DISH Quality Control and Accreditation Process

The DISH project follows a rigorous quality control process that ensures that the courses are developed to meet the project objective of creating low-threshold e-learning courses, which can be used in online and offline digital learning on a variety of devices and settings.

Course Development

The courses are developed under the supervision of a course lead who is an expert in the field. The course lead and other module developers are responsible for the development of all materials required for the course including assessments, PowerPoint, video scripts, and video. The course lead also ensures that each module has well-defined learning objectives and learning outcomes.

Each module should have well-defined learning objectives and learning outcomes that are supposed to guide the students learning journey. The quality control team ensures that the modules have activities and assessments that can be used to measure students’ progress.

Below is an example of Computer Science Level 1 course breakdown

  • Module 1 – Introduction to Digital technology
  • Module 2 – Digital Literacy and Offline Tools Needed
  • Module 3 – Digital Literacy and Offline Tools Needed
  • Module 4 – Introduction to Computer Networks
  • Module 5 – Network Hardware, Software, and Standardization
  • Module 6 – IP addressing and Networking Topology
  • Module 7 – Introduction to Information Technology (IT) Support
  • Module 8 – IT Support II – Maintenance and Troubleshooting
  • Module 9 – IT Project Management


The quality control team ensures that the courses fit into the experiences of the students. For instance, examples and case studies of people in the target countries should be used rather than countries the learners cannot relate to. The courses are aimed at youth and women who have been particularly impacted by unemployment and who struggle to access (further) education. This includes second-school graduates, but also dropouts. DISH courses can be adapted for students with internet access or without internet access, in order to facilitate students who do not have constant connectivity.

Plagiarism and Duplication Removal

The purpose of the plagiarism check is to ensure the courses developed are authentic and contain the original thoughts of the experts. Check the plagiarism and duplication removal process.

Video Production

A video should be produced for every study unit. For instance, if a module has 5 study units, it should have 5 videos.

The experts are expected to introduce themselves at the beginning of the first video for each module. In addition, the course overview should be highlighted, as well as learning outcomes. The expert should state the learning objectives and learning outcomes at the beginning of each video and a recap at the end.

Final Verification by the Quality Control Team

For a course to achieve final verification and approval, the quality control team ensures the following are available

  • Main Course Material (divided into modules)
  • Quizzes and Assessments
  • PowerPoint
  • Video scripts
  • Video

There are three levels required for final approval

  • Course leads approval
  • Quality control approval
  • Process control approval

The approval by the presidency will be done after these three steps.

Final Upload on the LMS by the eLearning Team

The courses are uploaded by the eLearning Team according to their study units. This helps to measure the progress of the students. The teachers are expected to offer guidance and mentors that can help students make the next step to employment.