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Discussion "How do universities ensure quality teaching online?"

British Council is organizing a series of Higher Education dialogues which helps us connect with colleagues from around the world and share your experience. 


The theme of the 10 June discussion was "How do universities ensure quality teaching online?"


Moving teaching online is more than just a switch to Zoom or Microsoft Teams. Together with the change of delivery platform, universities have to consider the pedagogy, methods, tools and models of online teaching in order to maximize the effect of the virtual learning environment. How can universities ensure the quality to achieve satisfactory results for students and academic staff in regard to a new model of teaching?  


About the speakers 


Moderator Aysen Güven - Director Education in Turkey, British Council.  Aysen has been working intensively on improving the quality of English Provision in the higher education sector in Turkey at the national and institutional level with both Turkish and UK partners. Douglas Blackstock - Chief Executive, QAA. His work includes leading QAA’s contribution to the current changes to the policy, regulatory and quality landscape in England and across the UK,  and the Agency’s role in developing the Teaching Excellence Framework alongside other sector partners. 


Prof. Diana Laurillard - Professor, UCL Institute of Education. Her works include leading externally funded research projects, developing learning design support and developing software interventions. 


Prof. Muzaffer Elmas - the first President of the Turkish Higher Education Quality Council. Under his leadership, the Turkish Higher Education Quality Council became a full member of the European Association for Quality Assurance in Higher Education and International Network.


Prof. Irma Grdzelidze - Head of Quality Assurance Office, Ivane Javakhishvili Tbilisi State University. Her field of expertise is IQM (Internal Quality Management) in higher education. In 2014-2019, she was an Expert of Accreditation and Authorization at the National Center for Educational Quality Enhancement. Irma has been Higher Education Reform Expert for Erasmus Plus since 2015.  

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