«The use of EntreCom4ALL in the classroom»

Date

20-09-2019

Speaker

Tomás Serrano

Abstract

The EntreCom4ALL project aims to improve the accessibility of entrepreneurial education to young or female entrepreneurs and entrepreneurial teachers or trainers by developing an online platform that provides access to OERs relevant for entrepreneurship. This platform will increase the visibility of relevant OERs for these target groups. While anyone can use the platform, an essential tool within the platform, the skill-assessment framework (SAF), is designed especially for the target groups. The SAF, adapted from the EntreComp framework, enables a self-assessment of the EntreComp competences, providing an overview of strengths and weaknesses before consulting the platform's OERs. Users will be able to assess themselves according to the different competences of entrepreneurship that have been developed and tailored to the target groups.

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Tomás Serrano 

Tomás Serrano is an educational project manager at CECE. He has a degree in Business Administration and Management from the Universidad Autónoma de Barcelona. He has been always involved in educational and social projects. In 2015 he founded an NGO in Brussels with the aim of promoting social connectors between belgian society and refugees, as a respond to the growing migration crisis. He presented at the Youth European Forum a number of activities focused on promoting social entrepreneurship. Before joining CECE, he worked in Spain offering financial advice to different universities and educational institutions. He is currently developing projects at CECE on social inclusion, entrepreneurship and educational innovation, mostly within a european framework. With experience in european projects such as ERASMUS+, Strategic Alliances and Sectoral Alliances, he is a strong advocate of education for values and the idea that the future of education depends on an increase of social and transversal skills.

«Structure and modalities of EntreCom4ALL»

Date

20-09-2019

Speaker

Bernardo Tabuenca Archilla

Abstract

The EntreCom4ALL project aims to improve the accessibility of entrepreneurial education to young or female entrepreneurs and entrepreneurial teachers or trainers by developing an online platform that provides access to OERs relevant for entrepreneurship. This platform will increase the visibility of relevant OERs for these target groups. While anyone can use the platform, an essential tool within the platform, the skill-assessment framework (SAF), is designed especially for the target groups. The SAF, adapted from the EntreComp framework, enables a self-assessment of the EntreComp competences, providing an overview of strengths and weaknesses before consulting the platform's OERs. Users will be able to assess themselves according to the different competences of entrepreneurship that have been developed and tailored to the target groups.

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Author's Biography

Bernardo Tabuenca Archilla 

Bernardo Tabuenca has done his research at the CELSTEC (Centre for Learning, Teaching and Technology) of the Open University of The Netherlands, where he completed his PhD with the theme «Ubiquitous Technology for Lifelong Learners». Previously, he graduated in Computer Engineering and obtained a Master in Online Teaching from the Universidad de Alcalá and another in Secondary Education from the UNED. Professor Tabuenca has more than 20 years of experience in the IT industry in companies such as Siemens AG, INDRA, Ericsson or STEF. He has participated in different european projects such as EntreCom4ALL, EMuRgency, STELLAR, LACE or Open Discovery Space. His current research areas are Technology-Enhanced Learning, Ubiquitous Technology, Open Education and Lifelong Learning. 

«Learning analytics, user modeling and adaptation in e-learning contexts»

Date

10-05-2019

Speaker

Rosa María Carro Salas  

Abstract

In the context of e-learning and e-training environments, Rosa M. Carro will address, firstly, the need and difficulty of building user models to store information about the different students so that it is feasible to adapt strategies, activities, and resources to each of them. Obtaining this information is not easy: sometimes it requires a great effort or it is obtained intrusively. In the first part of this talk she will present some works aimed at acquiring information as automatically and less intrusively as possible.

Once the students are being trained in the corresponding environments/applications, information about their interactions is also very valuable, so it must be stored in order to be analyzed, with a dual purpose: to re-feed user models, enriching them with data that reflect the student performance and progress; and to detect potential possibilities for improving the resources offered. Moreover, by using machine-learning algorithms it is possible to predict potential situations such as student failure or dropout, which allows carrying out in-time interventions to prevent them from happening. 

In the second part of this talk, Rosa M. Carro will describe the recent experience with SPA, an Abandonment Prediction System developed and put into production in a spanish online university. SPA has calculated hundreds of thousands of risk values, causing thousands of interventions aimed at retaining students. She will share with the audience the challenges and lessons learned during the transition from experimentation in the laboratory to production in a real university environment where teaching is conducted entirely online.

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Rosa María Carro Salas 

Rosa M. Carro got a PhD on Computer Science from Universidad Autónoma de Madrid (UAM) in 2001. She is professor of the Department of Computer Science at UAM since 2008. She visited the Universidade de Aveiro (2001-2002) and the Technische Universität München (2002-2003) to do research on adaptive educational games and collaborative adaptive e-learning systems. Currently she is interested in automatic user model acquisition, sentiment and social network analysis, adaptive e-learning systems, attention to diversity, educational data mining and learning analytics. She has co-organised several international workshops, edited special issues in international journals and coauthored around 100 papers in journals and conferences dealing with her main research areas. Mrs. Carro is member of the director board of the Association for the Development of Educational Informatics (ADIE).

 

«EntreCom4ALL goals. Adapting a framework of entrepreneurial skills for different objetive groups»

Date

20-09-2019

Speaker

Edmundo Tovar Caro

Abstract

The EntreCom4ALL project aims to improve the accessibility of entrepreneurial education to young or female entrepreneurs and entrepreneurial teachers or trainers by developing an online platform that provides access to OERs relevant for entrepreneurship. This platform will increase the visibility of relevant OERs for these target groups. While anyone can use the platform, an essential tool within the platform, the skill-assessment framework (SAF), is designed especially for the target groups. The SAF, adapted from the EntreComp framework, enables a self-assessment of the EntreComp competences, providing an overview of strengths and weaknesses before consulting the platform's OERs. Users will be able to assess themselves according to the different competences of entrepreneurship that have been developed and tailored to the target groups.

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Edmundo Tovar Caro

 

Edmundo Tovar s associate professor at the Universidad Politécnica de Madrid (UPM), PhD in Computer Science (1994) and graduated in Computer Science (1986) from the UPM. Elected member of the management team of the Open Education Consortium (2009-2013); executive director of the OCW Office of the UPM (2008-2012), and executive director of the Office of Open Education of the UPM (2013-2016).  An elected member of the IEEE Education Society Board of Governors (2005-2012), he is the current president (2019-2020) and president (2021-2022). He coordinates the group of Educational Innovation (GICAC) of the UPM, of Technologies applied to Open Education, is a member of the eMadrid network and coordinator of the project EntreCom4ALL 2017-1-ES01-KA202-038383. He is editor in chief of the area of Information Technology / Information Systems Editorial Board of the collection of open resources of MERLOT. 

 

«Virtual Craft: apps and virtual worlds»

Date

10-05-2019

Speaker

María José Lasala Bello  

Abstract

VIRTUAL TOUCH is an educational 3D virtual world based on Opensim, and supported by the GHIA research group at EPS (UAM). Teachers and students can created content, do all kinds of exercises, make 3D constructions, use written chat, created virtual presentations, and share documents with the goal of learning content from all kinds of curricular areas. Students can work at the classroom, supervised by the responsible teacher, and also at home, in a multidisciplinary way, developing basic skills and doing work based on multiple intelligences. Teleworking and social networking among students is also encouraged in this virtual environment. During the last 10 years, many VT projects have been developed, involving an approximate number of 600 users; most of them secondary school students, students with special educational needs and diversity students (reinforcement classrooms, "aulas de acogida" or open classrooms).

An evolution of this educational tool, VirtualCraft, is currently being developed: an app and a web interconnected with the virtual world VT, that involves a gamified environment for learning both at home and in the classroom, in a coordinated way. 

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María José Lasala Bello 

María José Lasala Bello holds a Degree in History and Geography from the University of Barcelona (1990). She completed her doctoral studies in 1992 under the programme: The History of Art from the Theory (UB). Currently, she is a PhD student in the Educational Technology programme of the URV. She has been working as an ESO and Bachillerato teacher and as a tutor of welcome, reinforcement and ordinary classrooms since 2002. She teaches Social Sciences at the Narcís Oller Institute. Since 2007 she has been part of the coordinating team of the "Projecte Espurn@" and "Projectes Espurn@", (ICE, UAB). And she participates in "e-Training and e-Coaching for social and labour integration -eIntegra-" (Ministry of Science and Innovation), and in innovative and geolocation projects: Eduhack, Tarraconada, Vilaniuada. Member of the TAC Commission in his work centre as well, and trainer of trainers in the ICT+C field (ICE, UAB) and of 3D environments in different CRP, she coordinates and co-creates the virtual worlds: Espurnik, V-Leaf and VirtualTouch, through the ICE (UAB/URV). She is currently developing VirtualCraft: app and 3D virtual world for learning (EPS, UAM)