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Challenge-Based Online Learning to Develop Essential Competencies at the Open University of Catalonia, Barcelona, Spain | teachonline.ca

The Open University of Catalonia (UOC) in Barcelona, Spain is an online university with over 54,000 students in more than 100 bachelor, master’s and doctorial programs, in addition to almost 300 diplomas and specialist courses. To better prepare graduates for the labour market and professional environments, UOC is adopting an online program and course design model built around developing competencies and demonstrating learning outcomes through completing challenge activities.  As well as linking student outcomes more closely to demands of the 21st century workplace, the course redesign project has a number of additional educational and design goals: Encourage and support students with clearer goals, directions, time allotments and explanations of requirements to increase success and reduce... Show More
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