17 February 2020 | Learning & Teaching Forum paper

Transforming University Education: The UC3M Way

Carlos Delgado Kloos, Carlos Alario-Hoyos

The exponential change in IT forces inevitably a transformation of all industries in an unprecedented way. Teaching and learning at universities are no exception. For a millennial old institution that is very regulated, this imposes many challenges.


What is the right direction to follow, when there is no right direction and the context (inside and outside) tends toward perpetuation of traditions? What is the right balance between following hype without reflection and not acknowledging the opportunities and risks that lie ahead? The technological “cheese” is being moved and each university has to find its way.

In this paper, we present some of the initiatives carried out at Universidad Carlos III de Madrid in this respect. Some of the principles that have guided our strategy include awareness, experimentation, support, teaching the teachers, participation in international initiatives, sharing, incentives, and more. Our objective is to share ideas and to spark discussion.

ISSN: 2593-9602

This paper was presented at the 2020 European Learning & Teaching Forum and reflects the views of the named authors only.

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