e-Competence Frameworks

This study was commissioned by the Malta Information Technology Agency (MITA) to collect data on the various e-competence frameworks in Europe. It was intended to help Government make an informed decision on the eventual drafting of a Maltese e-Competence Framework.

Context of Collaboration in Higher VET in Europe: National Cases from England, Flanders, Czechia, Denmark, Germany and the Basque Country

The publication examines the cooperation within the strategic triangle of Educational Institutions, Enterprises and Students in England, Flanders, Czechia, Denmark, Germany and the Czech Republic. Within each of these nations, the publication examines the systems of higher vocational education, provides …

The Digitisation of TVET and Skills Systems

The affordances of digital technologies are such that when deployed in a context of stakeholders with a propensity for change, they will facilitate new opportunities and also create challenges for the technical and vocational education and training (TVET) sector.

This …

Apprenticeship Quality Toolkit

The Apprenticeship Quality Toolkit follows a quality management system style approach as defined by ISO. It is designed considering the need to control eight critical processes within professional Higher Education and SMEs. It Includes sections on:

For Professional Higher Education

Scope of Micro-Credentials in Europe

Understanding current levels of provision, strategies and future plans with regards to micro-credentials (Survey results are available here).…

Effective Approaches to Enhancing the Social Dimension of Higher Education

Despite all intentions in the course of the Bologna Process and decades of investment into improving the social dimension, results in many national and international studies show that inequity remains stubbornly persistent, and that inequity based on socio-economic status, parental …

Assuring the Quality of Credentials to support Learning Innovation

The credential-space is currently seeing significant innovation, driven by twin priorities, namely the unbundling of learning, and the drive to digitise credentials as prioritised by the Bologna Digital Agenda and the EU’s Digital Education Action Plan. While traditionally students could …

Realising the Scope of Open Education through Credentialisation

The goal of this paper is to conceptualise the effect of open education recognition on the overall higher education landscape by creating a future history i.e., the evolution from present conditions to one of several futures. These scenarios are the …

Evolving Diversity: An overview of equitable access to Higher Education in Europe

The report gives a general overview of the access to Higher Education in Europe, including entry into Higher Education, equity as defined by socioeconomic background, income and expenditure of students in HE and the effect of work on studies.