This study is designed to provide a fact-based and national perspective of higher education’s security environment that can lead to the improvement of institution’s cyber security. It establishes a security baseline for higher education. It identifies what security policies, tools, and procedures are currently in place. Institutions will be able to compare their own investments and practices with those of similar institutions. Emphasis is placed on both the benefits and risks of implementing security solutions, including trade-offs and future trends.
Dear Reader, This academic research study named ''Distance Education and Quality Assurance in European Higher Education'' is consisting of 3 main chapters.The first chapter gives detailed information on distance education such as its models, methods, and management.The second chapter deals with quality assurance in the European Higher Education Area and the last chapter provides information on higher education in Republic of Turkey.
This study is a descriptive and exploratory assessment of Information Literacy skills of faculty and students within the higher education environment. Faculty and students (Research Scholars and Post Graduate) of University of Rajasthan, Jaipur and Banasthali Vidyapith, Rajasthan were surveyed using a researcher designed questionnaire. The purpose of the assessment was to determine the level of awareness of information literacy skills for teaching & learning. Information Literacy, particularly within an electronic environment is a technology innovation and the process of higher education practice. The study contributed to the knowledge base of higher education practice and the teachers’ and students’ continuing education in the following ways : pertaining to cognitive abilities related to information ; recognition of the value of information; increased awareness of the need for research based information ; promotion of seamless synthesis of research and practice ; and contribution to the process of both information seeking and information gathering, which are vital for the lifelong learning of the teacher and student both.
This Book is compilation of different chapters (21 chapters) focusing on world Higher Education, contributed by prominent educators from different universities of world. It focuses on the various themes of higher education .It covers Sustainable Development, Economic Development, On-line Technology in Higher Education,Radioactivity of Higher Education, Scaffolding, Investment and Self financing in Higher Education.
The effective performance of any educational institution lies on its well equipped library. In the present information age libraries are molded into information centers to meet the changing information demands of users. Library and Information Science education in general and LIS research in particular gained momentum with the great revolution of I.T. Especially in view of NAACC, which has recognized the importance of library and information services in higher education institutions very well and evaluate the quality of the learning resource center part of the assessment of the quality of higher education institutions in the country, this type of research is highly of useful.Due to limitations of time, money, and manpower. The present study is confined to only the university libraries in Tirupati.
Students loan scheme has become very important in financing higher education for both developed and developing countries. This book describes the challenges of financing higher education with particular reference to Tanzania Students Loan Board.It identifies issues like criteria and equality in loan disbursement among eligible beneficiaries and also possible solutions to the challenges. The text includes a review of current literature on various issues affecting higher education finance across the globe and finally zeros down to the case of Tanzanian Higher Education Finance. It critically analyzes the steps taken by Tanzanian government to finance higher education over the years versus the global trends in higher education finance.Critical review of literature was supplemented with primary data from the Tanzania''s case. It will therefore give the readers an informed basis to the analysis of the global trends on financing higher education.
This book emanate from a concern that Swaziland has been over-reliant on out-country education in Library and Information Management since independence. Swaziland, like most developing countries, has achieved a lot of progress in other higher education development and sustainability sectors, evident in the establishment of higher education institutions, and also the country’s participation in the regional and global arena through skilled human resources and capacity development initiatives. Library and Information services in the country are also growing beyond the confines of public and academic libraries and now incorporate the private sector, parastals, non-governmental organizations and community centres. With this growing demand, there is a need for more educated Library and Information Management professionals. The book culminates from a study that was done to establish the need, opportunities and challenges of providing Library and Information education locally in Swaziland. It highlights the role of different stakeholders in education matters of a profession, and should be useful to all who are interested in LIS education, growth, feasibility studies and market surveys.
Since the independence in 1961, Women access to higher education has become one of the country's agenda in Tanzania, various efforts have been made for the purpose of ensuring women participation in higher education. The policies that made to facilitate female's participation are not enough. This book, therefore, investigates women access to higher education in Tanzania. It explored factors influenced women's enrollment in higher education and further investigated the policies that have been made to influence women access to higher education . Findings revealed that, while the universities especially University of Dar es Salaam have showed their efforts to increase female’s enrollment in higher education, more efforts are still to be done in order to increase women access to higher education in Tanzania. However, Tanzania government needs to formulate more policies which would really help more women in higher education.The analysis should be useful to Professionals in higher education, students , teachers, parents and anyone else who may be considering understanding on women access to higher education.
Higher education in India has expanded rapidly over the past two decades. Higher education is evolving and improving to meet the challenges of the contemporary landscape. These include closer examination of quality, novel uses of technology, ways to reach learners with disabilities, and curricular innovations. The Twelfth Plan emphasizes on building “excellence” in India’s higher education system.This book highlight about the present status and challenges of higher education in India and also highlight about the privatization , globalization and internationalization of higher education in India .the last chapter of the book consists higher education for international understanding and peace .
