Workshop and Seminar Reports


Quality Assurance of E-learning
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The present report follows an ENQA workshop on the Quality Assurance of E-learning. The workshop was hosted by the National Agency for Higher Education (NAHE), and took place at Kristina Konferens & Hotell in Sigtuna, Sweden, on 7-8 October 2009. The workshop provided a discussion ground for quality assurance agencies about the development of e-learning to enhance borderless education.


Quality Assurance in Postgraduate Education
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The present report follows an ENQA Workshop on Quality Assurance and Postgraduate Education, hosted by the Romanian Agency for Quality Assurance in Higher Education (ARACIS) in Brasov, Romania on 12–13 March 2009. The workshop was an excellent opportunity for ENQA members to exchange information, define concepts and examine best practice related to quality assurance of postgraduate education.


Quality Assurance in Transnational Higher Education
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The present report is the product of an ENQA Bologna Seminar “Quality Assurance in Transnational Education: from words to action” hosted by the Quality Assurance Agency (QAA, UK) in London in December, 2008. The seminar discussed the current trends in Transnational landscapes, the influence of the UNESCO-OECD Guidelines for cross-border higher education and their compatibility with the Standards and Guidelines for Quality Assurance in the European Higher Education Area. The outcomes of the seminar were later presented as recommendations to the Bologna Follow-up Group.


First external evaluations of quality assurance agencies – lessons learned
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This report is a product of an ENQA seminar on the first external evaluations of quality assurance agencies, held in Paris in July 2008. The seminar took stock of the achieved reviews of agencies to learn lessons from these first outcomes and, hence, provided a platform for continuous enhancement of this process in the future. This report gives a background and overview of external reviews, and presents the perspectives and experiences of agencies and expert teams on the review process.


Programme-oriented and institutional-oriented approaches to quality assurance: new developments and mixed approaches
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This report is the result of an ENQA workshop, hosted by the German Accreditation Council (GAC) in Berlin in June 2008, which gave an opportunity to share experience of linking both programme-oriented and institutional-oriented approaches and to present different paths to a combined approach according to the different legal and political national backgrounds. The report brings together articles presenting national experiences and approaches to quality assurance in six European countries, and offers a range of various examples of quality assurance systems.


Current Trends in European Quality Assurance
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This report is the result of two regional seminars on current trends in European Quality Assurance organised by ENQA in 2007. The seminars were held in Sofia, Bulgaria and The Holy See, Vatican City. The Sofia seminar was organised in cooperation with the National Evaluation and Accreditation Agency (NEAA). The Holy See seminar was organised in collaboration with the Congregation for Catholic Education, the Agency for the Evaluation and Promotion of Quality in Ecclesiastical Faculties (AVEPRO) and the Pontifical Academy of Sciences.


Assessing educational quality: Knowledge production and the role of experts
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This report is a product of an ENQA Workshop “Assessing educational quality: Knowledge production and the role of experts” hosted by the Norwegian Agency for Quality Assurance in Education (NOKUT) in Oslo in February, 2008. The workshop gathered representatives from higher education institutions and agencies to exchange and discuss experiences on the process of external reviews and on the role of the review experts in that process.


Internal Quality Assurance and the European Standards and Guidelines
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The present report is a product of "Internal QA -systems and the ESG" seminar in Barcelona in April 2008 that also constituted the first annual meeting of the ENQA IQA Group. Among other issues, the European standard (and ENQA membership criterion) on accountability procedures was extensively discussed in the seminar.


Quality Assurance and Qualifications Frameworks
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The present report is a product of the “ENQA Workshop on Quality Assurance and Qualifications Frameworks”, hosted by the ENQA member agency HETAC in Dublin in June 2007. The articles have been submitted by the presenters of the workshop. The report gives an overview on recent European developments and examines the implications of the qualifications frameworks for quality assurance in different European countries.


Student involvement in the processes of quality assurance agencies
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The present report is a product of the “ENQA workshop on student involvement in the processes of quality assurance agencies” hosted by the ENQA member agency ANECA in Madrid in October 2006. It includes four articles submitted by the presenters of the workshop as well as an analysis of the ENQA membership survey on student involvement.