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External Quality Audit

Author : Mahsood Shah
ISBN : 9781780633169
Genre : Education
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Whilst external quality audits have been in place for more than a decade in some countries, limited research exists on the extent to which such audits have been effective in improving systems and processes for quality assurance in higher education institutions, and the extent to which such audits have improved academic standards, outcomes and student experience. External Quality Audit looks at the experience of countries where external quality audits have been established by governments, and provides analyses of their effectiveness in improving quality assurance in universities and other higher education institutions. Brings together the experience of academics and administrators in higher education institutions Examines international experience on the extent to which external quality audits have improved quality assurance at national, institutional and faculty levels Gives perspective from a variety of higher education institutions

Research Handbook On Quality Performance And Accountability In Higher Education

Author : Ellen Hazelkorn
ISBN : 9781785369759
Genre : Education
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As higher education becomes a key determinant for economic competitiveness, institutions face increasing pressure to demonstrate their fitness to meet the needs of society and individuals. Blending innovative research with richly contextualised examples this unique Research Handbook provides authoritative insights from around the globe on how best to understand, assess and improve quality, performance and accountability in higher education.

Quality Assurance And Institutional Transformation

Author : Shuiyun Liu
ISBN : 9789811007897
Genre : Education
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This book illustrates the higher education quality assurance system and its impact on institutional transformation in China. It starts by describing the higher education system in China and its quality assessment schemes. It discusses in detail the Quality Assessment of Undergraduate Education (QAUE) and the Subject Evaluation, two of the most influential external quality assessment schemes, which are conducted on the institutional and subject levels respectively. In the second part of this book, QAUE is taken as an example for the impact analysis. Using case studies, it explores the impact of the QAUE on various dimensions of quality provisions in universities with different statuses and presents the views of various stakeholders. Based on the empirical findings from the Chinese schemes and the theories on organizational change and the mechanism of external quality assessment, it proposes a model to describe how quality assessment interacts with the evaluated universities and causes them to change.

Critical Perspectives On Global Competition In Higher Education

Author : Portnoi
ISBN : 9781119017509
Genre : Education
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This volume delivers a cutting-edge analysis on vernacular globalization, or how local forces mediate global trends. It delves into the vital facets of the quest for global competitiveness, including: Global university rankings World-class universities University mergers Quality assurance Cross-border higher education International education hubs. The authors situate their topics within current international scholarship and demonstrate the myriad avenues through which local actors in higher education may respond to global competition. They pose critical questions about the impact of global competition in an increasingly hierarchical higher education environment, interrogating the potential for social injustice that arises. By providing an alternative perspective to the descriptive, normative approach that dominates the scholarship on global competition in higher education, the chapters in this volume open a fresh and invaluable dialogue in this arena. This is the 168th volume of the Jossey-Bass quarterly report series New Directions for Higher Education. Addressed to presidents, vice presidents, deans, and other higher education decision makers on all kinds of campuses, it provides timely information and authoritative advice about major issues and administrative problems confronting every institution.

Quality Assurance In Higher Education

Author : Roger Brown
ISBN : 9781134311958
Genre : Education
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Along with funding, quality assurance has become one of the major issues in higher education today. This text provides an analytical account of the changes to quality assurance of UK universities and colleges from 1992 to 2003. It documents the shift from institutional self-regulation to increased involvement of the state and examines the accompanying debate about the purposes, forms and ownership of quality assurance, as well as a wider consideration of the best means of regulating professional activities. All the key developments and issues of quality assurance are covered, including: * the background to the current debates * the evolution of the post-1992 regime * the role of the Higher Education Quality Council (HEQC) * changes to assessment and the creation of a single system * the formation and likely evolution of the Quality Assurance Agency (QAA). Roger Brown writes with an authority derived from his varied experiences in quality assurance. He argues that the external quality regime to date has provided poor value for money, and draws from the lessons learnt during the 1990s to assess the conditions required for effective regulation.

External Quality Assurance In Higher Education

Author : Michaela Martin
ISBN : 9280313045
Genre : Business & Economics
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External quality assurance (EQA) has become an important item on the policy agendas of higher education systems across the world. This publication discusses the different options available. This publication can be used for identifying issues and concerns of policy-makers in the area of quality assurance.--Publisher's description.

