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Annual Report for the Open Innovation Office of the Universitat Oberta de Catalunya October 2008 - December 2009

Promoting, creating, testing and disseminating innovation

October 2008 - December 2009 Universitat Oberta de Catalunya www.uoc.edu

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Experimentation • The Creation of the Innovation Laboratory

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Fostering Innovation in the University

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The September 2008 Call The 2009 Call Ide@innova: The Idea Factory

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Works in Progress Creating New Lines Participation in Public Calls Experimentation Making Innovation Useful The Creation of the Innovation Laboratory Disseminating Innovation Generating Knowledge The Innovation Forum Participation in Seminars and Conferences Dissemination of the UOC’s Educational Model Holding Project Conferences Sharing Our Work on the Web The InnovaUOC Lab The UOC Shooter The Project Display Window

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More than just an abstract idea, innovation at the UOC is today a tangible reality that is present in all areas of our University. This has required, and will so in the future, fully developing the dynamics and activity needed to turn innovation into results and make it an engine for generating new knowledge. The Open Innovation Office (O2i) was created by the Office of the Vice President for Innovation as an instrument for promoting, invigorating and generating this innovation and nurturing it, while also reaping the rewards from it as a means of raising awareness and sharing the results with the rest of the University and the academic and professional world in general.

We hope this document gives you an insight into the UOC’s innovative activity and facilitates assessing the results to help improve them in the future. Dra. Begoña Gros UOC Office of the Vice President for Research and Innovation

Presentation Experimentation

The aim of this report is to outline the activity carried out by this office for the period from October 2008 to December 2009.

This report is structured into four fields of actions: 1) the promotion of innovation within the University through initiatives such as making internal calls for emerging innovation projects and implementing the Factoria Ide@innova; 2) directly-developed O2i projects; 3) experimentation through the creation of the Innovation Laboratory; and 4) dissemination of innovation through outstanding initiatives, such as the editions of the Innovation Forum, publication of the UOC’s educational model, project conferences and international presence, and the implementing of instruments that guarantee a strong web presence, such as InnovaUOC Lab, UOC Shooter and Project Display Window.

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Fostering Innovation in the University The O2i’s aim is to foster initiatives in innovation that arise in the daily work of the University and to nurture them. To achieve this, internal calls for projects from University faculty and professionals were made again during this academic year. The Office also created the Factoria Ide@innova: an idea competition to further encourage creativity and innovation in the UOC’s administration staff.

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16 projects submitted 13 projects approved â‚Ź54,590 granted for developing the projects

For the approved projects in this call, the subject fields that featured most heavily were communication and administration processes (four projects), the development of technological tools and resources (three projects) and institutional assessment and quality (three projects).

Support from O2i The O2i provides the approved projects with financial support and other forms of direct support, such as providing educational and technological advice, guidance on dissemination, and mediation with other groups involved. In the 2008-2009 academic year, â‚Ź138,590 was devoted to funding approved projects.


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Institutional assessment and quality Communication and administration processes Development of technological tools and resources Evolution of teaching methods Educational use of ICTs

In terms of the type of project, six of the approved projects were teaching innovation projects (TIP), four were transversal innovation actions (TIA) and three were innovation points (IP).

Eight of the approved projects came from the faculty and five were from administration staff.

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18 projects submitted 13 projects approved â‚Ź84.000 granted for developing the projects

Of the projects approved in this call, there was a clear trend towards the subject field of the educational use of ICTs, with more than half the projects on this theme.

Subject fields of the projects approved in the 2009 call.

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Changes to the calls for projects From January 2009, the calls for emerging projects come under one annual call. Another change made to the calls from 2009 on is the inclusion of the criterion for selecting projects related to one of the thematic lines of the UOC’s educational model.


Fostering Innovation in the University • The 2009 Call

In terms of the type of project, ten of the approved projects were teaching innovation projects (TIP), two were transversal innovation actions (TIA) and one was an innovation point (IP).

Eleven of the approved projects were from the faculty and two were from University administration staff.

