WEEF/GEDC 2021 chooses Madrid as the venue for its November edition

(Madrid, April 7th, 2021) The eMadrid network members Edmundo Tovar (UPM) and Manuel Castro (UNED) together with Hans J. Hoyer organize the WEEF/GEDC 2021 congress (World Engineering Education Forum / Global Engineering Deans Council) in Madrid in collaboration with the International Federation of Engineering Education Societies, the IEEE Education Society and Madrid Convention Bureau. The eMadrid coordinator, Carlos Delgado Kloos (UC3M), will be Program Co-Chair, thus co-chairing the Congress Program Committee. The event will take place between November 15th and 18th, 2021 in a hybrid format.

WEEF / GEDC is a meeting point that seeks to promote compliance with UNESCO's 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development in the field of higher education. It sets, for example, goals and targets for Quality of Education, Sustainable Quality Education 4 (SDG 4). WEEF / GEDC covers very diverse aspects of higher education  and in particular in Engineering Education, the creation of sustainable development of technical and soft competences, inclusive education and effective in terms of learning outcomes related to the professional market and entrepreneurship. The theme of the congress “Diversity and Ethics in Education for an Inclusive and Sustainable World” implies a deepening of the application of engineering and education for a more inclusive and sustainable world.

All those who want to participate with a paper, seminar, panel, round table or workshop can send their extended abstracts until April 30th, 2021 through the ConfTool platform. In addition, those who want to collaborate as reviewers can do so by registering on the platform and sending an email to the address This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

All information about WEEF / GEDC 2021 is available on its website.

eMadrid talks about education in the new normal at EDUCON 2021

 

The eMadrid network will be, once again, part of EDUCON (IEEE Global Engineering Education Conference). This year's edition will take place between April 21st and 23rd. Although Vienna was scheduled to host this meeting, it will finally take place online, due to restrictions arising from the coronavirus pandemic. The organization is in the hands of the Carinthia University of Applied Sciences and the University of Applied Sciences Technikum Wien. This time, the theme chosen to be the common thread of the conference is "Women in Engineering."

 

EDUCON has become an unmissable event for professors, researchers and other professionals. We are talking about a fórum, sponsored by IEEE Education Society, which is considered the  the largest reference in education in the IEEE 8 Region (Europe, Middle East and North Africa). For many people, its the perfect place for collaboration and Exchange of ideas on engineering teaching and learning around the world.

 

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eMadrid Network participates on a "Sustainability" Special Issue

 

(Madrid, February 19th, 2021)

Carmen Fernández Panadero, a member of the eMadrid network, a professor at Universidad Carlos III de Madrid and a member of the GAST group (Group of Telematic Applications and Services), will be one of the editors of the special issue of the magazine 'Sustainability': "Sustainable Technology and Elderly Life". She will do it together with Professor Dr. Ana Iglesias (UC3M), Professor Dr. Jorge Morato (UC3M) and Professor Dr. Sonia Sánchez-Cuadrado (UCM).

This Special Issue aims to collect contributions to cover the research gaps in sustainable technology for elderly life, providing a reference resource to the scientific community working in this area.. The intention is to have a forum that collects current proposals that address the different challenges present in this field and aspire to a future where healthy aging with sustainable technology is possible. Specifically, the issues of the issue will revolve around topics such as the elderly-friendly interfaces in robotics, sensor technologies for the elderly, data science AI applications and / or artificial intelligence to process data collected by sensors with the objective to improve healthy aging, among others.

The deadline for submitting articles is May 31, 2021 and is done through the MDPI (Multidisciplinary Digital Publishing Institute) website. You have more details about it in this link.

Sustainability (ISSN 2071-1050) is an international, cross-disciplinary, scholarly, peer-reviewed and open access journal of environmental, cultural, economic, and social sustainability of human beings. It provides an advanced forum for studies related to sustainability and sustainable development, and is published semimonthly online by MDPI.

 

Miguel Rodríguez Artacho, guest editor of an Future Internet's Special Issue

(Madrid, January 29th, 2021)

Miguel Rodríguez Artacho, member of the eMadrid network, professor at UNED and member of the G-eLios group (Research Group in Electrical Engineering and Advanced Technologies in Education, Electronics, Control, Computers, Renewable Energies, Sustainability, Mobility and Communications), will be the guest editor of the special issue of the magazine 'Future Internet': "New challenges for e-learning and digital education".

