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Busco, Carolina; Dooner, Cecilia; d'Alencon, Andrés – Higher Education: The International Journal of Higher Education Research, 2018
This paper presents a brief approach to the results of a case study of a university within the Chilean higher education system, focusing on the effects of self-assessment on the university's management of undergraduate and postgraduate programs from 2011 to 2014. The research hypothesis is that the university's management, as a dependent variable,…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Universities, Self Evaluation (Groups), Educational Assessment
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Muñoz, Marcia; Martínez, Claudia; Cárdenas, Cristian; Medina, Mario – European Journal of Engineering Education, 2020
We present the lessons learnt in the process of adopting the Conceive-Design-Implement-Operate (CDIO) approach for the curricular reform of the Computer Science program at the School of Engineering of the Universidad Católica de la Santísima Concepción, Chile. These lessons were gathered through a participatory and iterative process involving…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Computer Science Education, Educational Change, Engineering Education
Dominguez-Mujica, Maria Eugenia – ProQuest LLC, 2012
The aim of this research is to investigate ideologies that monitor and control styles of written feedback as well as discursive resources used in the expression of those ideologies. Using socio-cognitive analysis, a development of critical discourse studies, I have analyzed 44 sessions of chat on the Internet, 78 journal notes, 31 emails and 12…
Descriptors: Discourse Analysis, Internet, Feedback (Response), Opinions
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Skewes, Juan Carlos; Sampaio, Carlos Alberto Cioce; Conway, Frederick J. – Honors in Practice, 2018
Honors programs are rare in Latin America, and in Chile they were unknown before 2003. At the Universidad Austral de Chile, an interdisciplinary group of scholars linked to environmental studies put forward a pilot project for implementing a new experience in higher education. Challenged by an educational environment where (1) apathy and…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Honors Curriculum, Higher Education, Educational Practices
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Díaz Larenas, Claudio – PROFILE: Issues in Teachers' Professional Development, 2012
This qualitative study aims at identifying the disciplinary strategies claimed to be used by a group of five secondary classroom teachers of English in public or semi-public schools in Chile. To conduct this research, a semi-structured interview was applied to participants. The data were analyzed using the principles of semantic content analysis…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Case Studies, English Teachers, English (Second Language)
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Careaga Butter, Marcelo; Meyer Aguilera, Eduardo; Badilla Quintana, María Graciela; Jiménez Pérez, Laura; Sepúlveda Valenzuela, Eileen – International Review of Research in Open and Distributed Learning, 2017
The quality of Education in Chile is a controversial topic that has been in the public debate in the last several years. To ensure quality in graduate programs, accreditation is compulsory. The current article presents a model to improve the process of self-regulation. The main objective was to design a Model of Quality Assurance for Postgraduate…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Educational Quality, Quality Assurance, Graduate Study
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Cuasialpud Canchala, Ruth Elena – PROFILE: Issues in Teachers' Professional Development, 2010
This article reports an exploratory study carried out at a public university in Bogotá, Colombia, with two indigenous students who took a level I virtual English-course during the second term of 2008 and the first term of 2009. The aim was to analyse their attitudes towards the learning of English through the virtual modality. Interviews,…
Descriptors: Indigenous Populations, Foreign Countries, American Indians, English (Second Language)
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Hilliger, Isabel; Gelmi, Claudio A.; Cifuentes, Luis; Bennett, Magdalena; de la Llera, Juan Carlos – Studies in Higher Education, 2018
In 2011, the School of Engineering at Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile launched an alternative admission program to attract talented high-school students from low-income families who would not be accepted by the conventional admission process but have otherwise shown outstanding academic results at the high-school level. Applicants came…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Engineering Education, College Admission, Low Income Students
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Barrett, Beverly; Fernandez, Frank; Gonzalez, Elsa M. – Higher Education: The International Journal of Higher Education Research, 2020
Academic leaders at universities around the globe pursue US accreditation as a result of increasing globalization and internationalization of higher education. Few studies have examined administrators' experiences with US accreditation. We address the following research question: "Why do some private higher education institutions in Mexico…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Universities, Private Colleges, Accreditation (Institutions)
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Skewes, Juan Carlos; Sampaio, Carlos Alberto Cioce; Conway, Frederick J. – Journal of the National Collegiate Honors Council, 2012
Honors programs are rare in Latin America, and in Chile they were unknown before 2003. At the Universidad Austral de Chile, an interdisciplinary group of scholars linked to environmental studies put forward a pilot project for implementing a new experience in higher education. Challenged by an educational environment where (i) apathy and…
Descriptors: Honors Curriculum, Higher Education, Foreign Countries, Environmental Education
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Arancibia Aguilera, María Cristina – PROFILE: Issues in Teachers' Professional Development, 2014
A rubric was developed to evaluate laboratory reports written by undergraduate students of astronomy and astrophysics from Universidad Católica de Chile. The process of elaboration, peer validation, and application of the rubric to the evaluation of written tasks extended from August 2011 to August 2012. The instrument proved to be effective as an…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Scoring Rubrics, Astronomy, Research Reports
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Armanet, Pilar – Higher Learning Research Communications, 2012
Universidad de Las Américas--UDLA, is a Chilean University with 30.000 students located on 6 campuses. One third of students are working adults. A university like UDLA requires a flexible educational model to fulfill the learning requirements of different kinds of students and of the ever-changing conditions of the labor market that its graduates…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Universities, Accreditation (Institutions), Educational History
Johnson, L.; Adams, S.; Cummins, M.; Estrada, V. – New Media Consortium, 2012
The "Technology Outlook for STEM+ Education 2012-2017" reflects a collaborative effort between the New Media Consortium (NMC), the Centro Superior para la Enseñanza Virtual (CSEV), Departamento de Ingeniería Eléctrica, Electrónica y de Control at the Universidad Nacional de Educación a Distancia (UNED), and the Institute of Electrical…
Descriptors: STEM Education, Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education, Information Technology
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Lazzeri, Santos; Cabezas, Ximena; Ojeda, Luis; Leiva, Francisca – Research-publishing.net, 2015
We assess the effect of automated formative evaluations on reading comprehension skills in a course of English for Specific Purposes (ESP) in the area of kinesiology at the Universidad Austral de Chile-Valdivia (UACh). The evaluations were implemented using Questionmark's Perception (QMP) (Questionmark-Corporation, 2015). We investigate: (1) Do…
Descriptors: Formative Evaluation, Reading Skills, Feedback (Response), Reading Comprehension
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Lazzeri, Santos; Cabezas, Ximena; Ojeda, Luis; Leiva, Francisca – Research-publishing.net, 2015
This study assesses the impact of computer-based formative evaluations in an undergraduate English course for second semester kinesiology students at the Universidad Austral de Chile-Valdivia (UACh). The target of the course is to improve the students' online reading comprehension skills in their field. A preliminary study was carried out in order…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Formative Evaluation
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