The application round for TalTech's advanced level in e-learning/level 2 quality label is open until 4 November 2019
Educational Technology Centre evaluates e-courses based on the TalTech's E-learning standard.
To apply for the quality label, you must fill out:
1. the application form
2. the school's review
Requirements for applying
You can apply for the Quality Label for e-support that has been used at least once in your teaching.
The Quality Labeled e-course contains minimum e-support level 1 components (see eLearning Standard) and meets the following requirements: (you can see the requirements also while filling out the application form)
Information regarding organisation of studies
- the goals and learner-focused learning outcomes are clearly defined (e.g. knows strategic marketing terminology);
- the prior knowledge and skills required to participate in the course are presented (the target group of the course is described):
- the study materials and teaching activities correspond to the workload of the course;
- a detailed and comprehensive learning tutorial or extended course description has been added, which contains an overview of both e-learning as well as classroom sessions;
- a (planned) schedule is followed;
- technical and pedagogical support is ensured (contact persons indicated in the course description).
- the learning activities and assessment principles correspond to the learning outcomes of the course;
- the principles of assessment and feedback have been presented to the learners;
- during the course learners receive systematic feedback on their overall progress and weaknesses and strengths in the course;
- the learners are informed of their results (grades, points) by using the Moodle grade report;
- active participation of the learner in the learning process is supported, students are encouraged to communicate with each other and with the lecturer (e.g. Chat, Fleep, Teams, Discord, etc.);
- development of learning skills is fostered (learners are encouraged to reflect on what they have learned, to develop time-planning skills, e.g. determine how long it takes to do the homework, etc.).
- appropriate media (e.g. a text, pictures, animations, audio, video, etc.) are used to present the study materials;
- the study materials are prepared by applying the good practice of creating digital learning materials (the links are functioning, no outdated software is used);
- the technological tools support the learning process;
- the study materials include references to the works of other authors used to illustrate the course and prepare the study materials.
Technical aspects and structure
- the course is well structured and easy to use;
- the course is technically operational (the links open, the tools required function properly, the online resources are available);
- the learners are not required to purchase any additional software;
- the course includes a feedback survey on e-learning, the responses of which will be used to improve and develop the course.
Applying for the e-course quality label gives you the opportunity:
- to receive concise feedback on a few pages to your e-courses from students, colleagues and education technology officers,
- to increase the workload of a course. According to the rules for calculating the workload of face-to-face learning, the workload of a course that has been awarded level 2 in e-learning is multiplied by 1.15.
- to use the quality label for your course, stand out and gain recognition.
- to exchange at the awards seminar experience with other lecturers interested in e-learning.
- for the author of the best course to use the annual licence of Linkedin Learning for self-improvement. The licence provides access to more than 15 000 high-quality online courses.
For those of you who are interested, we recommend consulting the education technology officer of your school before applying. Please find the contact information HERE.
A quality label is valid for 3 years. The quality label of a course needs to be applied for once every three years.