This paper was presented within 16th ICSQCC in Lucknow, ındia on 28th November 2013:
Total quality (TQ) is a passion and a way of life for those organizations that live its message. The problem is how to generate the passion and the pride required to create quality in education. The significance of leadership for undertaking the transformation to TQ should not be underestimated. A key aspect of the leadership role in education is to train and empower teachers to give them the maximum opportunity to improve the learning of their students. Technology and innovative ideas are the other important tools for them.
Not only in Turkey, but in many countries “training innovative minds through quality in education and technology use” has gained importance recently. Many educators and educational leaders are trying to find out the meaning of “quality” in education through the further technological innovations. This tendency seems to be changing the educational paradigm with respect to the Internet technologies. Massive open online courses (MOOCs) are getting very popular especially in American and European universities. Through some well-known IT companies teachers are trying new ways instead of the traditional ones. Experts think that the Internet and some other innovative ideas might be significant for the national systems of education as they may become the basis for the emerging global education system.
In this paper, the author is going to share her experiences she gained during her participation to the Sixth Conference of MIT’s Learning International Networks Consortium on June 16th-19th, 2013 at MIT, Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA.
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