Monthly Archives: February 2012


Qualities of Effective Teachers

When we talk of classroom, the main variable is not students, not parents, not the principal or the board of education. The main identity of a classroom comes from the ‘teacher’. The effectiveness of the teacher is considered to be the most important and pertinent factor. And since the quality of classrooms is inter related to the quality of instruction, it is well understood that there have to be certain


Maintaining Quality in Online Education

Various transformations taking place in the world cause changes in teaching and learning – one of the activities with the oldest traditions in human history. Globalization is changing established relationship, practice and culture and destroying territorial boundaries. An important role in reorganizing education systems and the implementation of lifelong learning principles is an obligation of higher education institutions, especially universities. It is important for higher education institutions to respond to


IAO’s Evaluation Commission visits Baba Banda Singh Bahadur Engineering College

Baba Banda Singh Bahadur Engineering College (BBSBEC), Fatehgarh Sahib, Punjab, India was founded in 1993 by the Baba Banda Singh Bahadur Educational Trust. Approved by AICTE, New Delhi, and the Government of India, BBSBEC is affiliated with the Punjab Technical University, Jalandhar. The college, which is accredited by the National Board of Accreditation, is among the first to be affiliated to Punjab Technical University, Jalandhar. Some of the courses at


IAO Team Visits Siksha ‘O’ Anusandhan University (SOA)

Siksha O Anusandhan University (SOA) is based in Bhubaneswar, Orissa, India. Since its inception in 1996, Siksha O Anusandhan University began in 1996 as the Institute of Technical Education & Research (ITER). Institutes providing instruction in Management, Pharmacy, Hotel Management, Medical Science, Bio-technology, Dental Sciences, and Nursing were then established. These institutions were then organized and granted university status in 2007. This week, IAO’s Evaluation Commission member conducted an on-site


IAO grants Candidacy Status to Computer Center at University of Baghdad

IAO has granted candidacy status to the Computer Centre at the University of Baghdad on account of the facility’s compliance with the pedagogical and training standards set by the globally recognized accreditation agency. Established in 1982, the Computer Center has been providing computer-related training to students as well as the faculty of the University. This training involves basic and advanced courses in four major areas including Programming, Maintenance and Operating


IAO grants full accreditation to Indus Institute of Technology and Engineering

IAO is proud to grant full accreditation to the Indus Institute of Technology and Engineering (IITE) after a thorough evaluation of the institute’s effort to provide an education at par with international standards. The accreditation is a testament to the institution’s strong commitment to quality education and high academic standards. The Indus Institute is a resultant of its founder philosophy to strive for excellence and advocate quality in all affairs


IAO welcomes the alliance with NUTN

The alliance between IAO and NUTN is significant from a mutual perspective. Distance Education being a rising trend in the academia will benefit from its integration into the global, rules-based system of education that IAO offers. This major step will serve to promote and enhance the educational standards around the world. IAO already has various regional and international educational and accreditation networks on board. New trends in higher education and


IAO grants candidacy status to Academy of Vocational & Professional Training Ltd

Academy of Vocational & Professional Training Ltd, based in the United Kingdom, has been granted candidacy status by the IAO accreditation committee. The IAO candidacy status is awarded based on the institution’s high educational standards and numerous training courses offered by highly qualified and experienced online course facilitators. Academy of Vocational & Professional Training Ltd does more than just impart knowledge to its students. They provide individual and continuous support


E-Learning and Assessment

The Internet, because of its connected nature, produces great opportunities for organizations to exchange both information about their products and services as well as to facilitate communications between the companies and all the stakeholders concerned. E- Learning is a generic term for all mechanisms employed to aid learning and disseminate information through an electronic medium. The term e-learning within this paper involves using the Internet as a communication medium. Such


IAO Team Visits Al Faisal International Academy

Al Faisal International Academy is one of the largest academic institutions in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and also a member of the Arab Group for Education and Training. Since its establishment in 2001, the institution has been serving its mission which centers on developing competencies eligible to serve in all areas and meet the needs of the labor market around the world. All this has been possible only through


Faculty Accreditation – The IAO Way

The pressure on educators today is tremendous — performance targets grow each year while resources shrink. Faced with budget deficits, school administrators generally keep existing school structures intact while trimming funding for items deemed nonessential, such as preschool, professional development, and central office departments. Unfortunately, cutting these supposedly nonessential items may actually harm the bottom line in the long term. Moreover, cuts like these leave our classrooms looking essentially the


Globalization and Education

There is no doubt that globalization is occurring on a significant scale. Globalization is ‘the process of increasing interconnectedness between societies such that events in one part of the world more and more have effects on peoples and societies far away. It is an imperative term that claims that changes have occurred across different aspects of life. The definition above seems to merely describe the general idea of what globalization


Learning Outcomes in a Quality Education Framework

We’re all continuously obsessed with creating and maintaining learning outcomes and scrutinizing the extent to which our students are attaining them. An association related to Higher education is advocating real hard for assessment, and many of them have developed learning outcomes. States are making accountability mandatory not only to gauge the quality of what we do but also for obvious results in student learning. Accrediting associations, both on the regional


Academic Libraries: How can they contribute in the accreditation process?

The application of technology to the scholarly information infrastructure and to academic libraries in particular, offers opportunities for new linkages and services that will significantly benefit scholarship while significantly changing the operation of academic libraries. But to what degree have libraries availed themselves of these opportunities? During the 1980s, academic libraries experienced significant change precipitated primarily by two factors: economics and information technology. Academic libraries have for the past decade


New Additions to IAO

With the growing popularity of international accreditation, IAO continues to grow and add several chapters, accredited institutes, and alliances with other accreditation agencies to its profile. These additions further help IAO’s accredited institutes to establish its presence across the world. The details of these latest additions are as follows: Chapters • Bangladesh • Romania • Sri Lanka • Bosnia • Spain • Albania • Turkey Evaluation Commission As the presence


Management Mix receives full accreditation from IAO

Management Mix is a European Company which provides consultation and training solutions in Management & Development. Management Mix is operating in three regions and has headquarters in Nicosia, Cyprus for Central & Eastern Europe Operations, Beirut, Lebanon for MENA & Gulf Operations and Yerevan, Armenia for Russia & Central Asia Operations. Marketing Mix team is committed to sharing their expertise with all customers for reducing the MUDA (waste) and increasing


IAO grants full accreditation to Master Retailing in South Africa

At Master Retailing, you will only find the experts in the field of retailing who master the concept and the entire retail value chain. By virtue of the vast experience, these individuals are able to address the loopholes that exist within the retail industry. Master Retailing promises to offer affordable education, training and development, specialized recruitment and other human capital services along with cost-effective retail consulting and solutions. Master Retailing