The XI International GUIDE Conference was hosted by Universidad a Distancia de Madrid, UDIMA, from the 22nd to the 24th of June 2016. For the first time, the event was organized in conjunction with the International Edtech Ikasnabar Congress, arrived at its IX edition, and for this reason the Guide Conference was also live-streamed in Bilbao at the University of the Basque Country.
The main object of the conference was focused on the new strategies and trends in the e-learning sector with specific themes:
- Learning Analytics: how to use data to benefit students, teachers and administrators
- Games and simulations as new problem-solving tools
- Customized learning: personalized and responsive feedback system
- Creative, collaborative and video-based learning
During the conference, researchers, teachers and experts had the possibility to share didactic and scientific results reflecting together on what will be the applications that will drive e-learning in the next years. Particular emphasis was dedicated to virtual laboratories, multimedia experiences, faculties and organizations performance and, in general, to the next available technologies.
The current issue of Digital Universities publishes a selection of some of the best papers presented at the Conference. Another sample of papers, in Spanish, will be published in 2017 by UDIMA organizers on a dedicated number of their journal “Tecnologia, Ciencia y Education”.