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ERIC Number: EJ1088937
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015
Pages: 12
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-2156-8235
Global Higher Education in Need of More and Better Learning Metrics. Why OECD's AHELO Project Might Help to Fill the Gap
Van Damme, Dirk
European Journal of Higher Education, v5 n4 p425-436 2015
In this paper, I argue for more and better learning metrics in higher education, eventually through an international, comparative assessment of students' learning outcomes. Better learning measures may help to improve transparency in the system by addressing the information asymmetry problem. If not addressed adequately, the lack of transparency could lead to "bubbles" comparable to those in financial markets. On a systemic level, the higher education community has a definite interest in filling the information gaps by making decisive steps forward in the development of valid and reliable learning metrics.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Australia; Austria; Belgium; Canada; Czech Republic; Denmark; Estonia; Finland; France; Germany; Ireland; Italy; Japan; Netherlands; Norway; Poland; Slovakia; South Korea; Spain; Sweden; United Kingdom (England); United Kingdom (Northern Ireland); United States
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