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Psychology and educational sciences Health sciences Student services Information and communication sciences Humanities and arts Law and political sciences Economics and business IT, multimedia and telecommunications Educational Technology

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Line 1.........12,33% Line 2........8,22% Line 3.........9,59% Line 4........6,85% Line 5........15,07% Line 6........2,74% Line 7........4,11% Line 8........8,22% No Line....32,88%

From 2009 on, relation to the thematic lines is part of the conditions for calls. Go to: Current picture of emerging innovation at the UOC. October 2009 http://www.uoc.edu/portal/_resources/CA/ documents/innovacio/Foto_innovacio_emergent_2009.pdf

The thematic lines of the educational model Line 1: Application activities <> Research activities Line 2: Teaching material <> Content management Line 3: Text-based content <> Multimedia content Line 4: Synchronous communication <> Asynchronous communication Line 5: Virtual classroom <> Web 2.0 sites Line 6: Web <> Virtual worlds Line 7: Computer <> Other devices Line 8: Learning assessment <> Skills assessment Go to: The UOC’s educational model. Evolution and perspectives http://issuu.com/innovauoc/docs/uoc-educational-model

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In 2009, an exhaustive effort was made to identify projects related to thematic lines of the educational model. All the approved projects from the four calls were taken as a sample.

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Ide@innova: The Idea Factory 12 “23 ideas from UOC staff”

Aimed at the University’s administration staff, this was an initiative for developing innovation within the fabric of the UOC. It consisted in running an idea competition. The aim was to facilitate the emergence of innovation through the conceptualizing of ideas applicable to any area of the UOC, promoting creativity and giving rise to tangible projects that could be implemented. A participative process in which the Factoria Ide@innova website was used to shortlist ideas. The idea competition took place from the 11 May to 23 July 2009. The ideas were presented and published; the community selected the three best ideas; and, lastly, the candidates argued the merits of their ideas before a judging panel that chose the winning idea. The winner received €1,500 and the implementation (with the support of the O2i team) of a project based on the winning idea.

The winning idea Marc Recasens’s distributed UOC library: an initiative that will allow members of the UOC community to exchange books without the need of a centralized management system, while also promoting a collaborative spirit and a sense of community.


Fostering Innovation in the University â&#x20AC;˘ Ide@innova: The Idea Factory

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Once the project is developed, the UOC will have an extensive network for sharing a large quantity of bibliographic resources for personal and academic use comprising the personal libraries of more than 60,000 people.

Graphical interface of the Factoria Ide@innova. http://www.innovauoc.org/factoriaidea

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O2i Innovation The innovative activity of the Open Innovation Office consisted in further developing the strategic lines that had been started the year before, focusing on the development of new projects and starting new lines, such as mobility, videogames and knowledge networks, with the getting underway of five projects. The Office also continued to work with leading companies and institutions in the field of innovation and technology applied to education and communication. This resulted in the submitting of six competitive projects and the obtaining of â&#x201A;Ź260,000 in Government grants.

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Works in Progress 16 16 During this period, the second phases of two projects related to the strategic lines of information visualization systems and immersive learning, GPS/e-learning and Campus 3D, were developed. Thanks to this work, two fully-functional prototypes were created, providing a starting point for their future application and final development in real learning environments.

GPS/e-learning UOC Description: GPS/e-learning is a system for generating learning solutions tailored to student expectations and preferences. It is a tool with which users can map out, in a personalized and automated manner, their educational and professional paths from a lifelong learning perspective. The tool works in a similar way to that of a search engine or a user recommendation system. In the wide and structured educational choice of courses offered by the UOC (created and adapted as per EHEA guidelines), the system searches for educational solutions for students to acquire the skills that are best suited to their educational needs. Based on the analysis work started in the 2007-2008 academic year, this year’s work further developed the tool’s design and functions to the point that the first prototype, or beta version, was produced. Aims: • T o help students compile and manage their skill domain or matrix to orientate them in terms of new expectations and professional aspirations or to search for new knowledge. • To help students find educational programmes and paths that most suit them and meet their learning needs. Results: • First GPS prototype created with Flex technology (1st phase) Project status: First phase completed URL: http://www.innovauoc.org/gps-elearning Partner company: Grupo ICA


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Main interface of GPS/e-learning. From this screen, users can start their search, which provides them with an educational programme that meets their skill profile.

