British Learning Association contributes to European quality

British Learning Association contributes to European quality

The British Learning Association (BLA) has contributed to the European Project Supporting Excellence in eLearning (seeL), a consortium studying the impact of quality policies in e-learning on local and regional development across Europe.

The BLA has already carried out work in the UK on the production of quality criteria for open and flexible learning provision. The objective is to produce guidelines that could be used to ensure quality in e-learning at local and regional level throughout Europe.

Activities consisted of benchmarking, piloting quality projects and formulating recommendations to help measure the real impact of quality policies on local development, employment and innovation.

Now in its final stages, the project aims to result in

* A common vision and definition of what quality in e-learning means

* A quality award delivered at regional, national and European level

* A series of guidelines aimed at regional and local authorities for planning quality policies for e-learning

* Recommendations to standardisation bodies for future improvement of current standards

* A network of excellence supported by one (or more) European resource centre on excellence in learning.

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