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 blended and online education. More specifically, the building of a blended and online education 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 blended and online education 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 blended and online education 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.