Vicepresident and Professor for Educational Management and Lifelong Learning, President European Foundation for Quality in E-Learning (www.efquel.org)
Baden-Wurttemberg Cooperative State University
European Quality Certification for eLearning Universities – Towards Quality and Innovation through eLearning Prof. Dr. Ulf-Daniel Ehlers European Foundation for Quality in E-Learning, Belgium University of Duisburg-Essen, Germany International Workshop on Quality Assurance of Distance and E-Learning
E-Learning in Universities Concept Component Element virtual Virtual Lecture Virtual Conference Virtual Seminar Online Course integrated Evaluation Online tutoring, coaching Communication, Coop. Self-Stud y enriched Interactive Assignments Electronic Scripts Presentation Slides Visualisation Online Evaluation Online Test Telecoaching Teletutoring E-Moderation Online Group work Online Communication Virtual Laboratories Interactive Practice Online Materials Information Systems Interactive, Dynamic, Static University of Basel (CH)
E-Learning Strategies in HE (based on Euler, Seufert 2001) Mixed Strategies Mixed Strategies
E-Learning - Changing Faces of HE From Distribution… … to Collaboration and Reflection Transmissive Learning Expansive Learning Learning Management Systems Materials online Presentation Information E-Portfolios Weblogs Communication Collaboration WiKis Communities
Two E-Learning Worlds Standard Content Individual Learning Learning Community No fixed Content/ Curriculum Students are learning with pre-formed knowledge Students work together in (knowledge) communities (Schulmeister 2005)
Quality – Changing Faces in HE Evaluation consortia Teaching Reports Self Evaluation Peer- review Bench-marking Assessment through students Accredi-tation Quality audit Ranking Quality Management (eg. ISO, EFQM) Quality Controll Quality Development Change Management, Organisational Development, Interactive Management, Rational Decision Making, Organic Systems
Quality Culture & Professionalisation Management Process models QM-Handbooks Instruments & Rules Competences Values Individual & Collective Quality Management Communication Participation Trust Quality Committment Attitudes Top-Down Bottom-Up Quality Culture (based on European University Association 2006) Quality Development Enabling individual and organisational growth through competence development and professionalisation.
Quality assurance is becoming increasingly important as ICT-based learning becomes more and more widespread in universities in Europe.
Looking at the current situation, ICT based learning is still a rather new phenomenon and that different “visions” of eLearning exist.
However - within Europe, a broadly acceptable Quality Accreditation system in eLearning within HE is absent despite the need to support HE in order to face the challenges presented by the emerging needs associated with the introduction of new technologies
UNIQUe – Ecology CEL eLearning Program Accreditation (EFMD) MASSIVE (eLearning Programme 2005-2007) Institutional Peer review Method/Model Impact on Universities Management Services UNIQUE Project (Socrates Programme 2007-2008) Institutional Accreditation Converging criteria Accreditation method Joint effort EFQUEL SIG HE HEXTLEARN (LLP Programm 2008-2010) System approach to ICT use in HE & Quality Assurance European Peer Reviewers Team
UNIQUe is an accelerator for quality improvement and innovation.
Compared to other quality initiatives in the area of technology-enhanced learning, UNIQUe has a broader institutional approach and is not only related to e-learning. The Unique quality label builds on the broadest stakeholder involvement.
The UNIQUe process is structured in six very distinct stages and offers a formalised approach in each of the steps.