Universitat Oberta de Catalunya (UOC)

The Universitat Oberta de Catalunya (UOC) was created in 1994 to foster Information and CommunicationTechnologies (ICT) opportunities for higher education. It is an innovative web-centered virtual organisation which was born thanks to ICT and its main goal is that every person satisfies their training and education needs, optimising their time and making their effort as profitable as possible, regardless of where they are. UOC develops the Virtual Campus as a University community where limitations of space and time are overcome. It also uses an educational methodology based on the complete personalisation and guidance of the student. Students, faculty and staff interact and cooperate in the community to create, structure, share and disseminate knowledge. UOC has a top quality team of professionals that provide all the necessary higher education services to more than 45000 students.

UOC has been involved in the many R&D Projects such as:

  • Implementing e-Learning 2.0 in everyday learning processes in higher and vocational education (2007)

  • Free Technology Academy. FTA (2008)

  • EUNOM. European Universities Network on Multilingualism. (2009)

  • Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg (2009)

  • Innovative OER in European HE (2009)

  • SpeakApps: Production and interaction in a foreign language through online ICT tools (2010)

  • SIMaula (2010)

UOC's role is focused on the Pilot Demonstrators and Transfer of Accessible Courses Development, as well as participation in the following WPs of the project: (a) WP3: Certified Accessible e-Training Course Development and (b) WP4: Pilot Demonstrators and Transfer of Accessible Courses Development

Contact information:

Address: Avinguda Tibidabo, 39 08035 Barcelona (Spain)

Web: www.uoc.edu

Department Office of Learning Technologies

Contact: Muriel Garreta Domingo

Phone: 0034 93 253 23 00

e-mail:murielgd@uoc.edu