Flexible higher education: implications for QA

Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, the 2020 European Quality Assurance Forum will be organised in the form of online sessions. This decision was taken with the health and safety of all participants in mind. The EQAF organisers express their gratitude to the host, Aalto University, for all of the work and effort and looks forward to collaborating in the future.

The 2020 EQAF online event, entitled “Flexible higher education: implications for QA”, will combine online sessions about European policies and trends, research, and practical case examples related to the Forum theme and more generally about current developments in quality assurance.

Responding to current societal changes, higher education institutions are increasingly inclusive and accommodate diverse student populations. In addition, as part of the move towards student-centred learning, institutions are expected to allow students to choose the pace, place and mode of delivery. These developments are leading to the emergence of more flexible learning paths and educational offers beyond traditional qualifications. The 15th edition of EQAF will explore if QA is fit for this dynamic and flexible environment and how it could better support higher education institutions in this transition and encourage them make the most of it. 

The European Quality Assurance Forum (EQAF) provides a platform for discussion, professional development and exchange of experiences among the main stakeholders in quality assurance. Specifically, the Forum will be of interest to rectors and vice-rectors responsible for quality assurance, quality assurance officers in higher education institutions, students, quality assurance agency staff and researchers working on higher education or the quality assurance field.

Further information about the Forum including the programme and registration information for the online sessions will become available in the early September. 

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