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Title: Developing a quality assurance metric: a panoptic view
Authors: Love, S
Scoble, R
Keywords: Module evaluation methods;Panoptic view;Student feedback
Issue Date: 2006
Publisher: Sage Publications
Citation: Active Learning in Higher Education, 7(2): 129-141
Abstract: There are a variety of techniques that lecturers can use to get feedback on their teaching - for example, module feedback and coursework results. However, a question arises about how reliable and valid are the content that goes into these quality assurance metrics. The aim of this article is to present a new approach for collecting and analysing qualitative feedback from students that could be used as the first stage in developing more reliable quality assurance metrics. The approach, known as the multi-dimensional crystal view, is based on the belief that individuals have different views on the benefits that the embedded process in a system can have on the behaviour of the system. The results of this study indicate that in the context of evaluation and feedback methods, the multi-dimensional approach appears to provide the opportunity for developing more effective student feedback mechanisms.
Description: This article is a post-print of the published article that may be accessed at the link below. Copyright @ 2006 Sage Publications.
ISSN: 1469-7874
Appears in Collections:Computer Science
Dept of Computer Science Research Papers

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