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QAA publishes position statement on MOOCs

QAA publishes position statement on MOOCs | Quality assurance of eLearning | Scoop.it

Massive open online courses, or MOOCs, are free, open to all, online higher education courses. They offer higher education study by distance learning, with course information and resources available online.

 

In response to the growth in popularity and availability of MOOCs, QAA has published a statement that outlines how these courses relate to its review and enhancement activity.

QAA advises providers of higher education to use the Quality Code in developing all aspects of their programme offer, including MOOCs. The Quality Code is designed to be flexible, and its principles apply to all types of higher education provision.  

QAA also commits to working with providers that currently offer MOOCs and those that may do so in the future in order to identify and share sound practice in quality assurance and enhancement.

The statement makes it clear that QAA does not currently formally scrutinise MOOCs in review activity, but that providers are welcome to cite any work in developing these courses in evidence provided to QAA as part of a review.

Full details of QAA's position on MOOCs can be found in QAA's position statement on MOOCs - http://www.qaa.ac.uk/Newsroom/News/Documents/QAA-position-statement-MOOCs.pdf

 

 

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The learn About fair - TeSLA Project

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Want create site? Find Free WordPress Themes and plugins.  The tenth “Learn About fair” was held on the 28th of June at the Open University (OU) whose aim was to showcase the best practices and projects for Learning and Teaching Innovation.  The theme of this event was ‘Personalised Open Learning’ (POL) which integrated more than …
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EADTU-ENQA Peer Learning Activity on QA of blended and online education - EADTU - European Association of Distance Teaching Universities

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Student Feedback on Quality Matters Standards for Online Course Design

A team of researchers studied student reactions to a large online course designed using the Quality Matters standards, with results that validated the
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Assuring Quality in E-Learning Course Design: The Roadmap | Vlachopoulos | The International Review of Research in Open and Distributed Learning

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MOOQ for the Quality of MOOCs

MOOQ is the European Alliance for Quality of Massive Open Online Courses, called MOOCs. 


The vision of MOOQ is to foster quality in MOOCs leading to a new era of learning experiences. 


MOOQ’s mission is to develop a quality reference framework for the adoption, the design, the delivery and the evaluation of MOOCs in order to empower MOOC providers for the benefit of the learners. 


For this purpose, MOOQ has launched a survey on the quality of MOOCs: Please join and share your experiences and expectations! 


The main goal of MOOQ is therefore the development and the integration of quality approaches, new pedagogies and organisational mechanisms into MOOCs with a strong focus on the learning processes, methodologies and assessments.

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1st IQAEE International Conference on Quality Assurance and Enhancement of Higher Education - University of Nicosia - Official Website

The University of Nicosia Institute for Quality Assurance and Enhancement of Education (IQAEE) is organising its «1st IQAEE International Conference on Quality Assurance and Enhancement of Higher Education» on 26 May 2017.
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Quality assurance: are you about to make or break your digital learning?

Quality assurance: are you about to make or break your digital learning? | Quality assurance of eLearning | Scoop.it
Quality assurance has had a slightly murky history. It’s a part of the production process that is often poorly defined, and has sometimes been seen as little more than a necessary but annoying hurdle to be rushed through before a course is released into the wild. At Kineo, we have always resisted this way of thinking and have embedded quality assurance throughout every stage of what we do. The last ten years of elearning and LMS production have taught us that if you want people to keep coming back, ensuring quality isn’t just an obligation to fulfil: it should be an integral and essential part of everything you do – at every stage of production.
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Open and Distance eLearning Certification MOOCS now open for HEI Faculty and Staff

Open and Distance eLearning Certification MOOCS now open for HEI Faculty and Staff | Quality assurance of eLearning | Scoop.it
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Quality Assurance for Online Universities in Europe, Pegaso Online University, Napoli, Italy

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On April 10, Vice-President, Lisa Marie Blaschke, and former EDEN President, António Moreira Teixeira, were invited to present in discussion panels at the “Quality Assurance for online universities…
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Quality Assurance in Blending Learning

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ONE SENTENCE SUMMARY Standards-based instruments with course component checklists are useful for reviewing instructional cours
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Aus helps VN strengthen online education quality checks

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Viet Nam News HÀ NỘI - The Australian government and the Ministry of Education and Training of Việt Nam co-organised a workshop on Thursday to validate a toolkit developed to assist APEC countries in quality checks for online education. The toolkit was first considered by 13 APEC economies, including Việt Nam, in October 2016, and…
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4 Simple & Practical Tips for eLearning QA Testing

4 Simple & Practical Tips for eLearning QA Testing | Quality assurance of eLearning | Scoop.it
In this post, Tim Slade shares four simple and practical tips for eLearning QA testing. Tim also shares several other resources on eLearning design.
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Assuring Quality in E-Learning Course Design: The Roadmap | Vlachopoulos | The International Review of Research in Open and Distributed Learning

Assuring Quality in E-Learning Course Design: The Roadmap | Vlachopoulos | The International Review of Research in Open and Distributed Learning | Quality assurance of eLearning | Scoop.it

Quality Assurance (QA) concepts and applications in Higher Education (HE) emerge from evolving meanings related to HE’s dynamic relationship with social, economic, cultural, and technological developments. The latter has been redefined by the growth spurred by the forms distance and online education acquired during the last decades. Creating a roadmap with clearly articulated meanings of quality and consistent key actions fills a need for the involved communities to reground the research, policy-making, and the related discourse. Our current work consists of a thorough meta-analysis on all available research in every identified pertinent field. It is a qualitative review of the concepts, definitions, and approaches about quality in general, but also specifically, in e-learning in HE, as they have globally appeared in peer-reviewed journals, government reports, and web pages. As we left no stone unturned in enquiring regarding the meanings, uses, evolution, and applicability of the revealed variables it is our hope that the roadmap we provide here will guide future research and support policy-making in the field. The present study is part of the research project e-learning Quality Assurance Design Standards in Higher Education (e-QADeSHE), which was funded by Laureate International Universities as the winning research project for the International David Wilson Award for Excellence in Teaching and Learning (2015 edition).

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Wrapping Up The Rubrics | Brainstorm in Progress

Wrapping Up The Rubrics | Brainstorm in Progress | Quality assurance of eLearning | Scoop.it
I started this series with a general overview of rubrics in general with the posting  Evaluating Online Courses: a prelude. I learned a lot reviewing the seven rubrics below for online courses: CA Community College’s Online Education Initiative Rubric Quality Matters Illinois Online Network’s...
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Working group VIII on Quality Assurance and E-learning | ENQA

Working group VIII on Quality Assurance and E-learning | ENQA | Quality assurance of eLearning | Scoop.it
Home > Work & Policy Area > ENQA Working Groups > Working group VIII on Quality Assurance and E-learning WORKING GROUP VIII ON QUALITY ASSURANCE AND E-LEARNING ENQA’s working group on quality assurance and e-learning acknowledges that much has been done already in the area of quality assurance and...
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Current Consultations

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QQI has now published draft Topic-Specific Quality Assurance Guidelines for Blended Learning for public consultation.  These statutory QA guidelines supplement the Core Statutory QA Guidelines available here.
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QM Quality Matters Overview Presentation

This is a narrated slide show that provides an overview of Quality Matters. The presentation introduces the viewer to the core components of QM: The Rubri
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Technology-related quality standards for e-assessment - TeSLA Project

Technology-related quality standards for e-assessment - TeSLA Project | Quality assurance of eLearning | Scoop.it

A set of quality standards and indicators focusing on the technological point of view has been designed to support educational institutions in the design of e-assessment as well as for the (continuous) quality assurance and enhancement of e-assessment.


The standards and indicators can be used by the project partners in preparation of and during the implementation of the pilots in order to verify whether the new TeSLA system meets the technological-quality expectations. 


 The technological aspects will form part of the quality assurance framework for e-assessment which will be developed in the course of the project. The pilots will provide feedback on the accuracy, applicability and effectiveness of the standards.


