Quality for Online Learning

Find the Quality Checklist for Beginners in Online Learning here!

Or go to the Quality Criteria for Experts in Online Learning here!

The Quality Reference Framework for Open Education and MOOCs is published and available here!

A big thank you very much to all thousands of MOOC learners, designers, facilitators and providers who contributed and made it possible!


Furthermore, the first findings from the Global MOOC Quality Survey are published!

Thank you very much for your contributions to our Global MOOC Quality Survey!


And our MOOQ Conference 2018 was a huge success and all exciting keynotes, presentations and the final programme are also available online now!


MOOQ is the European Alliance for Quality of Massive Open Online Courses, called MOOCs.

The vision of MOOQ is to foster quality in MOOCs leading to a new era of learning experiences.

MOOQ’s mission is to develop a Quality Reference Framework (QRF) for the adoption, the design, the delivery and the evaluation of MOOCs in order to empower MOOC providers for the benefit of the learners.

For this purpose, MOOQ has followed a mixed method research approach: First, the Global MOOC Quality Survey addressing MOOC learners, designers and facilitators with hundreds of participants was a huge success. In addition, 45 semi-structured interviews were conducted with MOOC providers, designers and facilitators leading to in-depth insights. And a series of workshops at international conference were organized by MOOQ to discuss and improve the Quality Reference Framework for MOOCs. Thank you very much for joining and sharing your experiences and expectations!

The main goal of MOOQ is the development and the integration of quality approaches, new pedagogies and organisational mechanisms into MOOCs with a strong focus on the learning processes, methodologies and assessments.

To enhance the unique digital market in Europe, MOOQ will lead to new Q-generation of MOOCs that will be designed, organized and tested as qMOOCs. This will be done in close collaboration with all interested partners and stakeholders in Europe and beyond.

MOOQ promises: We will make MOOCs better!