It is no exaggeration to speak of "revolution" in the field of e-Learning technologies in recent years. Of the early e-Learning systems, used primarily as repositories of content, with little chance of interaction-based educational paradigms and behavioral objectivists (teacher-centered), to current applications, there has been a giant leap.
Some members of the eMadrid project presented the progress of their researching activities in the Third IEEE EDUCON conference, hosted in Marrakech (Morocco) between past 17-20 April 2012. It was on Thursday 19 in the morning when, under the title “Will m-Learning bring Disruption into Education? Advances from the eMadrid Excellence Network”, different partner representatives showed the progress of their research activities.
Contribution from eMadrid to the Open Education Week (5-10 March 2012)
The eMadrid network, as part of the call for R&D programs in IT 2009, launches the Call for the eMadrid 2013 Awards. The following categories have been enabled:
- Prize for best doctoral thesis
- Prize for best final degree project or master work.
The research group GSyC/LibreSoft of the Universidad Rey Juan Carlos, and eMadrid network member, was recently awarded with the III Focus Free Knowledge Initiative Prize, in the category "University Initiative in favor of Free Knowledge". The voting of the prize involved more than 10,000 participants. The GSyC/LibreSoft research group is composed of three professors and a dozen full-time researchers, and works primarily on open collaboration in various areas such as software engineering, mobile technologies, virtual communities and e-Learning.
Last January 18th, the UNED reserved spot in Radio 3 of Spain National Radio included a chapter dedicated to make a presentation of the eMadrid Network. The program had a debate format and it was moderated by Miguel Rodríguez Artacho, UNED responsible at eMadid. Other participants were Carlos Delgado Kloos, the project coordinator, Jesús M.González-Barahona, URJC responsible at eMadrid, and Ivan Martínez Ortiz, a member of the UCM group at eMadrid.