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From QA to QE (Workshop 0132)


14:50 - 15:50 on Tuesday, 6 September 2011 in 7.70
0132 Moving from Quality Assurance to Quality Enhancement: A Toolkit for Technology Enhanced Learning Barbara Newland, Maria Papaefthimiou, Dave O'Hare
0132 Moving from Quality Assurance to Quality Enhancement: A Toolkit for Technology Enhanced Learning Barbara Newland, Maria Papaefthimiou, Dave O'Hare

Background

With the increase of student fees and the increasing use of blended learning it is becoming even more important to ensure quality assurance processes enable and support the effective use of e-learning.

The Quality Assurance and Quality Enhancement in e-Learning Special Interest Group (QA-QE SIG, 2011) is a group of practitioners, both academic and professional support staff, interested in using technology to enhance the quality of learning, teaching and assessment. The SIG is funded by the HEA and has members from institutions throughout the UK. The SIG has produced a Commentary and Critique of the QAA Code of Practice: Section 2 (QAQE SIG, 2011). The SIG Steering Group have also been developing a Toolkit to provide a “framework and tools for academics and support staff to use when considering employing technology to enhance course delivery. It enables practitioners to:

  • Ensure that all aspects of the course design, delivery and maintenance processes are addressed by their institution’s quality assurance procedures; and
  • Effectively harness the potential of the quality assurance procedures to drive forward the enhancement of the students’ learning experience.

The toolkit is designed to meet the broad continuum of delivery patterns from blended delivery to fully online distance courses.” (QAQE SIG, 2011). Four Institutions have used the Toolkit and their findings informed its further development.

Ideas to be explored or skills to be acquired or problems to be addressed:

The Toolkit has 3 sections on Planning and Design, Monitoring of Implementation, Review and Redesign.

Participants will:

  • Develop an understanding of the Toolkit
  • Discuss the implementation of the Toolkit in the context of their institution
  • Intended outcomes for participants:

    Participants will work in groups to develop an action plan of how they could use the Toolkit in their own context and institution.