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The 3D Campus interface. . Via this portal, students log on with their avatar to access the course or subject in which they are enrolled.

Campus 3D Description: The continued development of the UOC’s 3D environment resulted in the enhancing of the environment developed in the first phase so users can browse and download information, display and interact with multimedia objects, and run audio and video files. The avatars were also given a wider range of movement to increase the environment’s realism. A 3D classroom was also developed that can be customized for different subjects, giving students the chance to undertake part of their learning in immersive environments using simulation, games or web pages for experimentation. Aims: • T o enrich the existing 3D environment so users can browse, download and upload information and display multimedia objects. • To develop a 3D classroom that provides students with an immersive learning space for working on specific content and skills. • A 3D environment enriched with multimedia options and services that support searching for text-based information in different formats, displaying and running video and audio content, and interacting in real-time with other users. • A 3D classroom web page that can be customized by teachers for the integration of future 3D applications developed to create immersive learning environments (simulators, games, etc.). Project status: Completed URL: http://www.innovauoc.org/3Dcampus

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Partner company: TSystems

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Creating New Lines 18 18 True to the innovative spirit that drives its activity, the O2i focused the majority of its efforts on exploring new horizons. Work on three new lines—mobility, knowledge networks and videogames—was begun with the M-voice Learning, UOC Social Net, Game Training and UOC Social Interaction projects.

M-voice Learning Description: This experimental project involves the creation of a teletraining platform for active learning via mobile devices based on voice over IP, which is the unifying and driving element in the educational process. The aim is to make the learning process mobile to meet the needs of many students who need to be able to study at different places at different times using the most widely-used communication tool: the mobile device. Aims: • To create a new, active teaching method for providing training via the use of mobile devices that meets the standards of the European Higher Education Area. • To design the prototype of a computer application using web technologies that support implementing this new teaching model. Results: • Mobile campus (student environment) • Mobile campus (tutor environment) • Explanatory website Project status: Completed URL: http://www.innovauoc.org/m-voicelearning Partner company: ITEM formación


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Interface of a pilot course carried out as part of the M-voice Learning project.

UOC Social Net Description: UOC Social Net is an environment for displaying the knowledge social network generated by UOC lecturers, researchers and staff. This network is dynamically generated with a search engine which searches content and article containers around the world. With the search results, users can identify content produced by UOC authors and get in touch with UOC and external authors. After accessing the environment, users browse the knowledge network using an interactive, 3D display system and can access their own and other people’s personal profiles. Aims: • To make available a search system that supports dynamically building a knowledge network of UOC faculty and administration staff based on their presence in leading article-containers. • To have a user-friendly and innovative environment for searching and browsing this knowledge network, browsing the personal profiles of authors, and accessing their publications. Results: • Search Engine. • Network visualization system.

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• Search and browsing environment. Project status: Completed URL: http://www.innovauoc.org/socialnet Partner company: Bestiario

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Innovació O2i • Encetant noves línies

UOC Training Game Description: An experimental prototype, UOC Training Game is the O2i’s proposal for developing user-friendly, interactive games aimed at learning through play using the game-show format. This methodology centres on using informal games and fun to learn in a novel way, in which multimedia content is developed to grab the user’s attention. The aim of this project is to emphasize accumulative learning based on the student experience and their demonstrating of knowledge. Using the game-show format, the game is structured around a series of level tests that students must pass to progress through the different phases and finish the game. To create different response dynamics and paths, a series of scenarios are defined that support including different content formats (text, image, video, executable form, etc.) and different types of questions and game elements, such as single- or multiple-choice questions, concept ordering, matching up and free text.

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Aims: • To create a generation platform for games on any subject with different levels of difficulty that can be displayed on any web browser. This platform supports building different scenarios and the basic processes of the architecture of the proposed model. • To define a management system based on a concept model and a platform for developing different game prototypes for establishing new ways to learn through play. • To generate a game display/model based on Silverlight technology that is independent of the user’s operating system, browser and device. Results: • Administration web environment for generating games. • Web platform for users for running level games. Estat del projecte: Completed URL: http://www.innovauoc.org/uoctraining Partner company: Raona enginyers

Screenshot of the application’s administration environment.


