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Excellence in e-learning: the key challenges for universities

Kear, Karen and Rosewell, Jonathan (2018). Excellence in e-learning: the key challenges for universities. European Association of Distance Teaching Universities, Maastricht.

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Abstract

The E-xcellence methodology (excellencelabel.eadtu.eu) facilitates higher education institutions in reviewing the quality of their e-learning offerings, supported by benchmarks, guiding resources and external assessors.

An analysis of E-xcellence reviews at nineteen higher education institutions was undertaken, in order to identify the most challenging aspects of e-learning provision for the institutions. The analysis revealed the E-xcellence benchmarks that were considered the most problematic in self-assessments, or which attracted the most planned actions for improvement.

This profiling exercise indicated that the main challenges were:
• developing e-learning strategy
• building online academic communities for students
• managing staff workload.

There was also a strong focus on increasing the interactivity of learning materials. In contrast, the provision of reliable IT systems and hardware was unproblematic.

Item Type: Other
Keywords: quality assurance; quality enhancement; e-learning; online learning; blended learning
Academic Unit/School: Faculty of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) > Computing and Communications
Faculty of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM)
Research Group: Centre for Research in Education and Educational Technology (CREET)
Item ID: 56684
Depositing User: Jonathan Rosewell
Date Deposited: 18 Oct 2018 10:27
Last Modified: 07 Dec 2018 13:36
URI: http://oro.open.ac.uk/id/eprint/56684
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