Interviews on MOOCs at the IV eMadrid Workshop

On the occasion of the IV eMadrid Workshop, event held last June 13 and 14 at the Leganés Campus of the Carlos III University of Masdrid, a series of interviews was conducted. Participants responded on various aspects related to the central theme of this edition, the MOOCs (Massive Online Open Courses). During the interviews they presented their points of view on the development phase of this kind of courses and their possible evolution.

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The technological and pedagogical 2020 horizon for education

Online conversation moderated by Antonio Rodriguez de las Heras (University Carlos III of Madrid) with the participation of Alejandro Piscitelli (University of Buenos Aires), Mario Tascón (Prodigioso Volcán SL) and Dolors Reig (freelance).

The University Carlos III of Madrid Master in eLearning Production and Management organizes an online event on "The technological and pedagogical 2020 horizon for education". The event will be held at 23:15 (Spanish time) on July 23, 2013 (you can see the time in other places at: http://bit.ly/17g6pcP).

The event will be moderated by Professor Antonio Rodríguez de las Heras (@ardelash), director of the Institute for Culture and Technology at the University Carlos III of Madrid and eMadrid network member, and will involve three personalities with great impact on social networks:

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Call for Papers for LAK14

The International Conference on Learning Analytics and Knowledge (LAK 14) releases a call for articles for its fourth edition, to be held from 24 to 28 May 2014 in the city of Indianapolis (Indiana, USA). The theme this year is "Intersection of learning analytics research, theory and practice". Abelardo Pardo, a former member of the eMadrid Network and currently at The University of Sydney (Australia), is listed as one of the Program Chairs of LAK 14.

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Luis Pablo Prieto (UVA) and Silvia Tamayo (URJC), Winners of the eMadrid 2013 Awards

Next June 13th, during the celebration of the IV eMadrid Workshop, the eMadrid 2013 Awards will be delivered. In this occasion the winners have been Luis Pablo Prieto (Universidad de Valladolid, UVA), who will receive the award to his Doctoral Thesis, and Silvia Tamayo (URJC), who will receive the prize to the best final master work. Both will have the chance to show their works the second day of the eMadrid Workshop.

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eMadrid Representatives Participate in the Development of Two Training Simulators

The Gradient Lab Group of Telematics Applications and Services (laboratorio Gradient del Grupo de Aplicaciones y Servicios Telemáticos, GAST) from the Carlos III University of Madrid, an eMadrid network partner, and the company Simumak have developed two training simulators. The first one is a tool for the training of entrepreneurs in which the user is immersed in an adventure game during which a mentor will guide you through the process of creating your own business.

 

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Call for Papers for SINTICE 2013

During the days between next 17 to 20 September 2013, the fifteenth edition of the International Symposium on Information Technology and Communication in Education (SINTICE) will be held in conjunction with the Spanish Conference on Informatics (CEDI 2013) in Madrid (Spain). This new edition is on the advances in learning technologies and their widespread and practical application from a Web 2.0 sight.

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eMadrid Members Develop a Video Game to Bring the Theater to High School Students

The research group e-UCM from Complutense University of Madrid, included in the eMadrid Network, has developed a video game that recreates the play La Dama Boba (Lope de Vega) and allows players to play as one of the characters. These actions are included within the project " e-Learning a escena” which main motivation the teaching of classical theater to high school students of the Community of Madrid.

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MOOC eMadrid made by eMadrid members for the Miriada X Platform

A MOOC (Massive Online Open Course) conducted by members of the UC3M group in eMadrid will begin in the Miriada X platform next Tuesday, January 15th, 2013.The course is entitled "Digital education of the future. It consists of four modules and nine weeks of duration. During this period teachers will review the way in which ICTs are affecting the educational processes. To follow the course it will only be needed a free registration on the Miriada X platform.

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Call for the eMadrid 2013 Awards

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.

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A Recapitulation of the eMadrid Network

Three years have passed since the eMadrid Project began, in early 2010. We take this anniversary to review some numbers and data of the work made to date by this research network, coordinated from the UC3M and with UCM, UAM, UPM, URJC and UNED as partners.

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Call for Papers in a Special Issue of the IEEE Transactions on Education Journal

The IEEE Transactions on Education international journal makes a call for papers on the occasion of the preparation of a special issue entitled “Original Experiences Using Open Course Ware and OER”. This publication will try to address the role of educators and universities in the future of new educational resources, which are becoming more widely available as well as free and online. The lead guest editor of this special issue will be Oscar Martinez Bonastre, an eMadrid network member. Next to him, will also be part of the editorial team other members of this project, as Edmundo Tovar, Nelson Piedra or Manuel Castro.

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A Special Issue of IEEE-RITA promoted by eMadrid Is Published

The special issue of the IEEE-RITA promoted by eMadrid can already be seen. This issue is titled "Recent Advances in e-Learning Technologies, Challenges and Opportunities" includes five items, which were selected from the 21 contributions received. The special editors of this issue are Carmen Fernandez Baker (UC3M), Gregorio Robles (URJC) and Pilar Sancho (UCM), all members of eMadrid.

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