Workshop on Digital Training with Open Technology

On November 18, 2016, and Carlos III University of Madrid will organize a day of innovation in open educational technology in MOOC format, to publicize this reality, explain the potential of MOOCs, show the OPENedX system and present A MOOC made on this platform that explains how to do MOOCs. Carlos Delgado Kloos, will participate with a session called Presentation of the MOOC "Creating a MOOC success with OPENedX" and in the roundtable "Experiences and expectations of the future with MOOCs".

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eMadrid will participate in OEB'16

The capital city of Germany will host from November 30th to December 2th its 22th edition of Online Educa Berlín (OEB), which is considered one of the more important events in the world on technology-enhanced learning.

This year's theme will be "Owning Learning". Topics such as learning & owership, learning without limits or learning & connecting, divided into conferences of different formats: plenary sessions, networking sessions, tech-labs ...

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ExpoCampus 2016

The annual conference on ICT in education and eLearning ExpoCampus, held on Friday 21 October, celebrates its twelfth edition and eMadrid participates as a partner. Expocampus has been consolidated over the years as a forum for discussion on recent trends in information technology and communication (ICT) in learning (eLearning). The conference will be held in the auditorium of Casa del Lector (Madrid, Cultural Center "El Matadero").

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Code Week 2016

The European Week of Programming (CodeWeek) is celebrated this year from October 15-23 . The aim of this initiative is to promote computational thinking and digital skills among children of all educational levels. To this end, people from all over the world organize events and workshops in which it will be possible to enter the world of programming in a fun and exciting.

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The second edition of WAPLA@EC-TEL Workshop took place the past September 16th in Lyon, France. This workshop aims at analyzing with an applied and practical perspective different issues and challenges related to learning analytics. Learning analytics can be broadly defined as the methods and techniques to reach conclusions about the learning process in order to improve it.

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eMadrid in XVIII International Symposium on Computers in Education

From 13th to 16th September, the XVIII International Symposium on Computers in Education (SIIE 2016) is celebrate in Salamanca (Spain) which aim is to provide an international forum to present and discuss about the progress in research about learning technologies and their practical application in educational processes. It also aims to bring together researchers, developers, institutional representatives and teachers to share views, knowledge and experiences.



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COIT 2016 Awards

During the past 24 June 2016 the Ceremony of Awards Official College of Telecommunications Engineering in which members eMadrid were awarded, in the category for Best Thesis and Best Doctoral Thesis for his work in educational technologies.

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Interviews of VI eMadrid Workshop

On the occasion of the VI eMadrid Workshop, held on 20 and 21 June 2016 in Medialab-Prado in Madrid, he conducted a series of interviews in which the participants at the event responded on various aspects related to the topic Central to this issue, "Unbundling Education". During the interviews presented their views on the current situation of education and major stakes they are doing in their institutions / companies in order to adapt the current educational system to the new requirements.

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50th birthday of Logo

Rey Juan Carlos University organized last June 23 at the Real Colegio Complutense of Hardvard a workshop about Computational Thinking in tribute to the 50 years of the Logo programming language. During this workshop, researchers and educators from Europe, America and Africa, gave their views on the current use of Computational Thinking in school. These speakers were:

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Winners of the eMadrid 2016 Awards

The eMadrid network, as part of the call for R&D programs in IT 2013, has launched a new Call for the eMadrid 2016 Awards for papers in which the theme was wholly or partly related to research or development of educational technology.

The awardees in each category are as follows:


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eMadrid in L@S y LAK

During 25 and 26 April, the third annual ACM conference on "Learning at scale" took place at the University of Edinburgh. In parallel and at the same university, the sixth international conference on analytical learning, "Learning Analytics & Knowledge" took place from 25 to 29 April, which seeks to analyze educational data in order to improve the learning process. This conference aimed at promoting scientific exchange of interdisciplinary research at the intersection of the learning sciences and information technology. Inspired by the advent of MOOCs and the enormous change that accompanies reflection on education, this conference was created by ACM as a new academic center for the presentation of high quality research on how learning and teaching can change and improve when done to scale.

UC3M in the MOOC-Maker and SHEILA of Erasmus + projects

Members of eMadrid network of the Carlos III University of Madrid participate in european projects MOOC-Maker and SHEILA of Erasmus + program, which have had their meeting recently startup program. In both projects, the Principal Researcher for the Carlos III University of Madrid is professor Carlos Delgado Kloos, coordinator of the eMadrid network.





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eMadrid at IEEE EDUCON 2016

During the days from 10 to 13 April will take place EDUCON (IEEE Global Engineering Education Conference) annual congress. This year will be held in Abu Dhabi (UAE) and is entitled "Smart Education in Smart Cities".

Members of the universities eMadrid network participate in a special session called "Designing Educational Material" in which different works that revolve around this common theme will be presented.

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Call for contributions VI eMadrid Workshop

The eMadrid Program, who is dedicated to R&D on educational technology in the Region of Madrid and funded by General Directorate of Universities and  Research of the Ministry of Education of the Region of Madrid in the context of the call for R & D Programs Technologies 2013, it requests contributions of academic and educational experiences, specially those who can considerate itself as a disruptive (in its broadest sense of the word).

The catchword of the workshop this year is “Unbundling Education”. With this, we want to say that it is taking place many initiatives that, in some way, breaks down the educative package as we know today and It weans of some parameters which take for granted. Such are for higher education: age range (from 18 years), duration of the studies(4 years for a degree), curriculums with little customization, indivisibility of subjects, how they teach, schedules, academic calendar (beginning in September), evaluation, certification(included at the end). What parameter can be flexible? Are there another academic packages more flexible?

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Open Education Week 2016

During the last week, from the 7th to 11th of March, It was celebrated the Open Education Week, a set of events organized by universities of all over the world whose goal is create  awareness about the free and open education opportunities that exists for everybody.

Issues such as the Open Badges were treated at the University of Southampton, as the neediness to obtain recognition for qualities and achievements outside the classroom,
or the Wikipedia project at the Library of the University of Belgrade, Serbia.

In the same way, Universidad Carlos III de Madrid participated the 8th of March with an event called “Libraries and MOOCs: Experiences at Spanish Universities” where universities like UPF, UNED y UC3M collaborated.  Some aspects covered such as, the situation of Open Education at their institutions, the need for formal/informal support teams, recognizing the library service in its support role to Open Education projects and the library as a promoter and leader of Open Education.

The eMadrid project took part in this events in 2013 and 2014.

Call for papers for FLOSSEdu workshop @ OSS 2016

A workshop on FLOSS (Free/Libre and Open Source Software) in education and computational thinking will take place in Gothenburg, Sweden, on  June 2nd. The goal of this workshop, which is co-located with the 12th International Conference on Open Source Systems, is to bring together free  software experts and educators to discuss challenges that we face in the educational world at present and and that we will face in the future and  how they can be undertaken from a FLOSS perspective. The workshop is organized by eMadrid members from Universidad Rey Juan Carlos, and the  eMadrid Network is the sponsor of the event.

The Call for Papers is openned at present. Some important dates are as follows:

  • 15 March 2016 – Submission of papers.

  • 5 April 2016 - Notification of acceptance

  • 27 April 2016 - Submission of camera ready versions.

The event website is available for more details about the Call for Papers, such as the topics covered in the conference, submission types or format.