13 November 2014 | EQAF Paper

Diversity and culture as pull factors for successfully practiced quality standards in virtual higher, further education and scientific trainings

Kathrin Wetzel, Marlen Arnold


The Bologna process considers a greater internationalization and cultural diversity. In virtual higher education quality is particular important but difficult to manage and to reach. This paper shows the relevance of quality in the field of e-learning offers and demonstrates why quality standards are practical and  indispensable for further academic education programs.

In the field of virtual higher education students are often faced with uncertainty. The development of quality standards is not only useful because of the uncertainties but also to face diversity and cultural differences at a high standard. This paper presents the importance of the standards and linked them with the cultural characteristics of students. Moreover, it highlights gender and diversity aspects in the quality framework.


This paper was presented at EQAF and reflects the views of the named authors only.


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