Björn Þór Jónsson
Aligning quality assurance at the course unit and educational program levels.
Jónsson, Björn Þór; Lárusdóttir, Marta Kristín; Daniels, Mats; Clear, Alison; Clear, Tony; McDermott, Roger
Marta Kristín Lárusdóttir
Quality assurance is a subject that has grown dramatically in importance in recent times. In previous work, we have described how the ACM Curricula can be used to support the Quality Assurance process of educational programs, using the Computer Science program at Reykjavik University as an example. Faculty members and employers of graduates participated in the process, that resulted in providing both detailed quantitative data and qualitative information. The assessment also raised awareness of how abstract topics and learning outcomes from an international standard can be used when revising the curricula of a particular course in a CS program. Quality assurance is indeed a continuous process, where the results of evaluations should be used to drive improvements. In this paper we focus on how a Database course was re-structured based on a recent quality assurance process.
|Start Date||Oct 12, 2016|
|Publication Date||Dec 1, 2016|
|Publisher||Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers|
|Institution Citation||JONSSON, B.T., LAUSDOTTIR, M.K., DANIELS, M., CLEAR, A. and MCDERMOTT, R. 2016. Aligning quality assurance at the course unit and educational program levels. In Proceedings of the Institute of Electrical and Electonic Engineers (IEEE) frontiers in education 2016 conference (FIE 2016): the crossroads of engineering and business, 12-15 October 2016, Erie, USA. Piscataway: IEEE [online], article ID 7757419. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1109/FIE.2016.7757419.|
|Keywords||Educational quality assurance; Curriculum design; ACM curriculum; Database course|
JONSSON 2016 Aligning Quality Assurance