European Association of Distance Teaching Universities (EADTU)

European Association of Distance Teaching Universities (EADTU)

EADTU is a network of European online and distance-learning universities whose mission is to influence public policy as relates to online and distance learning, while also raising funds for innovation in the area of e-learning. As a leader in online education and learning, the UOC participates in a number of EADTU projects:

The aims of this project are to innovate in public policies on continuing education and lifelong learning and to offer a flexible and scalable tool for responding to changing needs and skills in the workplace and society. The UOC has led the process for designing curricula and courses and has created a practical guide on designing short training programmes.

The UOC is a member of this group, which aims to assist universities in adding an international component to their curricula by putting international experience within reach of all university students through online mobility programmes. It also works to strengthen ties between institutions engaged in teaching and research.

We have also led a working group to address the inclusion of artificial intelligence in higher education.

In addition, the UOC regularly takes part with keynote addresses and presentations in the annual EADTU conferences.

We have also contributed chapters to the Envisioning Report published annually by the network and to other publications.

  • Envisioning Report 2019 with contributions from Gema Santos on "Open learning activities in Spanish institutional repositories" and Lourdes Guàrdia, Marcelo Maina and Sandrine Albert on "Good practices in European Short Learning Programmes (E-SLP)".
  • Envisioning Report 2018 with contributions from Gema Santos on "The Role of Academic Libraries in MOOCs" and Lourdes Guàrdia and Marcelo Maina on "FUTURA - Next generation pedagogy. IDEAS for Online and Blended Higher Education".
  • Envisioning Report 2017 with a contribution from Gema Santos on "The 7 steps to support teaching, learning and research from Digital Libraries".
  • The Changing Pedagogical Landscape – with the participation of Albert Sangrà.