MyUOC, the new on-line campus of the Universitat Oberta de Catalunya (UOC) declared as the Best Learning Portal 2009 by the IMS Global Consortium, a non-profit association that works to improve learning through the use of technology. This would be the second consecutive year that the Office of Learning Technologies recieves one of these prestigious awards.
The award is a significant international recognition to the new virtual environment designed by the Office of Learning Technologies with the aim of providing a more engaging and motivating learning experience to its users.
MyUOC’s main innovation is that it’s a truly interoperable learning platform. MyUOC’s technology allows institutions and users not to be limited to any tool or any concrete learning environment. Moreover, the new on-line campus provides a homepage where users can follow numerous options for customization and configuration. In this way, students, teachers and management staff can build a working space to entirely suit their needs. Its open source nature and technology also permits to take any of MyUOC applications and services out to other learning environments and vice versa. Ultimately, MyUOC also aims to share its new solution with the educational community, to promote and establish the flexibility and interoperability of learning environments and to create an educational community that shares their learning tools.
MyUOC, which is available for internal staff of the UOC since February 3, will be open to the rest of the community at the begginig of June.