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Quality Assurance of Online Learning: Margot McNeill, QA of Online Learning in Private HE Providers

Tuesday 27 November 2018, Melbourne The slides from the forum are available at www.teqsa.gov.au/presentations...

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Quality Assurance of Online Learning: Michael Sankey, ACODE’s Work on Benchmarking

Tuesday 27 November 2018, Melbourne The slides from the forum are available at www.teqsa.gov.au/presentations...

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Quality Assurance of Online Learning: Gregor Kennedy, Setting the Scene

Tuesday 27 November 2018, Melbourne The slides from the forum are available at www.teqsa.gov.au/presentations...

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Quality Assurance of Online Learning: Grant Klinkum, Micro-Credentials

Tuesday 27 November 2018, Melbourne The slides from the forum are available at www.teqsa.gov.au/presentations...

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Considerations for Quality Assurance of e-Learning Provision

Considerations for Quality Assurance of e-Learning Provision | Quality assurance of eLearning | Scoop.it

Thursday, November 8, 2018: 13:00-14:30 CET 

 Moderator: Ebba Ossiannilson, EDEN Executive Committee Member, EDEN Fellow Council Member, Chair of the EDEN SIG on TEL & QE 


Format: Presentation/panel discussion 


 Description: The learning landscape looks completely different today than it did five years ago. The way that learners are learning is changing dramatically. Today learning is available anywhere, and everywhere, and through any kind of device. Mobile learning is the first choice for most people today. Within a context of globalization and the knowledge economy, the quality of higher education is increasingly regarded as strategically important for national economic development and competitiveness. High quality and relevant higher education equips students with the knowledge, skills and core transferable competences they need to succeed after graduation, within a high-quality learning environment which recognizes and supports good learning and teaching. The recommendations in the occasional paper on Considerations for quality assurance of e-learning provision by ENQA are applicable to all forms of e-learning, i.e. learning which is facilitated through the use of ICT. Besides examining the applicability and relevance of the standards defined in the ESG 2015, this document is meant to initiate discussion and the thinking processes of stakeholders involved, e.g. HEIs, QA agencies, etc. Read more https://enqa.eu/indirme/papers-and-reports/occasional-papers/Considerations%20for%20QA%20of%20e-learning%20provision.pdf


Moreover, the TeSLA project will be discussed. The TeSLA system is a project funded by the European Commission. It will follow the interoperability standards for integration into different learning environment and it will be developed to reduce the current restrictions of time and physical space in teaching and learning, which opens up new opportunities for learners with physical or mental disabilities as well as respecting social and cultural differences.https://tesla-project.eu 


 In addition, the EDEN SIG on TEL and quality enhancement will be presented, which aim is to advocate and work for renewing the quality agenda in education. 


Read more on EDEN SIG TE QE 


 Presenters: 

Esther Huertas Hidalgo, AQU Catalunya, Spain, The European Association for Quality Assurance in Higher Education (ENQA) 

Ebba Ossiannilsnon, EDEN Executive Committee Member, EDEN Fellow Council Member, Chair of the EDEN SIG on TEL & QE

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AECT 2018 -- Accessible Online Learning: A Critical Analysis of Online Quality Assurance Frameworks - Google Slides

AECT 2018 -- Accessible Online Learning: A Critical Analysis of Online Quality Assurance Frameworks - Google Slides | Quality assurance of eLearning | Scoop.it

Accessible Online Learning: A Critical Analysis of Online Quality Assurance Frameworks Patrick Lowenthal - Boise State University Amy Lomellini - Molloy College Chris Smith - North Carolina Virtual Public School Krista Greear - Blackboard View Slides @ https://tinyurl.com/y8b74nsa...

