Related international projects

ALFA III ESVI-AL – Educación Superior Virtual Inclusiva América Latina (2012-2014) The project ESVI-AL ( aim is to improve accessibility in higher education virtual learning systems through the definition of systematic and replicable methodological processes for the design and implementation of  accessible virtual curriculum developments and in the training of the staff involved in these processes, these methodological processes will help Higher Education Institutions to meet the requirements from accessibility standards in the context of virtual education, specially Web based. The project will take over a period of three years, 2012-2014, being Universidad de Alcalá the applicant and coordinator and Galileo University sub-coordinator for Latinamerica with the participation of 13 organizations: 10 universities from Latin America (LA) and Europe, and 3 international associates, one of them is the Disabled Peoples’ International organization (DPI).

CYTED Red AUTI – Red Temática de Aplicaciones y Usabilidad de la Televisión Digital Interactiva (2012-2015)
GES unit is part of a project with a focus on Technology-Enhanced Learning using Interactive Digital Television within CYTED Programme. (

CYTED SOLITE Software Libre en Teleformación (2008-2011)
GES unit was part of a project with a focus on Technology-Enhanced Learning using open source software within CYTED Programme. SOLITE Software Libre en Teleformación. (

Galileo University through GES Research and Development Department was part of E-LANE project, E-LANE finished in 2006.

European-Latin American New Education (E-LANE) is a project funded by the @LIS programme. @LIS is a programme of the European Commission whose main objective is to reinforce the partnership between the European Union and Latin America in the field of the Information Society.

The demonstration projects in this programme aim at showing the benefits and the advantages of the Information Society for all citizens, in four thematic sectors: e-Education, e-Inclusion, e-Governance and e-Health. E-LANE was one of the projects in the e-Education sector.

The E-LANE project focuses its research and development activities on the production and teaching of a collection of courses through open source e-learning technologies. The courses are developed and deployed on an open source platform based on both the integration of solid e-learning applications and the development of new up-to-date e-learning tools and libraries. The production of the courses is based on innovative teaching methodologies that are flexible enough to capture the richness of an e-learning environment. The combination of an advanced open source e-learning platform and innovative methodologies allows the E-LANE project to maximise its impact, both at the academic and the non-academic training level and to promote a solid environment for digital literacy and long life learning in the Information Society of the future.

In more detail, the E-LANE project is based on the following three main aspects:

  • The integration, customisation and extension of solid open source e-learning applications in order to build an enhanced LMS.
  • The definition and development of a new and fully tailored methodology for course design, development and validation.
  • The creation and dissemination of courses using this methodology and deployable in the developed LMS.

Project partners institutions: Universidad Carlos III de Madrid (Spain), as coordinating institution, Telefónica I+D (Spain), INT (France), U Reading (UK), Trinity College (Ireland), Galileo University (Guatemala), ITESM (Mexico), U. Cauca (Colombia), U. Chile (Chile) and University Brasilia (Brazil).

Galileo University is currently part of Alfa III Project JELARE (Joint European-Latin American Universities Renewable Energies Project) leaded by Hamburg University of Applied Sciences.