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Value-Added: How do you measure whether universities are delivering for their students? HEPI 2015 Annual Lecture

  • 28 January 2016

The quality of teaching and learning in higher education is under enormous scrutiny. For example, in England there is to be a new Teaching Excellence Framework.

In this revised version of the 12th HEPI Annual Lecture, which was originally delivered in December 2015, Andreas Schleicher of the OECD makes a powerful case for directly measuring the learning gain of students on a comparable basis across the world for the first time.

While recognising the technical challenges involved, the lecture argues this is now possible and, because the proxies for learning gain have such big problems, there is no substitute for starting to measure it directly.

5 comments

  1. Jim says:

    There seems to be no link on this page to http://www.hepi.ac.uk/wp-content/uploads/2016/01/Andreas-Schleicher-lecture.pdf !

    The front page of the report is just to a jpeg 🙂

    1. Nick Hillman says:

      Thanks for flagging this up. The links are now fixed. An audio file is available.

  2. Jim says:

    Do you have a recording of the actual lecture – either audio or video please?

  3. Jim says:

    Sorry – where is that audio file?

    1. Emma says:

      Hi Jim. If you email admin@hepi.ac.uk I can send you the link to the audio file. Emma (HEPI Executive Assistant)

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