Creating an Online Dimension for University Rankings (CODUR)
This project aims to generate:
a) A set of European-led quality criteria and indicators for the measurement of world-wide online education dimension, and
b) The guidelines for integrating these online education metrics in the current U-Multirank ranking, the European funded university ranking which intends to be a European contribution to the development of a multidimensional ranking.
CODUR would like to impact on 15-20 European higher education online education institutions in an initial stage and on at least 50 non-European international universities later on. These 65- 70 universities can be the starting point of the new dimension of the U-Multirank ranking. National and international stakeholders (industry, networks and associations) will also be involved, as well as students summing up a total of 490 people participating in any of the activities scheduled in the project.
The method of work will be based on the analysis of current quality assurance tools for online education, the identification of the shared common criteria and indicators and its fitness with the U-Multirank ranking.
Edul@b Research Group, Universitat Oberta de Catalunya
Open University, United Kingdom