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QSN 2021 Webinar Series: 4 How do we judge the quality of transnational provision in a Covid era? 18-03-21
Transnational education (TNE) is an important area for UK higher degree-awarding providers. 142 UK providers have students on TNE programmes and more than 650,000 students’ study for UK awards through transnational provision, including through open and distance learning. The Department for Education (DfE) estimates that UK higher education TNE contributes over £600 million in exports to the UK economy and is currently delivered in 226 locations worldwide.
But how do we judge the quality of transnational provision in a Covid era?
This webinar will focused on the innovative approaches undertaken by QSN member institutions to ensure that baseline quality requirements are being met whilst international travel restrictions are likely to remain across the sector during the rest of 2020/21.
Lightning Talk 1: Undertaking collaborative partner site visits during Covid: is it virtually the same as visiting in person?
Whilst the Covid 19 global pandemic has placed restrictions on travel, this hasn’t stopped the expansion of collaborative partnerships in some institutions. This presentation will share the University of Wolverhampton’s approach to online site visits to allow new partnerships to be approved.
Ian Pearson, Academic Registrar (Enhancement), University of Wolverhampton
Lightning Talk 2: Risk based approach to partnerships in the Covid era
Over the last few years, The Open University has seen increased growth in the number of HE partnerships in the UK and abroad. This rapid expansion has triggered changes to our quality assurance processes and procedures. The changes remain ongoing, with the added complexities of Covid19, which forced us to shift our activities online. This presentation will focus on how the OU have adapted to Covid19 in relation to partnerships, highlighting some recent changes that were triggered by the pandemic
Dr Suzanna Tomassi, Deputy Director (Partnerships – Quality and Relationships), The Open University
Lightning Talk 3: Quality Enhancement and TNE in a Post-Covid Era
Dr Alison Felce, Accreditation, Partnerships and Policy Manager, Quality Assurance Agency for Higher Education
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