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The Focus on Quality Goes Global!

The Focus on Quality Goes Global!

As online education takes root in countries throughout the world, more and more resources are being devoted to developing online courses and programs. With the increased investment in course and program development comes a focus on quality — specifically a focus on quality as it relates to the expected outcomes, student and faculty satisfaction, and more importantly, student success.

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ICDE well represented at the VI Cread Andes Convention and the VI Virtual Educa Ecuador Encounter

ICDE well represented at the VI Cread Andes Convention and the VI Virtual Educa Ecuador Encounter

For the first time in history, the city of Loja, Ecuador, assembled speakers and participants from all world regions to an international conference on Evaluation, Certification and Accreditation of Higher Distance and Online Education. The conference took place from 29 May to 1 June, hosted by Universidad Técnica Particular de Loja (UTPL).

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Global Survey on the Quality of MOOCs is launched

Global Survey on the Quality of MOOCs is launched

It is a unique first Global Survey on the Quality of Open Education and Massive Open Online Courses, short MOOCs. Join our fascinating adventure if you are a MOOC learner, MOOC designer or MOOC facilitator. Contribute to our main long-term goal: the improvement of future MOOCs by developing quality indicators and tools.

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NewsRita ChanQuality, MOOCs
Do you face the challenge of putting in place Quality assurance framework reflecting highest levels quality in Open & Distance Learning?

Do you face the challenge of putting in place Quality assurance framework reflecting highest levels quality in Open & Distance Learning?

All academicians connected with Open, Distance and Online learning face this question of quality assurance on a day to day basis. Join us for ICDE International Conference on 10-11 March 2017 at Pune, India to meet Prof. Dhanrajan, one of the world’s leading advocate and expert on Open and Distance Learning.

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Interactive work shop on digital transformation and quality at OEB 2016

Interactive work shop on digital transformation and quality at OEB 2016

ICDE led a highly interactive work shop at Online Educa Berlin 2 December titled: “Digital Transformation: Opportunity or threat to Quality Higher Education?”. Four invited panellists kicked off the discussion by introducing quality and the digital transformation from various perspectives, represented by Ebba Ossiannilsson, Jacques Dang, Christan M. Stracke and Christoph Stueckelberger.

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ICDE Quality Review site visit at Universitas Terbuka

ICDE Quality Review site visit at Universitas Terbuka

ICDE has performed a Quality Review site visit at Universitas Terbuka. The Quality Review process is an ICDE member service designed to promote and support quality open, distance, flexible and online education. The focus for the ICDE Quality Review service is the enhancement of quality of student support. As a central element of open, distance and online education it will involve many aspects of an institution. The reviews are undertaken in the spirit of academic peer review by a reviewer team contracted by ICDE, but with independence of judgment. 

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ICDE to establish Quality Network – we now invite institutions and associations to submit proposals for Focal Points on Quality

ICDE to establish Quality Network – we now invite institutions and associations to submit proposals for Focal Points on Quality

ICDE member institutions and associations are invited to propose candidates for Focal Points on Quality. The candidate should be well anchored within its own institutions’ quality work.

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Universitas Terbuka is Awarded the Certificate of Quality from ICDE

Universitas Terbuka is Awarded the Certificate of Quality from ICDE

The open and distance education system implemented by Universitas Terbuka (UT), has been acknowledged to meet the international standard of good practice for open and distance education by receiving the ICDE Quality Certificate. The Certificate was awarded by Dr. Belinda Tynan, one of the Executive Committees, on behalf of ICDE, on September 5, 2016, during the celebration of Universitas Terbuka's 32 years anniversary.

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NewsRita ChanIndonesia, Quality
Collaboration among ICDE members for the external evaluation of the Unit for Open Distance Learning at North-West University, South Africa

Collaboration among ICDE members for the external evaluation of the Unit for Open Distance Learning at North-West University, South Africa

To ensure the quality of its Unit for Open Distance Learning, the North-West University in South Africa, ICDE member, undertook an external evaluation in  2015. The external evaluation panel was composed by international and national experts, among which experts from ICDE members UNISA, Commonwealth of Learning, The Open University, Dublin City University and EATDU.

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Creating High-quality Open Education Resources: Quality Assurance and Evaluation -  An interview with the ICDE Secretary General in the Chinese scientific Journal of Distance Education

Creating High-quality Open Education Resources: Quality Assurance and Evaluation -  An interview with the ICDE Secretary General in the Chinese scientific Journal of Distance Education

ICDE Secretary General, was interviewed in the Chinese scientific Journal of Distance Education. The Journal of Distant Education appears in the Chinese Social Sciences Citation Index and is regarded as a very important journal in the field. 

In the article, named: "Creating High-quality Open Education Resources: Quality Assurance and Evaluation", he explains how ICDE works to create quality open education resources and realize the goal of education for all. 

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