Technology for Education blog

July 19, 2016

UK's Higher Education Best Workplaces: Infographic

One of the first steps that has to be taken to implement a university strategic plan and assessment process for accreditation is internal measurement about their starting point. Surveys are a good way to do it – not the only one.

For the 2nd consecutive year, in 2015 Times Higher Education developed a survey across UK universities, with interesting results about the internal environment of one of the world’s leading countries in higher education. Below is an infographic that shows the results of the UK's Higher Education best workplaces in 2015.

July 14, 2016

Benchmarking steps to help in accreditation process in higher education

As the higher education landscape is constantly changing, due to global and local market trends, stronger government regulations and accreditation requirements and new forms of competition (such as online education), universities have shown better management results when they have joined together to face these challenges with a common perspective.  

July 12, 2016

How could a new bill change higher education accreditation in Chile?

On July 5th, the Chilean government submitted to the Chamber of Deputies a bill to reform the Higher Education System in Chile. An important part of this new legislation is the change of the accreditation and procedures to quality assurance for universities and technical institutes in the country.

July 7, 2016

Accreditation and Proof Of Quality

Governments, the political and academic community, media and in particular students and young men and women applying for higher education, as well as their respective families, all promise hope for and demand quality education for themselves and their loved ones.

June 29, 2016

U-Planner talks about educational software at international seminar

Carolina Arce, Regional Manager for Mexico & the Caribbean for U-Planner spoke on June 24th with over 60 representatives from universities and higher education institutions of the Dominican Republic. Her talk was part of the  Foro de Educación Superior e Innovación 2016, an education and innovation forum held by Fundación Global Democracia y Desarrollo ( Funglode) and  Microsoft

June 21, 2016

The importance of technology in assessments for accreditation

“Assessment is a solid resource in the modern higher education institution. Transforming assessment policy and practice can bring cost savings in administration and quality assurance. These savings are generated by reducing summative assessment, improving failure rates and retention as well as reducing instances of malpractice, non-submissions, complains and appeals,” says the Higher Education Academy (HEA), a UK-based organization, in its “A Market Improvement: Transforming assessment in higher education” report.

June 16, 2016

How to manage skill based integrated planning in higher education

One of the greatest management problems in higher education is resource planning, as they lack resources to align the curriculum and the syllabus with the graduate profile of a given institution. That is, skill based integrated planning. Universities tend to spend months coordinating and negotiating how is a broad set of skills that should be developed throughout the entire learning experience.

June 14, 2016

Essential assessment guidelines to succeed in an accreditation process

Achieving accreditation is getting more and more complex for higher education institutions worldwide. The increasing pressure of governments and the market itself are moving universities to higher standards of accreditation.

The New America Foundation stands that “as the cost of college has skyrocketed and as the federal government’s investment in student aid has increased dramatically, policymakers and others have begun to ask what students, the government and taxpayers are getting for such a large investment (…). Given accreditation’s role as the “gatekeeper” for the federal student aid system, the system’s ability or inability to ensure a basic level of quality is of concern to many.”

June 7, 2016

Meet proven best practices that ease accreditation in higher education

Accreditation is commonly perceived as a two-sided coin. A major chance for a university to be recognized as an institution that develops quality education and scientific research for a society; or as a risk to be underrated as a higher education institution.