Online higher education

Evaluando el proceso para asegurar los resultados: Experiencia de una intervención institucional orientada a la retención de los estudiantes de primer año

En este trabajo se presenta una intervención a escala institucional llevada a cabo con el objetivo de mejorar la experiencia de los estudiantes de primer año en la Universitat Oberta de Catalunya, una institución online y abierta. El objetivo final …

Emotions in response to teaching online: Exploring the factors influencing teachers in a fully online university

The aim of this paper is to understand the emotions associated with the experience of teaching online in an online university and the factors that influence these emotions. A total of 965 online teachers at the Universitat Oberta de Catalunya …

Persistence, dropout, and the time-factor in fully online higher education: A qualitative study with first-year students

Online higher education (OHE) continues to grow, yet its high dropout rates remain a pressing and complex problem. This research aimed at investigating and exploring how first-year, fully online OHE students experienced and managed their time and how …

ESPRIA. Millora de l’Acompanyament dels Estudiants de Primer Any

El projecte ESPRIA (acrònim de l’expressió “EStudiants de PRImer Any”) és una intervenció institucional a gran escala de millora de l’acompanyament dels estudiants nouvinguts a la Universitat Oberta de Catalunya (UOC), que té com a objectiu …

Institutional support to provide freshmen with flexible learning paths at course and semester level in open higher education

As an open university, at UOC there are nearly no enrolment requirements and, furthermore, students freely choose the courses they want to take each semester. But most of the students that choose UOC to combine their daily live with university …

The time factor in studies on dropout in online higher education: Initial review of the literature and future approaches

This paper addresses the factor of time in relation to dropout in online higher education (OHE), linking both to fully online models such as UOC’s. In OHE, time-related reasons are the most important factors for dropping-out; conversely, time …

Approaches to teaching online: Exploring factors influencing teachers in a fully online university

In recent years there has been widespread interest in the implementation of online courses in universities. While most studies about online learning environments primarily focus on technology-related issues or instructional methods, little attention …

Best practices and challenges in monitoring progress towards gender equality: The case of an online university

A central task of gender equality units at universities is to promote the availability of sex-disaggregated data on the composition and functioning of universities. Such data are essential to identify gender gaps and to determine which actions should …

La identidad del profesor como docente virtual: Roles, enfoques y sentimientos. El caso de la Universitat Oberta de Catalunya (UOC)

La finalidad de esta investigación ha sido proporcionar una visión integradora de algunos componentes constitutivos de la identidad del profesor como docente en aulas virtuales universitarias, en una universidad con una docencia totalmente virtual. …

Recomptes, tendències i oportunitats per a la intervenció

Comunicació presentada a la Jornada L'Abandonament a la UOC.