The rise of open online learning and e-learning poses more than ever quality-relevant questions. The development where learners take personal responsibility for their own learning is only one of the issues when quality is discussed, another problem is when quality is expressed as norm-based versus process-based.
In view of the global challenges associated with education, there is an urgent need to redefine quality issues. The quality of e-learning is a constant debate and discussion. Quality in this respect is complex and can either be easily defined or must be elaborated to a high and deep degree. There may be more questions than answers. First, the five most frequently asked questions have to be answered. What do we mean by quality? Why is it important? Who’s involved? Quality for whom? When should quality be measured? In addition, the quality can be seen at various levels: nano, micro, meso, macro.
The webinar will address the current discourse and quality issues in open flexible online learning, including e-learning.
You will meet
Professor Dr Ebba Ossiannilsson
Professor Dr Ebba Ossiannilsson is an independent researcher, expert, quality assessor and influencer in the fields of open online flexible, distance learning, including e-learning TEL, OER and MOOCs. Her focus is on quality, innovation, leadership, and personal, learning. She is in EDEN EC, Chair the EDEN SIG for TEL and quality enhancement, EDEN Fellow, and EDEN Council of Fellows. She is in the ICDE EC, and Chair the ICDE Advocacy Committee, for the worldwide advocacy of OER. Ossiannilsson is a quality expert and reviewer for ICDE, and the EADTU, and an evaluator and expert for the European Commission. She works with the Swedish Institute of Standards and ISO. She is a member of the Digital Skills and Jobs Coalition Sweden. Ossiannilsson is VP of the Swedish Association for Distance Education. Ossiannilsson holds her PhD from Oulu University, Finland, with a dissertation on benchmarking e-learning in higher education. She led the ICDE’s quality standard study in 2014-2015. She is in the editorial board of several scientific journals.