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Pukelyte, Rasa – Quality of Higher Education, 2010
This article reviews a possibility to assess university studies as a service. University studies have to be of high quality both in their content and in the administrative level. Therefore, quality of studies as a service is an important constituent part of study quality assurance. When assessing quality of university studies as a service, it is…
Descriptors: Quality Control, Educational Change, Evaluation Criteria, Definitions
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Rostlund, Ausra; Savickiene, Izabela – Quality of Higher Education, 2010
The article grounds the structure of the external evaluation of colleges at the level of the non-university higher education sector, and it reveals the problems met in this process as well as possibilities for their solution: the phenomenon of the external evaluation of colleges is discussed and its concept is presented; the external evaluation…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Institutional Evaluation, Foreign Countries, Evaluation Problems
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Bjornavold, Jens – Quality of Higher Education, 2009
This article addresses the gradual introduction of arrangements for validation of non-formal and informal learning in Europe. While the debate on how to identify, assess and recognise learning achievements acquired outside formal education and training institutions has been going on for several decades, we can now observe that these approaches are…
Descriptors: Informal Education, Foreign Countries, Nonformal Education, Educational Development
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Perulli, Elisabetta – Quality of Higher Education, 2009
The social-institutional endorsement towards the perspective of recognising and enhancing learning acquired outside the formal education and training contexts (non-formal and informal learning), has been gaining strength and has entered policy agendas throughout Europe, but also in other major non-European countries. Nevertheless there are still…
Descriptors: Informal Education, Evaluation Methods, Prior Learning, Foreign Countries
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Duvekot, Ruud – Quality of Higher Education, 2009
Valuing Learning is the process of promoting participation in and outcomes of (formal or non-formal) learning and as such the organising principle for lifelong learning strategies. It aims at the recognition and validation of prior learning (VPL) and further development. Four main models of Valuing Learning can be distinguished: (1) the…
Descriptors: Learning Strategies, Prior Learning, Lifelong Learning, Foreign Countries
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Fokiene, Ausra; Sajiene, Laima – Quality of Higher Education, 2009
This paper discusses the use of portfolio method in the process of assessment of non-formal and informal learning achievements (ANILA), with reference to the example of vocational teacher education. The purpose of the article is to explore the use of "portfolio" method as an opportunity to monitor the professional development of…
Descriptors: Portfolios (Background Materials), Informal Education, Vocational Education Teachers, Student Evaluation
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Pukelis, Kestutis – Quality of Higher Education, 2009
The concepts important for creation of the common European higher education ("The Bologna declaration", 1999) and vocational education and training ("The Copenhagen declaration", 2002) areas and their relation are discussed in the article. The structure of ability, competency, learning/study outcome, qualification and…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Educational Research, Qualifications, Vocational Education
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Stasiunaitiene, Egle; Kaminskiene, Lina – Quality of Higher Education, 2009
The article introduces evaluation principles of non-formal and informal learning that determine the quality of evaluation, describes stages of the evaluation procedure, differentiates their qualitative parameters and defines their criteria and indicators. It also brings in the discussion that consideration of qualitative parameters for the…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Informal Education, Evaluation Methods, Qualitative Research
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Pawlowski, Jan M. – Quality of Higher Education, 2008
Learning, education, and training becomes more and more internationalized. As examples, study programs are exported across borders, curricula are harmonized across Europe, learners work in globally distributed groups. However, the quality of educational offers differs dramatically. In this paper, an approach to manage quality for globally…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Global Education, International Cooperation, Educational Quality
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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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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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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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