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Going Global 2013 : Quality assurance in transnational education: changing approaches to meet stakeholder needs?

Going Global 2013 : Quality assurance in transnational education: changing approaches to meet stakeholder needs? | Transnational education | Scoop.it

Transnational education (TNE) or cross border education is characterised by mobility of higher education students, programmes, providers and resources across national jurisdiction/borders. TNE represents an area of tremendous potential for countries, students and education providers. It is therefore an area that requires considerable scrutiny.

The session examines quality assurance in TNE and its impact. It also considers how, as TNE grows, approaches to quality assurance might change to meet the needs of difference stakeholders. Presentations include the UK Quality Assurance Agency (QAA) review of UK TNE in China; a Malaysian Ministry of Higher Education commissioned research project which examines the UK-Malaysian TNE experience; and research on TNE quality management and the student experience. The session asks:

• is the way that quality in TNE is currently measured fit for future purpose?

• what should the role of the host country be in assuring TNE quality in the future?

• to what extent can a model designed to meet student expectations in one country be effective in meeting the expectations of students studying in another?

The session provides an overview of the debate for newcomers, but will be of primary interest to practitioners, strategists, teachers, administrators and funding bodies.


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Dr Vangelis Tsiligiris's curator insight, February 16, 2013 6:16 AM

Join me in this session where I will speak, together with other distinguished speakers, about quality in TNE.

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Alternative art schools: a threat to universities?

Alternative art schools: a threat to universities? | Transnational education | Scoop.it
Angry at soaring fees and disillusioned with established courses, artists are simply doing things for themselves A former library in Hackney may seem an unlikely venue for London's most talked-about new art school.
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Is Malaysia the regional leader in international higher education?

Is Malaysia the regional leader in international higher education? | Transnational education | Scoop.it
In response to the costs of sending students abroad, the Malay government developed a strategy to improve its HE sector, transforming it into regional hub for international universities
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UOW partnership with Inti Laureate is growing from strength to strength ... why have other partnerships failed over time?

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Modernising higher education – Let professors be teachers too - University World News

Modernising higher education – Let professors be teachers too - University World News | Transnational education | Scoop.it

Not enough emphasis is placed on teaching as opposed to research in many of Europe’s top universities, concludes the European Union’s (EU) High Level Group on the Modernisation of Higher Education. Its central recommendation is that by 2020 “all staff teaching in higher education institutions should have received certified pedagogical training”.

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Chris Rudd, Pro Vice Chancellor, University of Nottingham on Transnational Education |DrEducation: International Higher Education Blog

Chris Rudd, Pro Vice Chancellor, University of Nottingham on Transnational Education |DrEducation: International Higher Education Blog | Transnational education | Scoop.it
Interview with Prof. Chris D Rudd, Pro Vice Chancellor, University of Nottingham on transnational education, branch campuses and knowledge / business exchange. DrEducation.com
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Insights to TNE and student mobility - a different perspective

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From retrospective to prospective quality management in TNE. Why we should care about student expectations and perceptions?

From retrospective to prospective quality management in TNE. Why we should care about student expectations and perceptions? | Transnational education | Scoop.it

Despite its growth, TNE remains a heavily debated mode of HE provision primarily because of the risks associated with the offshore institutions involved. This has created a response by organisations at national and international level to assure that quality standards of TNE are appropriate and comparable to the quality standards of the home institution/countries. 
This has forced quality assurance policy to be geared towards equivalency rather than quality improvement or quality enhancement. A growing concern now is that the pociy agenda in quality in TNE is primarily focused on risk mitigation and “sameness”. 
However, it is increasingly accepted that student experience is central to quality of teaching and learning. This applies to TNE and an increasing debate/discussion has started to emerge about the need to focus on student characteristics rather than rigid quality assurance guidelines. 
In this presentation I present evidence from primary research about the importance of student expectations and perceptions in the management of educational quality.  Specifically, I discuss the ramifications of the difference in student expectations and perceptions on the current “one-size-fits-all” model for managing quality in TNE. Additionally, I propose a prospective approach in planning, managing and controlling educational quality in TNE partnerships.

see the powerpoint slides here http://www.academia.edu/3726634/From_retrospective_to_prospective_quality_management_in_TNE._Why_we_should_care_about_student_expectations_and_perceptions


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Dr Vangelis Tsiligiris's curator insight, June 17, 2013 6:58 AM

This is my presentation in the conference "Discovering Transnational Education: Opportunities, Challenges and Perspectives" organised by the British Council in Athens, on 26 March 2013.

