Teaching and Learning HCI Online

  • Enric Mor
  • Muriel Garreta-Domingo
  • Enosha Hettiarachchi
  • Nuria Ferran
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 8510)


This paper presents the experience of designing and launching an online HCI certificate program. The program was opened in March 2011 and it is currently in its fourth edition. It is a one-year certificate program addressed to practitioners and people working in user experience related fields. The data collected about our students confirm that there is a need for formal HCI education in these sectors and that students enroll in the program to formalize their knowledge acquired on the ground and to deepen it. Taking into account the two main user profiles of online learners (executives and hobby), the program only has “executives”. Student satisfaction level on previous editions are very positive and we are currently applying an informal user-centered design approach to the design of the program that helps to refine it iteratively.


Education training curriculum online education teaching learning user-centered design 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Enric Mor
    • 1
  • Muriel Garreta-Domingo
    • 2
  • Enosha Hettiarachchi
    • 3
  • Nuria Ferran
    • 4
  1. 1.Computer Science, Multimedia and Telecommunication StudiesUniversitat Oberta de CatalunyaBarcelonaSpain
  2. 2.Office of Learning TechnologiesUniversitat Oberta de CatalunyaBarcelonaSpain
  3. 3.Internet Interdisciplinary InstituteUniversitat Oberta de CatalunyaBarcelonaSpain
  4. 4.Information and Communication Sciences StudiesUniversitat Oberta de CatalunyaBarcelonaSpain

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