X eMadrid Workshop on «E-learning in the new normal» // September, 23rd and 24th
The eMadrid Workshop is celebrating its 10th edition at a time marked by the coronavirus pandemic, which has made educational technology take on special importance. For this reason, this year, the title is "E-Learning in the new normal" and it will be marked by this issue, which worries and interests all of society. The event will take place on September 23 and 24 online, through the BlackBoard Collaborate platform. As always, the eMadrid Network Workshop (a project that brings together researchers from UC3M, UAM, UCM, UPM, UNED and URJC) will be free and open to the general public upon registration (here).
- Topics that we will talk about: during the crisis caused by COVID-19, E-learning is showing its importance and its relevance, even becoming essential. Now is the time to ask ourselves what your role will be in the so-called "new normal". The different presentations and round tables of the X eMadrid Workshop will revolve around this issue.
- Who is interested in attending: all those who, whether or not they come from the educational sector, are convinced of the need to understand their profound digital transformation, especially in these times.
- Check the program of the X eMadrid Workshop: «E-learning in the new normal» (work in progress)
- Read on for the currently confirmed guests ...
The whole world is going through a moment of uncertainty in which sanitary hygiene measures are marking our day to day. Social distance has become an obligation and, with it, have come news and changes that affect all facets of life. In recent months, E-learning has been a key part of maintaining education and teaching in the days of COVID-19. Now is the time to define what your role will be within the "new normal". The experts and researchers who will participate in the X eMadrid Workshop will speak about it. Waiting to completely close the program, these are the confirmed ones:
- Gustavo Alves, professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Polytechnic of Porto - School of Engineering and President of the Portuguese Society for Engineering Education (SPEE).
- Alyssa Wise, Associate Professor of Learning Sciences and Educational Technology in the Steinhardt School of Culture, Education, and Human Development and the Director of LEARN, NYU's university-wide Learning Analytics Research Network.
- Trevor Collins, Fellow Researcher in Technology-Enhanced Learning at the Knowledge Media Institute (KMI) of the Open University (UK).
- Marcus Specht, Professor for Digital Education at the Technical University of Delft and Director of the Leiden-Delft-Erasmus Center for Education and Learning.
- David López Álvarez, PhD in Computer Science at Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya (UPC) and member of the BCN SEER (Barcelona Sciencie and Engineering Education Research Group).
- Carlos E. Palau Salvador , Full Professor at Escuela Técnica Superior de Ingenieros de Telecomunicación, Universitat Politècnica de València (UPV)
- Christothea Herodotou, associate professor at Open University (UK) and expert in evidence-based design and evaluation of learning technologies.
The X eMadrid Workshop will begin with a round table. Vice-rectors of Madrid universities will be able to present their reflections on the next course, which is expected to be a challenge marked by bimodality, with students on campus with social distancing and online students.
The round table will be moderated by Alfonso González Hermoso de Mendoza, Deputy Minister of Science, University and Innovation of the Community of Madrid. Participants will be:
- José Miguel Atienza Riera, Vice Chancellor for Academic Strategy and Internationalization, Universidad Politécnica de Madrid (UPM).
- Carlos Delgado Kloos, Vice Chancellor for Strategy and Digital Education, Universidad Carlos III de Madrid (UC3M)
- Jorge J. Gómez Sanz, Vice Chancellor for Technology and Sustainability at Universidad Complutense de Madrid (UCM).
- Jesús González Boticario, Vice Chancellor for Digitization and Innovation at UNED
- Juan Antonio Huertas Martínez, Vice Chancellor for Teaching, Educational Innovation and Quality at Universidad Autónoma de Madrid (UAM).
- Alberto Sánchez Campos, Vice Chancellor for Digitization at Universidad Rey Juan Carlos de Madrid (URJC)
- Juan Ramón Velasco Pérez, Vice Chancellor for Strategy and Planning, Universidad de Alcalá de Henares (UAH).
The program of these free workshops is completed with a special session, called «Lightning Talks», in which small companies that are promoting an entrepreneurial activity in the field of educational technologies will participate. In this space they will be able to expose the projects they are working on.
Lastly, the delivery of the eMadrid 2020 Awards, some awards with which this network adds support to the promotion of research and / or development of educational technologies, should also be highlighted within our program. The jury will recognize three award-winning categories: best end-of-degree work (TFG), best end-of-master work (TFM) and best doctoral thesis.