Teacher training

The eLC is offering a faculty development programme specially for UOC teaching staff.

This programme is being spearheaded by the Office of the Vice President for Teaching and Learning to respond to the European Commission's Horizon 2020 Programme recommendations regarding the training of university teaching staff.

The programme's objective is to boost the development of essential teaching skills so that faculty can perform their academic activities to the standards of excellence and quality required by the UOC.

This programme will keep UOC teaching staff permanently up to date, qualifying them to act as leaders and influencers in online teaching.

The programme includes the following course options to cater for different UOC teaching profiles and different levels of skill development:


Course worth 2 credits

New members of the UOC faculties

Bsic skill development in online teaching 

Basic training course for teaching at the UOC, its goal is for faculty members to learn about the UOC and its educational model. It covers tasks they will perform such as course design, commissioning teaching material and resources, and managing teaching teams online.

Joint programme teacher training

Course worth 0.5 credits

New teaching staff on joint programmes

Basic skill development in online teaching

Basic training for teaching staff on joint programmes. Its objectives are to explain the bases of online teaching by following the UOC's educational model. It will also cover how to commission teaching materials and resources, and will describe staff's roles, tasks, and the main responsibilities involved in managing teaching at the UOC. 


Courses worth 0.5 to 2 credits

Faculty members

Advanced skill development in online teaching

Advanced training courses for teaching at the UOC intended to improve UOC faculty members' skills in the design and implementation of online courses, the planning and monitoring of teaching activities, and assessment aimed towards improvement. These activities integrate the latest trends in education and teaching innovation, to ensure faculty members are kept permanently up to date.

Support for learning design

Expert advice

Expert advice

To assist in putting educational innovation and transfer projects into place, an expert-guided mentoring process has been developed to advise teaching staff in four key aspects of course design:

1. Designing contextualized learning activities.

2. Linking skills with activities and producing assessable learning results.

3. Identifying and curating learning resources.

4. Distributing students' time allocation based on the type, volume and relevance of activities.