Methodology

Master's degree is offered online. The methodology is based on the following activities:

 

  • Online sessions: learning sessions, of two hours long, which are eminently practical, and are taught through an online service that allows interaction between student and teacher. All the sessions are completely recorded and fully accessible during term time. All practices of all subject modules are conceptually integrated, and this help students to build relationships between contents of the different modules. The technological practices use the Master's virtual laboratory, and correspond roughly to a 30% of the Master.

 

  • Autonomous work with multimedia: to prepare the sessions, materials and prerecorded video tutorials are provided to the students. All materials are available on the virtual campus. For technological practices, students have the software available through the Master's virtual laboratory, as well as appropriate support by teachers for localhost installation and configuration (when it is needed).

 

  • In person workshop: at the end of the sessions, teachers and students will meet in an intensive week workshop, with the aim of consolidating the main concepts and skills of the Master's degree and addressing project completion.

 

  • Conferences: during the course, there are conferences on best practices, innovations, and experiences, lead by experts in every area. The conference are also open to alumni and other interested people.

 

  • Tutorials and personal support: every student has assigned an exclusive tutor for the development of the project. Tutors organize weekly online group tutoring sessions to track project progress. Plus, at any time student may request individual tutoring with his/her tutor. Tutoring is made by electronic messaging, online sessions and collaboration platforms.

 

  • Learning community: occasionally Master's team organizes collaborative learning activities based on previous work by participants. This activities are also open to alumni and partners.

 

All the sessions are taught in Spanish. The tutorial activity is done preferably in the language of the student.

Examination

Examination activities include:

  • Personal project: the main evaluation of the Master's Degree is based on a personal project, developed by the student on a real organization (acting as case study), provided by the same student or by Master's tutors team. The project consist on developing a records management system for an organization and implant it in an ECM platform (provided by the virtual laboratory), including a reengineering of a work process and its automation with BPM technology. Intensive technical and methodological guidelines are provided to the student, and every project has assigned an exclusive tutor and, if it is needed, a technological advisor.
  • Module's final exam: the certification of each module is obtained from a final examination, designed to verify that basic knowledge and skills has been consolidated. Occasionally modules may include optional or evaluable practices.

Resources

 

All learning materials are available at the Virtual Campus of the University of Barcelona, a Moodle based tool that combines materials dissemination with exercices and practical activities.

 

During the course, student have full access to a set of ECM and BPM practice platforms through a Virtual Laboratory. The software available in the virtual laboratory is the following: