Workshop

DOCTORAL EDUCATION AND E-SUPERVISION
Thursday 31 October, 2013, Barcelona | Video sessions

PLACE
Universitat Oberta de Catalunya
Sala W. Mitchell. Edifici MediaTIC
C/ Roc Boronat 117. Barcelona

The three participating institutions on the PLE-PHD project, UOC, KU and ACUP, together with the International Association of Universities (IAU), are happy to announce the organization of a one-day workshop on e-supervision of doctoral students on October 31st in Barcelona. The objective of this workshop is to present and debate the project outcomes, create a community and network of experts as well as to share experiences and practices and explore new avenues of cooperation.

The workshop intends to:

  • Present and discuss the importance and pertinence of e-supervision and the academic challenges and opportunities involved
  • Analyse the use of Personal Learning Environments for Doctoral Students (PLEDS) as new models of effective e-supervision
  • Share concrete experiences and practice in the field of e-supervision: how does it work; what are the basic principles that should guide e-supervision; what are the challenges (advantages and opportunities or difficulties)
  • Identify the institutional actors to involve (programme designers, professors, students and administrators)
  • Debate challenges and possible solutions to develop successful e-supervision

The event will count with the collaboration of international participants both from Europe and the African continent.

Follow the whole session trought the videos linked on the program

PROGRAM | pdf version

08:30

Registration

09:00

Opening Session | Session video

  • Jaume Casals, Vice-Chancellor, Universitat Pompeu Fabra in representation of the Catalan Association of Public Universities (ACUP)
  • Olive Mugenda, Vice-Chancellor, Kenyatta University (KU), Kenya
  • Marta Aymerich, Deputy Vice-Chancellor, Universitat Oberta de Catalunya (UOC)
  • Hilligje van’t Land, Director, Membership and Programme Development, IAU
09:30

Introduction
e-supervision: framing the debate | Session video

10:00

Keynote speech
e-supervision to support the development of doctoral studies in Africa | Session video

  • Olive Mugenda, Vice-Chancellor, Kenyatta University (KU), Kenya
10:45

Networking break

11:00

Session I
Innovative tools enabling e-supervision | Session video

  • Miquel Solà, Director Graduate School, Universitat de Girona (UdG)
  • Xavier Gabarell, Secretary, Graduate School, Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona (UAB)
  • Chrissie Boughey and Sioux McKenna, Rhodes University, South Africa
  • Oskar Casquero, Universidad del País Vasco, Spain
12:30

Session II – Round Table Discussion
From theory to practice: models, experiences, opportunities and challenges of e-supervision | Session video

Panelists

  • Francesc Balagué Co-founder of Wonference
  • Miquel Duran, Universitat de Girona (UdG), Spain
  • Ricardo Torres Kompen, PLE- consultant, Spain
  • Ricard Espelt, PhD student, Universidad Rey Juan Carlos, Spain

Discussion

14:00

Lunch Break

15:30

Session III – Round Table Discussion
How can e-supervision contribute to improve doctoral education in Africa | Session video.

Panelists

  • Paul Okemo, Dean of Graduate School, Kenyatta University (KU), Kenya
  • Ousmane Thiaré, IT Specialist, Professor, Université Gaston Berger de Saint-Louis, Senegal
  • Chrissie Boughey and Sioux McKenna, Rhodes University, South Africa
  • Itir Akdogan, Social Research/Media and Communication Studies, Helsinki University (via videoconference)

Discussion

16:30

Concluding Session | Session video

  • Olive Mugenda, Vice-Chancellor, Kenyatta University (KU), Kenya
  • Hilligje van’t Land, Director, Membership and Programme Development, IAU
  • Magi Almirall, Director Learning Technologies, Universitat Oberta de Catalunya (UOC)
  • Josep M. Vilalta, Executive Secretary, Catalan Association of Public
    Universities (ACUP)
17:30

Closing ceremony and Reception

Workshop moderator: Ismael Peña-López, lecturer and researcher, Universitat Oberta de Catalunya (UOC)