The aim of the publication is to collect the most recent innovations in the field of IT-based learning and educational technologies and show how research has been used in this new digital education, born in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic. The intention is to bring together researchers to discuss new ideas, recent results, and especially current and future challenges in digital education. As potential topics, some are mentioned such as learning environments, virtual and augmented reality, data mining, learning analytics or e-learning and automatic assessment tools.

The deadline for papers is June 30, 2021 and submission is made through the MDPI (Multidisciplinary Digital Publishing Institute) website. You have more details about it in this link.

Future Internet (ISSN 1999-5903) is a peer-reviewed open access academic journal on Internet technologies and the information society, published monthly online by MDPI.

Ruth Cobos, eMadrid researcher, participates in #InnoUAM_InnovaciónEducativa

(Madrid, January 22, 2021) Ruth Cobos, member of the eMadrid network, professor of the Computer Engineering department at Universidad Complutense de Madrid (UAM) and member of the Advanced Interactive Tools Group (GHIA), participates in the online workshop #InnoUAM_InnovaciónEducativa, within the InnoUAM_Talks Program. The event is organized by the Vice-Rector's Office for Innovation, Transfer and Technology of the UAM, through the Center for Support for Innovation and Knowledge Transfer (CAITEC), managed by the UAM Foundation; and it will take place on January 28 from 12:00. The speakers will present the new advances in the knowledge of UAM research, products and services under development in the business sector, as well as the interests of investors in a sector that is increasingly important in our day to day. In addition, a subsequent session of bilateral meetings is planned open to all attendees.

Ruth Cobos's intervention is scheduled from 12:15 pm, with a presentation entitled Innovation and research by GHIA in new technologies for education: personalization, learning analytics and tools, in which the eMadrid network will be very present.

#InnoUAM_InnovaciónEducativa is an open and free event but it is necessary to register in advance.

More information here.

Take a look at the full program, here.

Call for eMadrid Awards 2021

 

eMadrid Excellence Network, dedicated to the research and development of educational technologies in the Comunidad de Madrid and financed by the regional administration, as part of the call for R&D programs in IT 2018, launches a new edition of eMadrid Awards. The following three categories have been enabled:

  • Best Final Degree Project
  • Best Master's Thesis
  • Best PhD Thesis

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Edmundo Tovar, new president of the IEEE Education Society

(Madrid, January 11, 2021)

Edmundo Tovar, member of the eMadrid Network and coordinator of the GICAC group at Universidad Politécnica de Madrid, is the new president of the IEEE Education Society. The IEEE Education Society is considered the most important educational reference in the IEEE 8 Region (Europe, the Middle East and North Africa) and is in charge of organizing events of special relevance, such as EDUCON.

Edmundo Tovar's career is long and his research interests include fields such as open education, e-learning or learning technologies. He has served as associate dean for Quality and Strategic Planning and as executive director of the Open Education Office at Universidad Politécnicda de Madrid. In addition, he is executive director of the UPM Office of Open Education and vice president of educational activities of the IEEE Education Society.

 

The eMadrid network co-sponsors a series of webinars of the IEEE Education Society

(Madrid, January, 11th, 2021)

The IEEE Education Society starts the year with the "Iot and new frontiers in education" webinar series that will take place on January 18th-22nd. This event is co-sponsored by the eMadrid network and is organized by the Spanish, Portuguese and Bangalore chapters of the IEE Education Society, in collaboration with the IEEE Student Branch of the UNED, the IEEE HKN Nu Alpha chapter of the UNED, the IEEE Spain Section, the Portuguese Society for Engineering Education (SPEE) and REVA University.

The presentation of the talks will be in charge of the member of eMadrid Manuel Castro, Rayapur Siva Reedy and Oscar M. Bonastre. The webinar program is as follows:

  • January 18, 2021: Manuel Castro, Education and Remote Laboratories.
  • January 19, 2021: Sergio Martín, IoT and Practical Laboratories.
  • January 20, 2021: Elio Sancristóbal, Security, Devices and Education.
  • January 21, 2021: Pedro Plaza, FPGAs and remote educational activities.
  • January 22, 2021: Alejandro Macho, FPPAAs and Remote Laboratories.

The webinars are scheduled to air online at 4:30 pm CET. More details and free registration by clicking on the link.

