Monday, February 4, 2013
There are two points to this post. One, as the headline suggests, is about the growing wave of educators worldwide seeking to continue and enhance quality assurance programs, especially now in the light of open education movements, online learning developments and trends, and, in general, what it means to become educated in ways other than through the traditional system. Courtesy of University World News, journalist Karen MacGregor gives us a review of the first annual meeting of the US Council for Higher Education Accreditation’s (CHEA) International Quality Group and an update on the CHEA International Quality Group (CIQG) launched last September. According to the article: The group has got off to an impressive start – over and above CHEA institutional members in the United States, the CIQG now has 75 members from 32 countries. Overall, this article is a must-read for anyone interested in higher education quality assurance initiatives in the U.S. and in some 30 other countries.
Point two is that if you are not familiar with University World News, whether you are a traditional or online student, a faculty member, or part of university leadership, you might want to take a look, especially if an international perspective is important to you. That’s a suggestion and not meant to be an endorsement of any kind. That being said, according to them, University World News comprises a network of some five dozen education journalists based in more than two dozen countries, with representation in all regions.
You can access University World News and the article, “Quality assurance in a changing higher education world,” at this link.