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The stand-out projects in the field of technology this academic year focused on teaching support, e-administration, demand analysis, application maintenance, e-contents, e-learning spaces, e-motions, i-community and learning technologies.

“2010-2011 has been an academic year in which we've consolidated our long-term technology projects.”

 

Llorenç Valverde
Vice President, Technology
 
 

Teaching support technology projects

The DOCUMENTA-SGIQ project saw the implementation of a document management system that records, organises and provides access to the internal quality assurance system's digital evidence.

The completion of the European Diploma Supplement project paved the way for physical trilingual certificates to be issued along with official diplomas.

The new assessment system was implemented, allowing for the adaptation of applications to the numerical grading system and of all processes to assessment rules. Additionally, improvements were made to the exam distribution system.

E-administration technology projects

The eFactura system was implemented, making it possible for suppliers' invoices to be automatically entered into the EUROS system by means of invoice digitisation and digitised invoice certification tools. The system also simplifies searching for and obtaining invoices in digital format.

Technology projects for identifying demand

The achievements made as part of the Study at the UOC project in the academic year 2010-2011 were:

· The identification of technological requirements to determine the most appropriate content manager for the project's aims and with a view to a sustainable approach being taken to future needs.

· Interactive prototyping, allowing for the development of prototypes that emulate the architecture sought, product pages, search engines and price presentation models.

Application development and update technology projects

The goals of the Desktop project are to make it possible to work anywhere, at any time, and to make services accessible via any channel. The unified communication pilot test carried out as part of the project involved a communication environment combining telephony, messaging and the internet.

The database migration process from version 9i to version 11g of Oracle was completed in June. Checks were performed to ensure that all applications worked properly and performed better.

eContents learning technology

Anyone can be affected by disabilities, depending on their context and situation. When designing tools for learning materials, the UOC provides versatile technological solutions. In the academic year 2010-2011, work was carried out on the Apertium, My Materials, Multimedia Language Materials, Opencast Matterhorn, Plagiarism, UOCLet and Up To Us projects.

eLearning Spaces learning technology

Learning resources and tools were improved and work was carried out on the Mobile Alerts, eFeedback, e-Transfoli, Kronos, People and Context, Microblogging and SpeakApps projects, with a view to giving the UOC's students and teaching staff an optimal educational experience.

eMotions learning technology

The eMotions tools (Affective Audioplayer, Joy of Learning and SimAULA) are intended to make the learning process an exciting, inspiring experience.

i-Community learning technology

Accessibility Lab, edit@, EduWai, My Profile, Geolocation 4 Learning, iUOC: Enhancing Mobile Learning, Campus Homepage for Mobiles, Mobile Portal and What's Up? are applications designed and developed to create a sense of community in the UOC's learning environment.

Learning technologies

Learning technologies are interoperable, open source technologies, such as e-Coaching, LaboLang, Learning Apps, Present@, Moodle Wrapper Tools and Campus Services.

Statshot

Over 40 technology projects underway.