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The European Higher Education Area: An Interesting Opportunity To Contribute To Global Advancement, Agueda Benito Jul 2011

The European Higher Education Area: An Interesting Opportunity To Contribute To Global Advancement, Agueda Benito

Higher Learning Research Communications

Universidad Europea de Madrid, along with other universities and the support of the Agency for Quality Assurance, Accreditation and Prospects for the Community of Madrid (ACAP– Agencia de Calidad, Acreditación y Prospectiva de las Universidades de Madrid), developed a tool to measure progress in the construction of the European Higher Education Area. In addition to being able to determine the level of adoption of the Bologna principles, it became an essential tool for the improvement of quality throughout the University.-------El Espacio Europeo de Educación Superior: Una interesante oportunidad de contribución al progreso globalResumenLa Universidad Europea de Madrid, junto con ...


Notes On The Emerging Accreditation Regimes In Australia And New Zealand, Kristian Boehringer, Fionna Scott, Sue Blyth Jul 2011

Notes On The Emerging Accreditation Regimes In Australia And New Zealand, Kristian Boehringer, Fionna Scott, Sue Blyth

Higher Learning Research Communications

In recent years, new higher education regulatory regimes have emerged in both New Zealand and Australia. In Australia, the new Tertiary Education Quality and Standards Agency (TEQSA) employs a risk management approach while New Zealand Quality Agency (NZQA) has adopted an evaluative approach. In practice, these varying approaches create real differences in the ways in which the regulatory regimes are applied. This paper considers one discreet but critical element of these new regulatory regimes, academic staff qualifications, as an example of the difference between the risk management and evaluative regulatory approaches. Unsurprisingly, the application of academic staff qualifications requirements is ...


The European Credit Transfer And Accumulation System: The Udla Case In Chile, Pilar Armanet Jul 2011

The European Credit Transfer And Accumulation System: The Udla Case In Chile, Pilar Armanet

Higher Learning Research Communications

Universidad de Las Américas - UDLA, is a Chilean University with 30.000 students located on 6 campuses. One third of students are working adults. A university like UDLA requires a flexible educational model to fulfill the learning requirements of different kinds of students and of the ever-changing conditions of the labor market that its graduates face. Following the ETCS, Credit System of Universidad de las Américas (SCUDLA) is a student-centered system based on transparency of outcomes and learning processes, which facilitates the planning of teaching, the evaluation of learning, and the recognition and validation of qualifications. SCUDLA is a tool ...


Accreditation Processes In Mexico: Origins And Relevant Changes, Cesar Morales Hernandez Jul 2011

Accreditation Processes In Mexico: Origins And Relevant Changes, Cesar Morales Hernandez

Higher Learning Research Communications

The author discusses the origins and relevant changes that have occurred in Mexican higher education, regarding institutional and academic programs assessment and evaluation.-------Los Procesos de Acreditación en México: Origen y Cambios RelevantesResumenEl autor discute el origen y cambios relevantes que se han dado en la educación superior en México, en cuanto a evaluación y acreditación de programas e instituciones.DOI: 10.18870/hlrc.v2i3.73PDF document contains both the original in Spanish and an English translation.


American Accreditation: Why Do It?, Deborah Prince Jul 2011

American Accreditation: Why Do It?, Deborah Prince

Higher Learning Research Communications

A review of the history and purpose of accreditation followed by a brief case study of how a small specialist institution outside of the USA went through the process of becoming accredited. The changes needed inside the curriculum and inside the organization in order to make this significant organizational development are reviewed and discussed.The paper concludes with some discussion as to why a non-US based institution might decide to become accredited by an outside agency.DOI: 10.18870/hlrc.v2i3.71


Editorial, Carmen Margarita Mendez Jul 2011

Editorial, Carmen Margarita Mendez

Higher Learning Research Communications

This issue of Higher Learning Research Communications (HLRC) fosters thought on the challenges that higher education faces in light of internationalization, regulations, and fulfilling students’ expectations. Higher education outlooks are described and analyzed with a focus on fulfilling requirements and preparing for the future, while students’ motivations and needs are explored in ways that support the achievement of educational goals.In a grounded essay, Orphanides identifies ten priority areas that European higher education must address in order to succeed at the implementation of the Bologna Process, providing a guide to engage the educational system to effectively address these challenges.Gersten ...


