PRESENTATION / New Trends of E -Learning

The 9th edition of the Ikasnabar International Conference of Education and Technology will be held in Madrid this year, organized jointly by the University of the Basque Country, the Universidad a Distancia de Madrid (UDIMA) and the GUIDE Association, leaders in the field of e-learning and technology-based education.

The Conference aims to anticipate the future of education, affording the opportunity to analyse the digital tendencies and resources that are being used today for teaching and learning.

Strategies and new tendencies in e-learning will be explored via the presentation of case-studies, practical apps and data analysis related to students, faculties and educational praxis.

Teachers and researchers from anywhere in the world are invited to take part in the conference, presenting their research experience and learning about the latest tendencies and innovations in e-learning. This event offers both teachers and experts a unique opportunity to contribute towards the global vision of being part of the future of learning

In this year’s edition the Guest Country is the Dominican Republic, we are delighted to welcome both the ambassador to Spain and the Minister for Higher Education, Science and Technology, Dr. Ligia Amada Melo de Cardona, who in the opening session will tell us about Dominican policy on Higher Education..


  • Learning analytics: how Big Data can benefit students, teachers and resource developers in the educational field
  • Games and role-playing as new technological tools for resolving problems.
  • Personalised learning: online feedback systems
  • Creative learning based on the generation of audio-visual training contents

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Organizers / Presentation

University of the Basque Country


UPV/EHU: The University of the Basque Country is the largest university within the Basque Autonomous Region with a community of some 50,000 students, teachers and administrative staff, and one of the largest in all of Spain. Founded in 1980, based on the old University of Bilbao, today the UPV has some 32 Faculties and Schools split across three campuses. The Chancellor of this public university is Iñaki Goirizelaia. Official site



Universidad a Distancia de Madrid

logo-udimacThe Madrid Distance University (Universidad a Distancia de Madrid – UDIMA), is an officially recognized university founded in 2008. It is part of the CEF Group, an institution created in 1977 and which now counts with around 400,000 ex-students. UDIMA is the third largest distance-learning university in Spain, and the first to be completely privately owned. UDIMA’s study programmes at undergraduate, Masters and PhD levels have all been positively evaluated by the National Agency for the Evaluation of Quality (ANECA) and similarly have been authorized by the Dirección General de Universidades. The Agency for Quality, Credits and Planning of the Universities of Madrid is responsible for these programmes. UDIMA’s methodology is based on distance-learning and the use of the most up-to-date information and communication technology. Our mission is to promote continuous learning using social knowledge through technology. We have collaborative agreements with some 91 universities and other organisations in Europe, the Americas, Asia and Africa, and we have successfully completed student and staff exchange programmes with 66 European universities, participating in the ECTS system. Official site


GUIDE Association

logo-gidecFounded in 2005 by the Guglielmo Marconi University (Italy) the aims of the GUIDE Association are to develop and support international cooperation and distance learning worldwide. Reinforcing the role of higher education institutions as promoters of innovation and development, GUIDE promotes the implementation of innovating results, new ideas and good practice, with the aim of identifying the current, emerging and future technological and educative needs of interested parties at both regional and international levels, indicating areas for strategic collaboration Official site


Universidad Guglielmo Marconi

logo-marconicThe Guglielmo Marconi University was recognised by the Italian Ministry of Education and Research in 2004. It currently has over 14,000 students and offers a broad range of courses at undergraduate, Masters and Doctorate levels as well as diverse Diplomas, offering multi-disciplinary opportunities through six different schools. Its academic experience is rooted in the European educational tradition and offers the added value of research and innovation in the field of learning technologies. Our educational model is based on both linear and combined formats, making use of both interactive and presential activities and encouraging collaboration between students and teaching staff. Our mission is to satisfy the needs of both local and international students, offering a wide range of opportunities for high-quality education that are furthermore both innovative and economical. Our programmes of collaboration with local, national and international institutions further contribute to our main objective, situating and promoting students within the work force. Official site

