The issue of eLearning quality is the centre of a relevant debate at national and European level involving Distance Learning resources and services providers, users and policy makers/actors. For many years SCIENTER has participated in European projects focused on the quality of ODL and eLearning; among which can be mentioned the following:
The SEEL Project - Supporting excellence in e-learning- on the quality of Policies on eLearning and innovation at regional level. In particular the SEEL project was dedicated to the study of the impact of quality policies in e-learning at local and regional levels in order to measure their influence on local and regional development – employment, innovation, competence development, etc. – and to provide recommendations on quality assurance policies to the different stakeholders, and particularly to policy makers (this project was co-funded by the European Commission within the eLearning Action Plan, 2003-2004).
The SEEQUEL Project - Sustainable Environment for the Evaluation of Quality in E-Learning - coordinated by the MENON Network (www.menon.org) in conjunction with some of the most important actors in Education and Industry at European level.
The SEEQUEL project was an initiative aimed at building dialogue around the issue of eLearning quality among all the stakeholders involved in the eLearning discourse.
The driving objective of SEEQUEL was to reach consensus on a comprehensive analysis framework, encompassing the different “quality cultures”, that are representative of the interests and long-standing priorities of the various user groups such as, industry, academia, professionals, students, etc.. (this project was co-funded by the European Commission within the eLearning Action Plan, 2002-2004).
The Caliber-Net Project - Quality in open and distance learning (ODL) in Europe -with the objective of promoting the production of ODL quality tools and enhancing the recognition of ODL methodology, through the identification of criteria that support the recognition system of competences and credits obtained through ODL programmes and as well as through the certification of products and services provided in the ODL field (project co-financed by the European Commission within the SOCRATES Programme, 1996-1998).