As distance learning is now highly expanding through the world, all higher education institutions are concerned with ensuring the quality of their provisions in this format. In Switzerland, with the coming accreditation of higher education institutions under the new Higher Education Act (HEdA), it will be necessary to develop specific procedures to integrate online provisions in the internal quality assurance system of Swiss Higher Education Institutions, to prove that quality of distance learning is under control. On the basis of the many reflections and concretisations that have been done already in Switzerland, Europe and further, sharing practices and experiences is a way to boost and facilitate the work of each higher education institution in this field. The SIG Quality of Distance Learning proposes in-depth discussions and developments at expert and practitioner's level.
Date and location of the first SIG meeting will follow soon.