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The book chapter on the visibility of graduate students’ employability skills published by IGI Global is now available online

The chapter “Visibility of Graduate Students’ Employability Skills: An ePortfolio Solution Addressing the Skills Gap” by Lourdes Guàrdia, Marcelo Maina and Federica Mancini has been recently published by IGI Global. The chapter, which is featured in the book ‘Cases on Active Blended Learning in Higher Education’ edited by Brenda Cecilia Padilla Rodriguez and Alejandro Armellini,…

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Final review of the EPICA project by the European Commission with the participation of Edul@b

The final review of the EPICA project took place on Tuesday the 23rd of February. The meeting involved the Project Officer, the EU expert reviewers and all associated partners. Lourdes Guàrdia, project coordinator for the UOC, Marcelo Maina, Federica Mancini and Montse Martinez attended the meeting on behalf of the UOC research team. Marcelo Maina,…

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Edul@b participates in the EPICA Final Conference

The EPICA Final Conference was held on December 10th via Zoom. The event was organised in collaboration with eLearning Africa, the global network of professionals working in the field of ICT supported education and training. The conference marked the closure of the EPICA EU-project which started in 2018 and presented the results obtained involving some…

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Edul@b participates in the ICERI 2020 Conference

On the 9th and 10th of November 2020 the Conference of Education, Research and Innovation “ICERI” 2020 was held virtually with a focus on “Transforming Education, Transforming Lives”. Marcelo Maina, Lourdes Guàrdia, Sandrine Albert, Federica Mancini and Derek Clougher, members of the Edul@ab team, presented the paper “Using an ePortfolio to Showcase Student’s Employability Skills:…

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Edul@b participate in the EDEN 2020 Conference

This year the EDEN 2020 Conference, in its newly adopted virtual format, invited researchers to participate and share their work with a focus on “enhancing the human experience of learning with technology: new challenges for research in digital, open, distance & networked education”. Lourdes Guàrdia, Marcelo Maina, Derek Clougher and Federica Mancini, members of the…

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Edul@b hosts the 4th EPICA Consortium Meeting

On July 10 and 11, UOC hosted the fourth international meeting of the EPICA project. The first day of the meeting, held at the Tibidabo headquarters, was attended by the International Council for Open and Distance Education (the project leader), the UOC team involved in the initiative: Lourdes Guàrdia, Marcelo Maina, Albert Sangrà, and Federica…

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Edul@b participates in the 3rd EPICA Consortium Meeting held in Germany

Professor Marcelo Maina from the Edul@b research group has participated in the 3rd EPICA Consortium Meeting that took place in Potsdam on December 10-11, 2018. The EPICA H2020 project is a strategic partnership for the co-design of an innovative and scalable ePortfolio ecosystem to improve the quality and visibility of skills.   EPICA aims to…

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Edul@b travelled to Tanzania for the EPICA project (11-13th of July)

The second face-to-face meeting of EPICA was held in Arusha (Tanzania). The main goal of the meeting was to share with all the partners the tasks and advancement of the project in these 6 first month. Lourdes Guàrdia and Marcelo Maina from Edul@b presented the work done till now: a preliminary literature review about the…

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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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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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