The political parties are beginning to negotiate the program of the new Cabinet after general elections in Finland. One of the main parties has suggested to launch a system of learning accounts, into which the employer, the public bodies and the individual could invest. The employee could then use the funds for ‘continuous learning’ (the politically correct concept here these days).
Another viewpoint to this was raised in the Future of Work Conference in Brussels in April. In the panel, a representative of the small enterprises called for ‘field-specific funds’ for lifelong learning. His logic was that this would promote LLL whereas the companies needed not be afraid that their investments in staff development would lead to moving to other companies after training.
Any experience on this in other countries?
This year’s European Quality Assurance Forum in Berlin 21 – 23 November will explore how external and internal QA processes can support engaged higher education institutions in developing activities that meet the expectations and needs of all stakeholders and demonstrate their value to society. The viewpoint is far wider than digital learning but the audience in EQAF 2018 considered the quality assurance of digital learning as one of the most important development tasks for the future.
There is a EDEN Special Interest Group with activities like:
a) EDLW2018, (november 2018) http://www.eden-online.org/eden_conference/considerations-for-qa-of-e-learning-provision/
b) OEW2019 7 March 2019 http://www.eden-online.org/eden_conference/oer-quality-assessment/
c) LinkedIn https://www.linkedin.com/groups/8741456/
d) Webpage http://www.eden-online.org/eden-special-interest-group-on-technology-enabled-learning-tel-and-quality-enhancement/.
Post other useful links, Alfredo Soeiro
A working group from ENQA has published : “Considerations for quality assuranCe of e-learning provision”. Based on the European Standards and Guidelines (ESG 2015), each standard is commented according to e-learning provision.
Very useful for Higher Education Institutions to prepare themselves for institutional accreditation or update their quality assurance system.
OpenupEd’s Webinar Week is on Mooc Design with a focus on Quality of Moocs on the 16th April: