Author Archives: Harvey_Mellar

HEGlobal: Collaborating for the future of TNE – Quality Assurance of Cross border Higher Education (QACHE)

Source:http://heglobal.international.ac.uk/join-the-debate/comments/collaborating-for-the-future-of-tne.aspx Following the launch of the QACHE Toolkit ‘Cooperation in Cross-Border Higher Education’, which we reported on in November last year, the final report of the Erasmus Mundus funded project Quality Assurance of Cross border Higher Education (QACHE) has now … Continue reading

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The Standards and Guidelines for Quality Assurance in the European Higher Education Area (ESG) from the online teaching and learning perspective – TeSLA Project

Source: tesla-project.eu The organisations representing quality assurance agencies as part of TeSLA project consortium have conducted an analysis of the Standards and Guidelines for Quality Assurance in the European Higher Education Area (ESG) from the online teaching and learning perspective. … Continue reading

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Informed choice? How the United Kingdom’s key information set fails to represent pedagogy to potential students

Informed choice? How the United Kingdom’s key information set fails to represent pedagogy to potential students DOI: 10.1080/13538322.2016.1153899 Helen Barefoot, Martin Oliver & Harvey Mellar Source (paywall): http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/13538322.2016.1153899 This paper explores the ways in which information about course pedagogy has … Continue reading

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QAA and Hefce set out contrasting visions on quality

Source: https://www.timeshighereducation.com/news/qaa-and-hefce-set-out-contrasting-visions-quality A UK-wide, co-regulatory system is pitched by the QAA at its annual conference while Hefce focuses on changes needed for England’s market regime The higher education sector and politicians back a continued UK-wide quality system, the Quality Assurance … Continue reading

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Launch third edition E-xcellence manual

includes additional material reflecting on new and recent trends Continue reading

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NAP Members Area: Antonio Moreira Teixeira’s blog: All that glitters is not gold: Current trends and future challenges for quality assurance in the fields of open learning and eLearning

Source: http://www.eden-online.org/nap_elgg/pg/blog/read/10565/all-that-glitters-is-not-gold-current-trends-and-future-challenges-for-quality-assurance-in-the-fields-of-open-learning-and-elearning Antonio Moreira Teixeira As open education and eLearning mature and become mainstream across the world, the discussion on quality assurance emerges with a renewed importance, strength and impact in our field of practice. Although there are significant variations in … Continue reading

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High-rise challenge: the new quality assessment model – Wonkhe

Source: http://wonkhe.com/blogs/high-rise-challenge-the-new-quality-assessment-model/ Paul Greatrix goes through the new quality assessment model in depth and asks whether the new framework poses too high a challenge.    

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HEFCE’s new quality system gives students a role but robs them of power – Wonkhe

Source: http://wonkhe.com/blogs/comment-hefces-new-quality-system-students-power/ Jim Dickinson argues that the new quality assessment system gives students a tokenistic role in quality and fails to understand how and why student representation works, Since the introduction of tuition fees, plenty of people have been trying … Continue reading

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Too little or too much? HEFCE’s new model for quality assessment – Wonkhe

Source: wonkhe.com Mark Leach takes a first look at HEFCE’s new Quality Asessment system and framework – which sets out a great change to the system. But is it too much or too little given the Government’s own plan for … Continue reading

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2016 – Higher Education Funding Council for England – Revised approach to quality assessment in higher education

Source: www.hefce.ac.uk HEFCE has today published a revised operating model for quality assessment in higher education in England. It heralds the next phase of the Quality Assessment Review initiated by DELNI, HEFCE and HEFCW in October 2014 as part of … Continue reading

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