We want to tell you how Universidad Andrés Bello is implementing new technologies to enhance its educational quality and continue to position itself among the best universities in Chile.
One of these innovations is HPI International’s Professional Competencies Assessment and Training System, available in 3 languages, in 32 countries, which is helping institutions like UNAB to boost their academic results and certify the graduation competencies of their students.

How was this learning innovation and educational technology for UNAB Professional Competencies built?

Together with the University’s technical team, the key competencies for each professional career were developed, incorporating the competencies that are the institutional seal of graduation.
In this development, the HPI Competence tool was used, which is based on the DEUSTO professional competencies model, used globally for this purpose.
The instrument was then built and validated for the population to be measured, along with the complete development of the technological platforms so that the student could enter an integrated experience with its training contents in the virtual campus used by the university.

New professional competencies

Measurement is a relevant input, but it is not all that is done with this information. The university can use it in an institutional dashboard developed by the project to visualize and filter the results achieved by the students.

In addition, 29 online training courses were developed and enabled, in which each of the competencies are worked on, with reading content, video tutorials, podcasts and achievement evaluations, which support those students who present gaps in the evaluated competencies, supporting their continuous improvement.
At the end of the training, students can be re-evaluated in the instrument, and even obtain an International Certification of HPI Competencies, for those students in the last training cycle.

Relevant data of this project

  • + 13,000 students evaluated in cross-cutting diagnostics each year.
  • 3,000 students trained in transversal competencies each year.
  • + 7,000 students assessed in employability skills each year.
  • 20,000 students assessed in general education skills each year.

Watch the video of Ruth Espinosa Director of General Education – UNAB, telling her experience working with HPI International.

The main achievements in the first two years of the project have been:

  • Implementation of the project to measure transversal competencies for undergraduate students.
  • Development of training modules (29) for each of the competencies of the implemented HPI Competence model.
  • Certification of transversal graduation competencies, to enhance professional accreditation and incorporation into the world of work.
  • Complete integration of institutional data, supporting the improvement of academic management and the achievement of institutional training objectives.