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Social UOC Interaction Description: In this project has been developed a system to monitor social networks analysis within a Virtual Learning Community (VLC). In a case study, developed in the first stage of this project, were found correlations between the students’ participation level and their academic performance. Departing from these outcomes, some indicators of students’ participation were defined, such as: authority level, interest level, number of relations and number of discussions in which a student has participated, among others. The developed system has the aim to provide technological support for professors, who may lean on graphical representations of the students’ interaction and quantitative analysis of the social network within the VLC, in order to provide a better support to the students learning process and improve teaching quality. Objectives: • Developing of a monitoring system of social network analysis integrated to the UOC campus. • Allowing free navigation among the different system options in order to enable the access to different levels of information. Outcomes: • Indicators of participation of the Virtual Community learning members. • Graphic visualization system of the interaction among the VCL members and the discussion threads generated during the learning process. • Visualization of pre-established temporal periods of analysis, which allow observing in a graphic way the evolution of the social network. • Customization of the Graph’s social network (nodes and links) with particular information of the community members. That allows the visualization of general and specific information at a first glance. Project status: Graphic and navigation design completed. Development of calculation engine and campus UOC integrations is forthcoming

Innovació O2i

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Participation in Public Calls 22 22 During this period the Open Innovation Office once again took part in public calls, submitting projects on educational and training applications based on different technologies. Of the six applications presented, the Lost in La Mancha project was approved. This project consisted in developing a serious game for foreigners learning Spanish.

â&#x201A;Ź260,000 was received for developing the Lost in La Mancha project. Also during this period, the Training for technicians in information and communication technologies project approved in 2008 was developed.

The Lost in La Mancha Project This project involves creating and developing an online immersion videogame for English speakers learning Spanish. The game is based on a methodology that combines different learning strategies, such as problem solving and practising language in everyday situations with the completing of activates and accessing course content. The format and theme of the educational action is that of a serious game based on the adventures of characters that have to survive in an immersion world set in the city of Toledo without any knowledge or Spanish. Apart from the use of a videogame and an immersion world as educational strategies, the innovative value of this project lies in the fact it was designed to be accessible using mobile devices. Expected results: Module A1 to be equivalent to the basic level of the Instituto Cervantes (20 units produced and in operation); web and mobile-device access environments. Development period: 1/11/2009 - 31/10/2011 Current status: In development Amount granted: â&#x201A;Ź260,000


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The Training for technicians in information and communication technologies project This is a training course that aims to improve and develop the ICT skills of technicians. In recent years, it has become a growing part of this occupation’s workload to carry out installations that involve technologies that support the advanced services of the information society, a task for which these professionals have found their training to be seriously wanting. Results obtained: A cross-platform course developed in multiple formats and accessible from the web, the Media Center channel and using Silverlight technology. Development period: 01/11/2008 - 28/06/2009 Current status: Completed Amount granted: €100,000

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Image of the first prototype of the Lost in La Mancha virtual world.

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Material from the technician ICT course adapted so it can be displayed on mobile devices.

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Experimentation The Innovation Laboratory was developed to experiment with the latest trends and developments in technology that are applicable to education and creativity. This laboratory, equipped with the latest IT, audiovisual and telecommunication advances, is an essential instrument for innovation at the UOC to keep up with the evolution of the web and the new uses for it that are born and consolidated each day.

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Innovation is often seen as using cutting-edge technology to create new and fantastic products, but if a product has no use, it is destined to fail. Innovating requires examining the current situation to identify a problem that needs fixing or a need that must be met in a different way. This identification process can be used to find a rapid or effective solution for an immediate scenario, or to foster a more ambitious attitude to making imagination, creativity and experimentation useful, with the aim being to find an innovative solution for changing the starting point by making a notable qualitative jump. A space for making innovation useful and instigating creative processes that require imagining, searching, designing, acting, experimenting and testing to find new responses. The laboratory was envisaged as a space for bringing into play the capacity to observe reality from a different perspective so as to find new uses or new ways to use available resources, while accepting that making mistakes is part of the innovation process.


