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From Distance Universities To Universities Without Distances

Josep Planell

The Open University of Catalonia (UOC), an educational institution that delivers all of its content online, is present at every site where there are students. President Josep Planell's talk will focus on the capacity technology has to change the teaching methodology to transform the student into a “real learner" at the center of the learning process. A second focus is the opportunity for universities to become global -- reaching a large numbers of students globally and to define what it means to be global.

Josep Planell is president of the Open University of Catalonia

This xTalk generously co-sponsored by J-WEL.


Read MIT student Amelia Taylor-Hochberg's reflections on President Planell's talk.