Manuel Castro, awarded by the Madrid Convention Bureau

(Manuel Castro (right) collects the MCB award)

(Madrid, December 14, 2020) Manuel Castro, member of the eMadrid Network, has received an award from the Madrid Convention Bureau for his collaboration with the entity and, especially, for his work during the pandemic. It has been during the Recognition Night 2020, an event that aims to thank all those professionals who promote the image of Madrid in the field of holding congresses.

MCB wanted to add two new categories of awards, taking into account the complex circumstances that have marked this year. One, which seeks to highlight 7 veteran collaborators and ambassadors for their support -among them, Manuel Castro-; and another, at the sectoral level, which has awarded the MICE and health sectors.

Manuel Castro has been an ambassador of the MCB since 2014 and an honorary ambassador since 2017. Two recognitions that he also shares with another member of the eMadrid Network, Edmundo Tovar.

In its thirteenth edition, the format of Recognition Night has been adapted to the new circumstances, in addition to complying with all the health and prevention protocols recommended by the authorities. The meeting has put on the table the role of Madrid as a destination capable of hosting safe events.

The Ambassador Program promoted by the Tourism Delegate Area through the Madrid Convention Bureau aims to help those responsible for organizing a congress in Madrid. This city promotion plan has been underway for 13 years and was a pioneer in our country.

 

Carlos Delgado Kloos, awarded twice during the LWMOOOCS 2020

{Madrid, October 26th, 2020} The eMadrid network coordinator, Carlos Delgado Kloos, full professor and vice-rector of Strategy and Digital Education at UC3M, has been awarded twice during the Learning with MOOCs 2020 conference, organized by the IEEE Education Society. Specifically, he has received an award recognizing him as a Meritorious Service Member for his "outstanding contributions" to LWMOOCS; and another that marks him as the Best Lightning Speaker, for his presentation "Adjusting the Parameters of Educational Models". The awards ceremony has been virtual this time since, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the event - which was scheduled to be held in Antigua, Guatemala - has been online.

 

The Meritorious Service Member Award recognizes dedication, effort, and contributions to the conference and is presented by members of the IEEE Education Society Steering Committee. Best Lightning Speaker depends on the vote of the participants in the event, who evaluate the quality, originality and attractiveness of the different presentations.

Other members of the eMadrid network have also participated in the conference, such as Manuel Castro (UNED), with his presentation "New Practical competences for Industry 4.0 in MOOCs"; and Emundo Tovar (UPM), with an intervention entitled "Helping to develop new open practices in times of pandemics".

All the videos of the LWMOOCS 2020 presentations are available at this link.

Baltasar Fernández-Manjón receives the Most Cited Paper Award at EDUCON

{Madrid, May 18, 2020} The researcher of the eMadrid network, Baltasar Fernández-Manjón, professor at UCM and director of the e-UCM research group, is to be congratulated. IEEE EDUCON 2020 has decided to award him, along with Javier Torrente, Ángel del Blanco, Eugenio J. Marchiori, Pablo Moreno-Ger with the Most Cited Paper Award. A recognition they receive, specifically, for "Introducing educational games in the learning process", which was presented at EDUCON2010.

The award-winning article addresses
the barriers that are limiting the integration of games in the learning process and propose approaches to tackle them. The result of this work is the <e-Adventure> platform, an educational game authoring tool that aims to make of video games just another educational tool at the disposal of the instructors.

Call for the eMadrid 2020 Awards

 

eMadrid Excellence Network, dedicated to the research and development of educational technologies in the Comunidad de Madrid and financed by the regional administration, as part of the call for R&D programs in IT 2018, launches a new edition of eMadrid Awards. The following three categories have been enabled:

  • Best Final Degree Project
  • Best Master's Thesis
  • Best PhD Thesis

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LWMOOCS 2020 Call For Papers is open now: the countdown begins

LWMOOCS 2020 Call For Papers is open until next 15th of March. This year, Learning With Moocs will take place in Antigua, Guatemala, from 30th September to 2nd October. The main theme of the congress is «The 4th Industrial Revolution: Challenges and Opportunities». In 2019, Milwaukee was chosen as location after Madrid, whree LWMOOCS was held in 2018.