Speakers /

Robert W. Robertson



Silvia Prieto

E-learning Innovation Unit Coordinator, Madrid Open University, Spain

Valerio Veraldi

Professor of transportation infrastructure

Università degli studi Guglielmo Marconi, Italy

Benny Lewis

Políglota, experto en aprendizaje de idiomas

Políglota, youtuber y experto en aprendizaje de idiomas

Carlos Castaño

Doctor in Pedagogy

Director of digital strategy at the university of the basque country

Ernesto Grande


Università degli studi Guglielmo Marconi, Italia

Gorka J. Palazio

Head of the Ikasnabar Conference

Professor of audiovisual information technology at the university of the basque

José Luis García Muñoz


Director of with over eight years experience in the digital

Julio Cabero Almenara


Professor of didactics and school organization at the university of Seville

Conference Programme /


Robert W. Robertson

Keynote 2

José Luis García Muñoz

Keynote 4

Gerardo Ravassa Escobar

Keynote 5

Carlos castaño Garrido

Keynote 7

Coffee Break


Julio Cabero Almenara

Keynote 8

Coffee Break


Scientific Committee /

  • Prof. Alessandra Briganti, Rector de Universidad Guglielmo Marconi, General Secretary of GUIDE Association, Rome, Italia
  • Prof. Giovanni Briganti, Universidad Guglielmo Marconi, Italia
  • Prof. Matteo Martini, Universidad Guglielmo Marconi, Italia
  • Prof. Anna Baldazzi, Universidad Guglielmo Marconi, Italia
  • Prof. Aurora Centellas, experta en idiomas, UDIMA, España
  • Prof. Francisco David de la Peña, UDIMA, España
  • Prof. Juan Luís Rubio, UDIMA, España
  • Prof. Isaac Seoane, UDIMA, España
  • Prof. Sonia Pamplona, UDIMA, España
  • Prof. Sonia Janeth Romero, UDIMA, España
  • Prof. Lucas Castro, UDIMA, España
  • Prof. David Lizcano, UDIMA, España
  • Prof. Juan Alfonso Lara, UDIMA, España
  • Prof. Javier Bravo, UDIMA, España
  • Prof. Christine Sagar, Universidad de Alicante, España
  • Prof. Iván García Magariño, Universidad de Zaragoza, España
  • Prof. Joshua Underwood, British Council, London Knowledge Laboratory, Reino Unido
  • Prof. João Augusto Ramos e Silva, State University of Maranhão, Brasil
  • Dr. Juanan Pereira, UPV/EHU, España
  • Dra. Ainara Romero Andonegui, UPV/EHU, España
  • Prof. Arantzazu López de la Serna, UPV/EHU, España
  • Prof. Eneko Tejada Garitano, UPV/EHU, España
  • Prof. Xabier Basogain Olabe, UPV/EHU, España
  • Prof. Miguel Ángel Olabe Basogain, UPV/EHU, España
  • Prof. Urtza Garay, UPV/EHU, España
  • Dr. Inmaculada Maiz Olazabalaba, Director del Campus Virtual, UPV/EHU, España
  • Dr. Carlos Castaño Garrido, Director de Estrategia Digital, UPV/EHU, España
  • Prof. Carmen Peñafiel, UPV/EHU, España
  • Prof. Agurtzane Elordui, UPV/EHU, España
  • Prof. Iratxe Retolaza, UPV/EHU, España
  • Prof. Ainara Larrondo, UPV/EHU, España
  • Prof. Idoia Legorburu Fernández, UPV/EHU, España
  • Prof. Israel Alonso Saéz, UPV/EHU, España
  • Prof. Gorka J. Palacio Arko, UPV/EHU, España
  • Prof. Milagros Ronco López, UPV/EHU, España

Instructions / for Authors

1 – Guidelines for submitting a paper

There is a maximum of two papers per person inscribed, whether as author or as co-author. The papers should follow the APA version & guidelines.

Each paper can be presented in A4 format with a minimum of 10 pages and a maximum of 15 pages including abstract and bibliography, and should be numbered. Between authors and co-authors a maximum of three people is permitted: 1 author and 2 co-authors; three co-authors; or two authors and one co-author.

As regards format, the papers should be in ODT Open Document or in Microsoft Word (.doc o .docx), and in Times New Roman, 12.

Languages admitted: English & Spanish.

On the first page, the following elements should appear in this order:

1.The title in capital letters, centred, in bold, and in Times New Roman 14.

  1. An indication of which CONFERENCE THEME the paper is related to in Times New Roman 12.
  2. The complete name of the author and co-authors (where applicable) without initials, right justified and in Times News Roman 12. The identifying details for the authors and co-authors should be in a footnote and be in the following order: institution; academic title; research group and e-mail.

Quotes should be clearly distinguished from the text and be in the following format: single space, with a 4cm left-side margin and in font-size 11. Spell and grammar-checking are the authors’ responsibility. The Abstract should be between 250 and 500 words.

2 – Procedure for submitting a paper

All authors should submit an abstract of their paper before the deadline, using the register form. On acceptance of the paper by the Scientific Committee, the author should confirm his participation by paying the inscription fee. The final version of the article should be sent to respecting the guidelines outlined in point 1 above. The author’s participation in the conference and the appearance of his paper in the official programme is dependent on the payment of said fee within the deadline indicated, either by bank transfer or by credit card. All authors appearing in the official programme should send a PowerPoint as well as instruction on what technology will be needed during the presentation.

3 – Publication of the Conference Proceedings

The author of an accepted paper formally concedes to the University of the Basque Country the right to reproduce said paper in the archives of the Eleventh International GUIDE Conference and the Ninth International Ikasnabar Conference.

All papers approved by the Scientific Committee will be published in the Acts of the Eleventh International GUIDE Conference and the Ninth International Ikasnabar Conference, with an ISBN provided by the Editorial Service of the University of the Basque Country.

A limited number of papers will be evaluated for publication by peer review by the Scientific Committees of the official publications of the GUIDE Association (FormaMente and Digital Universities: International Best Practices and Applications) which will consider articles related to their specific scientific focuses.

For more information, please contact the conference coordinator Dylan Giordano:

4 – Presentations

Authors will present their papers during the conference using Power Point or equivalents. Specific requests for apparatus needed for the presentation (Wi-Fi, Smart box, Prezi, etc…) should be communicated beforehand to the organizers. The GUIDE Association and UDIMA cannot guarantee the availability of the apparatus required in all of the rooms. Participants should respect the time established in the programme for their presentation, which should be no longer than 15 minutes in order to ensure that there is sufficient time for other participants.

Register / Deadlines for proposals and key dates

  • Presentation of Abstract: 20 of April 2016
  • Payment of inscription fee: 3 of June 2016
  • Send final document: 31 of May 2016
  • Send presentation: 3 of June 2016

After receiving notification of approval by the Scientific Committee the author should confirm his participation by paying the inscription fee. The author should send the completed paper to the following email address The Scientific Committee will review the final version of the paper for publication.

In order to send your abstract or in order to participate as a co-author or audience member, please press this button:


Prices / Prices according to category

Presenting a paper – 200€
Members of GUIDE/ICDE, UDIMA, UPV/EHU and associates of ANCED presenting a paper – 150€
Presenting a paper from outside the European Union – 75€
Presenting a paper from the Dominican Republic – 50€
General audience – 100€
Audience belonging to UDIMA, UPV/EHU, GUIDE/ICDE and countries outside the European Union – 75€
Bank details: BANCO SABADELL. Account holder: UDIMA
IBAN: ES4100810098750001254931  –  SWIFT: BSABESBBXXX
The conference fee includes: Access to all the sessions of the conference, coffee breaks and 2 lunches.
Undergraduate students who wish to attend the Conference should send a copy of their Student certificate to: Lunch is not included.
University teaching staff, postgraduates and teachers furthering their education are not considered students.

Contact / Send us your queries

Sponsors /


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Tel 918 561 699
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Accommodation / Recommended Hotel

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28250 Torrelodones, Madrid
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Any queries regarding accommodation during the Conference should be addressed to Pepa Tebar at UDIMA (

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