Quality in Higher Education week
Quality frameworks for MOOCs (co-organised by OpenupEd)
QA in blended and online education
- Video recording
- Main results EADTU-ENQA Peer Learning Activity (PLA) on QA in blended and online education by George Ubachs (EADTU)
The EADTU-ENQA PLA has identified next steps in the development of high quality blended degree and online continuing education in a dialogue between main stakeholders: universities, quality assurance agencies, governments and students. Only in dialogue between these stakeholders we can come to a favourable environment for further innovating education. This PLA showed a shared responsibility to accelerate innovation and quality of education and to find ways for improvement. Ways forward for all stakeholders separately and in dialogue will be presented.
- Main findings of the ENQA WG E-learning by Esther Huertas Hidalgo (AQU Catalunya)
Recognising that recommendations for quality assurance and e-learning have already been written, the WG decided to create a new focus: to systematically examine both the applicability and relevance of the standards as defined in the European Standards and Guidelines for Quality Assurance in the European Higher Education Area (ESG, 2015). Although each standard proved to be fully applicable to e-learning, some standards seemed to require special guidance on how they can be applied. The findings of this work are applicable to all forms of e-learning. Besides, it is meant to initiate discussion and the thinking process of stakeholders involved, e.g. HEIs, QA agencies, etc. It is not intended to be prescriptive.
Lessons from 10 years of E-xcellence quality reviews for elearning by Karen Kear & Jon Rosewell (OUUK)
- Video recording | presentation
E-xcellence is a QA methodology with a strong quality enhancement focus. We analysed E-xcellence self-evaluations and roadmaps at twenty higher education institutions to identify the most challenging aspects of e-learning provision. The main challenges were: developing e-learning strategy, building online academic communities for students, and managing staff workload. There was also a strong focus on increasing the interactivity of learning materials. In contrast, the provision of reliable IT systems and hardware was unproblematic.
19 & 20 September 2018