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EADTU appointed as ICDE Quality Focal Point for Europe

UNESCO has partnered up with ICDE, Commonwealth of Learning and INQAAHE for the initiative: International Conference on Quality Assurance: Achieving Sustainable Development through a diverse provision of Higher Education, to be held at UNESCO Head Quarter in Paris, June 2018. To prepare and mobilise for this comprehensive conference, 6 – 10 regional meetings will be organised in the period late 2016 – 2018 in cooperation with so-called Focal Points of Quality. 

EADTU has been appointed as ICDE Focal Point on Quality for Europe, with support of FIED, SADE and OUUK, and will have a leading and coordinating role for quality work in Europe.

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ENQA-EQTel

ENQA is currently involved as a partner in the Tempus project “Enhancing Quality of Technology-Enhanced Learning at Jordanian Universities” (EQTeL) coordinated by Princess Sumaya University for Technology (PSUT), Jordan. 

Professor Adel Twieisi, Minister of Higher Education and Scientific Research, led a delegation consisted of the Presidents of Princess Sumaya university, Yarmouk University, Hashemite University and Al-Hussein Bi Tala University to ENQA on 16 May 2017. George Ubachs represented EADTU at this event and contributed by introducing the E-xcellence instrument and reporting on the EADTU survey on accreditation of online education in Europe.

E-xcellence awards, OOFHEC2016

During the Online, open and flexible higher education conference in Rome at 19-21 November, three E-xcellence Associates in Quality received the E-xcellence award. Identifying their excellence in new modes of teaching as well as fields of improvement in their institutions.

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Launch third edition E-xcellence manual

The third edition of the E-xcellence manual has been launched on 13 April 2016. This new edition includes additional material reflecting on new and recent trends: the rapid rise of Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs), a surge of interest in learning analytics, and an increasing use of learning design in a more systematic approach to the development of e-learning courses. A number of other topics that are not yet widespread have also been included, such as an increased focus on personalisation, flipped approaches to teaching, virtual and remote laboratories, digital badges and e-portfolios.

The new manual can be downloaded here