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Enhancing Quality of Technology-Enhanced Learning at Jordanian Universities

Enhancing Quality of Technology-Enhanced Learning at Jordanian Universities | Quality assurance of eLearning | Scoop.it
“Enhancing Quality of Technology-Enhanced Learning at Jordanian Universities”, eQTeL, is TEMPUS project number 544491-TEMPUS-1-2013-1-ES-TEMPUS-SMGR, approved by the European Commission under grant agreement for 2013-4568. 

The wider objective of eQTeL is to promote reform and modernization of higher education in Jordan through the introduction of a national quality assurance system for technology-enhanced learning.​ Its main objective is to improve, develop and implement accreditation standards, guidelines and procedures for quality assurance of TeL courses and study programs at a national level. The new standards will assimilate the quality of Tel courses offered by higher education institutions in Jordan, and would consequently be incorporated into existing legal acts and regulatory documents at both institutional and national levels. Implementation of the new standards will be ensured through establishing a capacity building programme that provides extensive training for all levels of staff involved in accreditation or delivery of TeL programs, from teaching staff, trainers, evaluators, official accreditation reviewers and higher education public authorities. The project will also seek the possibility to develop a close connection with the Bologna 3-degree cycle structure to allow for better definition and positioning of the training programmes.
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Checklists & Rubrics - TOPkit

Checklists & Rubrics - TOPkit | Quality assurance of eLearning | Scoop.it
Overview This section covers checklists, rubrics, and guidelines for evaluating online programs and course quality. The Selection/Application/Implementation Guide and Resources/Examples may be used to create a customized program and course evaluation process for an institution’s specific needs. These artifacts may…Read more Checklists & Rubrics ›
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Outcome Based Education (OBE) and Academic Quality Assurance

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Comprehensive and insightful course for 21st century School, College and University Teachers & Administrators
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A Checklist to Deliver Quality Assured E-learning Courses

A Checklist to Deliver Quality Assured E-learning Courses | Quality assurance of eLearning | Scoop.it
This blog shares a comprehensive checklist to deliver a 100% quality assured e-learning product to your customer.
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How should quality be defined in digital learning? | Inside Higher Ed

How should quality be defined in digital learning? | Inside Higher Ed | Quality assurance of eLearning | Scoop.it
A new report about how to assure quality for nontraditional higher ed providers prompts a more basic question: What do we mean by quality? Eleven experts weigh in.
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Quality assured online learning - a key to upskilling Europeans - EPALE - European Commission

Quality assured online learning  - a key to upskilling Europeans - EPALE - European Commission | Quality assurance of eLearning | Scoop.it
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Contract Cheating and Assessment Design: Exploring the Connection

Contract Cheating and Assessment Design: Exploring the Connection | Quality assurance of eLearning | Scoop.it

‘Contract Cheating and Assessment Design: Exploring the Connection’ is an Australian Government Office for Learning and Teaching Strategic Priority Project led by the University of South Australia. Partner institutions are the University of Sydney, the University of New South Wales, Griffith University, and Swansea University, UK. 


Following a recent contract cheating scandal affecting several prominent Australian universities, students utisiling online cheat sites to complete assignments has been identified as a significant problem for institutions. Although ‘authenticity’ has long been recognised as a core feature of good assessment practice, its role in nurturing academic integrity has not yet been adequately explored. 


Conducted over two years (2016 – 2018), this national project will determine if and how authentic assessment may be used to assure academic integrity. The project focuses on two critical stakeholders in academic integrity-students and teaching staff-and will analyse data from national surveys of these stakeholders. To further investigate the nature and scope of contract cheating, analysis will also be conducted of data sets that demonstrate the types of assignments most commonly contracted out to third parties.


It is envisioned that findings from this project will enhance the sector’s understanding of this critical issue. Project deliverables will transform assessment practices by developing a conceptual model and resources which demonstrate the role of assessment design as one part of an over-reaching strategy to nurture academic integrity in Australian higher education.

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