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EPICA Initiative, a strategic partnership between Africa and Europe to provide visibility to the skills towards the job market


The need to improve the quality and visibility of the skills of recent graduates of African universities is the origin of the European project EPICA Initiative. The objective of this initiative is to provide visibility to the competences developed at university through an innovative and scalable eportfolio system that, in this case, is developed by…

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Participation of Edul@b in the annual conference EDEN 2018 held in Genoa


From June 17 to 20 has taken place the twenty-seventh edition of the annual conference EDEN 2018, on this occasion held in Genoa, Italy. The conference has been organised by the European Distance and E-Learning Network (EDEN). This year, the theme of the conference has been “Exploring the micro, meso and macro: Navigating between dimensions…

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The European Erasmus + CODUR project coordinated by the Edul@b research group is presented at the ESAD quality seminar held in Mexico


On May 21 and 22, the Seminar Quality on Open and Distance Higher Education in Mexico (ESAD MX) has been held in Mexico City. The seminar has been organised by the Open and Distance University of Mexico (UnADM), the General Directorate of Accreditation, Incorporation and Revalidation (DGAIR), the Council for the Accreditation of Higher Education…

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The Edul@b team flew to Sevilla to participate in the seminar “Certification of the digital competence of teachers and students” and in the CRISS H2020 project meeting


Lourdes Guàrdia and Marcelo Maina participated in the informative seminar “Certification of the digital competence of teachers and students” organised by the Consejería de Educación of the Andalusian Government. The seminar, held the 2nd of May at the Seville headquarters of Sandetel, brought together 150 teachers and schools directors with the aim to: outline the…

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Edul@b joins the staff training of the SELFEE project held in Budapest


After about half a year of life, the SELFEE project had its participating partners meet in a week-long joint staff training organized in Budapest (from March 26th to 31st, 2018) where Edul@b delivered two training sessions on ‘digital literacy for job search’. SELFEE (Digital literacy & Social Emotional Learning For Engagement and Employment) is a…

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Participation of the Edul@b research group in the “Fòrum Internacional d’Educació i Tecnologia (FIET) 2018”


On July 26th will take place the International Forum for Education and Technology (FIET 2018), organised by the Catalan universities, including the UOC, and that will be held in Barcelona at the headquarters of the Universitat Ramon Llull. With the slogan “FIETxs2018: ethical education and digital citizenship” this edition of the congress will aim to…

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The European Erasmus + project CODUR coordinated by the Edul@b research group is presented at the African Council for Distance Education


Following the invitation of the Executive Board of the African Council for Distance Education, the coordinator, Prof. Albert Sangrà, of the European Erasmus + project CODUR, coordinated by the Edul@b research group, has attended the Steering Committee and Executive Board meetings of the ACDE held in Beira, Mozambique, 22-23 March, 2018. In these meetings, the…

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Edul@b is recognised as a consolidated research group by the Government of Catalonia


Once the call to support the activities of the research groups SGR 2017-2019, coordinated by the Agència de Gestió d’Ajuts Universitaris i de Recerca (AGAUR), has been resolved, the Edul@b research group of the Universitat Oberta de Catalunya (UOC) has obtained the consolidation as a Research Group Recognised and Funded by the Government of Catalonia with the…

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The H20202 project EPICA has been founded! Kick-off meeting in Lillehammer (Norway)


EPICA “Strategic partnership for the co-design of an innovative and scalable ePortfolio ecosystem to improve the quality and visibility of skills” H2020 project has started on January with an international partnership and a contribution by the European Commission of 1.897.450 €. The consortium, coordinated by the International Council for Open and Distance Education (ICDE), includes…

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Extraordinary Meeting of the European Erasmus+ CODUR project in Barcelona


On the 21st November, the CODUR team gathered in Barcelona for an extraordinary Meeting. The UOC team, taking advantage of the International seminar on Evidence-based research: methodological approaches and practical outcomes. Insights for Online Education, invited the  Open University (UK) and the  Consiglio Nazionale della Ricerca – Istituto delle Tecnologie Didattiche (Italy) partners to discuss the preliminary CODUR indicators elaborated during the…

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