The eMadrid network is going to participate, once again, in this international meeting. Manuel Castro (Full Professor at UNED and IEEE Fellow) is the Chair of the Steering Committee. Also, Carlos Delgado Kloos (eMadrid coordinator and Full Professor at UC3M) will be part of this group. Moreover, Castro and Edmundo Tovar are co-organizers, along with their universities, of this event. Another eMadrid members are participating: Sergio Martín (UNED) and Pedro J. Muñoz Merino (UC3M) have a seat on the Program Committee.

 

  •  More information about LWMOOCS 2020, here
  • More information about deadlines and topics, here

 

This IEEE conference provides academic and industry professionals the opportunity to discuss research into MOOC technologies as well as the practical aspects of creating and offering MOOCs to diverse worldwide audiences.

EDUCON 2020: a commitment to a multicultural and smart world

 

The eMadrid network will be, once again, part of EDUCON (IEEE Global Engineering Education Conference). This year, it will take place on 27, 28, 29 and 30 of April ONLINE, due to the COVID-19 restrictions. Last year, the conference was held in Dubai (United Arab Emirates). The guiding thread of EDUCON 2020 will be «Engineering Education for the Future in a Multicultural and Smart World». Manuel Castro (Full Professor at UNED and IEEE Fellow) and Edmundo Tovar (Professor at UPM) are members of the Steering Committee. Moreover, Carlos Delgado Kloos (Full Professor at UC3M and eMadrid network coordinator) and Sergio Martín (Professor at UNED) have a seat on the Scientific Committee.

 

EDUCON has become an unmissable event for professors, researchers and other professionals. We are talking about a fórum, sponsored by IEEE Education Society, which is considered the  the largest reference in education in the IEEE 8 Region (Europe, Middle East and North Africa). For many people, its the perfect place for collaboration and Exchange of ideas on engineering teaching and learning around the world.

 

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Premios eMadrid 2020

 

Imagen: Manuel Castro (derecha), de la UNED, recoge su premio

{ Madrid, 9 Diciembre 2019 } Los investigadores de la red eMadrid, Manuel Castro, catedrático y director de Departamento en la UNED, y Félix García Loro, investigador en la UNED, han sido distinguidos con dos de los premios que entrega de forma anual la Sociedad de Educación del IEEE: el premio William E. Sayle para Manuel Castro, por los logros en Educación, y el premio al Liderazgo Estudiantil para Félix García Loro.

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eMadrid Workshop on Smart Education within UCAmI 2019: 13th International Conference on Ubiquitous Computing and Ambient Intelligence

{ Madrid, October 3, 2019 } The eMadrid network will offer a workshop within the next UCAml (13th International Conference on Ubiquitous Computing and Ambient Intelligence), a congress related to the main research area of this group, educational technologies, scheduled from 2 to 5 December 2019 in the city of Toledo (Spain).

The eMadrid Workshop will be held on December 2 and will be focused on the concept of «smart education».

  • Where: Universidad de Castilla-La Mancha, Auditorio de la Facultad de Ciencias Jurídicas y Sociales (calle San Pedro Mártir, 1)
  • Programme:

ο 16.00 - 16.10 / Workshop introduction.

ο  16.10 - 17.00 / Keynote talk: «Smarter learning in the future»Rob Koper. Open Universiteit in the Netherlands (OUNL).

ο  17.00 - 17.20 / «The potential of Open Data to automatically create learning resources for smart learning environments»A. Ruiz Calleja, M.L. Bote Lorenzo, G. Vega Gorgojo, S. Serrano Iglesias. Universidad de Valladolid.

ο  17.20 - 18.00 / Coffe Break.

ο  18.00 - 18.20 / «On the identification of several key issues on OER Discovery for Smart Learning Environments». P. Molins, F. Jurado, P. Rodríguez. Universidad Autónoma.

ο  18.20 - 18.40 / «Smart Education: a review and future research directions». A. Carruana Martín, C. Alario Hoyos, C. Delgado Kloos. Universidad Carlos III de Madrid.

ο  18.40 - 19.00 / «The PRISMA: a visual feedback display for learning scenarios». B. Tabuenca, L. Wu, E.Tovar. Universidad Politécnica de Madrid.

ο  19.00 - 19.20 / «Prof. Watson: A pedagogic conversational agent to teach programming in Primary Education». P. Yeves Martínez, D. Pérez-Marín. Universidad Rey Juan Carlos. 

ο  20.00 / Reception.

  • For general information about the Conference, click here

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