• EFQUEL MOOC on e-learning quality

    We’re currently working with several partners to design and run an open online course aimed at creating a better understanding of quality in e-learning. As part of this process EFQUEL facilitated a workshop 16 July at our new Brussels office. The workshop’s aims were to agree on course content, learning objectives, learning activities as well as assigning roles and creating an action plan. The development of this course is … continue reading

  • “What is virtual mobility and why is it important for students and higher education institutions” – Wim Van Petegem

    *This interview is a resource produced by VMCOLAB project, promoting awareness and quality standards of Virtual Mobility. The VMCOLAB project has been funded with support from the European Commission. This video reflects the views only of the authors, and the Commission cannot be held responsible for any use which may be made of the information contained therein.

  • “How to provide an intercultural study experience to every student: upscaling virtual mobility in the time of MOOCS” – Claudio Dondi

    *This interview is a resource produced by VMCOLAB project, promoting awareness and quality standards of Virtual Mobility. The VMCOLAB project has been funded with support from the European Commission. This video reflects the views only of the authors, and the Commission cannot be held responsible for any use which may be made of the information contained therein.

  • Open Ideas for a course on Quality in (E)Learning – 2 events

    On 16th July EFQUEL will host a design workshop for an open course on “Quality in (E-)Learning”. The event will take place in the morning of 16th July 10:00 – 14:00 in the new EFQUEL offices at Rue de l’Industrie 10 in Brussels. This is a second workshop on the topic. A previous event was hosted during the EFQUEL innovation forum/LINQ conference in May 2014. Following the approach of … continue reading

  • EFQUEL announces the new Managing Director

    We have our great pleasure to announce EFQUEL new Managing Director Ralf Drachenberg. As the managing director of EFQUEL, he is responsible for the operational management and overall coordination of the EFQUEL secretariat. Ralf studied European Studies at the University of Limerick and holds a Doctorate in Political Science from Brunel University. He has been working for the last 10 years for different European membership associations in Brussels where … continue reading

  • EFQUEL hosting Policy Briefing, 29th October 2014

    EFQUEL welcomes you to join our policy briefing session on 29th October 2014. The policy briefing session will tackle: our guidelines for policymakers regarding quality assurance of open learning our activities in supporting the assessment and recognition of open learning The results of SEQUENT project Registration will soon be open.

  • EFQUEL secretariat welcomes you at our new office

    Some of you may already have noticed that EFQUEL secretariat has a new location. We have recently moved to: Rue de l’Industrie 10 1000 Brussels Belgium T. +32 2 893 24 07 To celebrate this move, we are hosting several events, including a Networking Cocktail on 15th July 2014. Everybody’s welcome! Read more about it and RSVP here!  

  • Interested in the recognition of open learning? Online seminar on Thursday 26 June 2014

    EFQUEL and the University of Leicester are currently leading an initiative to give non-formal learning achievements meaning within the formal education system. The project will enable recognition of OEP-based learning (structured OER, Open Courseware, MOOCs), and support virtual mobility by creating an innovative “learning passport” & sharing recognition pathways online among a partnership of living lab members. If you are an institution offering high quality open learning and/or are … continue reading

  • Missed EIF/LINQ 2014?

    The 9th annual EFQUEL innovation forum in collaboration with LINQ ‘Changing the Trajectory – Quality for opening up Education’ took place in Crete from May 7th till May 9th 2014. This year we were happy to welcome active participants and engaging speakers from all over Europe, US, China, Sri Lanka and Canada. You can still benefit of the excellent presentations, read and share the official conference proceedings with all … continue reading

  • Read EFQUEL’s state of art review of quality issues related to open educational resources!

    Open online learning is becoming increasingly popular in Europe and elsewhere, with the rise of Open Educational Resources (OER), Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) and other forms of non-formal and informal learning that emerge from opening up educational processes through the use of ICT. Concerns are being raised, however, about the quality of these learning opportunities. This report, prepared by EFQUEL for IPTS, provides an overview of definitions of … continue reading