Since its creation in 1994 as a state-of-the art technological university with a highly innovative learning model, the Universitat Oberta de Catalunya (UOC, Open University of Catalonia) is one of the world’s premier online Higher Education universities, now engaging more than 50,000 students. UOC offers from bachelor to doctoral education as well as lifelong learning.
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. Currently, its research, innovation and transfer activity is led by almost 300 researchers and technicians organized into 43 groups.
In the framework of UOC’s strategy aiming at converting the university into a global university with societal impact, the UOC is fostering new instruments and modalities of virtual mobility as well as Short Learning Programmes.
UOC leads the development of a compendium of patterns of good practices on flexible and scalable SLPs (curriculum development, course design and new pedagogies for SLPs), as well as the definition of a set of guidelines for course design for flexible and scalable SLPs for career or personal development. UOC also contributes to all the other outcomes of the project and participates in management activities.
Ignasi Buyreu (Director of Extended Studies, the Continuing and Professional Studies from UOC)