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The EAIE has built an in-depth knowledge base of all the major topics in the internationalisation of higher education.

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Transnational

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This collaborative research project focused on embedding principles of quality into practice to enhance learning and teaching quality in Australian transnational higher education.
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Some great outcomes especially the Professional Development aspects. The quality principles are very useful tools for evaluating current practice. 

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Why universities license degrees to foreign colleges - University World News

Why universities license degrees to foreign colleges - University World News | Transnational education | Scoop.it
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The elephant in the chat room: will international students stay at home?

FUTURE OF HIGHER EDUCATION: We continue our series on the rise of online and blended learning and how free online courses are set to transform the higher education sector.
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Discovering Transnational Education - Society - British Council - Greece

Discovering Transnational Education - Society - British Council - Greece | Transnational education | Scoop.it

Transnational education (TNE) has evolved over the last few years from a peripheral activity to a core part of the education landscape. There are now over half a million students studying UK programmes outside the UK. TNE has become a key part of both institutional and governmental strategies to improve education systems around the world, attract globally mobile students and foster partnerships between nations. The conference we're organising will highlight the global impact of TNE, putting it in the context of Greece but also including case studies from a variety of countries.

The conference is being organised under the auspices of the Ministry of Education with the support of the British Embassy and in partnership with the University of Piraeus, University of Macedonia, School of Pedagogical and Technological Education, City College/University of Sheffield International Faculty, IST/Independent College of Science and Technology and Business College of Athens.

 


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Dr Vangelis Tsiligiris's curator insight, March 19, 2013 4:28 AM

Another great event by British Council which aims to introduce TNE to Greece's wider audience. Very proud to be in the speaker list.

If you cannot join the event, watch it here live http://www.sgt.gr/players/discovertransnationaleducation/en/

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How To Cite Social Media: MLA & APA Formats

How To Cite Social Media: MLA & APA Formats | Transnational education | Scoop.it
Well, it's official, you can now officially cite social media sources in MLA and APA formats. Although this might not seem like a big deal, it is an important step in acknowledging social media as ...

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Susan Bainbridge's curator insight, April 11, 2013 10:49 AM

A great quick reference chart!

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This is a huge deal... so excited to start using this citation.
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Transnational Education: What impact on local institutions? | Inside Higher Ed

Transnational Education: What impact on local institutions? | Inside Higher Ed | Transnational education | Scoop.it
Transnational Education: What impact on local institutions? http://t.co/BlnYOTYe5J via @insidehighered @BC_CIHE #highered #EducateYourself
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LSE produces new Twitter guide for academics - 10 - 2011 - News archive - News - News and media - Home

LSE produces new Twitter guide for academics - 10 - 2011 - News archive - News - News and media - Home | Transnational education | Scoop.it

A new Twitter guide published by the LSE Public Policy Group and the LSE Impact of Social Sciences blog  seeks to answer this question, and show academics and researchers how to get the most out of the micro-blogging site. The Guide is designed to lead the novice through the basics of Twitter but also provide tips on how it can aid the teaching and research of the more experienced academic tweeter.

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Useful for academics interested in using twitter with their students.

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Exploring constraints on and support for quality teaching at a higher education institution in Malaysia

Exploring constraints on and support for quality teaching at a higher education institution in Malaysia | Transnational education | Scoop.it

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This thesis is an exploratory case study of one institution of higher learning in Malaysia. Teachers’ active involvement in a wide variety of quality activities raised concerns about their teaching quality. The literature review suggested that there was no universally accepted definition of quality teaching. There was also lack of a definition in Malaysian research studies and government reports. The aim of this study was to explore teachers’ perceptions of quality teaching at the case institution in order to better support the institution’s quality assurance efforts. The research questions investigated the teachers’ perceptions of quality teaching, the kinds of existing support they found helpful or needed enhancement, and the kinds of existing constraints that needed rectifying. A mixed methods approach was employed comprising teacher and manager interviews, document analysis and a teacher survey to elicit themes relevant to the research questions. The key findings were that many teachers held transmission-based teaching perceptions although some student-centred perceptions were also evident. A major constraint on quality teaching was quality assurance activities that were drawing teachers’ focus away from teaching. Other impediments included class size, poor student quality and inadequate resources. A major support for quality teaching was teaching-related courses that needed to be made more relevant for teachers of various levels of experience and provided in a more structured manner. Other kinds of support that needed enhancement included mechanisms to evaluate teaching, outcomes based education (OBE) curriculum transformation and a quality assurance framework related to OBE. Recommendations were made for institution managers and professional developers including developing and promoting a systems framework that promotes and values quality teaching as of equal importance to quality research, developing a clear articulation of the institution’s teaching philosophy, improving material resources, aligning all systems to support the shift to OBE, and providing professional development support that could expand teachers’ conceptions of teaching. Findings from the case study were discussed against the backdrop of Malaysia’s efforts to cope with global trends in higher education. Critical adaptation of Western concepts and the need to develop the nation’s own idea of quality teaching were also discussed.

