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Tsiligiris, Vangelis; Kéri, Anita; Cheah, Jeremy Eng-Tuck – Quality Assurance in Education: An International Perspective, 2022
Purpose: This study aims to explore the influence of the individual student profile of Hofstede's Power Distance, Uncertainty Avoidance, Collectiveness and Long-Term Orientation on student service quality expectations in higher education. Design/methodology/approach: Data is collected via a survey consisting of items from a standard Hofstede and a…
Descriptors: Correlation, Student Characteristics, Student Satisfaction, Graduate Students
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Poole, Brian – Quality Assurance in Education: An International Perspective, 2022
Purpose: The purpose of this paper is to examine the way "moderation" is defined and operationalised at UK universities. It is hoped that this investigation provides pointers for modifications in university documentation and practices, as well as indicates possible areas for future research. Design/methodology/approach: This paper begins…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Universities, Educational Practices, Educational Assessment
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Gomis, Kasun; Saini, Mandeep; Pathirage, Chaminda; Arif, Mohammed – Quality Assurance in Education: An International Perspective, 2021
Purpose: This study aims to assess "learning opportunities" provided to undergraduate students, from level three to six, in higher education (HE). A knowledge gap was identified within the current practice relating to learning opportunities for built environment (BE) students in HE. The study focussed on the themes under section two of…
Descriptors: Educational Opportunities, Undergraduate Students, National Surveys, College Faculty
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Abdur Rehman, Mohsin; Soroya, Saira Hanif; Abbas, Zuhair; Mirza, Farhan; Mahmood, Khalid – Quality Assurance in Education: An International Perspective, 2021
Purpose: This study aims to debate and highlight the challenges faced by university students regarding e-learning during the global pandemic emergency. Furthermore, it sketches the solutions of e-learning using a theoretical lens of emergency management theory (EMT). Finally, the study argues a case for improvement in existing e-learning systems…
Descriptors: Barriers, Electronic Learning, Emergency Programs, COVID-19
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Ifeduba, Emmanuel Chukwunonye – Quality Assurance in Education: An International Perspective, 2020
Purpose: Communication, which is the cornerstone of knowledge creation and transmission, is sometimes undermined by noise often described simply as errors but hardly interrogated as communication noise. Therefore, this paper aims to explain noise from the perspective of communication (content creation, decoding and transmission) with a view to…
Descriptors: Communication (Thought Transfer), Communication Problems, Textbooks, Error Patterns
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Boddy, Clive – Quality Assurance in Education: An International Perspective, 2020
Purpose: This paper outlines a variety of the research on student attrition and recognises some of the sensitivities that may be involved for some students in dealing with dropping out of university. This paper claims that because of these sensibilities, some student's responses to direct questions about the reasons for attrition may be biased by…
Descriptors: College Freshmen, Undergraduate Study, Psychological Patterns, Emotional Response
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Gomis, Kasun; Saini, Mandeep; Pathirage, Chaminda; Arif, Mohammed – Quality Assurance in Education: An International Perspective, 2020
Purpose: The issues in the current Built Environment Higher Education (BEHE) curricula recognise a critical need for enhancing the quality of teaching. This paper aims to identify the need for a best practice in teaching within BEHE curricula and recommend a set of drivers to enhance the current teaching practices in the Built Environment (BE)…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Educational Quality, College Instruction, Teacher Effectiveness
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Abukari, Abdulai; David, Solomon – Quality Assurance in Education: An International Perspective, 2019
Purpose: This paper aims to critically examine the quality of professional doctorates (PDs) from the perspective of programme supervisors in terms of how quality assurance provisions have to meet their expectations. Design/methodology/approach: The study employed an interpretative approach, using semi-structured interviews and online…
Descriptors: Doctoral Degrees, Foreign Countries, Supervisors, Quality Assurance
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Pownall, Ian; Kennedy, Victoria – Quality Assurance in Education: An International Perspective, 2019
Purpose: The purpose of this study is to explore the influences that shape the intention of a grading decision at the point at which it is made. This can be particularly important when those influences may vary during the marking process making reflective analyses also difficult to explore. Design/methodology/approach: The authors draw upon a…
Descriptors: Grading, Decision Making, Foreign Countries, Influences
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Luka, Ineta – Quality Assurance in Education: An International Perspective, 2018
Purpose: The paper aims to analyse the application of a pedagogy-based approach to designing online language learning courses. It aims to evaluate course efficiency from three perspectives -- provider, recipient and wider community perspective and define the extent to which the target course could be applied for developing tourism and hospitality…
Descriptors: Online Courses, Educational Quality, Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction
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Wood, Roy – Quality Assurance in Education: An International Perspective, 2015
Purpose: The purpose of this paper is to provide an overview of the evolution of "folk" understandings of quality in higher hospitality education and the consequent implications of these understandings for current quality concerns in the field. Design/methodology/approach: The paper combines a historical survey of the stated topic…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Hospitality Occupations, Educational Quality, Higher Education
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Morgan, Michelle – Quality Assurance in Education: An International Perspective, 2015
Purpose: The purpose of this paper is to report the notable findings of students with different domiciled status. There is a lack of research and understanding of how prior study experiences and the expectations of new students that are due to embark on an MSc by coursework level (also known as postgraduate-taught [PGT]) can impact on their study…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Graduate Students, Academic Persistence, Higher Education
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Brown, Sally – Quality Assurance in Education: An International Perspective, 2011
Purpose: The purpose of this article is to outline the ways in which staff of a post-1992 UK university set about enhancing the student experience, at a time when the institution had poor student evaluations as demonstrated by the UK National Student Survey and other indicators. Using a range of interventions led by the PVC (Academic), a concerted…
Descriptors: Feedback (Response), Higher Education, Student Evaluation, Student Surveys
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Reid, Ken – Quality Assurance in Education: An International Perspective, 2010
Purpose: Final year students attending British universities now complete an annual questionnaire to assess their views on their learning experiences of higher education (HE) from a variety of perspectives. They undertake this process as part of the National Student Survey (NSS). These data are then collated and an annual report with associated…
Descriptors: Feedback (Response), Higher Education, Student Surveys, Quality Control
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Poole, Brian – Quality Assurance in Education: An International Perspective, 2010
Purpose: The aims of this paper are twofold: first, to engage with the definition of quality as "excellence" and to show why this could be regarded as unhelpful and misleading; and, second, to suggest some factors which contribute to a "cultural divide" between quality assurance specialists in universities and their colleagues…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Semantics, Criticism, Quality Control
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