Course Modules

TrainIQA combines leadership and management topics in a holistic way in order to strengthen the structural development of higher education institutions and to support the trainees in their endeavour to build up systematic QA structures. The course consists of five different modules. Each module has accompanying self-study materials in the form of a course text book1 and online materials. The topics of the modules are:

- Module 1: Designing Effective Quality Management Systems
- Module 2: Tools and Procedures for Quality Assurance
- Module 3: Quality Assurance of Teaching and Learning
- Module 4: Information Management
- Module 5: Quality Management and its Linkages to Higher Education Management

An overview can be found here.


TrainIQA is delivered in a blended-learning format. All topics of the different modules are discussed during three inter-connected workshops. Module 4 on data-based information management is mainly offered online. The training has a strong practical focus. The workshops include mixed and interactive methods such as presentations by experts, peer-learning among the participants, case studies and individual feedback and mentoring. The course teaching concept is based on a team-teaching approach. The trainer teams consists of African and European QA experts. Further the course is largely based on the exchange and presentation of personal experiences in QA between the participants. Peer-learning in small working groups and individual feedback provided by mentors are  therefore important didactical elements of the training. All training activities are supported  via an online learning platform, which will provide the infrastructure for the  online phases of the training; enable communication with the trainer team and enhance the exchange between the participants.



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