Education innovation and transfer

The UOC is an innovative university by nature and conviction which sees innovation as an identifying and transversal element present in all its activities and processes. The team responsible for promoting innovation, integrated within the eLC, is responsible for detecting, facilitating, redirecting and promoting innovative initiatives, in addition to collaborating and participating in innovation-led projects.

Performance Learning Activity (PLA)

A PLA is a compact form of educational action constructed on the basis of a defined situation in the area of a challenge, based on skills and that has an activity at its core


The PLA has been designed at the UOC to organize educational activity:

·         Flexibly.

·         In line with the students' pace and work.

·         Contextualized in the socio-professional reality that gives a direction to the qualification.

The PLA is an evolution of the PAC (continuous assessment test), in which its skills-based nature is reinforced and made more explicit.

Educational content

Students are provided with a selection of curated resources for solving the challenges posed in the PLA in the form of an aggregator (NIU). The NIU has a mosaic structure and enables the integration of resources produced by the UOC, others that the UOC has in the library or Internet resources. Each resource is accompanied by information that helps the student plan and organize their work.

The UOC poses itself the challenge of making the concept of education module evolve with the aim of offering a diversity of formats depending on educational needs. This way, the range of resources is increased with innovative and attractive contents to respond to different learning styles and generations of learners, including the new trends in e-learning.

Content Center

The Content Center is a programme made up of a series of projects with an ambitious aim: to create personalized content able to anticipate and adapt itself to the requirements of each student. To achieve this, first we need to monitor the activity of the student when they interact with the content; secondly, to interpret all this information and, finally, to offer a solution.