By Albert Sánchez-Gelabert and Marina Elias Equality of educational opportunities is essential for youth who are building their future and for a society that aims to evolve without leaving anyone behind. Development has to be sustainable, also at the educational level, so equity in the university system is fundamental to guarantee opportunities for all types […]
In the Garden of EDEN – Ten Major Themes Emerged During the Very Stimulation EDEN 2023 Annual Conference in Dublin
By Contact North I Contact Nord Team EDEN is the largest and longest-lasting network of those engaged in open, distance, flexible and online learning. Its annual conference, held in Dublin this year, attracts colleagues from Europe and around the world. Rigorously peer-reviewed papers form the backbone of the two-day event, interspersed with challenging and thoughtful
Harnessing the Benefits of Artificial Intelligence For Higher Education: A Dialogue with Professor Mike Sharples
By Pau Lobato Ferrando and Desirée Gómez Cardosa As part of its #UOC2TheFuture and Sharing Learning initiatives, the UOC‘s eLearning Innovation Center(eLinC) organised a webinar with Mike Sharples, Emeritus Professor of Educational Technology at The Open University in the UK, to examine the effects of AI in higher education. UOC’s rector Àngels Fitó introduced the session which was moderated by Desirée Gómez Cardosa, from the eLinC’s Educational Trends and Innovation
By Elsa Corominas Rodríguez and Carlos Madrid Gari, Universitat Oberta de Catalunya On April 21, the XIII Scientific Publishing Seminar was held at the Universitat Oberta de Catalunya (UOC), an institution that considers that journals contribute to the global strategy of the university and promotes this space to reflect on them, a reflection in which
Technology-Supported Institutional Reflexivity: Do Business Schools Study Higher Education As a Field of Practice?
By Lisa Unangst, Empire State University In 2023, Higher Education Institutions (HEIs) are rife with debate around technology’s uses and abuses. Chat GPT, intentional online vs. emergency online learning, and open access publishing are just some of the topics at hand. Whether and how those same HEIs are using technology as a tool for institutional reflexivity
By Carlos Madrid Gari On Wednesday April 26th was held in the Knowledge Building Channel of the European Digital Education Hub a webinar on “Bridging the Digital Gender Gap”. The aim of the event was to discuss gender equality issues; in which ways they are prominent in education, more specifically in digital and online education.
Micro-Credentials: A Vehicle for Transformation, Experimentation and New Ideas in Higher Education and Lifelong Learning for Employability
By Mitchell Peters (Universitat Oberta de Catalunya) In March 2023, the International Micro-Credential Summit was held in Barcelona, Spain, hosted and co-organized by the UOC, Knowledge Innovation Centre, and the DHBW. The event brought together over 250 key stakeholders of the international micro-credential community to discuss new horizons for education and employment in Europe. One of the outcomes of the event was the articulation
By Maha Bali, American University in Cairo This is a slightly updated and paraphrased version from an earlier version on Maha Bali’s blog: https://blog.mahabali.me/educational-technology-2/are-we-approaching-a-postplagiarism-era/ Many of us in the field of education have been contemplating the potential impact of the latest Artificial Intelligence technologies on the future of education. How we teach, how our students
By Helena Troiano Gomà (Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona) A Special Issue of the International Journal of Educational Technology in Higher Education entitled “In person, hybrid and online higher education: supporting students’ complex trajectories” is currently underway and is aimed at understanding the complex trajectories ofstudents in higher education. In particular, the focus is on the
By Simon K.S. Cheung, Hong Kong Metropolitan University Since the outbreak of COVID-19 pandemic, teaching and learning practices have undergone various degrees of transformation to live with different social distancing requirements so caused. Not only in teaching strategies, instructional and content design, there are also changes in learning styles and habits, such as on the