|Long Title:||eLearning Quality Management in six benchmark areas (management, course distribution, course design, curriculum design, support of learner, support of staff)|
|Scuola Universitaria Professionale della Svizzera Italiana|
Universita della Svizzera Italiana
Université de Fribourg - Universität Freiburg
SWITCH - Teleinformatikdienste für Lehre und Forschung
|Project Leader:||W. Bernhard|
(See also extension E-xcellence.ch OPEN)
|E-xcellence.ch||For all information, services, access to tool and community|
|QualiScan Group-Evaluation Tool||QualiScan Web-Software, free access|
LinkedIn Group (English)
LinkedIn Gruppe (German)
LinkedIn Groupe (French)
LinkedIn Gruppo (Italian)
|Community of Practice in four languages (free LinkedIn registration)|
|Information - Toolbox & Wiki||For members of Swiss Universities only (AAI account) - there are sections for the supported languages (E,D,F,I)|
E-xcellence.ch allows to assess and improve quality in e-Learning: Users will see what kind of
improvements in their e-Learning should be done and how they can do it.
The QualiScan tool with its expert recommended questions (30 questions in 60 items) allows to integrate stakeholders and experts of the involved e-Learning course and to perform group-evaluations. Different meanings of people involved can be shown graphically.
E-xcellence.ch supports all processes before, while and after the evaluation - with QualiScan, through an information website and a Community of Practice providing best practice, expert contacts and all kind of assistance.
Webinars about E-xcellence.ch and its use will be provided on demand (can be language-specific) and on a regular basis about two times a year.
All Swiss higher education institutions can use E-xcellence.ch - its free of charge and available in English, German, French and Italian.
The project team plans an extension that allows to open the QualiScan tool for other kind of questions and to enable improvement/editing of existing questions. It would also integrate a new set of questions devoted to the domain of tablet learning.
E-xcellence.ch is based on the experience of the European Project E-xcellence+ (within the LLL- Program), and is based on the assumption that there should be developed tools and structures which allow supporting and facilitating the realisation of quality management arrangements for eLearning offers, products and services of Higher Education in Switzerland. This project deals not mainly with labelling quality, but with approaches of quality management in connection with mutually defined standards and criteria between the project partners.
The project helps to tackle the problem of quality of eLearning which will stay/become a key issue,
as the community is supplied with a practical tool and existing community structures are being used and
strengthened and as the project can build on/ adapt tested software from an EU-project, the project is
The results of the project lay a good basis for further quality development initiatives in the future: it strengthens the existing community in the area of quality development, the OS-implementation is open to further development of the tool and related tools and processes, the definition of criteria and quality development processes may encourage further projects.
Involving ongoing activities: European project as basis that will be further developed and adapted to Swiss needs and peculiarities, experience from SVC and monitoring of ETH Zurich is being integrated.