New publication from the Higher Education Academy: Dimensions of quality, by Professor Graham Gibbs

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Dimensions of quality sets out to identify those factors that give a reliable indication of the quality of student learning.

Professor Gibbs finds that the most important consideration is the way that institutions choose to use the resources they have available. Class size, the level of student effort, the teacher who is delivering a course or module, and the quantity and quality of feedback to students can all affect student outcomes. Measures such as contact hours, student employability rates, and degree classifications are not reliable indicators of quality.

For more information go to The Higher Education Academy website.