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Žibeniene, Gintaute; Savickiene, Izabela – Quality of Higher Education, 2014
The article presents which conceptions of higher education quality are most acceptable to first-year students of the study field of pedagogy. It is significant to analyse students' opinions as more than 10 years ago the EU member states agreed that higher education institutions bear responsibility for the quality of higher education. Being members…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Educational Quality, College Freshmen, Opinions
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Leisyte, Liudvika; Westerheijden, Don F. – Quality of Higher Education, 2013
How are stakeholders represented in higher education institutions' decision-making bodies that influence the quality of education, and are their viewpoints taken into account? This paper addresses this question taking into account the empirical evidence from eight countries in Europe. Findings indicate that formal barriers are largely absent, that…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Higher Education, College Students, Stakeholders
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Shirbagi, Naser – Quality of Higher Education, 2011
The main purpose of this research is to examine the effectiveness of Student Evaluation of Teaching (SET) from a sample of university teachers' and students' view. The study adopts exploratory descriptive design. Participants of this research were 300 teachers and 600 graduate students from 3 Iranian higher education institutions. A 30-item format…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Student Evaluation of Teacher Performance, Faculty Evaluation, Likert Scales
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Allan, Audrone; Lukoseviciute-Noreikiene, Ilona – Quality of Higher Education, 2008
This paper analyses problems of course evaluation in the frame work of open learning. It introduces the process of quality assessment of one specific blended learning course. The centre of research is an individual student. From his perspective, an attempt is being made to look at the course as an opening to new study possibilities. In addition,…
Descriptors: Open Education, Course Evaluation, Educational Quality, Program Effectiveness
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Daukilas, Sigitas; Kaciniene, Irma; Vaisnoriene, Daiva; Vascila, Vytautas – Quality of Higher Education, 2008
The article analyzes and assesses factors that have impact upon the quality of eTeaching/learning technologies in higher education; it is on their basis that the concept of eTeaching/learning quality is denied. Research data about the students' motives in choosing various teaching/learning technologies for the development of their competence are…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Distance Education, Virtual Classrooms, Educational Quality
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Vitiene, Nijole; Miciuliene, Rita – Quality of Higher Education, 2008
Responsive information is one of the factors that determine the quality of higher education. The factor is especially important for eLearning where a direct communication between a lecturer and a student is replaced with a virtual one. How may a qualitative responsive information, in other words feedback (see the definitions of key words), help…
Descriptors: Feedback (Response), Speech Communication, Second Language Learning, Evaluation Criteria
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de Sousa, Fernando Cardoso – Quality of Higher Education, 2007
Students' and lecturers' perceptions of own effectiveness and creativity as teachers are compared, using a survey questionnaire with a sample of 854 students and 254 lecturers of a higher education institution, together with interviews and class observations of lecturers who were selected as examples of creative teaching. Results indicate that…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Creativity, Student Attitudes, Creative Teaching
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Juknyte-Petreikiene, Inga; Pukelis, Kestutis – Quality of Higher Education, 2007
The article discusses theoretical preconditions of added value of internationalized studies for students' knowledge and skills development in the area of professional training within the system of higher education. The premise is formulated that the value and quality of academic exchange is possible to assess grounding on the research into…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Student Attitudes, Career Development, Program Effectiveness
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Savickiene, Izabela – Quality of Higher Education, 2006
Higher education quality improvement is a constant and continuous university activity and its implementation should be given a priority. This article analyses the most important tasks set at three Lithuanian universities seeking to improve higher education quality: the improvement of higher education quality assurance system, teacher professional…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Quality Control, Teacher Attitudes, Student Attitudes
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Gedviliene, Genute; Vaiciuniene, Vilhelmina – Quality of Higher Education, 2006
This paper presents a quantitative analysis of information literacy competencies level within nine universities of Lithuania. The empirical research was carried out in 2005 with a research sample of 700 respondents. Comparative analysis of the data between full-time and extramural study mode students revealed differences in the level of…
Descriptors: Information Literacy, Competence, Standards, College Students
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Cisneros-Cohernour, Edith J. – Quality of Higher Education, 2005
This paper focuses on the validity of the research conducted under the leading paradigm in the evaluation of teaching in higher education. Messick's framework on validity is used to identify the strengths and limitations of the research, mostly centered on the study of student ratings of instruction. Critical issues that need to be addressed by…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Student Evaluation of Teacher Performance, Teacher Evaluation, Educational Quality
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Kucinskas, Vytolis; Paulauskaite, Alina – Quality of Higher Education, 2005
The article is intended to discuss the features, structure, functions and developmental peculiarities of organizational culture in private colleges. A summary and conclusions of empirical research into organizational culture in private colleges are presented. (Contains 6 tables and 14 figures.)
Descriptors: Organizational Culture, Private Colleges, Educational Research, Evaluation Criteria
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Zibeniene, Gintaute – Quality of Higher Education, 2005
The article presents the generalised findings of the research into the Lithuanian college graduates' viewpoint towards the realisation of non-university study programmes. The graduates' opinion research revealed their viewpoint towards: 1) the curriculum of the study programme, 2) the subject content and its teaching quality, 3) practical training…
Descriptors: Teacher Effectiveness, College Graduates, Student Attitudes, Program Evaluation
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Valiuskeviciute, Audrone; Druskyte, Ruta; Mikutaviciene, Inga – Quality of Higher Education, 2004
The article presents the research on study quality state at three Lithuanian universities. The research was performed during the spring semester in 2003. Research participants were 669 students, 227 teachers, 126 administration officers and 359 graduates. The outcomes of the research did not aim at revealing the state of study quality in a…
Descriptors: Educational Research, College Students, College Graduates, Administrators