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Development of on-line courses focusing on quality
Dalarna University, School of Humanities and Media Studies, French. (KIG)ORCID iD: 0000-0003-3061-0056
Dalarna University, School of Humanities and Media Studies, French. (KIG)ORCID iD: 0000-0001-6687-7807
2013 (English)In: Proceedings - The Open and Flexible Higher Education Conference 2013. Hosted by the FIED and the UMPC in Paris: Transition to open and on-line education in European universities, Heerlen: EADTU , 2013Conference paper (Other academic)
Abstract [en]

The purpose of this paper is to show by which means quality in on-line education is achieved at Dalarna University. As a leading provider of online university courses in northern Europe, both in terms of number of students conducting their studies entirely on-line compared to the whole student body, (approximately 70% on-line students all subjects included), Dalarna University has acquired de facto extensive practical experience in the field of information technologies related to distance education. It has been deemed essential, to ensure that the quality of teaching reflects the principles governing the assessment of learning so that on-line education is deemed as comparative to campus education, both from a legal and cognitive point-of-view. Dalarna University began on-line courses in 2002 and it soon became clear that the interaction between the teacher and the student should make its mark in all stages of the learning process in order to both maintain the learners' motivation and ensure the assimilation of knowledge. We will illustrate these aspects by giving examples of what has been done in the recent years in on-line teaching of languages. As this method of teaching is not limited to learning basic language skills, but also to the study of literature, social issues and the language system of the various cultures, our presentation will offer a broad range of areas where the principles of quality in education are provided on a daily basis.

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Heerlen: EADTU , 2013.
Keyword [en]
Quality assessment language-teaching interactivity
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Kultur, identitet och gestaltning
URN: urn:nbn:se:du-13266ISBN: 978-90-79730-13-1OAI: diva2:664382
EADTU 2013 Conference, Paris, 23-25 October
Available from: 2013-11-14 Created: 2013-11-14 Last updated: 2015-10-15Bibliographically approved

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