Quality Assurance in Education: Volume 8 Issue 1


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Quality assurance and learning technologies: intersecting agendas in UK higher education

Su White

This paper looks at developments in the use of learning technologies in UK higher education, particularly in recent years. It examines the agenda items for learning and teaching…


Provision of quality assured CAA systems: a co‐operative approach

John M. Phelps, Myles Danson

In this paper, we describe the recent approaches taken by Loughborough University to provide a quality‐based system for the effective deployment of computer‐assisted assessment…

Quality assurance of computer‐assisted assessment: practical and strategic issues

Colleen McKenna, Joanna Bull

This paper takes as its starting point observations and concerns of quality assurance staff in UK HEIs about the use of computer‐assisted assessment (CAA) collected in the 1999…


Assessing and enhancing quality using toolkits

Martin Oliver, Grainne Conole

“Toolkits” are decision‐making frameworks based on expert models. This paper outlines one toolkit, which provides support for practitioners involved in the process of embedding…

Quality assurance in subject gateways: creating high quality portals on the Internet

Martin Belcher, Emma Place, Grainne Conole

This paper presents the development of guidelines for assuring quality and consistency in the creation of high quality information gateways and portals on the Internet. This…


Evaluating three years’ use of a virtual university

David Whittington

Clyde Virtual University (CVU) was one of Europe’s first virtual universities. It was founded in 1995 and has received two rounds of funding from the Scottish Higher Education…

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