European Foundation for Quality in E-learning
From Researching Virtual Initiatives in Education
EFQUEL, the European Foundation for Quality in E-learning, is a European membership organisation that approaches quality in e-learning from different and complementary perspectives and develops full-scale services for all educational fields, regional contexts, and target groups. The Foundation aims at building a sustainable and proactive network of actors, providing valuable services to the European e-learning community.
Its website is at http://www.qualityfoundation.org/
The mission of EFQUEL
The mission of EFQUEL is to enhance the quality of eLearning in Europe by providing a new services framework for members and support for all stakeholders. EFQUEL is built on principles of dialogue and inclusiveness to promote excellence and innovation to achieve Learning Europe. The objective of the European-wide EFQUEL is to provide full-scale services for all educational fields, regional contexts and target groups.
Activities of EFQUEL
During its first years of operations, EFQUEL has set up a various activities:
History of EFQUEL
In 2004, at Online Educa Berlin, the EQO, SEEL, and SEEQUEL e-learning projects launched the European Foundation for Quality in E-learning, EFQUEL. After that, the TRIANGLE project has provided the environment for successfully establishing EFQUEL and the Foundation has taken its first steps in the framework of this project.
The EFQUEL Office
The EFQUEL headquarters are located in Brussels, Belgium.
EFQUEL is a European membership organisation and consists at the moment of 70 members from nearly 20 European countries. The members represent European associations, universities, companies and vocational training institutions.
For a list of members see http://www.qualityfoundation.org/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=57&Itemid=71&lang=en
EFQUEL is a partner in VISCED.