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  1. UNED: Structure, Organization and Methodology of the Spanish National University of Distance Education DAKAR 04..07 November 2008

  2. The three main educative challenges in the XXI century Education: A basic human right Long-life training Flexible and interactive learning in the Knowledge Society

  3. UNED • A blended learningsystem of education • Traditional methods • New technologies

  4. Blended learning • Interactive environment • Student centered • It integrates different technologies • It gives opportunities for active and collaborative learning (asynchronous and synchronous)

  5. UNED: Some figures • More than 35 years of experience • More than 180.000 students (the largest university in the country) • More than 1400 professors and lecturers • More than 6000 tutors • 9 Faculties, 2 Engineering Schools and the CAD • Face-to face support in 275 study centers

  6. Associated Centres all over the world 12 Study Centres abroad Bata (Guinea Ecuatorial) Berna (Suiza) Bruselas (Bélgica) Buenos Aires (Argentina) Caracas (Venezuela) Frankfurt (Alemania) Lima (Perú) Londres (Inglaterra) Malabo (Guinea Ecuatorial) México D. F. (México) París (Francia) Sao Paulo (Brasil) 2038 students

  7. UNED: Main Features • Based on distance education methodology and a student centered system, mainly concerned with students’ needs and characteristics • Leader in the application of forefront technologies within the educational field, displaying the widest offer of virtual courses in the country • Firmly committed with making higher education accessible for groups with special needs

  8. Main offer • Access to the University for people over 25 years old (CAD) • Degrees : • 4 short cycle and 5 technical engineering degrees • 17 long cycle and 2 engineering degrees • Doctoral programmes in Sciences, Social Sciences, Humanities, ... • Life-long-learning programmes • more than 389 post-graduated courses • more than 257 update courses • More than 270 summer and other courses • Languages University Centre CUID

  9. Our students

  10. UNED methodology is specially designed for those persons who… • Have special difficulties to follow face-to-face higher education courses: • Live at a long distance from a university centre. • Need to make compatible their studies with work and/or personal responsibilities • Are immigrants or emigrants living abroad who want to keepon studying • Need to have a second opportunity to get an university degree • Want to update their culture and/or professional knowledge and skills. • Want to carry up simultaneous studies. • Need or want to study at their own pace.

  11. Students with Special needs

  12. Attention Centre for University Students with Disabilities (UNIDIS) 3920 students Higher Education Programme for Penitentiary Centres 988 Students

  13. Our methodology

  14. SELFLEARNING UNED’s methodology A Learner-centred system Based on autonomous and self regulated learning Through a wide range of available resources

  15. UNED’s methodology • Matériaux traditionnels: • guides d'étude • unités d'enseignement, • etc. • Travaux dirigés. • Matériaux audiovisuels. • Campus virtuel. • Examens traditionnels. Societé de la connaissance enseignants tuteurs Communauté Apprentissage autonome Services collègues Virtuelle famille et amis

  16. Human support Faculty support Tutor support Permanent staff Part time Ordinary Mail Telephone Face to face Face-to-face tutorials In class activities Videoconference Syllabum practices On line On line

  17. Specific resources Didactic Material Printed Didactic Textbooks Guides to study Others Virtual Materials specially designed for the web Audiovisual Videos CDs Educative radio Educative TV Ordinary mail/phone Videoconference Electronic mail Virtual communities Bidirectional Channels of communication

  18. Specific resources

  19. Specific resources

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  21. eLearning Platforms webCT moodle alF

  22. eLearning Platforms webCT

  23. eLearning Platforms moodle

  24. eLearning Platforms Virtual communities Virtual Courses alF

  25. UNED INTERNATIONAL ORGANIZATION

  26. Vice-Rectorate for International and Institutional Relations • Main objective: coordinate UNED’s International activities • Some of our tasks: • Management of Study Centres Abroad • Promotion of international mobility among teachers and students • Coordination and participation in International projects and international consultancies • Management and renewal of agreements with Universities and institutions all around the world • Counselling the university community about their participation in different international activities

  27. Vice-Rectorate for International and Institutional Relations • Main objectives • To develop the international visibility of UNED through the participation in projects and programmes with different organizations and universities all around the world • To promote the participation of UNED in international knowledge sharing experiences • To foster student, teachers and staff mobility • To represent the UNED in international forum

  28. Vice-Rectorate for International and Institutional Relations Areas of activity • Study Centres Abroad • Mobility Programmes • International Agreements • Cooperation for Development • International Networks • International Projects • Bilateral Projects • European Projects • Multilateral projects

  29. Vice-Rectorate for International and Institutional RelationsUNED Cooperation activities with third countries • Creation / evaluation / improvement of Distance Higher Education • Tools for Distance Education: • Technology and virtual courses. Platform aLF • Audiovisual, multimedia and printed material • Distance courses: Teacher training, postgraduate courses, etc. • Teacher, student and staff physical mobility • Virtual Mobility / curriculum enhancement • Networking and International projects

  30. Partner Institutions • UNESCO- Chair on Distance Education • AIESAD-Asociación Iberoamericana de Educación Superior a Distancia • BID- Projets de la Banque interaméricaine de développement • EADTU- European Association of Distance Teaching Universities

  31. International Projects ALFA (2007-2009). INTER: Postgraduate Euro-latinamerican Programme in Intercultural Education. Comenius (2007-2009). INTER-NETWORK: Intercultural Education, Teacher Training and School Practice. Leonardo (2007-2009). Cross-Border Virtual Entrepreneurship (CBVE). Erasmus Mundus (2007-2009). Asia-Europe Credit Transfer In Virtual and distance Education (ACTIVE-ASIA).

  32. International Projects