10 mars 2016

G3 Francophone Symposium on Quality in Higher Education Institutions, 12-14 October, Geneva (Switzerland)

From 12 to 14 October 2016, the G3 (University of Geneva, University of Montreal and University of Brussels) will organise the 2nd Francophone Symposium dedicated to quality in higher education institutions (HEI). The event will take place in Geneva, Switzerland, and will focus on the tools for quality development. More...

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09 mars 2016

Using collaborative course development to achieve online course quality standards

International Review of Research in Open and Distributed LearningThe issue of quality is becoming front and centre as online distance education moves into the mainstream of higher education. Many believe collaborative course development is the best way to design quality online courses. This research uses a case study approach to probe into the collaborative course development process and the implementation of quality standards at a Canadian university. More...

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Student and faculty perceptions of the quality of online learning experiences

International Review of Research in Open and Distributed LearningSome faculty members are reluctant to offer online courses because of significant concerns relative to the impact of such formats on the quality of instruction, learning, and participant interaction. Faculty members from The University of Southern Mississippi implemented synchronous interactive online instruction (SIOI) in the spring of 2007. More...

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07 mars 2016

Outcomes of the seminar "learning providers and the quality of learning delivery"

HomeThe outcomes of the seminar "learning providers and the quality of learning delivery" that took place in Thessaloniki on 10 and 11 December 2015 are available to download. More...

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World Bank loan aims to reduce graduate joblessness

By Wachira Kigotho. The World Bank has provided a US$70 million loan to Tunisia to improve the quality of teaching and management at universities, amid efforts to reduce high levels of graduate unemployment. In 2014, about 32% of university graduates were jobless, with women particularly vulnerable. Read more...

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MPs pass plan for new quality assurance system

By Jan Petter Myklebust. The Swedish parliament has backed the proposal of the education committee for a new model for quality assurance of higher education, to be implemented this autumn. Read more...

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05 mars 2016

Teaching Excellence: a quality foundation

Last week the Executive Director of the Finnish quality agency told a meeting in Glasgow that ‘Britain is shooting its own leg’. She actually meant England, but folks outside the UK don’t get the distinction, and she was talking about the discrediting of a quality assurance system that is widely regarded as the world’s best. More...

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03 mars 2016

L'Afref publie la vidéo d'une rencontre sur la qualité de la formation

http://www.arftlv.org/images/logos/logo.jpgL'Afref, structure de veille et de débats sur la formation et le développement des compétences, a mis en ligne une vidéo d'une dizaine de minutes permettant de voir une extrait d'une rencontre sur la qualité de la formation organisée le 17 décembre 2015 dans le cadre des Jeudis de l'Afref.
Visionner le film. Voir l'article...

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02 mars 2016

Meta-Analysis: The preferred method of choice for the assessment of distance learning quality factors

International Review of Research in Open and Distributed LearningCurrent comparative research literature, although abundant in scope, is inconclusive in its findings, as to the quality and effectiveness of distance education versus face-to-face methods of delivery. Educational research produces contradictory results due to differences among studies in treatments, settings, measurement instruments, and research methods. More...

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Using ICT and distance education to increase access, equity and quality of rural teachers’ professional development

International Review of Research in Open and Distributed LearningThe goal of ‘teacher quality for all’ is proving difficult to achieve in many countries, especially in rural and remote areas, yet teacher quality is a key determinant of students’ participation rates and levels of achievement. More...

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