10th eMadrid Workshop on «E-learning in the new normal» // September, 23rd and 24th


September, 23 and 24, 2020


The 10th eMadrid Workshop is an online event. You can access the platform here


Attendance is open and free but requires prior registration

Attendees who want to receive a document certifying their participation in the Workshop must fill out the following form

The eMadrid Workshop is celebrating its 10th edition at a time marked by the coronavirus pandemic, which has made educational technology take on special importance. For this reason, this year, the title is "E-Learning in the new normal" and it will be marked by this issue, which worries and interests all of society. The event will take place on September 23 and 24 online, through the BlackBoard Collaborate platform. As always, the eMadrid Network Workshop (a project that brings together researchers from UC3M, UAM, UCM, UPM, UNED and URJC) will be free and open to the general public upon registration (here).

  • Topics that we will talk about: during the crisis caused by COVID-19, E-learning is showing its importance and its relevance, even becoming essential. Now is the time to ask ourselves what your role will be in the so-called "new normal". The different presentations and round tables of the X eMadrid Workshop will revolve around this issue.
  • Who is interested in attending: all those who, whether or not they come from the educational sector, are convinced of the need to understand their profound digital transformation, especially in these times.

The whole world is going through a moment of uncertainty in which sanitary hygiene measures are marking our day to day. Social distance has become an obligation and, with it, have come news and changes that affect all facets of life. In recent months, E-learning has been a key part of maintaining education and teaching in the days of COVID-19. Now is the time to define what your role will be within the "new normal". 

The program of these free workshops is completed with a special session, called «Lightning Talks», in which small companies that are promoting an entrepreneurial activity in the field of educational technologies will participate. In this space they will be able to expose the projects they are working on.

Lastly, the delivery of the eMadrid 2020 Awards, some awards with which this network adds support to the promotion of research and / or development of educational technologies, should also be highlighted within our program. This year, the winners are:

  • Laura Hidalgo Rueda, eMadrid Award 2020, Best TFG ("RODY: Aplicación educativa para niños de educación infantil").
  • Roberto Daza García, eMadrid Award 2020, Best TFM ("Diseño de plataforma de monitorización de estudiantes en línea a través de la interacción hombre-máquina").
  • Laia Albó Pérez and Konstantinos Michos, eMadrid Awards 2020 ex aequo, Best Thesis ("Visual data-enriched design technology for blended learning"  and "Supporting teachers as designers with community and learning analytics: a framework, technology and case studies").

The 10th eMadrid Workshop is organized in collaboration with the PROF-XXI project.


Wednesday, September 23rd, 2020 (in progress)

9:30 - 10:00

Opening of the 10th eMadrid Workshop:

Alfonso González Hermoso de Mendoza

Deputy Minister of Science, University and Innovation of the Community of Madrid.

Juan José Vaquero López

Vice-rector for Scientific Policy, Universidad Carlos III, Madrid


Carlos Delgado Kloos

eMadrid Network Coordinator

eMadrid Awards 2020 announcement

10:00 - 11:30

Panel session: "Madrid public universities in the new normal". (WATCH VIDEO)

Chairperson: Alfonso González Hermoso de Mendoza, Deputy Minister of Science, University and Innovation of the Community of Madrid.

  • José Miguel Atienza RieraVice Rector for Academic Strategy and Internationalization, Universidad Politécnica de Madrid (UPM).
  • Carlos Delgado KloosVice Rector for Strategy and Digital Education, Universidad Carlos III de Madrid (UC3M)
  • Jorge J. Gómez SanzVice Rector for Technology and Sustainability at Universidad Complutense de Madrid (UCM).
  • Jesús González BoticarioVice Rector for Digitization and Innovation at UNED
  • Juan Antonio Huertas MartínezVice Rector for Teaching, Educational Innovation and Quality at Universidad Autónoma de Madrid (UAM).
  • Alberto Sánchez CamposVice Rector for Digitization at Universidad Rey Juan Carlos (URJC)
  • Juan Ramón Velasco PérezVice Rector for Strategy and Planning, Universidad de Alcalá (UAH).


12:00 - 13:00

Panel session: "European universities in the new normal" (Watch video)


Hans Pongratz

Senior VP IT-Systems and Services (CIO).

TU München, Germany

Patrick Jermann

Executive Director, Center for Digital Education,  

École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne, Switzerland

Dominic Micklewright

Dean of Partnerships

 University of Essex, UK


António Moreira Teixera

Universidade Aberta, Portugal

13:00 - 13:30

Gustavo Alves

Polytechnic Institute of Porto (IPP), Portugal

«OpenLabs in Higher Education» (English)

13:30 - 14:00 


Trevor Collins

Senior Research Fellow at Knowledge Media Institute (KMI)

The Open University, United Kingdom

«Online fieldwork: Opportunities for fieldwork at a distance» (English)

14:00 - 15:00  Lunch Break
 15:00 - 16:00

Panel Session: "American universities in the new normal" (English)

(Watch video)


Saif Rayyan

Assistant Director, JWEL Online Learning, MIT, US

Óscar Jerez

Director of the Teaching and Learning Center, Universidad de Chile

José Escamilla

Director of Educational Innovation, Tecnologico de Monterrey, México

Rocael Hernández

Director of Von Neumann Institute, Director of  GES, Universidad de Galileo, Guatemala

16:15 - 16:45


Carlos E. Palau Salvador

Full Professor at Escuela Técnica Superior de Ingenieros de Telecomunicación, Universitat Politècnica de València.

«IoT enablers and their use in e-learning»

 16:45 - 17:15


David López Álvarez

PhD in Computer Science at Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya (UPC) and member of the BCN SEER (Barcelona Sciencie and Engineering Education Research Group).

«ACM-IEEE Computing Curricula 2020: A Closer Look»

17:15 - 18:00

Presentation of the eMadrid Awards winning projetcs: (Watch video)


Thursday, September 24th, 2020 (in progress)


9:30 - 9:45 Opening
9:45 - 10:15

Marcus Specht

Professor of Digital Education at the Technical University of Delft and Director of the Leiden-Delft-Erasmus Center for Education and Learning

«Educational Innovation in Dutch Higher Education»

10:15 - 11:15

Panel Session: "Asian/Oceanian universities in the new normal (English) (WATCH VIDEO)


Abelardo Pardo

Dean of Programs (Engineering), Univerity of South Australia

Ting-Chuen Pong

Acting Director of the Center for Education and Innovation, Hong Kong University of Science and Technology


Ahmad Farhan bin Mohd Sadullah 

Deputy Vice Chancellor (Academic and International), Universiti Sains Malaysia

Erle Lim Chuen Hian 

Vice Provost (Teaching Innovation & Quality), National University of Singapore

 11:15 - 12:15

eMadrid Newtwork panel session: "An opportunity for e-learning?"

(Watch video)


 12:15 - 13:15

 Lightning Talks

(Watch video)

13:15 - 13:45

Christothea Herodotou

Ph.D. degree in Digital Games and Psychology from the University College London (UCL). Associated Professor at The Open University of UK

«Predictive learning analytics at scale: the case of the Open University UK»

 13:45 - 14:15

Alyssa Wise

Associate Professor of Learning Sciences and Educational Technology at New York University and the Director of NYU-LEARN

«How Learning Analytics Can Inform E-Learning in the New Normal»

 14:15 Closing of the 10th eMadrid Workshop





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