Welcome to this powerful and 2-in-1 course on Outcome Based Education (OBE) and Academic Quality Assurance specially designed for teachers and administrators of all levels, i.e. schools, colleges and universities.
Outcome Based Education is a changing trend modern and 21st century schools, colleges and universities in many countries and institutions. Presently, most teachers are teaching in traditional classroom setups which are highly "teacher-centered" or taught with fixed curricula. OBE is a shift towards "Students-Centered" classrooms with focus on learning outcomes. Many new knowledge and skills are required in traditional teachers for teaching based on the required learning outcomes. Teachers and administrators of education institutions will have to learn new methods and approaches to prepare themselves for world-class quality.
Academic Quality Assurance for teachers and institutions is all about setting academic standards/benchmarks for all the subjects and programs taught in schools, colleges or universities; a structure for monitoring, controlling and continuously improving the learning outcomes and ensuring that each academic standard is complying to internal and external benchmarks. A set of QA initiatives/interventions are therefore required at various levels. This course provides details of QA initiatives in the areas of Teacher and Teaching, Curriculum, Assessment, Research, Teacher-Student Communication, Students Affairs and Services and Online Education (eLearning). The use of eLearning is specifically expanding throughout the world, particularly in blended or flipped learning, in order to strengthen their educational efficiency and effectiveness. The course also provides introduction to latest eLearning trends and how QA is assured in this mode of learning.
The course also provides introduction to many internationally popular QA/Accreditation frameworks, programs and models at schools, colleges and universities levels, covering their most crucial points. The instructor shares global experiences and challenges faced by teachers as individuals, institutions and state levels; making it a valuable learning experience for teachers, administrators, policy makers and educational professionals for across the world.
The instructor is the Head of PIQC Institute of Quality, a center for excellence in Quality.
A general introduction and overview of the course 'Outcome Based Education & Academic Quality Assurance"
What is the difference between 'output' and 'outcome'
What is the difference between 'competence' and 'qualification'
Building competence in student is important
Teaching is only effective if it results in effective learning
What is the difference between traditional education system and Outcome Based Education?
What are the benefits of OBE ?
What are the drawbacks of OBE ?
Which countries have successfully adopted OBE ?
Introduction to three domains of Bloom's Taxonomy
The revision in Bloom's Taxonomy (Cognitive Domain)
Linking subject and program goals in accordance with the Bloom's Taxonomy
How to use bloom's taxonomy from practical point of view ?
Examples of common mistakes in making papers which are not aligned with Bloom's Taxonomy
Common mistakes by authors in making textbooks which are not aligned with Bloom's Taxonomy
An outstanding lecture example with higher cognitive level
Good questions leads to good learning outcomes
Quality of questions must be aligned with educational goals
The bloom's second domain dealing with students emotions and feelings
Understanding Affective domain
A theory on types of learning abilities
The third bloom's domain dealing with the outcomes of students related to their 'skills'
Summary on Bloom's Taxonomy
SOLO: Structure of the Observed Learning Outcomes
Overview of Kirkpatrick Training Evaluation Model
Examples of Kirkpatrick Model
Overview of Multiple Intelligences of Howard Gardner
Measuring Multiple Intelligences
Constructive Alignment is a crucial step for Quality programs
An important skill for every teacher
How teachers can link their lectures with Students Learning Outcomes ?
Example of creative reports measuring learning outcomes
Students Learning Outcomes (SLOs); An introduction
Key questions when writing SLOs
How to start writing SLOs
Requirements for SLOs
How to write structured SLOs
Learning from bad experiencing
An important emerging skill for teachers
Comprehensive guidelines on writing SLOs
Good examples on SLOs
Key points when starting SLOs
Misunderstanding on SLOs
Examples of Common Core Standards
Fundamentals of QA
After school tuition is a crisis
Academic vs Service Quality
QA is not an ordinary process
QA program requires a model framework
QA is an important part of institutional plan
performance is measured objectively
Some accreditation bodies require mission statements
Every good national educational plan needs Quality objectives
Common errors teachers make
Highly qualified does not mean high quality
One sided vs two sided teaching
Teachers development is a process by itself
Important QA initiatives for teaching
What does QA in Curriculum means
Syllabus is not equal to curriculum
Curriculum is used for subjects and programs
Process for curriculum development
Textbook should be selected carefully
QA in curriculum required a process
Dr. Kamran Moosa specializes in Quality Assurance and Management. He is a Quality Management & Performance Excellence consultant, auditor, academician and trainer with wide range of global experience in industrial, service and academic sectors. He is a Principal Lead Auditor for ISO 9000 QMS & Lead Instructor of IRCA (UK) QMS Auditor/Lead Auditor and other Certification Programs in Quality Assurance & Management and Lean Six Sigma. He has diversified Consulting and auditing experience in many countries in corporate and educational sectors. He has authored 3 books and co-authored one, titled as: (1) Practical Guide to ISO 9000, (2) Quality Control (national award winner), (3) Quality Management Practices, and (4) a chapter in Quality Management in Asian and Pacific firms by APO Japan. He is presently contributing in many national and international forums for the development of Quality and business excellence.