A state-of-the art technological university with a highly innovative learning model, providing a benchmark for quality in both teaching and R&D. This is the philosophy of the Universitat Oberta de Catalunya (UOC, Open University of Catalonia), created in 1994 as one of the world’s very first completely online Higher Education establishments and that currently has more than 50,000 students. The UOC’s core goal is to be the university of the knowledge society, promoting innovative education, personalised learning, technological leadership, R&D work on the information society and eLearning and the dissemination of knowledge.
It will mainly work in the overall management of the project in order to achieve the TeSLA goals.
The educational framework behind the project will be lead by this institution (WP2) and due UOC expertise in the development in new technologies for its own learning environment and the continuous pilots that it always is performing for improving the virtual campus, it will foster participate in the large scale pilots (WP7) and their evaluation (WP8) providing learners to different pilots for testing the TeSLA system (Computer Science, Psychology and Business bachelors learners among others). Moreover, it will contribute to legal and ethics issues at national level (WP3). This university will also collaborate in the technological development and requirements (WP5) to integrate TeSLA system into virtual learning environments enhancing the interoperability and scalability of the system (WP6). UOC will also collaborate in the dissemination of the project through papers and conferences, and the organization on the final international TeSLA show. In addition to this, UOC can contribute to exploit the TeSLA system in South America market (WP9).
Dr. M. Elena Rodríguez-González
FUNDED BY THE EUROPEAN UNION
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