RUSC: Revista de Universidad y Sociedad del Conocimiento Vol. 8, No. 2

RUSC  is an e-journal published by the Open University of Catalonia, Spain. The articles are available in Spanish, English and Catalan.

The Monograph in this issue of RUSC looks at the internationalisation of universities. The six articles have been coordinated by Hans de Wit, Professor of Internationalisation of Higher Education at the School of Economics and Management, Hogeschool van Amsterdam, University of Applied Sciences. The articles analyse and assess internationalisation of universities in the context of the information and knowledge society, a global environment, where the web is particularly important, bringing with it new challenges, opportunities and scenarios for internationalisation.

There are also additional articles on:

Lifelong Learning in the Context of the European Area of Lifelong Learning, by Núria Arís and Miquel Àngel Comas

Digital Competency and University Curricula. In Search of the Missing Link, by Adriana Gewerc Barujel, Lourdes Montero Mesa, Eulogio Pernas Morado,and Almudena Alonso Ferreiro

Facebook’s Potential for Collaborative e-Learning, by Francesc Llorens Cerdà, and Neus Capdeferro Planas

Ascertaining the Relevance of Open Educational Resources by Integrating Various Quality Indicators, by  Sanz-Rodriguez, Juan Manuel Dodero Beardo, and Salvador Sánchez-Alonso

The Use of Podcasts in Higher Education: Communication, Innovation, Education and Knowledge Management, by Juan Manuel Trujillo Torres

Finally, there is a review of the following book:

The Facebook Project and Post-University. Social Operating Systems and Open Learning Environments, by Alejandro Piscitelli, Iván Adaime and Inés Binder (eds.) (2010), reviewed by Ana María Rodera Bermúdez


This journal is a great way to access the increasingly important work being done in Spain and other parts of Europe. This edition in particular has several very interesting articles on internationalization and the impact of web developments on education and society.


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