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The creative process related to innovation is closely linked to testing, experimenting and carrying out trials, which in most cases requires a wide range of resources and a controlled environment.

An instrument for all UOC staff that serves as a meeting point for promoting educational and organizational innovation. The Laboratory provides the community with a space for engaging the imagination for recognizing opportunities, searching for alternatives and identifying new ways from which the design and generation of action proposals and new-product development processes can be introduced. A space open to experimentation and testing for running pilot programmes, testing developed products, embracing new technology and adapting the results of the creative processes.

Overview of the UOC’s Innovation Laboratory. To foster the emergence of innovative creative processes within the UOC, the Open Innovation Office has worked to set up and put the UOC’s Innovation Laboratory into operation.

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The Laboratory is equipped with resources for different fields—videogames, mobility and interoperability, touch interfaces, audiovisual experimentation, and 3D environments—which are easily identified by their physical spaces. The following table lists these spaces and gives some examples of their potential for experimentation:

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Videogames Serious games, videogames, user communities, etc.

Mobility and interoperability Mobile phones, netbooks, electronic ink devices, etc.

Audiovisual experimentation Virtual chroma key sets , non-linear editing system, broadcast station, etc.


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Touch interfaces Smart Board, Ubiqâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;window, interfaces and usability in touch systems, etc.

Experimentation

3D environments 3D displays, integration of 3D and real environments, increased reality, etc.

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Disseminating Innovation As a key element in the innovation process at the UOC, dissemination was one of the areas were most development was carried out during the 2008-2009 academic year. Aside from its communicative function, dissemination is seen as an engine for knowledge and participation. During this period, dissemination actions included publishing the UOCâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s educational model, having a firm commitment to put all activity on the web (via InnovaUOC Lab, UOC Shooter and Project Display Window) and consolidating the Innovation Forum as a benchmark website.

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Generating Knowledge 32 32 The Innovation Forum Under the guidance of experts, this space was again used to create an up-to-date picture of the latest trends and advances in ICTs. The aim was to foster collective reflexion and generate knowledge on potential education applications. This academic year featured editions on mobile learning (m-learning), touch technology and immersion worlds.

Over 300 people have attended the Innovation Forum since its beginnings. It has become a meeting point for reflection on technology and education for the University. Over 1000 monthly visits confirm that the site Forum Innovation is an important reference in internet, on the latest trends and developments in ICT.

Scene from the 9th Innovation Forum. Immersive spaces. This edition was held entirely in Second Life with 40 participants from the UOC and elsewhere taking part using avatars. The session took place at the Illa de Barcelona Virtualâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;a marketing agency specialized in the use of virtual worlds and creating 3D environmentsâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;and featured the distinguished speakers Paul Fleming (president of the Fleming, Torra & Associates consultancy firm), David Maniega (director of the UOCâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Open Innovation Office) and Vicent Partal (director of VilaWeb). Opening page of the Innovation Forum.


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Forum editions held between October 2008 and December 2009 5th Innovation Forum. M-learning: the reality of mobile learningPau Yáñez. ITEM Formación Pau Yáñez. ITEM Formación October 2008 http://www.innovauoc.org/foruminnovacio/en/forum-innovacio-mlearning-la-realitat-de-la-formacio-mobil 6th Innovation Forum. Innovation and entrepreneurship José Luis Larrea. Ibermática January 2009 http://www.innovauoc.org/foruminnovacio/en/6-forum-innovacio-innovacio-i-esperit-emprenedor

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7th Innovation Forum. RIA applications, a new paradigm in web application development Joan Llopart. Raona Xavier Monzó. ICA Formación April 2009 http://www.innovauoc.org/foruminnovacio/en/2009/04/7-forum-innovacio-aplicacions-ria-un-nou-paradigmaen-el-desenvolupament-aplicacions-web 8th Innovation Forum. Touch technology, possibilities and experiences José Miguel Aragonés Salazar. ArtStudio David González. ArtStudio June 2009 http://www.innovauoc.org/foruminnovacio/en/2009/06/8-forum-innovacio-tecnologia-tactil-touchscreen 9th Innovation Forum. Immersive spaces (Second Life) Paul Fleming. President of Fleming, Torra & Associates consulting firm David Maniega. Director of the Open Innovation Office of the UOC September 2009 http://www.innovauoc.org/foruminnovacio/en/2009/09/9-forum-innovacio-immersive-spaces-second-life

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Participation in Seminars and Conferences Attending and actively taking part in major events on elearning, university teaching, educational innovation and the evolution of ICTs is one of the O2i’s priorities. Dissemination actions carried out in 2009 included explaining the concept of innovation that guides the Office’s activity, displaying the projects carried out, taking part in discussions with other experts and presenting the UOC’s educational model.

Spread of O2i in the world Emphasis has been made in internationalization promotion of O2i activity and UOC model for innovation. Of the 24 public projects undertaken, 13 have been in the international area.

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External dissemination actions carried out from October 2008 to December 2009 V Congreso Iberoamericano de Docencia Universitaria Valencia. 29-31 October 2008 El e-transfolio: la evaluación de competencias desde una perspectiva de aprendizaje 2.0. Authors: Elena Barberà, Xavier Mas, Lourdes Guardia, Montse Vall·llovera.Nom Universitat Oberta de Catalunya (UOC) http://www.redportfolio.org/images/stories/articulos/uoc/e-transfolio-2.0.pdf Séminaire “Au coeur de la FOAD” Paris. 3 December 2008 Le cas de l’UOC (Universitat Oberta de Catalunya) Authors: Xavier Mas (Universitat Oberta de Catalunya), Miquel Àngel Comas (Universitat Internacional Catalunya)


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External dissemination actions carried out from October 2008 to December 2009 TIC: una gran oportunidad para a las personas con diversidad funcional Barcelona. 18 February 2009 La accesibilidad como reto tecnológico Author: Pablo Lara-Navarra. Universitat Oberta de Catalunya (UOC) VIII Congreso Internacional Expoelearning 2009 Barcelona. 19-20 March 2009 Media Center: un primer paso hacia un sistema de e-learning multiplataforma y multicanal Author: Josep Antoni Martínez-Aceituno. Universitat Oberta de Catalunya (UOC) http://www.expoelearning.com/ VIII Congreso Internacional Expoelearning 2009 Barcelona. 19-20 March 2009 GPS-eLearning: un sistema guiado y personalizado para la localización de itinerarios formativos a medida Author: José López Ruiz. Universitat Oberta de Catalunya (UOC) http://www.expoelearning.com/ VIII Congreso Internacional expoelearning 2009 Barcelona. 19-20 March 2009 Espacios educativos inmersivos 3D: el caso de la UOC

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Author: David Maniega Legarda. Universitat Oberta de Catalunya (UOC) http://www.expoelearning.com/ VIII Congreso Internacional expoelearning 2009 Barcelona. 19-20 March 2009 Innovación Abierta: Puente entre Universidad, Empresa y Cooperación Author: Pablo Lara-Navarra. Universitat Oberta de Catalunya (UOC)

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External dissemination actions carried out from October 2008 to December 2009 ICDE 23rd World Conference Maastricht. 7-10 June 2009 Media Center: first step towards a cross-platform and cross-channel e-learning system Authors: Josep Antoni Martínez-Aceituno, Pablo Lara-Navarra, Begoña Gros, David Maniega. Universitat Oberta de Catalunya (UOC) http://www.ou.nl/eCache/DEF/80/137.html

