Are you a researcher with interest in innovation and quality in the field of learning? Or an e-learning practitioners who is inspired by online discussions on quality management in your field? EFQUEL encourages you to openly comment on our discussion papers, which are candidates for the inclusion into the INNOQUAL inaugural journal to be published in April 2013.
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INNOQUAL invites comments on the manuscripts below. These undergo a dedicated peer review is organized at the same time and reviewers are invited to read/reflect on the open comments. The earliest date for manuscript publication is May 2013. Please see the INNOQUAL themes to learn more or click here for the timeline of the next publication:
|How LLP Projects Use Internet and Social Media for Communication Purposes: A Desktop Research||The effective use of Internet social media tools, and their embeddedness in the communication strategies are becoming fundamental to the success of the Lifelong Learning Programme (LLP) projects in this digital era. This desktop research is aimed at identifying how projects integrate social media to valorise project dissemination and communication activities and what kinds of social media applications are actually used in LLP projects. This research, based on the first analysis emerging from the selection of 150 LLP projects, has provided a first step towards establishment of a state-of-the art regarding practices developed in LLP projects and associated needs for further development of skills and competences.|
|How to Promote the Usage of Digital Media in Scientific Further Education||Promoting the usage of digital media in academic further education requires to rethink institutions of higher education in three points: the organizational structures, incentive instruments and staff development. Within these fields the project Q2P – as a service unit – takes place.|
|Quality assurance of higher education: National trends of development and accreditation in Kazakhstan||The article deals with current trends of development of quality issues in higher education. Due to the introduction of the latest educational strategies in Kazakhstan higher educational institutions have to improve its quality due to new challenges at national and international context and also develop the system of change management in order to build better strategies for current reforms. Accreditation is considered as one of the most effective instruments of measuring quality. Accreditation criteria and requirements can be taken as one of the effective methods for creation a system of internal and external quality assessment. Current educational standards have to be replaced by national quality standards. System of quality control has to be transformed into the system of improvement and development.|
|Open Educational Resources: Special Demands on Quality||The very central idea behind Open Educational Resources (OERs) is opening up the access to learning resources for stakeholders who were not the originally targeted users. This concept must be understood as highly innovative, because it describes a general economic and social paradigm shift: Education that formerly was limited to a particular (privileged) group of learners is now understood as a public good. In this context, it already is a remarkable achievement when authors and publishers make their contents available for the public and invite the community to freely reuse the educational resources. However, the usefulness of such resources actually often keeps limited to the originally targeted context because the context itself is not sufficiently described and/or appropriateness of the resources regarding other contexts is unclear. … [Read Full Abstract]|
|Joint Digital Library of Open Educational Resources of Russian Universities||The paper provides substantial information on an educational Internet project “Single-Entry Window” aimed at integration of open educational resources of Russian universities and other educational institutions. The main components of the portal are an electronic catalogue of educational Internet resources and an open digital library of learning and methodical materials. The brief history and conceptual aspects of the project, the software functionality, the informational components, the structure of metadata, the questions of content management including the approach for resources collecting and evaluating are described and discussed.|