Promoting Online Training for the Workforce in Europe

On 4Jun19 in Brussels the final workshop was presented. The session was reported by me at the EUCEN 51st conference last 6Jun19. A video can be seen at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YouKeoy1iBc&feature=youtu.be.

If anyone wants a copy of presenters slides contact Ahidoba or me.

EQAF 2019 Berlin

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.

EDEN work on QA of Elearning

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

Quality assurance of e-learning provision

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.

https://enqa.eu/indirme/papers-and-reports/occasional-papers/Considerations%20for%20QA%20of%20e-learning%20provision.pdf

Call for practices around digital wellbeing issues

The Digital Wellbeing Educators’ Erasmus+ project is still collecting documents describing existing good practices around digital wellbeing issues. By digital wellbeing we understand:
– to develop/use tools or practices that look after personal health, safety, relationships and work-life balance in digital settings;
– to use digital tools in pursuit of personal goals (e.g. health and fitness);
– to participate in social and community activities;
– to act safely and responsibly in digital environments;
– to negotiate and resolve conflict;
– to manage digital workload, overload and distraction;
– to act with concern for the human and natural environment when using digital tools.

If you have any material addressing any of the points listed above, please send these files to office@eucen.eu Those who collaborate in the collaction of materials will have access to the transversal analysis that will be done afterwards prior to its official publication.

For more details about this project, please visit its website.

Digital Wellbeing

If we apply the definition given by the “Building digital capacity” project*, Digital Wellbeing is the capacity to:

  • look after personal health, safety, relationships and work-life balance in digital settings;
  • use digital tools in pursuit of personal goals (eg health and fitness);
  • participate in social and community activities;
  • act safely and responsibly in digital environments;
  • negotiate and resolve conflict;
  • manage digital workload, overload and distraction;
  • act with concern for the human and natural environment when using digital tools.

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