Add your story! Perspectives on Quality Processes in Distance and Online Education in Higher Education in Oceania


Last week, on 30 November, 2017 a lively webinar discussion on Perspectives on Quality Processes in Distance and Online Education in Higher Education in Oceania took place.

The webinar was sponsored by ICDE and the Australasian Council on Open, Distance and e-Learning (ACODE) and was hosted by Assoc Prof Philip Uys of Charles Sturt University, who is the ICDE's Focal Point of Quality for Oceania.

This webinar was a mini-regional meeting leading up to the International Conference on Quality Assurance: Achieving Sustainable Development through a diverse provision of Higher Education, to be held at UNESCO Head Quarter in Paris, June 2018. UNESCO has partnered with ICDE, Commonwealth of Learning and the International Network for Quality Assurance Agencies in Higher Education (INQAAHE) for this initiative.

In this lively broad ranging discussion, the panel of experts shared how the quality processes from their respective institutions/regions impact curriculum design, development and delivery.

52 participants connected online to hear from the following panelists:  

  • Dr Stephen Marshall - President of ACODE and researcher on institutional quality

  • Dr Tannis Morgan - Director for the Centre of Teaching, Learning and Innovation Justice Institute of British Columbia, Canada (our panellist external to Oceania)

  • Associate Professor Elizabeth Thomson – Director Learning Design Unit, Charles Sturt University, Australia

  • David Isaacson – PhD candidate on quality in learning design, The University of Adelaide, Australia.

The webinar was facilitated by Prof Val Peachey, Professor of Open Education, Charles Sturt University.

The recording of the webinar and the slides of the presenters are available at

We now invite organisations in Oceania to please add your institution’s “story” in the document in the accessible via the above URL.

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