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Mumtaz, Sabiha; Parahoo, Sanjai K.; Gupta, Namrata; Harvey, Heather L. – Quality Assurance in Education: An International Perspective, 2023
Purpose: This paper aims to investigate the major challenges faced and lessons learned during the unplanned transition to online examinations (OE) at a traditional university following the COVID-19 pandemic. Design/methodology/approach: This exploratory study involved two distinct samples (110 students and 30 instructors) drawn from a large public…
Descriptors: Student Evaluation, Computer Assisted Testing, Electronic Learning, Educational Change
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Istijanto – Quality Assurance in Education: An International Perspective, 2023
Purpose: This study aims to explore and compare the approach and avoidance factors in motivating students to study using three different learning methods--face-to-face learning, online learning and hybrid learning. Design/methodology/approach: This research uses in-depth online interviews to gain insights from students. Purposive sampling was…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, College Students, In Person Learning, Electronic Learning
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Meng, Xiangju; Hu, Zhenfang – Quality Assurance in Education: An International Perspective, 2023
Purpose: This paper aims to use a quantitative approach to explore the role of online learning behavior in students' academic performance during the COVID-19 pandemic. Specifically, the authors probe its mediating effect in the relationship between student motivation (extrinsic and intrinsic) and academic performance in a blended learning context.…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Electronic Learning, Distance Education, COVID-19
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White, Laura W.; Jordan, Kelly Elizabeth; McDermott, Heidi – Quality Assurance in Education: An International Perspective, 2023
Purpose: The purpose of this case study is to describe a simulation-based assessment designed to assure student readiness for a first full-time clinical experience in an entry-level Doctor of Physical Therapy program that transitioned to mixed-mode instruction during the COVID-19 pandemic. Design/methodology/approach: A cohort of 40 second-year…
Descriptors: Learning Readiness, Clinical Experience, Allied Health Occupations Education, Doctoral Students
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Lin, Linda; Foung, Dennis; Chen, Julia – Quality Assurance in Education: An International Perspective, 2023
Purpose: This study aims to examine the impact of the transformation of an assessment on students' performance and perspectives in an English for Academic Purposes course in Hong Kong. The assessment was changed from the traditional pen-and-paper mode to an unproctored online mode. Design/methodology/approach: Using mixed methods, the research…
Descriptors: Quality Assurance, Student Evaluation, English for Academic Purposes, Second Language Learning
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Ironsi, Chinaza Solomon – Quality Assurance in Education: An International Perspective, 2023
Purpose: This paper asserts that while educational resources are times effective in teaching students how to write, the format in which they are delivered can influence results. With this in mind, this study aims to examine the effectiveness of using educational resources in a blended format. Design/methodology/approach: This study used a…
Descriptors: Educational Resources, Blended Learning, Writing Instruction, Writing Skills
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Cavanaugh, Joseph; Jacquemin, Stephen; Junker, Christine – Quality Assurance in Education: An International Perspective, 2023
Purpose: This study aims to use self-reported publicly available student assessment data from the time period when there was an abrupt change in instructional method at the start of COVID-19 to assess potential for differences as a result of course delivery mode. Design/methodology/approach: A general linear model using 837 student evaluations…
Descriptors: COVID-19, Pandemics, Online Courses, Student Evaluation
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Pohlenz, Philipp; Felix, Annika; Berndt, Sarah; Seyfried, Markus – Quality Assurance in Education: An International Perspective, 2023
Purpose: This paper aims to investigate student subgroups' responses to the coercive digitalisation of teaching and learning processes during the pandemic. Respective variance is discussed in terms of digital inequality and is interpreted as a need to individualise teaching and learning and quality assurance practices. Design/methodology/approach:…
Descriptors: Student Reaction, Technology Uses in Education, COVID-19, Pandemics
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Ghosh, Ratan; Khatun, Asia; Khanam, Zobaida – Quality Assurance in Education: An International Perspective, 2023
Purpose: The closure of educational institutions in the COVID-19 pandemic has changed the global teaching and learning landscape. Face-to-face classroom activity has been shifted to online classroom activity. This study aims to investigate the effect of social media-based education on students' academic performance during the pandemic.…
Descriptors: COVID-19, Pandemics, School Closing, Social Media
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Msamba, Enitha M.; Msuya, Erasmus A.; Anangisye, William A. L. – Quality Assurance in Education: An International Perspective, 2023
Purpose: In Tanzania, in-service training was implemented to facilitate teachers understanding and implementation of the competency-based curriculum in the English language. This study aims to evaluate whether or not the in-service training was effectively planned to achieve its goals. Design/methodology/approach: The study used a narrative…
Descriptors: Inservice Teacher Education, Language Teachers, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning
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Iqbal, Shahzaf; Taib, Che Azlan Bin; Razalli, Mohd. Rizal – Quality Assurance in Education: An International Perspective, 2023
Purpose: This study aims to investigate the mediating role of quality culture (QC) between transformational leadership (TFL), transactional leadership (TNL) and organizational performance (OP) in higher education institutions. Design/methodology/approach: The study collects data through a nationwide survey of administrators representing public and…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Leadership Styles, Transformational Leadership, Public Colleges
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Kárász, Judit T.; Széll, Krisztián; Takács, Szabolcs – Quality Assurance in Education: An International Perspective, 2023
Purpose: Based on the general formula, which depends on the length and difficulty of the test, the number of respondents and the number of ability levels, this study aims to provide a closed formula for the adaptive tests with medium difficulty (probability of solution is p = 1/2) to determine the accuracy of the parameters for each item and in…
Descriptors: Test Length, Probability, Comparative Analysis, Difficulty Level
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Pandey, Satyendra C.; Panda, Swati – Quality Assurance in Education: An International Perspective, 2023
Purpose: Hybrid learning, integrating online methods of instruction with face-to-face learning methods, has recently gained increased attention. The literature on pedagogy and course management has focused on hybrid learning as a combination of virtual and physical environments, which can shift learning to a more student-centered model from the…
Descriptors: Educational Innovation, Blended Learning, Student Centered Learning, Educational Change
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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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Tham, Aaron; de Villiers Scheepers, Margarietha; Grace, Anthony; Ashton, Ann Suwaree – Quality Assurance in Education: An International Perspective, 2023
Purpose: This paper aims to critically evaluate the evolution of Assurance of Learning (AoL) in business education and identify gaps and responsibilities in higher institution landscapes moving into the future. This comes amidst increasing structural reforms, an increasingly digitalised world, accelerated by the COVID-19 pandemic and wider…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Quality Assurance, Accreditation (Institutions), Learning
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