Online higher education

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 …

A systematic review of academic interventions for students with disabilities in Online Higher Education

The development of new educational environments based on the use of ICT has enabled the possibility to improve access and involvement for students with disabilities at the university level. Hence, this systematic review attempts to synthesize the …

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 …

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 …

Dropout in Online Higher Education: A scoping review from 2014 to 2018

Online higher education continues to grow, yet its high dropout rates remain a pressing and complex problem. This article presents a scoping review of the recent literature on the theme, focusing on dropout definitions, concepts, and models, study …

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 …