May 24th, 2013 by egilrod
Last week we were at GUNI 2013: 6th International Barcelona Conference on Higher Education. We presented our projects IDEA (as a good practice) and Technipedia (as a poster) there!
The Portal on Innovative Approaches for Doctoral Education in Africa IDEA is led by the IAU and the ACUP, and it provides information and documentation on doctoral education, specifically in Africa. On the other hand, the Technipedia project is developed under the DIGU programme framework and coordinated by the ACUP, and it endeavours to improve the relationship between universities and companies in order to facilitate knowledge transfer and strengthen entrepreneurial dynamics.
Here you can find our presentation of the IDEA project, as well as a picture of our Technipedia poster:
More information about IDEA: icommunity.blogs.uoc.edu/idea
More information about Technipedia: icommunity.blogs.uoc.edu/technipedia/
If you are interested in these projects, please don’t hesitate to contact us!
May 22nd, 2013 by arantxa
Today we introduce you to a post with some infographics we have drawn up about the MOOCs State of the Art: What does MOOC mean? Which types of MOOCs can we find? Who are their major players? And they are all free, aren’’t they? Ok… but then… how can they be sustainable? And finally, if I’m a teacher… which platform can I use if I want to teach with a MOOC?
With our first infographics, you can see what MOOCs stand for and which are the two types of MOOCs you can find. Our second infographics shows the major players when we speak about MOOCs. Different business models and monetization strategies are described in our third infographics. Finally, we outline for you which platform you can use if you want to teach a MOOC, with their own advantages and disadvantages.
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May 17th, 2013 by rromerogar
In the last technical conference at Open University of Catalonia about the agile methodology, our members team, Irene Manresa and Raul Romero presented our project management methodology focused on user experience.
Below you can see the slides from the presentation.
May 16th, 2013 by jcanomo
Early last year we opened a pilot test of a geo-location project for the members of the Alumni and Humanities degree. From this experience, the UOCMaps came about which is a mobile App for direct geo-location. The project was led by the Alumni Department of the University. The UOCMaps mobile application lets the members of the UOC community around the world to find and contact each other. This social tool aims to encourage a feeling of belonging and community, and aid communication among its members. The application can be downloaded from the Play Store and App Store.
The iCommunity group has developed a viewer of this data App for the UOC Campus. The viewer is a web map that shows all the people in the community who have given their permission to be geo-located, segmented by profile, and their campus contact via email address. This application allows the possibility to select among various types of maps.
The display is available in the University campus, under the heading Community from mid-April. There is also a widget that users can add to the home page.
From the iCommunity, we would like to express our gratitude to the UOC’s Department “Atenció a l’estudiant” for their collaboration with the project.
April 24th, 2013 by arantxa
With PLEDS project, our group participates in the LEADHER program, oriented to enhance cooperation in learning activities, through international consortiums of university members of the International Association of Universities (IAU).
This program emphasizes both “north – south” and “south – south” cooperation, looking for an integrated perspective. The main objective of the program this year is to enhance capabilities and research management in the institutions involved.
Members of the UOC, together with the Catalan Association of Public Universities (ACUP), will visit Kenyatta University in Nairobi (Kenya). They will develop different workshops and debates about the PLEDS initiative (Personal Learning Environment for Doctoral Students). This initiative will include a pilot trial with students from Kenyatta University.
This project is part of the research about Personal Learning Environments and e-research of Ismael Peña, UOC professor on Laws and Politics and researcher at the eLearn Center. This new experience is one more of the UOC initiatives in Africa, and it will be added to the project “Innovative Approaches to Doctoral Education in Africa“, coordinated by ACUP & IAU, and “Technipedia“, coordinated by l’ACUP. These two platforms have been developed by our iCommunity team.
After that, people from Kenyatta University will visit Barcelona, where we will organize an innovation seminar in Doctoral supervision. Moreover, and once the pilot with students from Kenyatta University will be evaluated, we will improve our project’s Personal Learning Environment.
March 14th, 2013 by Luis Villarejo
We are glad to inform you that tonight the 25TV channel is going to broadcast a TV report on the “How is it to study at UOC”. It will be inside the chapter 10 of the “Univers de Formació” program that will be broadcasted tonight at 20:00h. The work showcased in the report has been possible due to the work of Pablo Rebaque, Ricard Giménez, Mònica de Llorens, Joan Teixidó, Ivet Muñoz, Maria Jesús Alonso, Anna Sánchez-Juarez and Luis Villarejo. And would have not been possible without the collaboration of the people working at the Wikilounge,
Thanks to everyone! We hope you like it!
Tonight, 20h - 25TV
The program will be rebroadcasted through different channels and in different timetables. Check here for specific channels and timetables.
And, in the following days, it will be available inside the chapter 10 through the following web here.
Educational Model Information Point
Why UOC? Information Point
Making off 2
March 11th, 2013 by rromerogar
Last month, the UOC held Technical Seminars about Mobile Apps in which there have been some significant applications available to the community. This session was part of the Technology Week, a week dedicated to value and promote the internationalization of the technology sector, organized by CTecno Catalan and other industry players, where our collague Raul Romero gave us an explanation on how we developed the application “My Mobile UOC”.
Our team member,Raul Romero presented MyUOC Mobile. The application for mobile devices UOC’s Virtual Campus is designed to meet the needs of all students. From the application you can access the classroom, mailbox and calendar, and find learning resources. You can view his presentation at the end of this post.
One of the newest applications submitted is Guixa which is available for iOS (and soon for Android), which converts the device to a board where you can write and record audio and video in order to facilitate the task of the teachers when explaining concepts and answering questions from students. This application is constantly updated.
Adolfo Revuelta, from Alumni, presented UOC Maps, a free application for iOS and Android designed to geolocate the UOC community. This tool aims to promote social community spirit, belonging and encourage communication between the members and help meet personal and professional contacts within the community.
February 12th, 2013 by Luis Villarejo
From February 18th until 22nd a serie of conferences around “New technologies and learning” took place in Barcelona. We are very proud to communicate that Irene Manresa and Luis Villarejo played a substantial role in them giving two keynotes and conducting a master class.
The first keynote speech took place on Tuesday 19th and its title was “Educació i Realitat Augmentada, l’exemple del patrimoni cultural”.
The second one was “Un portal per a l’ensenyament d’Europa” and was scheduled for Friday 22nd.
These were complemented by a Hands-on Master Class on Augmented Reality for Education that took place on Tuesday and Wednesday. In addition to that we also participated in the experts’ round table that closed the conferences on Friday.
You can check all the related information in the following link:
Augmented Reality hands-on session
January 21st, 2013 by Luis Villarejo
From January the 7th until February the 28th, you can explore, through the use of Augmented Reality, how is it to study at UOC.
The exhibition is installed at the UOC’s regional centre in Barcelona (Rambla de Catalunya, 6). It is an exhibition of pictures and objects related to the university which brings UOC and its methodology, closer to potential students.
At the exhibition, there are mobile devices that visitors can use to point to the different objects and pictures. Once pointed, the augmented reality browser recognizes the object or picture and launches interactive videos that augment the physical contents of the exhibition with digital contents like testimonials and explanations regarding the study methodology at UOC.
The exhibition is organized as a pathway along six information points. The last point is a puzzle about the UOC’s pedagogical model. The first hundred who manage to solve the puzzle will get a book for free.
Come, experiment with Augmented Reality and get to know how is it to study at UOC in an innovative and dynamic way.