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Q&A a Day for Moms

Q&A a Day for Moms

Author: Potter Gift

Publisher: Potter Style

ISBN: 9780553448214

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 370

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A mother and child share so much together--countless milestones, simple joys, unexpected challenges, and all the little surprising moments in between. This five-year journal will help you capture it all--simply turn to today's date and take a few moments to answer the question at the top of the page. As the journal fills, it will become a loving record and cherished family keepsake.

Persepolis Fortification Tablets

Persepolis Fortification Tablets

Author: Richard Treadwell Hallock

Publisher: Oriental Inst Publications Sales

ISBN: UOM:39015046796960

Category: History

Page: 794

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With over 2100 texts published, the Persepolis Fortification Texts in Elamite, transcribed, interpreted, and edited by the late Richard Hallock, already form the largest coherent body of material on Persian administration available to us. Essentially, they deal with the movement and expenditure of food commodities in the region of Persepolis in the fifteen years down to 493.

Impact Evaluation of Quality Management in Higher Education

Impact Evaluation of Quality Management in Higher Education

Author: Theodor Leiber

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781000021226

Category: Education

Page: 136

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This volume works towards overcoming the lack of systematic impact evaluation in higher education, particularly analyses which are not restricted to ex-post gathered data and expert assessments. Since (higher) education is more important than ever in knowledge societies, high priority should be ascribed to quality management (QM) in higher education institutions (HEIs). Consequently, impact evaluation of QM effectiveness is indispensable because it generates the knowledge required for quality (management) improvement. The introductory chapter elucidates the motivation and objective of impact analyses of QM in HEIs and provides an overview of the volume’s other contributions. One chapter reflects on success factors and un-/intended effects of QM, while another one analyses more discoursive ways of evidence-informed guidance of QM policies which are complementary to rigorous impact studies. Five chapters investigate QM effectiveness in HEIs by ex-post and simultaneous impact evaluation in European case studies, including assessments of students, teachers, quality managers, and institutional leadership. The case studies comprise universities from Germany, Spain, Finland, and Romania. The final chapter reports a SWOT analysis of impact evaluation of QM in HEIs, which is suggested as a tool for bridging the notorious gap between the demanding methodology of impact evaluation and its proper implementation. This book was originally published as a special issue of the European Journal of Higher Education.

Agile Software Development Quality Assurance

Agile Software Development Quality Assurance

Author: Stamelos, Ioannis G.

Publisher: IGI Global

ISBN: 9781599042183

Category: Computers

Page: 266

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"This book provides the research and instruction used to develop and implement software quickly, in small iteration cycles, and in close cooperation with the customer in an adaptive way, making it possible to react to changes set by the constant changing business environment. It presents four values explaining extreme programming (XP), the most widely adopted agile methodology"--Provided by publisher.

Quality Assurance and Accreditation in Distance Education and e-Learning

Quality Assurance and Accreditation in Distance Education and e-Learning

Author: Insung Jung

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781136849855

Category: Education

Page: 310

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Quality assurance (QA) in open and distance learning (ODL) can be a contentious issue. Some argue that it should be judged by the same criteria and methods as face-to-face education, while others claim that it is so different in its organization, enrolments and operations that conventional QA mechanisms cannot apply. Some advocate the use of specific guidelines and standards for e-learning; others believe that, regardless of the technology, the basic principles of quality teaching and learning should apply. Providers who have enjoyed freedom from external scrutiny may resist attempts at external regulation and auditing and look upon QA as yet another imposition of corporatization and bureaucracy on education. Others see it as a means of establishing a culture of quality, self-reflection and self-improvement. There is little research-based literature to guide policy-makers, managers and practitioners in applying QA in education and training to ensure the right balance is found between accountability and autonomy, as well as assuring quality for the time and costs involved. In this respect, Quality Assurance and Accreditation in Distance Education and e-Learning is a book that is long overdue. It explains what is involved in QA and accreditation in education. It describes and analyzes applications of these practices in open, distance, dual-mode and conventional universities throughout Europe, North America, Africa, and the Asia-Pacific, looking at open schooling, e-learning in conventional schools, non-formal adult and community education, and corporate and small-to-medium enterprises. Quality Assurance and Accreditation in Distance Education and e-Learning is edited and authored by experts with extensive international experience in ODL, e-learning and QA who give careful consideration to the possibilities and challenges involved. The book will be an invaluable guide for all policy-makers, managers, practitioners and researchers in the field.