 November 2015
- 11:00-11:45: Methods, resources and technologies to diagnose and develop transversal skills in college. Daniel López Fernández, UPM.
- 11:45-12:30: Improving the employability of university students through online training in transversal skills. Virginia Arranz, Instituto de Ingeniería del Conocimiento.
- 12:30-13:15: Radical learning by doing in online training for the effective learning of skills. Lluís Vicent, La Salle Open University.
Telspain, the network of professionals of e-learning in Spain, celebrates the third edition of the Telspain Conference with the tittle: "eLearning 2020: companies and universities" next 14 of December in Barcelona. This is a unique oportunity to know, from renowned experts, the tendencies in worldwide institutions of e-learning and analyze the trends that pave the way for e-learning future. Members of the eMadrid Network (UC3M) will participate in the conference.
The Telspain Conference about "eLearning 2020: companies and universities" is based on a plenary session followed by three simultanous workshops. At the end, there will share the conclusions of the conference. In the current edition, the topics of the workshops are:
Next November 6, from 10 to 11 am, the national Spanish television, La 2, will broadcast a report of the eMadrid project. In addition on summarizing the goals and results of the network, the report will focus on the V eMadrid Workshop on "Digital Education" that was organized last summer.
In order to cover the latest subjects in digital education, the workshops included talks by international experts on state-of-the-art developments in areas such as analytics and adaptation, analytics and intelligent tutoring, entrepreneurship & REAs, computational thinking, user models and analytics, as well as the MOOCs organized by the eMadrid partners themselves.
The series of "Ada Lovelace Seminar [EPS-UAM]" is an initiative of the Polytechnic School of the Universidad Autónoma de Madrid, which aims to raise awareness of the contributions of female researchers in Information Technology and Communications (ICT).
This year, to mark the bicentenary of Ada Byron Lovelace, regarded as the first programmer in history, we hold a symposium in her honor, in which both her role in the history of computing and her current relevance as a scientific, technologist and maker will be addressed.
One of the eMadrid network goals is learning evaluation, learning analytics and big data. In this regard, different technological learning solutions, which are developed and/or used in the project, are evaluated. Tools for information and action, such as displays or recommenders, are also provided to learning actors (students, teachers, etc.). These assessments are used for continuous improvement of the learning process and technological tools developed and/or used. To perform this evaluation both traditional and learning analytics methods are used, primarily focusing on large amounts of low level data processing (big data) to get intelligent information.
The special issue related to “IWINAC 2015: 6th Int. Work-Conference on the Interplay between Natural and Artificial Computation” will contain the best revised papers dealing with different issues concerning Intelligent Systems for making teaching / learning more effective and accessible. Education needs in today's societies are steadily increasing. It is a challenge to find new ways of teaching to increase educational level of society. The most advanced technology would be a great help by making teaching / learning more effective and accessible. Effectiveness is mainly based on the analysis of the student situation and the adaptation of the educational experience and environment, including teaching methods and material. This include learner analytics and accessibility in order to understand learner needs and enable and facilitation access to education in very different problematic cases, including physical distance between educator and student, student cognitive physical or emotional problems, or any other special situation. In particular, Artificial Intelligence (AI) techniques can foster this process in these situations and provide an enriched learning experience.