Resources for institutions on e-learning

The following resources will help institutions assure quality in e-learning. Please note that the resources are of a recommendatory nature and their use depends on the goals and individual needs of, and resources available at institutions. NCEQE will update this page on a regular basis. Institutions willing to share their experience in e-learning may also contact us at Higher.Ed@eqe.ge • MOOC In the framework of the massive open online course (MOOC), educational technology experts offer learners e-learning strategies free of charge. The course will also address issues such as online research ethics, digital identity development, and ensuring inclusion in e-learning. • SEQUENT project The project for Supporting Quality in E-Learning European Networks (SEQUENT) is a joint initiative of the European Association of Distance Teaching Universities (EADTU) and of the European Foundation for Quality in E-Learning (EFQUEL) developed in partnership with the European Association for Quality Assurance in Higher Education (ENQA) to promote the use of ICT in higher education. The project offers resources, approaches and models to support quality of e-learning in higher education. The project-related publications and recommendations, as well as experience gained by universities in the framework of the project are available on the project website. • TeSLA TeSLA system is a project funded by the European Commission. The system is used to reduce the restrictions of time and physical space in teaching and learning, which opens up opportunities for learners with physical or other types of disabilities, and considers and respects social and cultural differences of individuals. TeSLA is a technology used in the e-learning process to reduce violations of the principles of academic good faith and builds a stronger online experience. Its purpose is to build trust between higher education institutions and online students. The idea behind the system is to provide the staff and administration involved in teaching with confidence (based on relevant quantitative indicators) concerning the authorship and authenticity of any type of assignments submitted by students. The technology ensures the replacement of traditional assessment systems with a trust-based e-assessment system. • Instructional Design Emergency Response (ID-ER) Network This network is one of the platforms that offer advice to academic staff and institutions on offering traditional (face-to-face) forms of teaching electronically in times of crises and pandemics. • Book by Tony Bates – “Teaching in a Digital Age” The book provides principles for effective teaching using digital technologies. Chapter 12 of the book that refers to quality assurance in a digital age may be of particular interest. The author offers an explanation of the notion of teaching quality in a digital age. Various approaches to e-teaching and learning are offered. In addition, the author explains the importance of teamwork in e-learning and offers readers recommendations for a proper formulation of learning outcomes in a digital age, as well as resources available for holding e- courses. • Quality assurance in distance learning

The paper summarizes global experience in distance learning quality assurance. It familiarizes you with North American, European and British experience through access to relevant papers and guidelines. Moreover, you can become familiar with the experience of international organizations and scientific research in the area.