Handbook of Research on Operational Quality Assurance in Higher Education for Life-Long Learning

Handbook of Research on Operational Quality Assurance in Higher Education for Life-Long Learning

Walter Nuninger (Université de Lille, France) and Jean-Marie Châtelet (Université de Lille, France)
Projected Release Date: December, 2019|Copyright: © 2020 |Pages: 400
ISBN13: 9781799812388|ISBN10: 1799812383|EISBN13: 9781799812395|DOI: 10.4018/978-1-7998-1238-8


Previously, key levers of higher education have seemed to be the learning organization, work-integrated learning for life-long learning, and learner-centered pedagogy. However, funding evolution and the integration of digital tools are changing professional styles and learning behaviors. Nonetheless, the sustainability of higher education requires quality agreement based on ethical, robust, and replicable pedagogical approaches.

The Handbook of Research on Operational Quality Assurance in Higher Education for Life-Long Learning is a comprehensive scholarly book that focuses on the evolution of the education framework and job market as well as necessary changes needed in organizations to reply to life-long learning and competency-based training initiatives. Highlighting topics such as digital environment, e-learning, and learning analytics, this book is essential for higher education faculty, managers, deans, professionals, administrators, educators, academicians, researchers, and policymakers.

Topics Covered

The many academic areas covered in this publication include, but are not limited to:

  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Digital Environment
  • Distance Learning
  • E-Learning
  • Educational Data Mining
  • Learning Analytics
  • Learning Organization
  • Life-Long Learning
  • Pedagogy
  • Tutor-Integrated Learning (TIL)

Table of Contents and List of Contributors

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Author(s)/Editor(s) Biography

Walter Nuninger (Senior Lecturer) is a Chartered Engineer (1993) with a PhD in Automatic Control awarded in 1997. He further worked as a research engineer at ALSTOM where he developed his skill on friction and traction for trains. Since 1999, he has been an Associate Professor at the University of Lille. He works in the Engineering School of Polytech'Lille where he directed the Production Department dedicated to Life Long Learning with Work Integrated Learning (from 2008 until 2011). Then, he was commissioned for the management and financial control at the CUEEP until 2014, in charge of Continuing Education. He teaches automatic control, computer science, data mining and mathematics... and is involved in learner-centred pedagogy with hybrid courses, using digital support and active pedagogy. He is a tutor/mentor of learners in Formative Work Situation in the industry, guiding their reflexive attitude. Through the years, he has had several experiences in management, leadership and financial control in a quality framework. He is interested in organization, inter-culturalism and excellence. Since 2014, he is a member of the Harassment Prevention Unit, offering advice and guidance to the university students and staff.
Jean-Marie Châtelet (Professor) worked in a Research Centre (Metallurgy) before being certified professor in the Mechanical field. Retired in 2014, he maintains his interest in Quality and Safety as an adviser. He is a trainer with more than 35 years’ experience in France, Romania, Spain and Germany. He wrote about quality management, delivering a curriculum on safety, CAD-CAM, robotics (in 1982, involved in Computer Aided Teaching he published a laser vision disc edited by the Industry Ministry, 1988). He was head of the Mechanical Engineering Department of IUT of Lille from 1996 to 2002. Since 1995, he has been involved in leadership of a Master (Health-Safety-Quality-Environment) at the University of Lille 1 and in the Production Department of Polytech'Lille (leading to Chartered Engineer). He further developed a serious game ©JIT-TQ with SNECMA (Safran) in 1998. For many years, he was involved in European projects (Road Map to EU Machinery Directive, 2002; European WBL Approaches, 2006).