Webinar-Transnational Education: Growth at the Expense of Quality?

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A global online discussion on transnational education trends was hosted by University World News, an online publication, in partnership with DrEducation, a higher education research and consulting firm. It attracted more than 950 registered participants from across the international higher education scene.
Cross-border delivery of higher education is becoming a financial necessity for some institutions and a strategic differentiation for others. Transnational education (TNE) takes many forms ranging from joint-degrees and branch campuses to recent emergence of technology-enabled learning. While TNE has provided new opportunities for global engagement and expansion for many institutions, these models often come with challenges of quality. Is growth of TNE dependent on more flexible standards of quality? Or, are we stifling innovation in TNE by putting too many barriers for experimentation?
• Rahul Choudaha, PhD, (Chair), Principal Researcher & CEO, DrEducation, LLC & interEDGE.org
• Nigel Healey, PhD, Pro-Vice-Chancellor (International) and Head of College, Nottingham Trent University
• Jason E. Lane, PhD, Vice Provost for Academic Planning and Strategic Leadership and Senior Associate Vice Chancellor, State University of New York
• Elizabeth J. Stroble, PhD, President, Webster University
• Stéphan Vincent-Lancrin, PhD, Deputy Head of Division and Senior Analyst, OECD

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Webinar-Transnational Education: Growth at the Expense of Quality?

  1. 1. A University World News Webinar in Partnership with DrEducation, LLC info@DrEducation.com @UniWorldNews @DrEducationBlog
  2. 2. A University World News Webinar in Partnership with DrEducation, LLC UWN provides high- quality news and analysis on global higher education. www.UniversityWorldNews.com DrEducation is a global higher education research and consulting firm. www.DrEducation.com
  3. 3. A University World News Webinar in Partnership with DrEducation, LLC How important in TNE for your institution's internationalization strategy? n=204 Based on the poll of registrants of University World News- DrEducation Webinar on Transnational Education on May 24 2016 Not Important at All 4% Not Applicable/Not Sure 9% Somewhat Important 13% Important 26% Very Important 48%
  4. 4. A University World News Webinar in Partnership with DrEducation, LLC Growth Quality Growth at the expense of quality? ? Yes 34% No 33% Don't Know/Can't Say 33% n=204 Based on the poll of registrants of UniversityWorldNews- DrEducation Webinar on Transnational Education on May 24 2016
  5. 5. A University World News Webinar in Partnership with DrEducation, LLC Transnational Education  Definition TNE is broadly defined as: “all types of higher education study programs, or sets of courses of study, or educational services (including those of distance education) in which the learners are located in a country different from the one where the awarding institution is based.” Resources Qualitative Control Complexity Type of Global Engagement Validation Franchise Twinning program Fly-out model Dual degree program Joint degree program Online program International (branch) campus Low High Source: UNESCO/Council of Europe (2001) Code of Good Practice in the Provision of Transnational Education
  6. 6. A University World News Webinar in Partnership with DrEducation, LLC ‘Glocal’ Students: Global Experiences + Local Cost  21% of all foreign students in OECD countries came from countries that share land or maritime borders  One out of five students studying wholly overseas for a UK degree through a distance learning program (HESA, UK)  70% of international students in Japan are from China, Korea and Vietnam  More Malaysian students in branch campuses of UK universities (45,000) than those going to the UK (15,000)  ~12,000 Indian students pursued MBBS from China in 2012-2014 ‘Glocals’ are expanding segment of students seeking international education experience/credential while staying in the country or region Source: Choudaha, R. (2013). Know your international student – Global or glocal? University World News
  7. 7. A University World News Webinar in Partnership with DrEducation, LLC Dr. Stéphan Vincent-Lancrin • Senior Analyst, Project Leader and Deputy Head of Division at the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (Directorate for Education and Skills) Source: Vincent-Lancrin, S., D. Fisher and S. Pfotenhauer (2015), Ensuring Quality in Cross-Border Higher Education: Implementing the UNESCO/OECD Guidelines, OECD Publishing, Paris. Compliance with the Recommendation by country and stakeholder
  8. 8. A University World News Webinar in Partnership with DrEducation, LLC Dr. Nigel Healey Pro-Vice-Chancellor (International) at Nottingham Trent University, UK Source: Healey, N., 2015. Towards a risk-based typology for transnational education., Higher Education, 69 (1), pp. 1-18. Reputation risk versus transfer of control
  9. 9. A University World News Webinar in Partnership with DrEducation, LLC Dr. Jason E Lane  “…state regulations primarily focus on issues pertaining to the approval process of expansion, mandating administrative requirements, providing comparable programs, and guarding against unnecessary competition; whereas there is limited focus on quality.” • Senior Associate Vice- Chancellor and Vice Provost for Academic Planning and Strategic Leadership, State University of New York or SUNY Lane, J. E., Kinser, K. & Knox, D. (2013). Regulating Cross-Border Higher Education: A Case Study of the United States. Higher Education Policy 26: 147-172.
  10. 10. A University World News Webinar in Partnership with DrEducation, LLC Dr. Elizabeth Stroble  Webster University Ghana Campus is accredited by the Ghana National Accreditation Board (NAB) and the United States Higher Learning Commission (HLC). • President of Webster University, USA
  11. 11. A University World News Webinar in Partnership with DrEducation, LLC Shifting regulations…  UAE education ministry warns students of unaccredited online foreign degree; provides a list of 100+ approved universities  The MoE China “will strengthen the quality assurance systems of Sino-foreign cooperation in running joint programs and institutes….It has also committed to improving the management of penalties and mechanisms for institutions to exit programs.”
  12. 12. A University World News Webinar in Partnership with DrEducation, LLC Emergence of “alternative providers”  “A recent and growing sector of higher education composed of companies or organizations that offer higher education experiences operating apart from traditional colleges and universities” Overseas Pathway Providers MOOCs
  13. 13. A University World News Webinar in Partnership with DrEducation, LLC The Future of Transnational Education  “…a future where education will be unbundled and degrees will be disaggregated ‘into smaller credential units…with the possibility that the credentialing entity may be different from the institution that offers the course“ – Future of MIT Education Report
  14. 14. A University World News Webinar in Partnership with DrEducation, LLC Future Growth Opportunities
  15. 15. A University World News Webinar in Partnership with DrEducation, LLC Which of the following is the biggest growth opportunity in TNE? Other (Please Specify) 6% Twinning 7% International branch campuses 10% Validation/Franchise 10% Joint/Dual degrees 26% Online education 41% n=204 Based on the poll of registrants of UniversityWorldNews- DrEducation Webinar on Transnational Education on May 24 2016
  16. 16. A University World News Webinar in Partnership with DrEducation, LLC Future Quality Challenges
  17. 17. A University World News Webinar in Partnership with DrEducation, LLC Which of the following is the biggest challenge in assuring quality of TNE? Pace of technological change 7% Other (Please Specify) 7% Emergence of third- party providers 12% Growth ambitions of institutional growth 18%Bureaucracy of government regulations 23% Processes of quality assurance agencies 33% n=204 Based on the poll of registrants of UniversityWorldNews- DrEducation Webinar on Transnational Education on May 24 2016
  18. 18. A University World News Webinar in Partnership with DrEducation, LLC Q&A Email: info@DrEducation.com

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