The aim of the SIG E-Portfolio is to determine the usage of e-portfolio elaborating pedagogical recommendations and defining if there is a common need for a national instance of an e-portfolio that would among other features cover lifelong storage. In order to do so, the SIG launched a survey to identify e-portfolio practices and needs and since then organizes workshops to focus on pedagogical and technological aspects.
As distance learning is now highly expanding through the world, all Higher Education Institutions are concerned with ensuring the quality of their provisions in this format. In Switzerland, with the coming accreditation of higher education institution under the new Higher Education Act (HEdA), it will be necessary for Higher Education Institutions to develop specific procedures to integrate online provisions in their internal quality assurance system, in order to be able to prove that quality of distance learning is under control. On the basis of the many reflexions and concretisations that have been done already in Switzerland, Europe and further, sharing practices and experiences is a way to boost and facilitate the work of each HEI in this field. The SIG Quality of distance learning proposes in-depth discussions and developments at experts and practitioners level.