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Summary: EQUEL stands for e-quality in e-learning and is a virtual centre of excellence for innovation and research in networked learning in higher and post-compulsory education.

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Dept/Research Groups: Centre for Studies in Advanced Learning Technology, Educational Research

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EQUEL was a European project that involved key researchers and e-learning practitioners from 14 European institutions of higher education. It was supported by the e-learning Initiative of the European Commission.

The aim of EQUEL was to foster European knowledge and understanding of the effects of e-learning practice, theory and philosophy through building a research and practitioner network of experts working in the field.

EQUEL was concerned to develop and extend understanding about approaches to e-learning which are:

This was achieved primarily through the establishment of 7 Special Interest Groups (SIGs) co-ordinated by members of the 14 partner consortium.

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