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Molina-Vásquez, Ruth – Quality Assurance in Education: An International Perspective, 2022
Purpose: The purpose of this paper is to present the process of building a model that identifies criteria that determine the quality of virtual postgraduate programs. In the Colombian context, there are no national criteria/standards to evaluate the quality of this type of program. This proposed model is implemented in a public university that has…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Electronic Learning, Higher Education, Educational Quality
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Stephens, Simon – Quality Assurance in Education: An International Perspective, 2022
Purpose: A diverse range of initiatives in relation to the recognition of prior learning (RPL) have been introduced in higher education systems over the past 20 years. This paper aims to explore the implementation of RPL initiatives, in an Irish context, and the implications for quality assurance in higher education. Design/methodology/approach: A…
Descriptors: Prior Learning, Educational Quality, Quality Assurance, Higher Education
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Oczkowicz, Joanna; Myszewski, Jan M. – Quality Assurance in Education: An International Perspective, 2022
Purpose: The purpose of this study is to investigate the system of factors influencing the efficiency of internal evaluation in Polish secondary schools. Design/methodology/approach: Data collected in interviews with evaluation experts and teachers on the barriers to the efficiency of internal evaluation and their causes were subjected to a…
Descriptors: Secondary Schools, Foreign Countries, Self Evaluation (Groups), Efficiency
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Gessa, Ana; Marin, Eyda; Sancha, Pilar – Quality Assurance in Education: An International Perspective, 2022
Purpose: This study aims to properly and objectively assess the students' study progress in bachelor programmes by applying statistical process control (SPC). Specifically, the authors focused their analysis on the variation in performance rates in business studies courses taught at a Spanish University. Design/methodology/approach: A qualitative…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Educational Quality, Quality Assurance, Undergraduate Study
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Manarbek, Gulden; Seyfried, Markus – Quality Assurance in Education: An International Perspective, 2022
Purpose: Academics' perceptions of the motives of the introduction of quality management are still rarely investigated, particularly in Central Asian countries. Thus, this paper aims to understand the internal dynamics of organisational change within higher education institutions. Design/methodology/approach: The paper presents evidence from an…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, College Faculty, Organizational Change, Educational Quality
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Al-Harthi, Aisha Salim; Hammad, Waheed; Al-Seyabi, Fawzia; Al-Najjar, Noor; Al-Balushi, Sulaiman; Emam, Mahmoud – Quality Assurance in Education: An International Perspective, 2022
Purpose: The accreditation process of academic programs is being used more to recognize program quality and identify areas for improvement based on rigorous standards. This study aims to use the standards of the Council for Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP) as a theoretical and analytical framework to examine the effectiveness and areas…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Teacher Education Programs, Program Effectiveness, Program Evaluation
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Pasaoglulari Sahin, Nil; Olgaç Türker, Özlem – Quality Assurance in Education: An International Perspective, 2022
Purpose: This study aims to explore ways of developing, implementing and validating a new framework and criteria for self-evaluation of programme curricula, with specific reference to the quality assurance certification process in a particular case. Design/methodology/approach: The framework is developed using a case study research methodology and…
Descriptors: Curriculum Evaluation, Program Evaluation, Quality Assurance, Self Evaluation (Groups)
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El Marsafawy, Hesham; Roy, Rumpa; Ali, Fahema – Quality Assurance in Education: An International Perspective, 2022
Purpose: This study aims to identify the gap between the requirements of the accreditation bodies and the widely used learning management systems (LMSs) in assessing the intended learning outcomes (ILOs). In addition, this study aims to introduce a framework, along with the evaluation of the functionality of the LMS, for measuring the ILO.…
Descriptors: Accreditation (Institutions), Integrated Learning Systems, Standards, Educational Quality
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Agwu, Prince; Odii, Aloysius; Orjiakor, Tochukwu; Roy, Pallavi; Nzeadibe, Chidi; Onalu, Chinyere; Okoye, Uzoma Odera; Onwujekwe, Obinna – Quality Assurance in Education: An International Perspective, 2022
Purpose: The purpose of this study is to describe the nature and operations of schools commonly regarded as "Miracle Examination Centres (MECs)" in Nigeria, through the lens of stakeholders in education. This study also assessed stakeholders' perspectives on the possible solutions to the problem of MECs. Design/methodology/approach: The…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Educational Malpractice, Cheating, Stakeholders
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Dar, Wahid Ahmad – Quality Assurance in Education: An International Perspective, 2021
Purpose: This paper aims to explore the contextual problems and priorities that create tensions in the implementation of activity-based learning reforms such as learning enhancement through active pedagogy in Jammu and Kashmir (J&K). By doing so, it aims to understand the relevance of activity-based learning (ABL) in diverse contexts as…
Descriptors: Teacher Attitudes, Elementary School Teachers, Secondary School Teachers, Public Schools
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Sziegat, Hongmei – Quality Assurance in Education: An International Perspective, 2021
Purpose: This study aims to reflect how German business schools respond to the diffusion of the triple accreditation: AACSB (Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business), EQUIS (European Quality Improvement System), and AMBA (Association of MBAs). Design/methodology/approach: This study applies a multiple case study to conduct a…
Descriptors: Business Schools, Accreditation (Institutions), Educational Quality, Governance
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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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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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Nguyen, Cuong Huu – Quality Assurance in Education: An International Perspective, 2021
Purpose: This paper aims to determine how quality assurance practitioners in Vietnam describe their levels of professional knowledge and related skills, as well as identifying factors that interfere with the development of these skills. Design/methodology/approach: Semi-structured were conducted with 22 quality assurance practitioners who were…
Descriptors: Educational Quality, Quality Assurance, Job Skills, Evaluators
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Palumbo, Rocco – Quality Assurance in Education: An International Perspective, 2021
Purpose: Digitization is reshaping the functioning of educational institutions. Large attention has been paid to the innovative service models enabled by digitization. However, the implications of digitization on employees' well-being need further investigation. The purpose of this paper is to examine the effects of digitization on psycho-social…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Computer Uses in Education, Risk, Occupational Safety and Health
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