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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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Edul@b members led the Workshop “Online Course Facilitation” for the AMED project


On the 25th of February, Marcelo Maina, Lourdes Guàrdia, Nati Cabrera and Maite Fernández-Ferrer, members of the Edul@b group, led the workshop “Online Course Facilitation” addressed to 16 facilitators of the e-Learning study programme designed as part of the AMED project and targeted at the professional development of the Maldives National University (MNU) staff. The…

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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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Are we “critical thinkers” when using technologies? Towards developing critical digital literacies


Last Thursday the UOC team for the «DETECT» project (Developing Teachers Critical Digital Literacies, https://www.detectproject.eu/) took part at the Labs held within the context of the Digital Competence programme “ACTIC” (https://actic.gencat.cat/ca/congres/programa/tallers/ ). The workshop aimed at raising awareness among educators about the critical perspective in relation to the use of technologies digital and social media….

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Carry out your postdoctoral research stay on education and ICT in the Edul@b research group!


The UOC’s Research and Innovation Committee has approved the publication of a call for proposals for five places to carry out three-year postdoctoral research stays at the university. The places are aimed at postdoctoral teaching and research staff specialized in any of the areas of the UOC’s research groups. The deadline for submitting applications is…

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II Congress of Digital Competences


Members of the research group Edul@b participated on February 18 in the II Digital Competences Congress which this year is titled “Digital Citizenship in Pandemic Time” and will be held in virtual format. The event is organized by the UOC, the Generalitat de Catalunya, Barcelona Activa and the Ramon Llull – Blanquerna University. The conference…

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How to build fair data cultures in HEIs?


Overcoming the tension between technology and social criticism: closing the Webinar Series “Fair Data Cultures in Higher Education: emerging practices, professionalism and the challenge of social justice” On December 16, a work chapter related to the Ramón y Cajal UOC project “Professional Learning Ecologies for Digital Scholarship: Modernizing Higher Education by Supporting Professionalism” (Ministry of…

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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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Mitchell Peters wins the doctoral thesis award for the doctoral program in Education and ICT (e-learning)


Each year, the Academic Commission at the UOC awards prizes for outstanding excellence in a doctoral dissertation within each program stream offered by the doctoral school.  Candidates must have received the highest grade during the initial defence, including the Cum Laude mention, among a range of other criteria, and later be included in a program…

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Carry out your doctoral thesis on education and ICT in the Edul@b research group!


The Edul@b group, research group consolidated by the Generalitat de Catalunya (SGR1471) specialised in education and digital technologies, offers places to those interested in carrying out a doctoral thesis within the research group. We are looking for doctoral thesis proposals with a focus on analyzing the effects of the pandemic in online educational environments, with…

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