General Education: Learning From The Past, Preparing For The Future, Karen Gersten Jul 2011

General Education: Learning From The Past, Preparing For The Future, Karen Gersten

Higher Learning Research Communications

This article explores the widening gap between business and societal needs and current general education curricula. Research is presented that documents gaps between projected needs of industry and current practices in postsecondary education especially in the general education areas. Positive efforts to close the gap are highlighted. Also highlighted are changing regulatory environments, some that support forward-thinking approaches to liberal education and others that revert to traditional educational practices. With a focus on adaptability and intentional teaching and learning, recommendations are presented for flexible curriculum, intentional pedagogy, and a backwards approach to the teaching-learning enterprise that begins with authentic assessment ...


Conceptual Framework For Mentoring Doctoral Students, Iris M. Yob, Linda Crawford Jul 2011

Conceptual Framework For Mentoring Doctoral Students, Iris M. Yob, Linda Crawford

Higher Learning Research Communications

In the research and professional literature, there are at least four lines of inquiry around mentoring: perceptions of successful mentoring in general, mentoring of doctoral dissertations in particular, mentoring specific to the online environment, and relative importance of mentoring behaviors. In each case, particular qualities that make for successful mentoring are identified and described but not coalesced into a conceptual model of mentoring. In examining this literature, the authors identified 94 mentor behaviors and characteristics of effective mentors, which were reduced for redundancies to 55. These were clustered into a conceptual model of mentoring with two domains, academic and psychosocial ...


Challenges In European Higher Education, Andreas G. Orphanides Jul 2011

Challenges In European Higher Education, Andreas G. Orphanides

Higher Learning Research Communications

Quality assurance has been one of the most important components of the Bologna Process and the EHEA. Quality and innovation are sine qua non in achieving competitiveness in European higher education, especially when the focus is on its challenges in a global context. This principle certainly applies to the entire world as well. It is vital that all European countries and all European higher education institutions implement punctually and with distinction the 'Standards and Guidelines for Quality Assurance in the European Higher Education Area' concerning internal and external quality assurance, and quality assurance agencies, as well as the function and ...


Can Students' Concept Of Learning Influence Their Learning Outcomes?, Despina Varnava Marouchou Jul 2011

Can Students' Concept Of Learning Influence Their Learning Outcomes?, Despina Varnava Marouchou

Higher Learning Research Communications

This paper aims to readdress the lack of empirical data concerning university learning and in particular the dynamics students’ conceptions of learning may have on students’ learning outcomes. This paper is written at a time when the EU commission for Higher Education (HE) through the Bologna Process declaration has put into action, since 1999, a series of reforms needed to make European Higher Education compatible, efficient and competitive for students and academics alike. One of the reforms was the development of learning outcomes in the form of the European Credit Transfer and Accumulation System (ECTS). As part of the process ...


World Business Leaders Interaction In Higher Education: A Novel Experience, Gustavo Coronel, Kathleen Mathai Jul 2011

World Business Leaders Interaction In Higher Education: A Novel Experience, Gustavo Coronel, Kathleen Mathai

Higher Learning Research Communications

This article describes a disruptive approach that offers higher education students and faculty the experience of learning from world business leaders and interacting with fellow members at their institutions. The World Business Forum event was transmitted live to 36 higher education institutions in 19 countries. Webcast and social media discussions around the event were used to create both a local University community and a global Laureate community. The World Business Forum is a two-day event, produced by HSM Global that serves as a platform for the ideas and trends that are shaping the future of business. In 2011, twenty business ...