Foundations of Online Higher Education looks first at the origin of distance higher education. It next examines the three phases in the development of distance and online degree programs and the quality standards used to guide and assess them. It then considers data elicited from 25 United States doctoral/research-extensive universities in the five key areas of online institutional activity defined by the regional agencies that accredit all higher education institutions nationally. The findings provide important new information in the areas of: 1) institutional context and commitment, 2) curriculum and instruction, 3) faculty support, 4) student support and 5) evaluation and assessment. An analysis of the data provides critical new understanding in light of both extant research and accrediting agency standards. Implications for online policy and practice are explored in some depth as are a number of directions for further research.
Book DescriptionInformation and Communication Technologies in Real-Life Learning presents the results of an International Federation for Information Processing (IFIP) working conference held December 2004 in Melbourne, Australia. The working conference was organized by IFIP Working Group 3.2 (Informatics and ICT in Higher Education) and IFIP Working Group 3.4 (Professional and Vocational Education in Information Technology). Challenges originating in large scale economic and social change, rapid transition to a knowledge-based society and shortage of knowledge workers demand new approaches in higher and professional education. International trends are observed in the following areas: learning in real-life situations; development of relationships with business and industry; and new forms of assessment. The papers in this book present a cross-section of issues in real-life learning in which Information and Communication Technology (ICT) plays an important role. Some of the issues covered include: education models for real-life learning enabled by ICT; effective organization of a real-life learning environment; the changing role of the student; the changing role of educational institutions and their relationship with business and industry; the changing role of teachers and their use of ICT; and managment of ICT-rich education change.
Education institutions in Namibia, as narrated and illustrated by themselves. Mixed methodologies, with specific reference to a small-scale quantitative survey and extensive qualitative design were employed as tools to understand the prevalence, extent and nature of challenges of students with disabilities in their pursuance of higher education in Namibia. Data was thus collected in two phases. The first phase consisted of a ten-item quantitative-survey which was largely used to determine the prevalence of students with disabilities in higher education institutions, and basic information regarding institutional standpoints pertaining to students with disabilities. Data acquired through this survey confirmed the prevalence of students with disabilities in Namibian higher education institutions.The second phase represented the qualitative design whereby data was collected through three main methodologies namely a narrative diary-based approach, a photo-voice and individual interviews. These methodologies ensured reliability of the data through triangulation.
Higher education provision in most countries has great financial implication for both the state and higher education institutions. The state of the South African economy, the restructuring of higher education and changes in funding of higher education call for the application of cost effective strategies, which can be used to optimize the use of limited funds. This book reflects on the South African Higher Education environment before the 36 institutions existing at the time were merged into 23 universities. It also examines the management of cost in higher education institutions in South Africa. The relevant issues of cost management, especially budgeting and decision making are given adequate emphasis in relation to higher education institutions. It also reflects the extent to which cost management principles and cost management systems are applied in higher education institutions in South Africa. The author makes significant recommendations on how cost management can be improved for the benefit of institutional sustainability. The book would be of great interest to finance executives in universities and colleges, as well as governments that fund higher education.
Higher education in China has experienced unprecedented progress over the past 25 years because of its rapid expansion. While offering more opportunities for students to access higher education, higher learning institutions have also created many innovative approaches for their selection. Nowadays, the Chinese higher education enrolment system is multi-level, containing new recruiting methods, the reformed versions of the national college entrance examinations and other relevant elements such as funding resources and enrolment equality guidelines. However, this system has experienced a long evolution and is still facing many problems in contemporary society. This book aims to offer insights into the development of Chinese higher education access. It attempts to attract the attention of both domestic and overseas educational researchers who are interested in Chinese higher education and provide references for their use.
Written for department chairs and deans, this well-researched resource offers a practical reference for how to create and sustain a more civil and harmonious departmental culture. Filled with useful information, including relevant case law, the book gives readers what they need to know to enhance the climate, culture, and collegiality in an academic department, as well as the university. Praise for Facilitating a Collegial Department in Higher Education «Bob Cipriano has provided a book that addresses department civility—a critical, ongoing problem in higher education. The book is rich in examples, best practices, and strategies for dealing with individuals as well as ways to build collegial departments?. Not only is the book packed with information, the author also has an engaging writing style and wit.»—Daniel W. Wheeler, higher education consultant; professor emeritus and former head, University of Nebraska-Lincoln «Pull out a fresh highlighter before opening this book! Be prepared to immediately collect practical, usable tools for building civility in your department from an experienced chair and successful workshop presenter.»—Sharon Brookshire, director of conferences, Division of Continuing Education, Kansas State University «Department chairs' greatest job dissatisfaction emanates from colleagues in conflict. Bob Cipriano teaches and guides us, first how to deal with toxic colleagues and then how to turn your department into a collegial environment.»—Walter Gmelch, dean, School of Education, University of San Francisco