VIII eMadrid Workshops on «Cyberlearning», July 2-3
The eMadrid network will hold its VIII Workshops on July 2-3, 2018. Experts from academia and the business world will share with the audience the latest researchs in the development of Technology Enhanced Learning, during two days focused on «Cyberlearning». The meeting will be at Puerta de Toledo Campus of Universidad Carlos III de Madrid (UC3M), the institution that runs this project, in collaboration with the UAM, the UCM, the UPM, the UNED and the URJC.
«Cyberlearning» will be the title around which several interventions will be developed to assess the impact that Technology Enhanced Learning is already having on education, as well as the exponential growth that these innovative methodologies will achieve around the world in the near future.
Following this approach, professor Miles Pattenden, from the University of Oxford, will speak about the Woolf University project, the first higher education institution based on blockchain technology being developed by the prestigious british university. So will Marcelo Milrad, full professor at the Faculty of Technology of the University of Linnaeus (Sweden), who will analyze the use of IT to promote creativity and critical thinking among teachers and students. And Paulo Blikstein, assistant professor at the Stanford University Graduate School of Education where he directs the Transformative Learning Technologies Lab and the global FabLearn Program.
Enrique Alfonseca, research manager at Google; Roberto Martínez Maldonado, associate researcher and professor at the University of Technology in Sydney (Australia); Ainara Zubillaga, director of Education and Training at the COTEC Foundation; Ángel Hernández Bravo, director of Blockchain Technology at IBM Spain; Óscar Jerez, PhD in Psychology and Education and advisor at the University of Chile, among other institutions; Jan Vahrenhold, professor of Computer Science at the University of Münster (Germany); and Fabián García Pastor, director of the professional school EIT Digital, are also part of a valuable programme, still open.
The programme of these free Workshops, that puts together experts from all over the world each year, includes a special session called «Lightning Talks», aimed at promoting the most entrepreneur ideas in the field of educational technologies. Startups participating in this format may present, in consecutive sessions of about ten minutes, the projects they are working on.
The eMadrid Awards, an initiative that supports the research and development of educational technologies, will also be presented during the Workshops. This year, the jury will recognize three categories: Best End of Degree Paper (TFG), Best Master's Paper (TFM) and Best Doctoral Thesis.