June 26, 2010
A two-day workshop for teams involved in implementing EHR systems, services and tools based on CEN/ISO EN13606 took place at Carlos III Institute in Madrid, June 24th and 25th.
Four people from IE attended the workshop: Miguel-Angel Sicilia, Jesús Cáceres, Leonardo Lezcano and Luis Torrico. Even though we currently do not support the full EN13606 specification in our archetype-to-ontology translator, EN13606 and OpenEHR archetype languages are very close cousins, so that most of the presentations in the workshop were relevant to our work. There were a couple presentations speaking about mapping terminologies/ontologies with archetypes.
Boxed in the picture, left to right: Jesús Cáceres, Leonardo Lezcano and Luis Torrico (Miguel-Angel was busy at that moment )
June 25, 2010
Yesterday, a documentary on CCITA2010, the joint ibeo-american conference on learning technologies, was broadcasted on TVE internacional, an internationally-broadcast Spanish language channel run by Spain’s national broadcaster, TVE. CCITA 2010 is the second edition of a conference on learning objects and technologies that takes place at the same time in both sides of the Atlantic. This year the conferences will be hosted by the University of Yucatan (Mexico) and the University of Cadiz (Spain).
[Access the full video here]
In the documentary, members of the organizing committe in Spain (IE member Salvador Sanchez) and Mexico (Manuel Prieto from University of Castilla la Mancha) talk about the aims of the conference and the current state of the art in elearning.
June 17, 2010
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Today, IE members Elena García and Ramiro Cano appeared in the front page of the UAH digital newspaper UAH.ESNOTICIA, featuring an interview about the security course directed by Elena and taught by Ramiro and Valentín Martín: ‘Curso de Auditoría de Seguridad Informática’.
Elena and Ramiro at UAH.ESNOTICIA
As stated by Elena in the interview,“in this course we train the students to protect their computers, specially when they are connected to a network, so they can avoid undesired accesses with harmful consequences to their data”. Sadly, security is not among the main concerns for Internet users, and this course tries to change that, aiming mainly at IT students and professionals, as they are and will be responsible for network infrastructures in universities, companies and governments.
In the interview, Ramiro talks about the famous and extended phising scams: “they impersonate banks by email, and ask for the credentials for bank accounts”, and also about the danger in social services and private data “there are custom-made trojan viruses crafted to steal specific data from the users: online games, social websites like facebook…”.
The third edition of the advanced security course (there is another ‘basic security course’) will take place at the Polytechnic Building in the UAH campus, and will begin next week, lasting until the end of July.
June 9, 2010
In the framework of a new pHd on the impact of Massively Multiuser Online Learning environments (MMOL) in virtual courses, IE member Salvador Sanchez participates in a pioneering experience on the evaluation of learning objects quality in one of these environments.
Agenda of the session
Run by the pHd candidate Carlos M. Lorenzo, the session uses the collaborative LORI approach, where a group of users contribute their individual evaluations on a learning object and try to reach a consensus after hearing everyone else’s opinion. A first step focuses on each individual evaluations, where each participant briefly presents his / her validation. Later, points where major disagreement exist are studied with the help of a moderator who tries to guide participants to reach an agreement (but not forcing them to change their initial perceptions if they don’t want to).
Getting familiar with others' preliminary evaluations
During the negotiation phase, a shared Google docs spreadsheet is used by the moderator to integrate the validations and to modify them according to the changes suggested after the discussions run.
Integrating individual evaluations in a google spreadsheet in the MMOL environment
Preliminary results in other topics of our master degree will be published soon, as we think these technologies really look promising on bringing motivation to online courses compared to traditional LMSs.
June 9, 2010
Last month, as part of the dissemination activities of our project Organic.Edunet, greek television interviewd Sofokles Sotiriou and Nikos Manouselis and showed our portal to the world!
I know this probably is Greek to you (it is to me too), but it is a nice video to see anyway.