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Short Learning Programmes - EADTU - European Association of Distance Teaching Universities

Short Learning Programmes - EADTU - European Association of Distance Teaching Universities | Quality assurance of eLearning | Scoop.it

Short Learning Programmes Short Learning Programmes (SLPs) are independent learning units of variable sizes (between 5 and 30 ECTS) which are usually awarded with a certificate and are recognised in larger degree programme structures. In April 2016, 12 members of EADTU signed the EADTU Memorandum of Understanding on Short Learning Programmes. The Task Force, chaired by Theo Bastiaens, FernUniversität in Hagen, Germany, was founded to initiate a discussion on the forms, size, and functions of Short Learning Programmes. In three sessions in 2017, members explored such issues as quality criteria, quality assurance and accreditation, funding, and relationship with industry. The Task Force will be succeeded by the Erasmus+ project "European SLP’s for continuous professional development and lifelong learning – E-SLP” which starts on 1 January 2018. In the project we will develop guidelines for collaborative curricula and mobility in order to increase the scale and impact of SLPs internationally and based on pilot studies. The project will deal with issues on the recognition of SLPs and their compliance with the (renewed) EQF as well as with quality assurance and accreditation procedures. E-SLP will further stimulate the public demand for SLPs by companies and learners by a joint webportal. Please find here the final report of the Task Force Short Learing Programmes.

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Lessons from 10 years of E-xcellence quality reviews for e-learning

Lessons from 10 years of E-xcellence quality reviews for e-learning by Karen Kear & Jon Rosewell, OUUK, 20 September 2018
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Webinar week: Quality in Higher Education Registration, Multiple Dates

Webinar week: Quality in Higher Education Registration, Multiple Dates | Quality assurance of eLearning | Scoop.it

Quality Assurance (QA) in Online Higher Education and MOOCs is one of EADTU’s main priority areas. For more than a decade now, EADTU is coordinating the E-xcellence movement on quality benchmarking online, open and flexible education. OpenupEd was the first QA label for MOOCs with a strong link with E-xcellence. Last year, EADTU has been appointed as the ICDE-UNESCO focal point for QA in online education for Europe.


In close cooperation with ENQA, EADTU further explored the quality aspects related to the uptake of new modes of teaching and learning in last year’s Peer Learning Activity on QA in blended and online education. 


In the Webinar Week of September 2018, EADTU together with fellow experts, will report and focus on latest developments in QA in Higher Education.

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My online course quality rubric has a first name. It’s O-S-C-Q-R! «

My online course quality rubric has a first name. It’s O-S-C-Q-R! « | Quality assurance of eLearning | Scoop.it
Today on WCET Frontiers, we welcome Alexandra Pickett, the Director of Open SUNY Online Teaching, to talk with us about the development of the online course design rubric OSCQR. This rubric was developed to help faculty improve the quality and accessibility of their online courses.
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Why is innovation in teaching in higher education so difficult? | Tony Bates

Why is innovation in teaching in higher education so difficult? | Tony Bates | Quality assurance of eLearning | Scoop.it

Horn, M. and Dunagan, A. (2018) Innovation and Quality Assurance in Higher Education San Francisco CA: The Christensen Institute Revisiting an old question A couple of things recently have led me to reflect once again on this question. 

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Research and the Rubric: The Role of Research in Developing the Sixth Edition of the QM Higher Education Rubric for Course Design

Research and the Rubric: The Role of Research in Developing the Sixth Edition of the QM Higher Education Rubric for Course Design | Quality assurance of eLearning | Scoop.it
FREE Webinar: July 31, 2018, 1:00 - 2:00 p.m. Eastern 

Research and the Rubric: The Role of Research in Developing the Sixth Edition of the QM Higher Education Rubric for Course Design Presented by QM Staff, Research Colleagues, and Guest Experts, including Brenda Boyd, Barbra Burch, Dr. Yaping Gao, Wade Lee, Dr. Kay Shattuck, Dr. Bethany Simunich, and Dr. Whitney Zimmerman The Sixth Edition of the QM Higher Education Rubric represents, in a very real sense, a fundamental outcome of the ongoing design-based research project at the core of Quality Matters. The work of the vast QM community, in putting educational theory and research into widely contextualized application, is at the heart of the validation process for QM’s quality Standards and tools. This webinar will provide an overview of the research conducted to assist with the Rubric update. It will include a presentation of the Rubric update process, the research included, the literature review process, and explanations of other important data collection and analysis.
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Innovation and Quality Assurance in Higher Education | Distance-Educator.com

Innovation and Quality Assurance in Higher Education | Distance-Educator.com | Quality assurance of eLearning | Scoop.it
Higher education is in a time of transition. Colleges and universities are seeking—and sometimes struggling—to keep pace. The challenges come from a number of directions: the changing population of students, evolving demands of the workplace and society into which students will enter, new frontiers in pedagogy powered by new technologies and research on learning, existing business models that are at risk from a combination of stagnant or declining revenue and escalating costs, and competition from new forms of postsecondary education that often look nothing like a traditional college or university.