Lessons From Problem Based Learning

Author : H. J. M. van Berkel
ISBN : 9780199583447
Genre : Medical
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This resource gives the reader information on the development and implementation of problem-based learning (PBL). It gives rise to further debate and refinement of PBL in specific applications elsewhere and in general educational discussion and thought.

Quality Assurance In Higher Education

Author : International Network of Quality Assurance Agencies in Higher Education. International Conference
ISBN : UOM:39015059152259
Genre : Education, Higher
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Contributed papers presented at a conference held in 2001, at Bangalore.


Author : Aa.Vv.
ISBN : 9788849278187
Genre : Technology & Engineering
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Index - Indice OPENING SESSION Welcome address Alessandra Briganti Universities: the twin challenges of fiscal austerity and technological change Rainer Masera The impact of the crisis on the structure of higher education systems Andrea Gentile Adoption of good practices in bad economic times: support of workplace learning of electronics engineering students through social web George Liodakis, Ioannis O. Vardiambasis, Nikos Lymberakis, Ioannis A. Kaliakatsosa MOOCS: A REVOLUTION IN THE MAKING How MOOCs present massive opportunities for research on learning Gary W. Matkin MODERNIZING NATIONAL AND REGIONAL POLICY FRAMEWORKS Analytical study on online communication tools within e-learning systems Mohammad Khair Abu Qdais, Jehad Al-Sadi Beyond the tipping point: American higher education in transition Craig D. Swenson PEDAGOGICAL INNOVATION IN COURSE DESIGN AND DELIVERY Mobile MBA: Attempting to improve learning outcomes and reduce length of studies through an integrative approach Wolfram Behm Teaching algorithm in adaptive e-learning Blanka Czeczotkova, Tatiana Prextová Digital video, presence and pedagogy Patrick Carmichael Ontology based learner-centered smart e-learning system Yeong-Tae Song, Kyungeun Park, Yongik Yoon HIGHER EDUCATION IN A TIME OF ECONOMIC CRISIS UCD Flexible third level education for unemployed in a time of economic crisis Eleni Mangina, Paul Evans, Lorraine McGinty Individualisation and diversification of higher education systems for mastering the challenges of the critical issues of the globalization Helge Gerischer, Christian-Andreas Schumann, Claudia Tittmann, Jana Weber, Feng Xiaoo Challenging the firewalls of the mind: opportunities for universities to overcome the constraints of austerity Charlotte Fregona AUGMENTED REALITY APPLICATIONS: ENGAGING MINDS Antigravitational rotate live-scene as tridimensional, multiagent and cognitive educational space Maria D'Ambrosio SOCIAL IMPLICATIONS OF DISTANCE LEARNING Mentoring teaching skills within the context of open distance learning Hettie Van Der Merwe SOCIAL NETWORKING TOOLS FOR DISTANCE LEARNING: WORTHWHILE OR WORTH FORGETTING? Using a social computing platform to train cultural mediators Achilles Kameas The implementation framework of social media for distance learners in Africa Nazarene University Mary Ooko, Collins Oduor THE IMPORTANCE OF IMPROVING QUALITY WHILST REDUCING COSTS Quality in online education: using a formal quality model Robert W. Robertson Quality Assurance in times of crisis: example of Croatian Agency for Science and Higher Education Jasmina Havranek, Sandra Bezjak OPEN EDUCATIONAL RESOURCES AS TOOL TO EQUALIZE ACCESS TO KNOWLEDGE Open education: commercial or social model Sergio Martinez Martinez MODERNIZING NATIONAL AND REGIONAL POLICY FRAMEWORK Competency-based education: leveraging educational technology to support emerging economic demands Margaret Korosec, Paul Bacsich CONCLUSIONS GUIDE towards the future Laura Ricci CONTRIBUTORS GENERAL INDICATIONS FOR THE AUTHORS

Understanding Managing And Implementing Quality

Author : Jiju Antony
ISBN : 0415222710
Genre : Business & Economics
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This book considers strategic aspects of quality management and self-assessment frameworks, and provides an in-depth examination of a number of the main quality improvement tools and techniques. Incorporating a critical orientation and drawing upon original case-studies, it also reviews the implementation of a variety of quality management programmes in a range of organisational contexts, including manufacturing, higher education, health care, policing and retailing.

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