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Sousa, Fernando Cardoso; Monteiro, Ileana Pardal; Pellissier, René – Quality of Higher Education, 2014
This article presents the development of a small-world network using an adapted version of the large-group problem-solving method "Future Search." Two management classes in a higher education setting were selected and required to plan a project. The students completed a survey focused on the frequency of communications before and after…
Descriptors: Higher Education, College Students, Problem Solving, Social Networks
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Patry, Jean-Luc – Quality of Higher Education, 2014
Teaching through research has a great potential for Master's studies. The paper presents how this has been done in a particular case, comparing scientific and subjective theories, and how this course was simultaneously used to do research about this topic. The course proved to be a win-win-situation for the students and for the teacher/researcher.…
Descriptors: Scientific Principles, Scientific Research, Teaching Methods, Teacher Researchers
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Allan, Audrone; Pileicikiene, Nora – Quality of Higher Education, 2010
This article aims to reveal possibilities for teaching quality assessment when data from student survey are used. To achieve this aim, the conception of teaching in a higher education institution was reviewed and criteria of teaching quality were distinguished in the theoretical part. In the empirical part of the research, validity of teaching…
Descriptors: Student Surveys, Data Interpretation, Questionnaires, Data Analysis
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McMahon, Tim; Thakore, Hemal – Quality of Higher Education, 2008
The essential lessons from the research literature on successful e-learning are brought together to show how to structure online learning. The results are presented within the framework provided by the seven maxims for effective teaching formulated by McMahon (2006).
Descriptors: Electronic Learning, Instructional Effectiveness, Online Courses, Teaching Methods
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Targamadze, Aleksandras; Petrauskiene, Ruta – Quality of Higher Education, 2008
This paper analyses challenges for higher education raised by the rapid development of information and communication technologies. The paper explores the enhancement of distance education leading to new opportunities to improve quality and develop services in higher education institutions. The paper overviews technical means and systems and also…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Distance Education, Educational Quality, Information Technology
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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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Volungeviciene, Airina; Tereseviciene, Margarita – Quality of Higher Education, 2008
The paper presents scientific literature analysis in the area of distance teaching/learning curriculum designing and quality assessment. The aim of the paper is to identify quality assessment dimensions of distance teaching/learning curriculum designing. The authors of the paper agree that quality assessment should be considered during the…
Descriptors: Curriculum Design, Distance Education, Quality Control, Educational Quality
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Trigueros, Carmen; Rivera, Enrique; Pavesio, Maite; Torres, Juan – Quality of Higher Education, 2005
The interest to improve the quality of teaching in higher education has led to the involvement of a group of faculty members at the University of Granada Faculty of Education in an Action-Research (A-R) experience titled "Towards a model of collaborative lecture throughout the analysis of their educational tasks." This has been an…
Descriptors: Student Participation, Teaching Methods, Interdisciplinary Approach, Teacher Collaboration
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Skudiene, Vida – Quality of Higher Education, 2005
The environment for teaching management in Baltic States' universities has undergone profound changes. The factors involved are: greater interaction between classroom teaching and the "real world", market expansion, internationalization, and increasingly diverse students. The author reports on the survey findings from the three…
Descriptors: Educational Change, Educational Administration, Foreign Countries, Management Development