full text PhD thesis here: http://muir.massey.ac.nz/handle/10179/4686


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The benefits of true internationalisation

The benefits of true internationalisation | Transnational education | Scoop.it
I wouldn't endeavour to try to predict the future of higher education, but I can see two likely features taking shape already. Firstly is the increasing diversification of provision and provider. ...
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ICED 2014 - Home

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Internationalisation at home – Crossing other borders - University World News

Internationalisation at home – Crossing other borders - University World News | Transnational education | Scoop.it

Hanneke Teekens : It was about 15 years ago that the term ‘internationalisation at home’ was coined when a group of people – I was among them – started to talk and publish about it. In essence ‘internationalisation at home’ is about inclusion, diversity and reciprocity in international education, crossing borders by reaching out to 'otherness'.

full text here http://www.universityworldnews.com/article.php?story=20130613084529186


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Istanbul 2013

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Transnational education ‘brain drain’ warning

Transnational education ‘brain drain’ warning | Transnational education | Scoop.it
A study into transnational education has found that it can help train students to fill skills gaps in host countries, but also warned that it can contribute to a brain drain and has not led to enhanced research...
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Crisis management for study abroad programmes

Crisis management for study abroad programmes | Transnational education | Scoop.it

Liability issues have encouraged or, in some cases, forced international educators to draw up crisis management protocols and begin the task of assessing the risks inherent in all their international programmes.

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Movenote - video presentation creator

Movenote - video presentation creator | Transnational education | Scoop.it

The Movenote app lets you record video alongside documents or pictures to create an integrated video presentation with slides.   

Creating presentations is easy and fast. Simply record video with your device and swipe to synchronize the slides to the video. Presentations are shared by sending a link to the recipient and can be viewed without the app.


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Might be useful for recording student presentations

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Ness Crouch's curator insight, May 14, 2013 4:29 PM

This is a great tool. I've downloaded it to my Samsung tablet can't wait to put it to good use!

 

Domitilla Enders's curator insight, May 16, 2013 8:35 AM

Great tool to mix it up in the classroom

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thanks for the scoop, super tool to ork creatively in the classroom
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Geert Hofstede - Recent Discoveries about Cultural Differences

Key Note Speech for the 2nd Hofstede Symposium, January 2013. Organized by the Geert Hofstede Consortium. Film by Siegmund Audiovisuele Produkties.

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New Pathways to Learning - #OER and Non-formal Education

New Pathways to Learning - #OER and Non-formal Education | Transnational education | Scoop.it
from Dr. Don Olcott, Jr don.olcott@hct.ac.ae Manager of Strategic Planning and Engagement at the Higher Colleges of Technology (HCT) system office in the United Arab Emirates Abstract The growth of...

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Francois Adoue's curator insight, July 29, 2013 6:12 AM

In your own management issues, do you look on how to identify competences acquired through informal and non formal learning ?

 

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Is Malaysia the regional leader in international higher education?

Is Malaysia the regional leader in international higher education? | Transnational education | Scoop.it
In response to the costs of sending students abroad, the Malay government developed a strategy to improve its HE sector, transforming it into regional hub for international universities
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British degrees made in Hong Kong: an enquiry into the role of space and place in transnational education - Springer | Cross Border Higher Education

British degrees made in Hong Kong: an enquiry into the role of space and place in transnational education - Springer | Cross Border Higher Education | Transnational education | Scoop.it
AbstractThe fundamental logic of transnational education programmes is a one-to-one transfer of institutional capital across space and an unimportance of place.
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