University Rankings: The Web Ranking, Isidro F. Aguillo Jul 2011

University Rankings: The Web Ranking, Isidro F. Aguillo

Higher Learning Research Communications

The publication in 2003 of the Ranking of Universities by Jiao Tong University of Shanghai has revolutionized not only academic studies on Higher Education, but has also had an important impact on the national policies and the individual strategies of the sector. The work gathers the main characteristics of this and other global university rankings, paying special attention to their potential benefits and limitations. The Web Ranking is analyzed in depth, presenting the model on which its compound indicator is based and analyzing its different variables.-------Rankings de universidades: El ranking webResumenLa publicación en 2003 del Ranking de Universidades de ...


Reflexiones Sobre El Rol De Las Ciencias Sociales En La Educación Liberal Del Siglo Xxi, Jonathan Eastwood Jul 2011

Reflexiones Sobre El Rol De Las Ciencias Sociales En La Educación Liberal Del Siglo Xxi, Jonathan Eastwood

Higher Learning Research Communications

Conferencia dictada por el Profesor Jonathan Eastwood en la Universidad Andrés Bello, en Santiago de Chile, el 14 de octubre de 2010. Discute, desde las posiciones formadas por experiencias propias como científicos sociales y educadores de las ciencias sociales, lo que puede ser el rol de la educación en ciencias sociales en nuestro mundo contemporáneo, el cual está cambiando rápidamente, con implicaciones importantes para nuestras vidas como científicos y como profesores.


Development And Assessment Of Key Skills In Undergraduate Students: An Action-Research Experience, Ana Fernández-Santander, María José García-García, Beatriz Sáez-Pizarro, María José Terrón-López Jul 2011

Development And Assessment Of Key Skills In Undergraduate Students: An Action-Research Experience, Ana Fernández-Santander, María José García-García, Beatriz Sáez-Pizarro, María José Terrón-López

Higher Learning Research Communications

Employers look for professionals able to work in a team, able to approach problems, with the capacity to analyze and resolve problems, under the constant renewal of knowledge and competencies. In this paper, a group of University teachers from different areas of knowledge presents an experience to introduce key employability skills in the higher education students’ curricula. This work has been developed under the action research scope. The first goal was to make an analysis of terms referred to key skills, generating an integrated denomination for each competency. The elaboration of general templates for key skills is proposed here as ...


Editorial, The Editors Jul 2011

Editorial, The Editors

Higher Learning Research Communications

In this second issue of the Higher Learning Research Communications (HLRC) journal we are pleased to continue in our commitment to innovation in teaching and learning. Thought leadership and research of scholars from Spain, Chile, and the United States on such topics as ranking systems, the web and social media to promote powerful learning communal opportunities, action research project on key skill development, and reflections on the value of liberal education contribute to such discourse.Despite the often controversial nature of higher education institutional classifications or rankings, such systems continue to emerge globally.Aguillo examines a multiplicity of ranking systems ...


Editorial, The Editors Jul 2011

Editorial, The Editors

Higher Learning Research Communications

With this first issue of Higher Learning Research Communications (HLRC), Universidad Andrés Bello in Chile, Universidad Europea de Madrid in Spain, Istanbul Bilgi University in Turkey and Walden University in the United States, in consonance with their mission, are sponsoring collaboratively a journal dedicated to higher learning in the international arena. The knowledge driven society that so clearly marks our era, where real time communications make the phrase “global world” a true feature of our lives, has changed the means through which we learn. The rapid expansion of multicultural environments and the influence of the fast changing techno-scientific advances, social ...


