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The Effects of COVID-19 lockdown on Students with Disabilities’ Academic Performance: A Case study in a Fully Online University

The Covid-19 crisis has affected Higher Education around the world in different ways. In most countries, face-to-face universities had to move immediately their academic activities to online because of the lockdown. On the one hand, this shift has …

Why Students with Disabilities Choose Online Higher Education? A Case Study in the Open University of Catalonia

The expansion of distance and online education in the last two decades has opened the possibility to universalise access to higher education around the world. Hence, a diverse range of non-traditional students have enrolled in online higher education …

Més enllà de la promesa de les dades: Cap a una cultura de decisió basada en evidències?

Contribució al Seminari “Aplicació de la cultura de les dades a la millora de la docència i la recerca a la UOC” organitzat per la Càtedra UNESCO d'Educació i Tecnologia per al Canvi Social de la Universitat Oberta de Catalunya.

Students with disabilities in online education: The case of the Universitat Oberta de Catalunya (UOC)

Universities should ensure equal opportunities and educational inclusion for all students, especially for disadvantaged groups such as students with disabilities (SWD). The Open University of Catalonia (UOC) is a fully online university that gathers …

Aspectes clau per a facilitar la qualitat metodològica de les tesis doctorals dels nostres estudiants

Contribució al Workshop “Eines i estratègies per a la motivació i el seguiment dels estudiants de doctorat” organitzat per l'Escola de Doctorat de la Universitat Oberta de Catalunya.

A literature review on the definitions of dropout in Online Higher Education

Online higher education continues to grow, yet its high dropout rates remain a pressing and complex problem. However, there are many different definitions of dropout (and related concepts: attrition, persistence, and retention) in the literature, …

Fostering retention in Online Higher Education: Students' perceptions of an intervention addressing their first-year experience

Dropout represents one of the greatest challenges faced by online higher education. This paper presents an institutional intervention aimed at fostering retention and success of first-year undergraduate students at the Universitat Oberta de Catalunya …

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 …

Género, vejez y cuidados en los proyectos de senior cohousing en España

Desde 2013, el senior cohousing o vivienda colaborativa de mayores es un fenómeno en auge en España. Se trata de centros y viviendas construidas y gestionadas por personas que deciden vivir la última etapa de sus vidas colectivamente, apoyándose …

Exploring the Relationship Between Gendered Team Dynamics and Academic Performance

Wearable sensors are providing exciting new research opportunities for social scientists. The scholarly community has invested considerable effort to assess the validity and reliability of gathered data over the recent years (Kayhan et al., 2018; …