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Research

We want our customers to enjoy using our products and to be aware of the potential impacts on the way they approach evaluation and assessments. We work with leading practitioners in particular sectors to carry out research into the impact that our products can have. If you would be interested in working with us on a research project contact us.

Transforming the UK education sector

Our series of reports focus on the latest issues and trends in course and module evaluation, the importance of students’ feedback and a range of other issues affecting the sector.

Covering a range of topics relevant to the HE sector they promote the sharing of best practice and aspirational goals. In most cases, the reports are compiled from surveys and discussions held with those who work within leading institutions and explore the importance of having an evaluation process, raising performance quality and standards and the growing significance of the ‘student’s voice’ in the sector.

Reports

Teaching Excellence Framework Technical Consultation: HEI‘s give their views on the latest proposals

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Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF) Technical Consultation

When the Government’s green paper ‘Fulfilling our Potential: Teaching Excellence, Social Mobility and Student Choice’ was published in late 2015, we asked a sample of higher education staff for their initial reactions to the proposals.

Now we’ve repeated the exercise to see how those at the ‘chalkface’ view the more detailed plans set out in the Teaching Excellence Framework Technical Consultation for Year Two.

We summarise here the ‘TEF2’ hopes, fears and advice of teaching experts from over 30 English, Scottish, Welsh and Northern Irish universities.

The Devil is in the Data: How HE providers can benchmark their course and module performance

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The Devil is in the Data: How HE providers can benchmark their course and module performance

This report is fourth in a series of publications that have been commissioned by Electric Paper to investigate and promote effective course and module evaluation in higher education (HE).

This reports on the findings of a review, commissioned by Electric Paper in late 2015 which looks into the way HE providers approach course and module surveys; the range of questions they use; and what influences survey design in order to identify common questions for the sector and to inform the questions that will be used in MBE Module BenchmarkingTM.

Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF): EvaSys customers give their views on the Government’s Green Paper: Fulfilling our potential: Teaching Excellence, Social Mobility and Student Choice, 2015.

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Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF)

Since the launch of the Government’s green paper “Fulfilling our Potential: Teaching Excellence, Social Mobility and Student Choice” on 6 November 2015, tens of thousands of words of commentary and opinion pieces have been published.

Some welcome the proposals, at least in part; others respond with warnings of dire consequences.

To complement the views of the pundits, we asked EvaSys customers for their initial reactions to the Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF) proposals set out in the green paper, and to what extent they feel their institutions are ready for the changes, should these become enshrined in a new Higher Education Act.

Breaking Down the Barriers: How to deliver best practice in HE Course Evaluation. Published by Electric Paper Ltd, 2015.

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Breaking Down the Barriers: How to deliver best practice in HE Course Evaluation

This report commissioned, by Electric Paper, is the third in a series of publications investigating and promoting effective course and modular evaluation in HE.

In-depth interviews have been conducted with 12 Pro-Vice-Chancellors, senior level academics and staff who are responsible for quality assurance, teaching and learning and student engagement.

The participants come from institutions in the Russell Group, from modern universities and private HE providers.

Closing the Loop: Are universities doing enough to act on student feedback from course evaluation surveys? Published by Electric Paper Ltd, 2013.

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This report commissioned by Electric Paper Ltd is a follow-on publication to Effective Course Evaluation: The Future for Quality and Standards in Higher Education.

Based on in-depth qualitative interviews with 13 senior academics and quality assurance managers, and a quantitative survey of UK Pro-Vice-Chancellors, this report explores how universities in the UK and internationally are ‘closing the loop’ on course evaluation; how the data is being used, who is involved and what the impact is.

Effective Course Evaluation: The Future of Quality and Standards in Higher Education. Published by Electric Paper Ltd, 2011.

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Effective Course Evaluation: The Future of Quality and Standards in Higher Education

The purpose of this report is to examine the latest issues and trends in course evaluation.

In-depth interviews have been conducted with 10 senior academics and student representatives to draw out a general sense of how universities are currently approaching the ‘process’ of student surveys, and what improvements need to be made to gain more effective student feedback on courses and lecturers.