Internationalization 2011: An Overview, Drummond Bone Jul 2011

Internationalization 2011: An Overview, Drummond Bone

Higher Learning Research Communications

The author provides an overview of internationalization in higher education since 2008 to the present. The essay is a partial follow-up to Bone’s 2008 paper on internationalization.DOI: 10.18870/hlrc.v1i1.41


B-Learning Under Examination: Advantages, Disadvantages, And Opinions, Sergio Bemposta Rosende, María José García García, Juan José Escribano Otero Jul 2011

B-Learning Under Examination: Advantages, Disadvantages, And Opinions, Sergio Bemposta Rosende, María José García García, Juan José Escribano Otero

Higher Learning Research Communications

In recent years, learning management systems (LMS) have become very popular in almost all traditional universities, generating a new learning strategy approach, mixing elements from both traditional and online learning: the blended learning or b-learning. How these new environments influence teaching activities and learning processes are the main topic of this paper. References about this subject are also analyzed, enriching them with the expertise and opinion of authors and other teachers. Finally, the students’ point of view is presented, through the results of a survey of Polytechnic School students at Universidad Europea de Madrid.------El b-learning a examen: Ventajas, desventajas ...


Peer Mentoring At The Universidad Europea De Madrid: An Educational Strategy For The Development Of General And Specific Competences, Paloma Velasco Quintana, Agueda Benito Capa Jul 2011

Peer Mentoring At The Universidad Europea De Madrid: An Educational Strategy For The Development Of General And Specific Competences, Paloma Velasco Quintana, Agueda Benito Capa

Higher Learning Research Communications

The current educational model for the Europea Higher Education Area (EHEA), demands a greater involvement on the behalf of students in all aspects of their education. In this respect, peer mentorship not only provides effective orientation for newly admitted students, a key element of quality in education, but also the active participation of students mentors, leading to the development of a wide range of skills in both mentor and mentee students. From a research-action perspective, this article describes a program of peer mentoring, in which the student interaction taking place leads to wide-ranging knowledge acquisition (knowledge and know how) for ...


Can The Use Of Clickers Or Continuous Assessment Motivate Critical Thinking? A Case Study Based On Corporate Finance Students, Lucia Morales Jul 2011

Can The Use Of Clickers Or Continuous Assessment Motivate Critical Thinking? A Case Study Based On Corporate Finance Students, Lucia Morales

Higher Learning Research Communications

This study explores the use of clickers as a tool to support, encourage and motivate critical thinking in higher education students. A case study was carried out with a cohort of undergraduate students undertaking the BSc. in Accounting and Finance during the academic year 2009/10, were corporate finance was a major component. Since the students in this sample had previously demonstrated passivity during their corporate finance classes, it was proposed that clickers would help motivate them to participate during face to face sessions. Previous research on the use of clickers shows evidence that this tool has a positive effect ...


Capacity Building Through Integration And Transformational Leadership - A Case Study, Sacha Michael Stocklin Jul 2011

Capacity Building Through Integration And Transformational Leadership - A Case Study, Sacha Michael Stocklin

Higher Learning Research Communications

This article suggests that educational managers can have an influence through leadership by establishing certain moderators that integrate and shape the faculty into a solid team working towards a high performing organisation. The study looks at a case in China and draws suggestions that could be used in other similar settings. The conclusion is to make integration a crucial part of capacity building.DOI: 10.18870/hlrc.v1i1.28


The Value And Benefits Of Fieldtrips In Tourism And Hospitality Education, Edmund Goh Jun 2011

The Value And Benefits Of Fieldtrips In Tourism And Hospitality Education, Edmund Goh

Higher Learning Research Communications

The objective of this article is to understand how the use of fieldtrips can enhance students’ educational experience in Tourism and Hospitality education. A total of 23 students who participated in a fieldtrip as part of their hospitality and tourism degree programme were included in this research. A comparison study was conducted among Year 1 and Year 2 undergraduates to examine differences between their perception of fieldtrips and their educational experience. Results revealed two key categories of attitudes: 1) learning towards subject, and 2) interest toward subject as motivational factors through fieldtrips. A key finding revealed Year 1 students’ attitude ...