Exploring the Mechanisms for Assuring Quality of e-Learning Courses in UK Higher Education Institutions, Magdalena Jara and Harvey Mellar, European Journal of Open, Distance and E-Learning (EURODL), March 2007. Abstract: This paper reports on a research study aimed at understanding how dual mode higher education institutions in the UK approach the application of their internal quality assurance procedures to their online courses in order to allow them to assure and enhance their quality. The research strategy aimed to identify whether the procedures implemented were capturing the aspects that characterize online courses. A case study approach allowed an examination of the procedures as well as the features of the courses under study. The results indicate that the specific quality assurance procedures most affected by the online modality were module evaluations, student representation, and team meetings.
The â€œEâ€ – Empowering Learners: Myths and Realities in Learner-Orientated eLearning Quality, Ulf-Daniel Ehlers, eLearning Papers, January 2007. The article describes the concept of learner-orientated quality development. Learner quality concepts are introduced as the reference point for negotiation processes between the stakeholders in a quality development process. (PDF, 137 KB)
Use and Dissemination of Quality Approaches in European e-Learning, A Study by the European Quality Observatory, 2005. (PDF, 770 KB)
Quality in European E-Learning: Designing Tools and Frameworks for Tomorrows Quality Development, European Quality Observatory, Workshop Proceedings, August 2004. (PDF, 1.2 MB)