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Mohandas, Lakshmy; Sorgenfrei, Nathalia; Drankoff, Lauren; Sanchez, Ivan; Furterer, Sandra; Cudney, Elizabeth; Laux, Chad; Antony, Jiju – Quality Assurance in Education: An International Perspective, 2023
Purpose: This study aims to identify critical online teaching effectiveness factors from instructors' perspectives and experiences during COVID-19. Design/methodology/approach: This study used a qualitative phenomenology approach. In addition, the research used a snowball sample to identify faculty in the engineering and engineering technology…
Descriptors: COVID-19, Pandemics, Online Courses, Teacher Attitudes
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Calma, Angelito – Quality Assurance in Education: An International Perspective, 2023
Purpose: Skills development for business students is increasingly becoming more important in business education and the workplace. In this paper, students' research skills are examined. The purpose of this paper is to identify some of the issues and challenges students face in developing research skills and how these can be addressed.…
Descriptors: Business Education, Research Skills, Skill Development, Essays
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Nir, Adam; Bogler, Ronit – Quality Assurance in Education: An International Perspective, 2021
Purpose: Little is known about the impact external Viva examiners coming from the international community of scholars have on the quality of PhD research. This study aims to argue that the encounter between local and international examiners (IEs) is subject to various complexities, raising doubts about whether IEs' participation and approval of…
Descriptors: Examiners, Doctoral Students, Student Research, Doctoral Dissertations
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Lane, Murray; Meth, Deanna – Quality Assurance in Education: An International Perspective, 2021
Purpose: Feedback is usually given for the primary benefit of the feedback recipient and often involves the unidirectional delivery of information. The purpose of this paper is to reverse this emphasis and examines the impacts on students of giving feedback to staff as an ongoing dialogue in the delivery of a teaching unit.…
Descriptors: Feedback (Response), Student Experience, Student Reaction, Teacher Student Relationship
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Freeman, Brigid; Leihy, Peodair; Teo, Ian; Kim, Dong Kwang – Quality Assurance in Education: An International Perspective, 2021
Purpose: This study aims to explain the primacy that rapid, centralised decision-making gained in higher education institutions during the COVID-19 pandemic, with a particular focus on Australian universities. Design/methodology/approach: This paper draws on discussions regarding policy problems of an international, purpose-convened on-line policy…
Descriptors: Centralization, Decision Making, College Administration, COVID-19
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Santhanam, Elizabeth; Lynch, Bernardine; Jones, Jeffrey – Quality Assurance in Education: An International Perspective, 2018
Purpose: This paper aims to report the findings of a study into the automated text analysis of student feedback comments to assist in investigating a high volume of qualitative information at various levels in an Australian university. It includes the drawbacks and advantages of using selected applications and established lexicons. There has been…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, College Students, Feedback (Response), Content Analysis
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Ali, Sedig Ahmed Babikir; Ahmad, Mohammad Nazir; Zakaria, Nor Hidayati; Arbab, Ahmed Mohammed; Badr, Kamal Badr Abdalla – Quality Assurance in Education: An International Perspective, 2018
Purpose: Standards should provide a means for transparently comparing academic programmes delivered by higher education providers and the research activities they carry out. The purpose of this study is to investigate the different sets of standards related to the quality assurance of academic programmes in four countries with regard to the…
Descriptors: Educational Quality, Academic Standards, Quality Assurance, Guidelines
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Booth, Sara; Beckett, Jeff; Saunders, Cassandra – Quality Assurance in Education: An International Perspective, 2016
Purpose: This paper aims to test the need in the Australian higher education (HE) sector for a national network for the peer review of assessment in response to the proposed HE standards framework and propose a sector-wide framework for calibrating and assuring achievement standards, both within and across disciplines, through the establishment of…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Peer Evaluation, Higher Education, Needs Assessment
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Lim, Choon Boey; Bentley, Duncan; Henderson, Fiona; Pan, Shin Yin; Balakrishnan, Vimala Devi; Balasingam, Dharshini M.; Teh, Ya Yee – Quality Assurance in Education: An International Perspective, 2016
Purpose: The purpose of this paper is to examine issues academics at importing institutions face while delivering Australian degrees in Malaysia. Transnational higher education (TNE) has been widely researched. However, less widely researched is the area of understanding what academics at the offshore locations need to uphold the required academic…
Descriptors: Semi Structured Interviews, Foreign Countries, Academic Standards, International Education
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Watson, Kevin; Handal, Boris; Maher, Marguerite – Quality Assurance in Education: An International Perspective, 2016
Purpose: The purpose of this paper was to investigate the influences of calendar year, year level, gender and language background other than English (LBOTE) on student achievement in literacy and numeracy relative to class size. Design/methodology/approach: Data for this study were collected over five years (2008-2012) as test results from the…
Descriptors: Class Size, Correlation, Foreign Countries, Elementary School Students
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Jennings, Gayle; Cater, Carl I.; Hales, Rob; Kensbock, Sandra; Hornby, Glen – Quality Assurance in Education: An International Perspective, 2015
Purpose: The purpose of this article is to study how real world learning was used to engender and enhance sustainability principles and practices with 11 micro-, small- and medium-tourism business enterprises and 101 university tourism students enrolled across three university courses. Design/methodology/approach: Action research processes were…
Descriptors: Tourism, Sustainability, Small Businesses, Action Research
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Whitelaw, Paul A.; Wrathall, Jeffrey – Quality Assurance in Education: An International Perspective, 2015
Purpose: The purpose of this paper is to reflect upon the stakeholder, scholarly, academic and jurisdictional influences on course development for a vocationally oriented bachelor's degree. Design/methodology/approach: This paper takes the form of a case study. Findings: Vocationally oriented bachelor's courses can be developed, especially when…
Descriptors: Undergraduate Students, Educational Quality, Guidelines, Program Development
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Kinash, Shelley; Naidu, Vishen; Knight, Diana; Judd, Madelaine-Marie; Nair, Chenicheri Sid; Booth, Sara; Fleming, Julie; Santhanam, Elizabeth; Tucker, Beatrice; Tulloch, Marian – Quality Assurance in Education: An International Perspective, 2015
Purpose: The paper aims to disseminate solutions to common problems in student evaluation processes. It proposes that student evaluation can be applied to quality assurance and improving learning and teaching. The paper presents solutions in the areas of: presenting outcomes as performance indicators, constructing appropriate surveys, improving…
Descriptors: Feedback (Response), Student Attitudes, Teacher Effectiveness, Quality Assurance
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Shah, Mahsood; Grebennikov, Leonid; Nair, Chenicheri Sid – Quality Assurance in Education: An International Perspective, 2015
Purpose: The purpose of this paper is to outline four separate studies undertaken in two Australian universities between 2003 and 2012 on employer feedback on the quality of university graduates. Higher education has expanded significantly in the past decade. The expansion has been in student enrolments with a focus on increasing the participation…
Descriptors: Disadvantaged, International Education, Higher Education, Feedback (Response)
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Nair, Chenicheri Sid; Li, Jinrui; Cai, Li Kun – Quality Assurance in Education: An International Perspective, 2015
Purpose: This paper aims to explore academics' perspectives on the quality of appraisal evidence at a Chinese university. Design/methodology/approach: An online survey with both closed items and open-ended questions was distributed among all academics at the university (n = 1,538). A total of 512 responded to the questionnaire. The closed items…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Teacher Attitudes, Universities, Online Surveys
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