eLearning Papers has just announced a call for papers for its next issue, which will examine assessment, certification, and quality assurance in open learning. The deadline for submissions is 19 October, 2014.
To aid the continued development and growth of the industry, educational institutions, organizations and whole society, students, institutions and employers are progressively looking towards ways that assessment and certification can help improve the quality of teaching, the effectiveness of learning, and the ways that achievements are recognised.
The need for students to have formal recognition of their open learning (to use within education and the employment market) is not currently being addressed by course providers. Despite large potential, the lack (or slow emergence) of standardised practices relating to assessment, certification, and quality assurance in open learning is preventing courses from increased participation and credibility, particularly in higher education institutions.
This issue of eLearning Papers will bring together diverse perspectives on this pioneering area of research. The topics include (but are not limited to):
Recognition of prior learningThe role of the universities as certification bodiesDesign scenarios and tools for assessing and improving open learningQuality standards for open learningQuality control and assurance of OER produced and used (third-party ones) from producer and consumer point of viewAssessing collective projects and online collaborationPortfolio building, making/building things as proof of learning
The guest editor for this issue will be Christian Stracke, professor and researcher at University of Duisburg-Essen.
See the Call for Papers for more information and submission guidelines.