Sir John Daniel, former President & Chief Executive Officer, Commonwealth of Learning & Stamenka Uvalić-Trumbić, UNESCO “Refocussing Quality in eLearning”
During the opening keynote session of this year’s EFQUEL Innovation Forum Sir John Daniel (Commonwealth of Learning) and Stamenka Uvalić-Trumbić (UNESCO) will give a joint presentation on the theme “Refocussing Quality in eLearning”. They will be surveying the online learning scene as it now is and situating the challenges of quality in eLearning in the context of quality in higher education.
This presentation draws on the “A Guide to Quality in Online Learning” (edited by Stamenka Uvalić-Trumbić and Sir John Daniel) which will be published as an OER in both English and Chinese.
About the keynote speakers…
Ms. Stamenka Uvalić-Trumbić retired from her post as Chief of UNESCO’s Higher Education Section in late November 2011. She was a long-time member of the UNESCO Higher Education team and a valued COL partner. She continues to collaborate with COL as a consultant on the COL/UNESCO/Hewlett Foundation initiative “Fostering Governmental Support for Open Educational Resources Internationally”.. Read her full bio on the Commonwealth of Learning website
Sir John Daniel served as President and C.E.O. of COL from 2004 to 2012. He is now working on a variety of international projects, notably as Education Master in the Beijing DeTao Masters Academy, China and Chair of the UWC (United World Colleges) International Board. Sir John brought wide international experience in universities and the United Nations system to his eight-year tenure as President of COL. Read his full bio on the Commonwealth of Learning website
Guy Haugh: “Acknowledging the QA challenges of the future”
Guy Haug was centrally involved in 1998-2001 in initiating and shaping the Bologna Process, which aims to foster coherence in degree, credit and QA systems throughout Europe. Between 2001-2006, he worked for the EU Commission where he was in charge of major policy documents aimed at setting a European agenda for change/modernisation in higher education and research.
Guy Haug has hands-on experience of university management and of quality assurance/accreditation (he is also a member of Austrian and Spanish accreditation agencies).
His career has involved active cooperation with major international organisations (OECD; Council of Europe; UNESCO; European Commission for the shaping/inception of its Erasmus, Tempus and Asia-Link programmes) and with numerous university networks in Europe and North and Latin America. He also served 8 years as Director General for Europe and Vice President of the Council on International Educational Exchange, New York/Paris.
Guy Haug has participated as chair, speaker or panelist in over 200 conferences and workshops on higher education policies, systems and cooperation throughout the world and has published extensively on international issues in higher education.
In his opening keynote on the 26th of September, Guy Haugh will address the challenges of QA for the future. What is the orientation for the future? Which new and emerging fields and technologies are posing new challenges to quality development? With a new wave of e-learning emerging through new and fascinating developments like Open educational resources, MOOCs and social media in learning and a decade of intense development of quality criteria, methods and management approaches it is time to tackle the challenges…
Josep Grifoll “Looking for an effective and efficient external Quality Assurance scheme for e-learning”
Josep Grifoll is representing AQU, the Catalan University Quality Assurance Agency
Economist (UAB 1993) and Master East Asian Studies (UOC 2008). Technical director for institutional and study programmes evaluations in AQU Catalunya, and member of the Board of ENQA (elected in 2008).
Since 1997 he is working in AQU Catalunya on QA processes for programmes and higher education institutions; he has also experience in in ternational QA projects and processes within Europe, Latin America and South East Asia. He has been member of the steering committee of EQAF (the European Quality Assurance Forum) in 2010 and 2011; he was the coordinator of the 2011 edition of the ENQA Survey on QA procedures “Visions for the future”; and represented ENQA, designing the self-assessment tool, in the EURASHE promoted project to develop lifelong learning strategies in HEI. At the moment, he is representing ENQA in a capacity building project for the ASEAN Countries; he is also involved in a team of experts developing pilot accreditations of higher education study programmes in Bosnia and Herzegovina; and coordinating an international ENQA working group about the impact of external QA in HE.
Before being involved in QA for Higher Education, he worked at Nissan Motor doing job evaluations and in the Universitat Politècnica developing systems to manage the PhD office.
View Josep Grifoll’s PPT round table presentation on the topic at the ASEM Seminar on QA, Sèrves, France 2012.
Jon File (CHEPS / University of Twente) “U-Multirank, a new multidimensional, user-driven approach to international ranking of higher education institutions”
Jon File holds a first-class Honours degree in Sociology from the University of Cape Town.His career has been primarily in university planning and management, having held the posts of Director of Academic Support Programmes, University Planning Officer and Academic Secretary at the University of Cape Town between 1980 and 1997. He was a member of the 13-person National Commission on Higher Education (1995/6) appointed by the new South African government to make proposals for the transformation of higher education. He joined CHEPS as Director of Development and Consultancy in 1998 and served as Executive Director from 2004 to 2009.
His current interests are comparative perspectives on the effects of governmental policies on higher education institutions; planning at the institutional and systems levels; higher education reform in the context of major socio-political transformation; and the development of higher education leaders and managers through education and training programmes. Read Jon File’s full bio on the University of Twente website.
Jon File will present U-Multirank. U-Multirank is a new multidimensional, user-driven approach to international ranking of higher education institutions. The dimensions it includes are teaching and learning, research, knowledge transfer, international orientation and regional engagement. Based on empirical data U-Multirank will compare institutions with similar institutional profiles and allow users to develop personalised rankings by selecting indicators in terms of their own preferences.