Francesc Santanach-Delisau is EdTech Architect at UOC (Universitat Oberta de Catalunya - Open University of Catalonia). He is responsible for Education Technologies architectures at the institution, providing the vision, the principles and mechanisms for the improvement and growing of the EdTech ecosystem at UOC. He has been engaged in projects in the field of learning technologies ever since 1998 and is expert in disciplines such as interoperability and learning analytics. He holds a Master degree in Computer Science and Software Engineering of the UPC (Universitat politècnica de Catalunya - Polytechnic University of Catalonia).
Worldwide, higher education institutions face challenges to their digital learning environments. Next generation digital learning environments must meet the requirements of evolving learning methodologies, the realities of the new life-long student demographic, and constantly evolving hardware and software technologies.