EDEN EDLW Considerations for QA of e-Learning Provision

EDEN is proudly hosting the third year of the European Distance Learning Week (EDLW) in cooperation with the United States Distance Learning Association (USDLA), which will be holding its National Distance Learning Week (NDLW) in parallel with the EDEN event. During EDLW, you will have access to daily online webinars and panel sessions of expert scholars and practitioners who will present a variety of cutting-edge open and online learning topics, from innovations in design to open educational research.

The webinar for today was on:

Considerations for QA of e-Learning Provision


  • 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

Moderator: Ebba Ossiannilsson, EDEN Executive Committee Member
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Description of the webinar: 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 equip students with the knowledge, skills and core transferable competencies 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 was discussed. The TeSLA system is a project funded by the European Commission. It will follow the interoperability standards for integration into the 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 was presented, which aim is to advocate and work for renewing the quality agenda in education. Read more on EDEN SIG TE QE

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