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.
Wednesday, 2 December 2015
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
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.
Friday, 23 October 2015
UNED has launched the third edition of MOOC courses --developed as part of the ECO project (Elearning, Communication and Open resources), sponsored by the European Commission --, with 16 new programmes in the education field, aimed at all type of participants but with a special focus for teachers and educators.
The courses, driven by different universities and institutions, will be developed from October 5th. They offer updated and relevant content in the world of Web 2.0, and address issues such as the management of open education resources, materials design multimedia, acquiring strategies for managing online communities or the application of new teaching approaches and specific technologies.
The tenth anniversary edition of the European Conference on Technology Enhanced Learning (EC-TEL) was held in Toledo during September 15–18. Universidad Carlos III de Madrid was this year event organizer, with Professor Carlos Delgado Kloos, coordinator of the eMadrid Network, as the "Local Organization Chair".
In the tenth year of its existence EC-TEL is becoming the major interdisciplinary venue for the community of technology-enhanced learning researchers in Europe and worldwide. The theme of EC-TEL 2015 was “Design for Teaching and Learning in a Networked World.” This 2015 edition was again extremely competitive, given the high number of communications submitted. The acceptance rate for full papers was 21 %.
Thursday, 10 September 2015
The "flipped classroom" model is being increasingly used in recent years, due to fact that producing video lectures is very easy today. This model promotes the viewing of video lectures at home or elsewhere by the student, rather than live in class, and uses the class time where the professor cannot be easily replaced by technology, namely for discussion, solving questions, and doing exercises. In this seminar, we are going to learn about three interesting experiences recently carried out in universities.
One of the objectives of eMadrid network are remote and virtual laboratories. In this line of research we try to take another step forward in the state of the art so students, teachers and institutions can create, reuse, combine and federate remote and virtual laboratories, promoting interoperability between architectures. In addition, we provide greatly motivating laboratories that can be used in any type of institution requiring improved practical skills for better business development (both large, medium and small companies) and development on different devices and environments (college, university, company, lifelong learning, including specific issues for people with disabilities).
One of the objectives of eMadrid Network are serious games y simulations. Thus, the main challenges facing current research on serious games for education, defined as an umbrella term encompassing not only games but also other highly interactive technologies, such as simulations, are addressed. In addition, we seek to facilitate the adoption of serious games, whose penetration in education is still limited, trying to improve the reliability of the methods used to evaluate the effectiveness of serious games.
One of the objectives of eMadrid network is "Ubiquitous learning and supported on mobile devices". As part of this objective, mlearning applications prototypes are developed by creating learning solutions through mobile devices that integrate other technologies of the project, as learning analytics and serious games; prototypes of augmented reality applications are researched and developed; and pilot applications and prototypes in non-university environments are made, as well as in both formal and informal learning environments.
One of the objectives of eMadrid network is "Learning environments and MOOCs", which involves several lines of research related to learning environments, particularized through Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs), which have brought a revolution both in higher education and in vocational training environments in the last years. As part of this objective, technological and educational solutions to the main challenges for the adoption of MOOCs as a complement to higher education will be explored and provided.