1st Edition

Quality Issues in ICT-based Higher Education

Edited By Rakesh Bhanot, Stephen Fallows Copyright 2005
    224 Pages 1 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge

    224 Pages 1 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge

    Higher education institutions are becoming increasingly reliant on ICT for providing enhanced teaching and learning, and lecturers are adopting new methods of working and ways of teaching with technology all the time. However, without structure and commitment, these changes may not be bringing out the best that ICT has to offer.

    Providing a wide-ranging account of the quality issues surrounding the use of ICT in higher education, this book develops useful advice and guidance on key areas including:

    * devising an institution-wide strategy
    * developing course materials
    * providing distance and e-learning courses
    * using ICT-assisted assessment
    * adopting professional support processes.

    With authoritative and practical contributions from leading experts in the field, this book will be a valuable addition to the shelves of all those involved in using ICT in higher education - managers, lecturers or education developers.

    Preface 1 Quality in ICT-based higher education: some introductory questions 2 Moving into uncertain terrain: implementing online higher education 3 Quality assurance issues and processes relating to ICT-based learning 4 External quality assurance initiatives: impact on ICT-based programmes 5 Building quality into ICT-based distance education 6 Unlocking key barriers for staff on the path to an e-University 7 Ensuring quality in computer-based assessment 8 ICT and quality in the research process 9 ICT: a major step for disabled students 10 e-Mentoring Jane Field 11 Networked professional development 12 Networked staff development: a case study 13 Postgraduate supervisor development through ICT 14 Cutting out computer anxiety 15 Dealing with Internet cheating: countering the online ‘paper mills’ 16 Developing a quality careers education using ICT


    Stephen Fallows is Reader and Research Coordinator at the Centre for Exercise and Nutrition Science at University College Chester, UK. He has extensive experience of using ICT in supporting student learning with students in many countries around the world. He is, with Rakesh Bhanot, the co-editor of Educational Development Through Information and Communications Technology (also in the SEDA series). Rakesh Bhanot is a Senior Lecturer in the Centre for Higher Education Development at Coventry University and has published extensively on learning and teaching issues in adult, further and higher education.