What role will e-learning play in the education of the future?
“I believe that not only does distance learning play a key role in lifelong learning, but also in initial education and that the UOC is a successful experiment that acquires knowledge gained over many years that is essentially its capital. And of which there are not that many similar capitals, in other words: how many institutions in the world have the accumulated knowledge that the UOC does? Very few. And, that's why it could become a key actor if this were to be proposed. “
“There are now tools for conducting distance learning experiments aimed at very broad sectors of the population: for example, the experience of the massive open online courses. The team I run at Universia has made a platform available to partner universities – first Spanish and now also Latin American – for them to experiment with, as we're convinced that this is something that's here to stay in the education system and that it's worth it.”
“That's something that has some future at the UOC. I suppose there must also be detractors – those who feel that massive education has no future – I don't know, but at the moment there are several million people all over the world who have signed up and it seems to be getting bigger. And it's bound to change hugely: stop being free, or not... How far can we go? I don't know, but it can't be something ephemeral when Google has also joined in.”