MOOQ and ICDE establish close cooperation

MOOQ and ICDE establish close cooperation

Partnership by MOOQ and ICDE for shared vision on quality of Open Education

The European Alliance MOOQ and the global membership organization ICDE have signed a Memorandum of Understanding for a close cooperation. The two leading international initiatives for online learning confirm a shared quality vision and interest in the field of open education. Christian M. Stracke, MOOQ coordinator, and Gard Titlestad, ICDE Secretary General, who signed the MOU, are convinced that the collaboration will provide benefits for the whole community worldwide. A first focus will be the improvement of the quality of Open Education and Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs).

“We are happy about this close cooperation with ICDE to facilitate high quality in Open Education and MOOCs in the future”, underlines Christian M. Stracke from the Open University of the Netherlands. And Gard Titlestad from ICDE adds: “ICDE is pleased to share the vision of Open Education and to collaborate with MOOQ in the development and consultation of a Quality Reference Framework for MOOCs.”

MOOQ and ICDE have established a partnership for the promotion and support of open online learning and its quality and agree to organize first common activities and events. ICDE is already supporting the first Global Survey on the Quality of MOOCs facilitated by the MOOQ alliance (www.survey.mooc-quality.eu).

MOOQ (www.mooc-quality.eu) is the European Alliance for Quality of Massive Open Online Courses, called MOOCs. The vision of MOOQ is to foster and improve the quality in Open Learning and Education and in particular in MOOCs leading to a new era of learning experiences.

ICDE, the International Council for Open and Distance Education (www.icde.org), is the leading global membership organization for online, open, flexible and technology enhanced education, and draws its membership from institutions, educational authorities, commercial actors, and individuals.

More information about MOOQ online at: www.mooc-quality.eu

More information about ICDE online at: www.icde.org

Author Christian M. Stracke

Dr. Christian M. Stracke is Associate Professor for Open Education and Innovation at the Open University of the Netherlands. In addition he is Advisory Professor at the East China Normal University (ECNU) in Shanghai, and Adjunct Professor at the Korea National Open University (KNOU) in Seoul. His main working fields are Open Education, technology-enhanced learning, educational policies and philosophy, learning innovations and quality, impact assessment and competence modelling. He has founded and established ICORE, the International Community for Open Education and Research and LINQ, the annual international conference on Learning Innovations and Quality. He has got 20+ years of business and research experience in HR and E-Learning in leading research teams and large scale projects (> 100 projects, > 50 Mio. EUR) and in consulting institutions and public authorities to develop long-term policies. His latest news online at: www.opening-up.education.

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