an enhancement instrument for improving university’s online, open and flexible (OOF) performance
a tool and manual to assess current performance and it offers guidance for improvement
a reference instrument for universities starting with blended education at an institutional level
a branding instrument for those universities that have the E-xcellence label
promoting the quality aspects of state of the art online, open and flexible education
a community of associates in quality, facilitated to share good practices
a partner for universities as well as quality assurance agencies to give a reference on state of the art online, open and flexible education
an incentive for continuous improvement, as the institution has to renew its label after three years
With E-xcellence, EADTU is leading a European movement on Quality Assurance in e-learning. More specifically, the building of an e-learning benchmarking community of Associates in Quality. The E-xcellence associates are focusing on the improvement of four priority elements of progressive higher education: Accessibility, Flexibility, Interactiveness and Personalisation.
The E-xcellence quality benchmarking instrument supports universities in enhancing their Online, Open and Flexible (OOF) education at programme, faculty and institutional level.
Universities are stimulated to improve their e-learning performance by a free guided self-assessment (quickscan). This assessment can be a stand-alone exercise for the higher education institution, leading to the first insight in fields of improvement. The approach can be extended with a paid review online or on-site from e-learning experts. This extension is formalised in the E-xcellence Associates label.
The E-xcellence Associates label is not a label for proven excellence but rather a label for institutions/faculties using the E-xcellence instrument for self-assessment to take measures of improvement accordingly.