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Improving quality and learning in education

Improving quality and learning in education

December 14, 2018
Posted on December 14, 2018

Educational trends are constantly evolving, and with that evolution comes great change. The digital era has become an integral part of education, exposing students to different types of media. This makes it easier for educators to address different learning types, and integrate new techniques into their teaching.

When teaching students today, you’ve probably encountered the need to become more flexible in order to find new methods that improve the quality of what they learn and how they learn it. As a teacher of higher education, this helps you become more effective and innovative both in the traditional classroom and online. Your students also benefit from learning different ways of retaining information.

So how can you improve quality and learning?

Get theMost Out of Available Technology

Whether you’re teaching in the classroom or online, there are plenty of technology options available to reach all types of learners. Providing supplementary reading material, audio lectures, videos,slides and exercises will reach all types of learners and improve the qualityof the material being taught. Using additional materials through differenttechnologies gives students a more well-rounded experience while allowing youto tap into a broader range of resources that are now right at your fingertips.

You can also recommend various apps and software to your students that will facilitate higher learning and aid in the retention of information. For example, there may be apps directly related to the subject matters you teach, or software that promotes the better organisation of class notes and resource materials. Utilising these technologies will also increase outreach opportunities with professors and professionals at other universities on a broader spectrum while helping students continually gain access to information on a higher level.

Engage Students in Active Learning

One of the most difficult challenges professors face, especially when teaching online, is engaging students in what is known as active learning. Instead of simply remaining spectators who read information and complete assignments, students should be encouraged to engage with the material they are given.

You can accomplish this in a number of ways. One is through a class forum. This can be a requirement for both courses taught in a traditional classroom and online.

The forum is a tool that can be used to facilitate discussions about module and lesson topics as well as course objectives. By requiring students to answer questions and participate in discussions, you are engaging them through the exchange of information and ideas.

Another way to encourage students to engage in active learning is to offer activities that require them to work together. Group projects and exercises provide ample opportunity for collaborating.

The key is to require each group member to equally contribute to the assignment by providing designated pieces of the project. Each group could also be required to give feedback to other groups once all parts of the project have been presented.

Engaging students in active learning improves the quality of education by enhancing their communication skills and promoting critical thinking. It can also give them insight into other areas of the subject matter they may not have otherwise explored.

Encourage Effective Research

Requiring students to complete assignments and take tests will help them retain the provided course material, but encouraging further research will instil a deeper passion for learning. Offering supplementary articles, lectures and videos can spark interest in topics related to the subject matter, and could very well be the inspiration for future research papers and scholarly journal publications.

Encourage the Use of Online College and University Resources

Colleges and universities offer a wide range of online resources designed to help students easily and thoroughly conduct research. Libraries, learning labs and links to scholarly journals can all serve to enhance the quality of education and learning by placing a wealth of resources at their fingertips.

Establish Educational Partnerships

Educational partnerships help colleges and universities grow on a global level. With help from other experts in various markets, you can improve the quality of education and learning by exponentially expanding outreach.

Imagine having a network of PhD academics and international partnership specialists you can trust to help you learn and grow. These highly qualified and knowledgeable individuals graduated from top universities such as Oxford University, Harvard, UCLA, University of Melbourne and University of Sydney to name only a few. They are revered as experts in their respective fields and bring with them a wealth of experience when it comes to improving quality and learning for both professors and students.

By tapping into the many valuable resources available, you will be able to leverage the power of networking to meet your educational needs on a global level. You’ll acquire different ways of thinking ,and develop multiple approaches that will prove crucial when reaching broader markets.

The key is to grow and consolidate the educational services you provide. This will include business planning, sales and marketing and then implementing the plan that has been created.

Another added benefit of establishing educational partnerships is the opportunities you will gain for improving both teaching and learning through professional development training. This increases the quality of information offered to students as well as how it is presented.

Establishing educational partnerships can also be cost-effective. By utilising a powerful network of professionals who can provide valuable assistance along the way, you can reduce staff and overhead expenses. You’ll also receive high-quality project management at only a fraction of the cost you would otherwise incur.

Improve Curriculum Content

Improving the overall content curriculum will strengthen the programs offered by giving students more uniformity throughout. This involves planning the curriculums that will be used, mapping them out and aligning the courses to fit the curriculum.

This is especially relevant when considering how differently content is presented in the classroom versus online, and filling in the gaps to create as much consistency as possible across all platforms. By offering more consistent content, students will be better able to take advantage of all aspects of the programs, which will result in a higher quality learning experience.

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