Is it necessary to track and monitor the quality of curricular deliveries in real-time?
Simple answer yes.
The basic agreement by the colleges to the students registered in the program is to provide the relevant curriculum, learning resources (books, contents, etc), infrastructure (lab, library, classroom, etc), and qualified academic members for a mandatory period to achieve the course and program learning outcomes. It is a serious affair, moral promise, commitment, and accountability for the program and institution administration to fulfil this fundamental agreement.
Technically, the uncompromisable delivery of committed credit and contact hours falls under the assessment of accountability and assessment for improvement. It is mandatory to deliver the program and courses credit hours as per the regulation (compliance) and expected standards (accreditation).
Only way to assure quality delivery of committed credit and contact hours of a program is feasible through effective monitoring through real time tracking. A thumb rule in quality is "not measured means not assessed, not assessed means not monitored, not monitored means not reviewed, not reviewed means not delivered".
What has to be monitored to assure the quality delivery of the curriculum?
Both quantitative and qualitative data matters. All the deep granular data from the planned sessions delivery time, session duration, coverage of all students and groups, number of activities, students engagement, students feedback surveys, students performance in the activities based on learning outcomes, and support sessions. All of this data comes from various pre-class, in-class, and post-class engagement with students, thus enabling the course and program administrators to visualise the actual happenings at session level for assuring quality learning.
Since the decision making and followup consequences have a positive impact at the level of individual students' achievement and progress on the learning outcomes, the data has to be valid and reliable. To bring valid and reliable data of thousands of events in the various programs of a college is humanly impossible which leads to ineffective monitoring and tracking. But with the help of new age technologies such as face recognition, process automation, mesh networking, cloud computing, mobile experience, Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning capabilities brought new possibilities to track and monitor the entire college and programs curricular deliveries in real time.
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