The eLearning Innovation Center (eLinC) will now place particular emphasis on innovation, training, analysis and knowledge transfer in e-learning
The eLearning Innovation Center (eLinC), headed by Sílvia Sivera, is changing its name to incorporate the word “innovation”. This is to reflect the new direction charted by the centre, whose principal mission is to promote innovation in education. “This change of name was necessary, as it helps explain – both internally and externally – how, from now on, innovation will be at the core of all our areas of activity. We are putting innovation at the heart of everything, including our name,” explained Sivera.
Support for research will no longer form part of the eLinC‘s remit (as it had in the past). Now, it is innovation that lies at the heart of the centre’s activities. “We’re placing the emphasis on innovation, but we’ll still keep up-to-date with the research at the UOC and elsewhere. That’s why we are part of the E-learning Research Promotion Committee, headed by the vice presidents for Strategic Planning and Research and for Research and Competitiveness, Marta Aymerich and Àngels Fitó,” said Sivera.
The eLinC has a core mission of evolving the UOC’s learning model to guarantee a unique, high-quality, connected and networked education experience. It works to ensure that the system constantly improves, promoting the incorporation of the latest methodological and technological trends in the UOC’s learning model. It does all this while taking into account the needs of people and of our changing society.
With its team of 32 professionals and specialists in the fields of teaching, education and technology, the eLearning Innovation Center will continue to work to transform higher education and guarantee quality online learning, focusing on four key goals:
- To stimulate and develop educational innovation processes.
- To advise and support teaching staff in the design of online learning.
- To provide e-learning analytics to obtain information to guide teaching improvement and innovation processes.
- To transfer knowledge and assist other institutions in their journey towards digital transformation, thanks to our more than 25 years’ experience in online teaching, constantly monitoring the education sector, and identifying the latest trends.
“We’ll be fostering innovation to drive the evolution of our education model, to support teaching staff as they enhance teaching processes, to aid other education institutions in their digital transformation process, and to provide data that help make decisions that improve the learning process,” said Sivera.
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