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Quality Assurance of Online Learning: Beverley Oliver, Who Studies Externally?

Tuesday 27 November 2018, Melbourne The slides from the forum are available at www.teqsa.gov.au/presentations...

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Quality Assurance of Online Learning: Conclusion by Anthony McClaran, Nick Saunders and Lin Martin

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Quality Assurance of Online Learning: Lin Martin - Online and Blended Learning Enrolments

Tuesday 27 November 2018, Melbourne.The slides from the forum are available at www.teqsa.gov.au/presentations...

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Republished: Quality in e-Learning from a Learner’s Perspective

Republished: Quality in e-Learning from a Learner’s Perspective | Quality assurance of eLearning | Scoop.it
Last month I was contacted by Ulrich Bernath, Editor in Chief of the European Journal of Research in Open and Distance Learning. He told me, that Martine Vidal had approached him because she wanted to publish a best of edition in her Journal, called  “Distance and Mediation of Knowledge”.
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Quality frameworks for e-learning (SIEAD 2018, Brazil)


A contribution to INTERNATIONAL SEMINAR ON OPEN AND DISTANCE EDUCATION (SIEAD-BR 2018) 22nd October 2018. "Contributions from Open and Distance Education to Higher Education Quality: present and future" "Contribuições da Educação Aberta e à Distância para uma Educação Superior de Qualidade: presente e futuro" In this presentation I will suggest using a quality framework to help you think about and improve quality of e-learning. I start with some general observations about quality and the need for quality frameworks. I then discuss two specific frameworks: the well-established E-xcellence benchmarks for e-learning, and the OpenupEd framework which as been specifically aligned at MOOCs. Finally I return to some more practical advise, particularly about thinking about the learning design of a course at an early stage.



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e-VALUATE

The e-VALUATE project aims to contribute to more effective policies for the recognition of new forms of online learning in the European Higher Education Area (EHEA).
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Checklists & Rubrics for Evaluating Online Programs

Checklists & Rubrics for Evaluating Online Programs | Quality assurance of eLearning | Scoop.it
This page provides checklist and rubric resources for evaluating online programs and course quality. These artifacts may be used in a variety of contexts such as self-assessment, instructional designer review, peer review, institutional online program effectiveness, and accreditation standards.
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Quality frameworks for MOOCs: Quality assurance of MOOCs from an inst…

Quality assurance of MOOCs from an institutional perspective: the OpenupEd label by Jon Rosewell and Karen Kear, OUUK, 18 September 2018
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e-Learning Quality Assurance and Accreditation in Taiwan

The 9th TCU International e-Learning Conference 2018 “MOOCs and Beyond” July 19-20, 2018 BITEC Bangna, Bangkok, Thailand http:// iec2018.thaicyberu.go.th e-L...
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Not All Rubrics Are Equal: A Review of Rubrics for Evaluating the Quality of Open Educational Resources | Yuan | The International Review of Research in Open and Distributed Learning

Not All Rubrics Are Equal: A Review of Rubrics for Evaluating the Quality of Open Educational Resources | Yuan | The International Review of Research in Open and Distributed Learning | Quality assurance of eLearning | Scoop.it
Not All Rubrics Are Equal: A Review of Rubrics for Evaluating the Quality of Open Educational Resources...
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Quality Matters, Online Quality Assurance Leader, Releases Latest Standards for Online Course Design

Quality Matters, Online Quality Assurance Leader, Releases Latest Standards for Online Course Design | Quality assurance of eLearning | Scoop.it
Quality Matters launches its newest edition of the Higher Education Rubric, the leading resource to improve and evaluate online course quality.
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NUC may lift ban on distance learning in varsities

NUC may lift ban on distance learning in varsities | Quality assurance of eLearning | Scoop.it
THE National Universities Commission has disclosed that it is developing quality assurance protocol for Open and Distance Education in Nigeria, signalling the readiness of the Commission to lift the ban on distance learning in Nigerian universities.
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