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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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Al Busaidi, Humaid – Quality Assurance in Education: An International Perspective, 2020
Purpose: The purpose of this study is to examine the relationship between engineering programme accreditation (EPA) and institutional performance (IP) using perceptual measures. Two IP dimensions have been explored to test this relationship, namely, graduate employability and student retention and attrition. Design/methodology/approach: This…
Descriptors: Engineering Education, Accreditation (Institutions), Employment Potential, College Graduates
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Anwar, Syed Aziz; Sohail, M. Sadiq; Al Reyaysa, Meera – Quality Assurance in Education: An International Perspective, 2020
Purpose: It has been argued in the literature that quality assurance is a relative concept. In view of the new challenges (and opportunities) created by e-learning institutions in the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) countries, this paper aims to explore the dimensions of quality assurance in e-learning and test the psychometric properties of the…
Descriptors: Quality Assurance, Electronic Learning, Foreign Countries, Accountability
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Yousef, D. A. – Quality Assurance in Education: An International Perspective, 2019
Purpose: This study aims to examine the reliability and validity of the learning style construct conceptualized by Honey and Mumford (1986) in educational settings in the United Arab Emirates. Design/methodology/approach: Two independent samples from the UAE were used: one comprised 1,463 undergraduate students at the UAE University, and the other…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Cognitive Style, Questionnaires, Test Validity
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Yousef, Darwish Abdulrahman – Quality Assurance in Education: An International Perspective, 2019
Purpose: The present study aims to investigate the effects of a number of demographic and academic factors, such as gender, age, nationality (Emirati vs non-Emirati), high school major (arts vs science) and high school score, on the academic performance -- measured by overall grade point average -- of undergraduate students majoring in statistics…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Statistics, Undergraduate Students, Generalization
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Tabsh, Sami W.; Abdelfatah, Akmal S.; El Kadi, Hany A. – Quality Assurance in Education: An International Perspective, 2017
Purpose: This paper aims to survey students and faculty from the College of Engineering at an American university in the United Arab Emirates about their perception on different issues related to academic dishonesty. Opinions were sought on plagiarism, inappropriate collaboration, cheating on exams, copyright violations and complicity in academic…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Engineering Education, College Faculty, Teacher Attitudes
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Yousef, Darwish Abdulrahman – Quality Assurance in Education: An International Perspective, 2016
Purpose: Although there are many studies addressing the learning styles of business students as well as students of other disciplines, there are few studies which address the learning style preferences of statistics students. The purpose of this study is to explore the learning style preferences of statistics students at a United Arab Emirates…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Undergraduate Students, Statistics, Cognitive Style
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Yousef, Darwish Abdulrahman – Quality Assurance in Education: An International Perspective, 2016
Purpose: The purpose of this study is to examine the use of Honey and Mumford's (1986) learning styles questionnaire (LSQ) in the context of United Arab Emirates (UAE) higher education. In particular, it aims at exploring the learning style preferences of United Arab Emirates University (UAEU) students using LSQ. It also investigates whether there…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Cognitive Style, Measures (Individuals), Preferences
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Al-Issa, Ahmad; Sulieman, Hana – Quality Assurance in Education: An International Perspective, 2007
Purpose: The purpose of this study is to examine students' perception of end-of-semester Student Evaluations of Teaching (SET), and to explore the extent to which SET are biased by non-instructional factors. Design/methodology/approach: A survey questionnaire about the end-of-semester SET was designed and administered to 819 students selected from…
Descriptors: Questionnaires, Student Attitudes, Teaching Methods, Student Evaluation of Teacher Performance