WP4 partners (AQU Catalunya, ENQA and EQANIE) presented a paper entitled “External evaluation of e-assessment – a conceptual design of elements to be considered” at the 12th European Quality Assurance Forum (EQAF) on 23-25 November 2017 in the University of Latvia in Riga, Latvia.

The EQAF is organised by ENQA, ESU, EUA and EURASHE and combines practice-oriented or research-based discussions in paper sessions and workshops of current developments in quality assurance (QA). The Forum is of interest to different stakeholders in QA (rectors and vice-rectors responsible for QA, QA officers in higher education institutions, students, QA agency staff, researchers working on higher education or the QA field…) and it provides an opportunity for discussion, professional development and exchange of experiences through a mix of plenary and parallel sessions.

In an ever-changing landscape of higher education and more precisely in the scope of e-learning, the concept of QA is as complex as the reality of virtual provisions themselves. Accordingly, QA must adapt rapidly to these changes to give confidence to these new realities.

QA processes in the TeSLA project aim to assure and guarantee the quality of an e-assessment system using authentication and authorship instruments. The achievement of this aim will contribute to the enhancement of educational quality in the different forms of e-learning (always in compliance with the ESG) and to increase trust and reliability in these forms of education provision.

The WP4 paper takes into consideration the aforementioned features and it was developed based on the work performed in the TeSLA project. The paper presents the overall structure and aims of TeSLA project, discusses in more detail the QA methodology and identifies the essential elements for a proper evaluation of the TeSLA system.

The full paper can be read at the following link:

http://www.eua.be/Libraries/EQAF-2017/p21_huertas_roca_moehren_ranne_gourdin.pdf

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