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Kubical Elearning Madrid. 18 June 2009 Elearning perspectivas de futuro Author: Pablo Lara-Navarra. Universitat Oberta de Catalunya (UOC) Innovación en la educación virtual dels siglo XXI Monterrey (México). 25, 26 June 2009 Innovación: Conocimiento, Tecnología y Educación Author: Pablo Lara-Navarra. Universitat Oberta de Catalunya (UOC) IOC, noves formes d’aprenentatge Barcelona. 30 June 2009 Educar amb entorns virtuals d’aprenentatge i nous entorns educatius a distància Author: Pablo Lara-Navarra. Universitat Oberta de Catalunya (UOC) Ecole d’été UNISO 2009. L’insertion professionnelle des étudiants Amiens. 17-21 July 2009 Le nouveau modèle éducatif de l’UOC : une approche pour acquérir et évaluer les compétences du XXIème siècle Authors: Xavier Mas, Begoña Gros, Iolanda García. Universitat Oberta de Catalunya (UOC) 1er Congreso Virtual Educa México México. 8-11 September 2009 Ambientes cibernéticos para la educación Author: Pablo Lara-Navarra. Universitat Oberta de Catalunya (UOC)


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External dissemination actions carried out from October 2008 to December 2009 XXV Simposio Internacional de Computación en la Educación México. 17-21 October de 2009 Experiencias en Nuevos Ambientes de Aprendizaje Author: Pablo Lara-Navarra. Universitat Oberta de Catalunya (UOC) II Congrés d’Educació a Distància i TIC: Aprenentatge en contextos ubics Lima. 22 October de 2009 Los nuevos modelos de educación en línea: El caso de la UOC Authors: Begoña Gros, Iolanda Garcia, Xavier Mas X Encuentro Internacional Virtual Educa Buenos Aires. 9-13 November 2009 Las competencias como base para la personalización de itinerarios formativos en la educación universitaria: el GPS de eLearning de la UOC Author: José López Ruiz. Universitat Oberta de Catalunya (UOC) http://www.virtualeduca.info/index.php?option=com_content&view=category&layout=blog&id=58&Itemid=93 X Encuentro Internacional Virtual Educa Buenos Aires. 9-13 November 2009 Tutorial: Las herramientas para el aprendizaje colaborativo

X Encuentro Internacional Virtual Educa Buenos Aires. 9-13 November 2009 Mobilelearning: proyecto experimental para el aprendizaje activo mediante el uso de dispositivos móviles Author: David Maniega Legarda. Universitat Oberta de Catalunya (UOC)

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External dissemination actions carried out from October 2008 to December 2009 X Encuentro Internacional Virtual Educa Buenos Aires. 9-13 November 2009 La evolución del modelo educativo de la UOC: un enfoque orientado a la adquisición de las competencias del siglo XXI Authors: Xavier Mas, Begoña Gros, Iolanda García. Universitat Oberta de Catalunya (UOC) http://www.virtualeduca.info/ponencias/522/Articulo_modelo_educ_competencias.pdf

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X Encuentro Internacional Virtual Educa Buenos Aires. 9-13 November 2009 Innovación como factor de cambio Author: Pablo Lara-Navarra. Universitat Oberta de Catalunya (UOC) Foro Internacional de Contenidos Digitales Madrid. 17-19 November 2009 Tendencias innovadoras para el ocio digital Author: Pablo Lara-Navarra. Universitat Oberta de Catalunya (UOC) 4th international lis-epi meeting. La información en 2015: innovación y prospectiva Valencia. 26-27 November 2009 Aplicaciones RIA para una web multiplataforma Author: David Maniega Legarda. Universitat Oberta de Catalunya (UOC) http://www.ciepi.org/lisepi09/index.html 4 International LIS-EPI Meeting València. November 2009. Innovación en información Author: Pablo Lara-Navarra. Universitat Oberta de Catalunya (UOC) IV Congreso Internacional de Innovación Educativa México. November 2009 Estrategias de innovación en la Educación Superior Author: Pablo Lara-Navarra. Universitat Oberta de Catalunya (UOC)


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Regarded as one of the main sources of inspiration for innovation at the UOC, the most recent evolution of the educational model was the focus for an intense effort in the Office’s dissemination activity. As part of this, the document, “The UOC’s education model. Evolution and perspectives”—written during the 2008-2009 academic year—was published in Catalan, Spanish and English in electronic and print format. This publication was made available within the institution with two aims in mind: to foster knowledge of the educational model in UOC staff and to facilitate studies and groups in disseminating the model externally when it was required.

The Office also collaborated with the Marketing Department to disseminate the educational model via the UOC web portal. http://www.uoc.edu/portal/english/la_universitat/ model_educatiu/introduccio/index.html

Diagram of the UOC’s educational model.

