The workshop comprised various activities and sessions such as group work, presentations, discussions, hands-on sessions and a panel discussion with different stakeholder of the evaluation process at a university. That mixture allowed everyone to address the content both theoretical and practical. 

To take the different projects and work areas into account, the hands-on sessions for method training were divided into qualitative and quantitative methods. The group for qualitative methods learnt about interview techniques and conducted an interview in groups up to four persons with students from the University of Potsdam. Afterwards they used the obtained information and data to practice deducing further research questions, etc. Meanwhile, the group for quantitative methods worked with a statistics program on a data set and learnt how to deal with the information and how to assess them.
Apart from the training sessions, all particiants had the time to present the current state of their individual project at their home institution, to get feedback from both the trainers and the other participants and to discuss ideas and further steps of development and implementation. Thus, potential problems were obviated and new causes for thought given.  


A documentation of the workshop can be accessed here.

The third TrainIQA workshop will take place in Siem Reap, Cambodia, from 24 October to 28 October 2017.


About the Project:

ASEAN-QA aims at promoting regional quality assurance in ASEAN countries. It is coordinated and conducted by the University of Potsdam (Centre for Quality Development - ZfQ) within the frame of the DIES programme, which is jointly coordinated by the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) and the German Rectors’ Conference (HRK). Partners of the ASEAN-QA Project are the ASEAN University Network (AUN), the SEAMEO Regional Centre for Higher Education and Development in Southeast Asia (SEAMEO RIHED) and two regional networks of QA agencies: in Europe and Southeast Asia: the European Association for Quality Assurance in Higher Education (ENQA) and the ASEAN Quality Assurance Network (AQAN).