ECBCheck is a quality improvement scheme for E-Learning programmes. It supports organisations to measure how successful their e-learning programmes are and allows for continuous improvement though peer collaboration and benchlearning. ECBCheck forms a participative quality environment which allows its members to benefit in a variety of ways by having access to tools and guidelines for their own practice on the one hand, and being able to obtain a community based label on the other hand. Three stages to quality are suggested:

  1. Members of the ECBCheck professional community document their commitment to quality by joining
  2. The ECBCheck professional community provides access to and allows sharing of guidelines, tools as well as experiences for quality development for its members
  3. On the basis of a detailed self-assessment process, members can enter into mutual peer-review partnerships to improve the quality of their e-learning offers.

ECBCheck is developed from the community of organisations through an innovative and participative process which has been initiated by InWent – Capacity Building International, Germany and the European Foundation for Quality in E-Learning (EFQUEL). The ECBCheck community consists of over 20 affiliated organisations.