Print versions of the document, The UOC’s educational model. Evolution and perspectives.

All its elements—collaboration, resources and support— are specified and adapted and acquire context based on the student’s learning activity.


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The Presentation of the Educational Model Conference was also held at the central offices in the 22@Barcelona district on the May 8th. It could be followed by video conference, from the central offices and the IN3’s office. To demonstrate the link between the model and innovation, faculty staff presented their experiences with innovation projects related to the model’s thematic lines.

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Holding Project Conferences For innovation to have a real impact in creating knowledge and generating new initiatives it must be shared. This is why project conference go beyond just explaining work done; they are also an instrument for promoting debate, collaboration and the emergence of new ideas within the University community. During this academic year, 3 conferences were held: 52 projects were presented and 255 people

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Project conferences carried out from October 2008 to December 2009 1st Emerging Projects Conference Torre Mapfre, 16 October 2008 • 84 people enrolled. • 18 projects presented on four subject fields: the development of technological resources, the evolution of teaching methods, the educational use of the ICTs and institutional quality and processes. • Invited expert speaker: Dr. Claudi Alsina presenting the “We, the innovators” conference. http://www.innovauoc.org/jornades2008 2nd Emerging Projects Conference Estudios Gala, 16 October 2009 • 91 people enrolled. • 28 projects presented on four subject fields: the development of technological resources, the evolution of teaching methods, the educational use of the ICTs and institutional quality and processes. • Invited expert speaker: Dr. Larry Johnson (Chief Executive Officer of The New Media Consortium) presenting the conference, “The Horizon project metatrends. Seven ways technology is unfolding, everywhere we look”. http://www.innovauoc.org/jornades2009 Presentation of Strategic Line Projects Conference 2008 UOC, 18 November 2008 • 80 attendees. • 6 projects on three subject fields: Immersive learning, collaboration and assessment, new channels.

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Sharing Our Work on the Web 44 44 In 2009, one of the O2i’s main priorities was to put into place the instruments required to assure a distinctly innovative web presence in which content and container are expressions in the same language. For this reason, the designing and developing of these tools was carried out following the same method and applying the same criteria as in the Office’s other innovation projects. The result was the creation of three instruments for raising awareness about the Office’s work, UOC Shooter, InnovaUOC Lab and Project Display Window. While all three are different in terms of form, behaviour and functions, they are completely integrated with each other and open to the input of visitors.

The InnovaUOC Lab The InnovaUOC Lab is a portal for accessing all the objects, content and sites related to the activity of the Office— news, projects, events, people, web pages, etc., both internal and external.

A novel way of browsing The Lab’s innovative element is the Seed Viewer, a browsing system that supports accessing content following the semantic link between different content, which is represented as a dynamic, three-dimensional mesh. One of the most interesting aspects of this system is that it incorporates, as new content nodes, the contributions and comments of visitors.

Interface of InnovaUOC Lab. http://lab.innovauoc.org/en/Pages/default.aspx


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UOC Shooter is graphical search system for accessing any O2i-related content combining different search-criteria tags. The graphical element for displaying the results and accessing them is a spherical, animated tag-cloud that decreases in size as the user refines the search.

UOC Shooter Interface. http://www.innovauoc.org/shooter/index_en.html

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The Showroom It is a web page for visually displaying all the UOC innovation projects managed or developed by the Open Innovation Office. This includes all the projects approved in the four calls for emerging projects made from 2007 to present and the projects developed directly by the Open Innovation Office.

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The Showroom is an authentic open-window to the web that puts the UOCâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s innovative activity on show and that is kept up to date. It includes all approved projects, regardless at what stage they are at (in development, completed or cancelled), providing basic information and related multimedia-content (links, presentations, articles, videos, etc.).

Opening page of the Project Display Window. http://www.innovauoc.org/showroom/en

A visual, dynamic and participative approach to web page design The main innovative value of the The Showroom lies in its design, which features a decidedly-visual and -dynamic environment in which users can access and visualize the content in diverse ways and where the invitation for visitors to participate is present in all elements.


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