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Issue number 3 including special topic on Quality in Massive Open Online Courses, September 2014

INNOQUAL: Special Issue on Quality in Massive Open Online CoursesThis edition presents 4 papers related to the INNOQUAL journal’s permanent themes on quality, innovation and (e-)learning.

Furthermore, the issue focuses on MOOCs as special topic. “It consists of five research papers and four practice-based papers, which together
provide a useful summary of some of the state
of the art of research and development of MOOCs. Quality in relation to MOOCs is a key issue and the subject of much debate.”
Editors: Sandra Schön and Gráinne Conole

You can see the full list of contributions below. Browse and enjoy!

Joint Digital Library of Open Educational Resources of Russian Universities
Alexey Abramov, Maria Bulakina, Alexander Ivannikov, Alexey Sigalov
What Makes Open Education Thrive?: Examination of Factors Contributing to the Success of Open Education Initiatives
Tomohiro Nagashima
Internet and social media communication skills: addressing the needs of LLP project teams
Katerina Zourou, Ju-Youn Song
How Innovations and Competence Development support Quality in Lifelong Learning
Christian M. Stracke
Introducing MOOCs to Middle European Universities – is it worth it to accept the challenge?
Michael Kopp, Martin Ebner, Alexandra Dorfer-Novak
Academics’ Perceptions on the Quality of MOOCs: An Empirical Study
Lyndon Walker, Birgit Loch
A new classification schema for MOOCs
Grainne Conole
The OpenupEd quality label: benchmarks for MOOCs
Jon Rosewell, Darco Jansen
Perspectives on MOOC quality – An account of the EFQUEL MOOC Quality Project
Alastair Creelman, Ulf-Daniel Ehlers, Ebba S. I. Ossiannilsson
UNX: A Latin American Community of Knowledge for Entrepreneurship
Marta Caceres Piñuel
Rhizo14 – The MOOC that community built
Dave Cormier
Pedagogy of MOOCs
Paul Stacey


“Quality: Impact, effect, validation or transformation of learning – Where do we stand today?”, October 2013


Cover image INNOQUAL 1.2

“Quality and innovation are often seen as contradictory concepts. In the domain of Technology Enhanced Learning and the educational sector in general, the discourse on quality and adoption of appropriate quality approaches normally starts only years after innovations are created. We propose that as soon as innovations emerge a closer focus and discourse on quality and sound approaches have to be established including all stakeholder groups. An integrated quality and innovation lifecycle must be realized to avoid strategic and operational educational mistakes and failures.”

Editors: Jan Pawlowski & Christian Stracke

This second issue of the first volume of INNOQUAL combines seven scientific papers from two sources: The second INNOQUAL Call and selected papers from the Call for Papers of the LINQ 2012 Conference. All papers published in this issue have passed the innovative review process of INNOQUAL consisting of double-blind peer reviews as well as of open peer review and online feedback facilitated on the INNOQUAL website (discussion paper section)


INNOQUAL Inaugural Issue, May 2013

“Openness is arriving at educational institutions. […] When knowledge is available one of the important future tasks of educators will be to give orientation about quality and to organize certification and assessment. The intention of this journal is to lead the way to these horizons and discuss new emerging and more open forms and methods of quality development and assessment.”

Ehlers, U. (2013). Learning for Open Innovation – Editorial. The International Journal for Innovation and Quality in Learning, 1(1), page I–V.


Screenshot 1.1 Learning for Open Innovation xx Our inaugural issue on the topic “Learning for Open Innovation” has been published. Four papers researched topics ranging from trusted educational networks and e-learning quality assurance to transformation processes in HEI middle management and quality of student experiences in Personal Learning Environments. Furthermore, one practice-based paper presents evaluation results of a staff-led innovation programme in an online university.You can read all papers online here.Or download the entire issue: INNOQUAL Volume 1 Issue 1 Learning for Open Innovation

Please also dive into the discussion on current discussion papers for open comments which have been submitted to INNOQUAL recently.