PROJECTS

EFQUEL participates actively in European projects both as an initiator as well as an active project partner. EFQUEL is mainly involved in projects that focus on innovation, open access and quality assurance within various educational models and sectors.  EFQUEL supports the process of developing and implementing quality frameworks and tools, assists in research and content development, sets up peer review processes and other quality assurance processes and disseminates results among its network.

EFQUEL aims to make project outcomes sustainable and develop them in tools that can be used by the EFQUEL network and partners for assuring the quality of their learning provision and institutional quality assurance schemes.  The following projects have become certification schemes and tools that are now managed by EFQUEL.

  • Information about UNIQUe and ECBCheck are available in detail in the “Certificates” section of this website.
  • Information on SEVAQ+ , QUALC, and VISCED are available in detail in the “Tools” section of this website.

Full list of projects in which EFQUEL is participating:

Q4I Q4I aims to develop, test and mainstream a quality development approach for schools that includes a strong commitment to innovation. 2012-2014 http://q4i-schools.eu
VMCoLAB VMCoLAB aims to contribute to innovation and internationalisation of European Higher Education Institutions by exploiting the full potential of ICT and Virtual Mobility and broadening the access to international learning experience to all European students. 2012-2014 http://vmcolab.eu
HOTEL Holistic Approach to Technology Enhanced Learning: effective, holistic and faster innovation cycles in EuropeanTEL, focusing on the design, testing and validation of a new innovation working method. 2012 – 2014 http://hotel-project.eu/
VISIR

to collect, analyse and share micro innovation practices in the field of ICT for learning, and to propose, in a multistakeholder and collaborative fashion, a new vision for ICT for learning in Europe.

– See more at: http://visir-network.eu/#sthash.ofUfhlvM.dpuf

VISIR aims to collect, analyse and share micro innovation practices in the field of ICT for learning, and to propose, in a multistakeholder and collaborative fashion, a new vision for ICT for learning in Europe.

The use of ICT for learning in Europe is gaining ground, but to uncap its potential as a driver of change for our economies and societies, we need to move from fragmentation and piloting to articulation and system adoption.

To address this need, and with the support of the Lifelong Learning Programme of the European Commission, VISIR  will work for three years (2011 to 2014) to address three major gaps: the “understanding gap”, the “networking gap”, and the “mainstreaming gap” of ICT for learning in Europe.

– See more at: http://visir-network.eu/aboutvisir/#sthash.ZNyuN57d.dpuf

 2011 – 2014  http://visir-network.eu/
e-Solve E-SOLVE aims to distill knowledge on LdV projects dealing with e-learning, categorizing them according to several aspects, selecting sectoral good-practices and disseminating them among VET stakeholders throughout Europe.  2013 – 2014  http://esolve.gtk.uni-pannon.hu/
Digiskills DigiSkills aims to serve as an accelerator of the sharing, adoption, usage, and re-purposing of the already rich existing eLearning resources. 2012 – 2015 http://digiskills-project.ea.gr/
SEQUENT SEQUENT aims to promote excellence in the use of ICT in higher education, with a clear goal to prepare European universities in line with the European Modernization Agenda and to make higher education in Europe fit better to cross-border collaboration initiatives in the implementation of innovative and ICT enhanced partnerships.  2014 – 2015  http://www.sequent-network.eu/
OEI OEI aims to improve the uptake of OER and increase access for and engagement by educators and learners.The key idea of the project is to enable exchange of and collaboration around Open Educational Ideas, Resources and Pra.ctices (OEI, OER, OEP) in Europe.  2013 – 2015  http://www.idea-space.eu/
VMPass Project’s mission is to give non-formal learning achievements meaning within the formal education system by creating an innovative “learning passport” – a standard template where non-formal learning and assessment can be documented such that it may count as qualification for higher education.  2013 – 2015  http://vmpass.eu/
LangOER LangOER aims to contribute to the promotion of learning and teaching of less used European languages by linking them to the global challenges of Open Education.  2014 – 2016  http://langoer.eun.org/about

Full list of projects in which EFQUEL has participated:

UNIQUe

University Quality label

2006-2008

http://unique.efquel.org/

QUAL-C

QUALC quality approach, which can be adopted to improve quality for the key stakeholders in adult learning; the learners, the learning organisation and the communities in which learning takes place.

2007-2009

http://efquel.org/tools/qualc/

QMPP

Quality Management of Peer Production e-learning content model.

2007-2009

Handbook: http://efquel.org/wp-content/uploads/2012/03/QMPP-Handbook_ver099.pdf

Hextlearn

Higher Education exploring ICT use for Lifelong Learning.

2007-2009

Not available

ENGAGE

European Network for Growing Activity in Game-based learning in Education.

2008-2010

http://www.engagelearning.eu/

CONCEDE

CONtent Creation Excellence through Dialogue in Education:

2009-2011

http://www.concede.cc/

Quality Framework for User Generated Content

CerOrganic

Quality assurance procedure for the vocational education/training of agricultural advisors/trainers.

2009-2011

http://www.cerorganic.eu/

SEVAQ+

Self-evaluation of quality in technology-enhanced learning in HE and VET

2009-2011

http://sevaq.efquel.org/

OPAL

Open Educational Quality Initiative: Quality of Open Educational Practices

2009-2011

http://www.oer-quality.org/

OERtest

Testing the Feasibility of OER-Course Certification.

2010-2012

http://www.oer-europe.net/

VISCED

A transnational Appraisal of Virtual Schools and College Provision.

2010-2012

http://www.virtualschoolsandcolleges.info/

REVIVE VET

Revive VET practices applying innovative ICT integration methodologies and building VET professional online quality communities.

2011-2013

http://www.reviveproject.eu/vet/

TQM

Teaching and Training Quality Management.

2011-2013

http://www.tqmproject.eu/

VISIR

Vision, Scenarios, Insights and Recommendations on how ICT may help making lifelong learning a reality for all.

2011-2013

http://www.tqmproject.eu/