Instruction Designe for e-Content Development;UK-India Prospective

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  • 1. Benchmarking, standards and qualityassurance of e-content: an institutional perspective from the UK British Council Visit Indira Gandhi National Open University Gwen van der Velden Director of Learning & Teaching Enhancement University of Bath
  • 2. Quality and Academic standardsAcademic standards Quality AssuranceIntellectual achievement The process of learningNational Subject Academic StaffBenchmarks DevelopmentExternal Examiners and Student feedback onProfessional Bodies teaching and learningAnnual course result Course evaluations by staffreviewsDegree Scheme Reviews Peer review of teaching
  • 3. UK discussions on e-learning quality andbenchmarks • Discussion over the manner in which e- learning is quality assured • Tensions between e-teaching as equivalent to other teaching (equivalence of status and recognition) or • Acceptance of the different nature of e-learning and teaching • E-learning curriculum not separately assured, same academic standards expected
  • 4. National expectations• Quality Assurance Agency• Professional Bodies• Employer expectations Jung & Latchem (2012) Quality Assurance and Accreditation in Distance Education and e-Learning
  • 5. UK avoidance of distance and e-learning credibility concerns• Highly regulated HE sector• Few private providers, but this is changing• Credibility specifically of the UK Open University• E-learning mostly as a blended learning hybrid• Credibility and standing of providing institutions
  • 6. The University of Bath perspective• Top ten university nationally• Top three with Oxford and Cambridge for teaching excellence according to The Times Good University Guide• Integrated quality assurance and development model, driving quality as a function of learning and teaching, not administration
  • 7. The University of Bath e-perspective• First university to use open source virtual learning environment• Extremely high uptake of VLE usage• OER development, JORUM steering, JISC projects• Quality management of e-learning as all learning• High level of use of student feedback and external examiners• 16% of students on postgraduate distance learning programmes
  • 8. Thanks for your attention… Your questions are welcome Gwen van der VeldenDirector of Learning & Teaching Enhancement / University of Bath E-mail: