In this research study will examines the opportunities and challenges faced by one of the private higher education institution group in Malaysia that implementing the Technological, Pedagogical, and Content Knowledge (TPACK) model. Based on the TPACK model, this study sees the sights of these interrelated questions: to what extent that the modern technologies have been utilized by the education group based on the TPACK model? What are the potential challenges faced by the academic staff in teaching and learning in ICT based? What are the opportunities that academic staff beneficial from the TPACK model? Is there any significant difference between the engineering (technology) and non engineering (non-technology) subjects’ academic staff applying ICT in their teaching and learning processes?
This study attempts to examine the relationship between service quality and students’ satisfaction and determining the competitive advantage dimensions that contribute most to the students’ satisfaction in a private higher education institution in Malaysia. To determine the relationship between service quality and students’ satisfaction, Michael Porter’s theory of competitive advantage was used to analyse the research questions. Through this method, the service quality was examined through three generic strategies of the competitive advantage theory, such as cost leadership, differentiation and focus. The study reveals that there were correlations between service quality and students’ satisfaction. The students were satisfied with the environment and service differentiation strategy used by the institution to enhance its service quality.
Organisations that do not effectively make use of knowledge management have a zero chance of surviving the dynamic 21st century knowledge economy and beyond. They will be found "doing things right" instead of "doing the right things". Knowledge is power since it enables human beings to grow both mentally and emotionally. It allows an organisation to recognise, discover, apply and distribute knowledge and embed it in its people and processes. When organisational employees share and effectively apply organisational knowledge, the result is a big knowledge pool that gives the organisation the much cherished competitive advantage leading to unparalleled success of the business model. After reading this masterpiece, you and the organisation will never be the same again. It is a must for businesses dreaming success in the highly complex 21st century knowledge economy in which harnessing of knowledge is much more important that mobilising capital. Read this book and you will come to know what you do not know and know how to do what you know better.
Bangladesh is one of the environmentally rich countries in the world as Malaysia. In her education systems, the environmental education is largely considered at all levels particularly in the higher education for both the countries based on the British education systems. In 1971 and 1956, Bangladesh and Malaysia achieved her independence respectively. Meanwhile, both the governments passed some important environmental laws taught at the higher education levels but still, they are very limited in number and scope. Historically, these environmental laws were passed in eighties and the Public Health Act 1857 is one of them. This study examines the present state of the environmental education in the higher education in Bangladesh and Malaysia based on the primary and secondary sources consisting of 25 relevant respondents from the different criteria
With the rapid growth and revolution in the social media helped catapult by the easy access to internet, the advancement and availability of mobile devices for public, social media marketing has become an infinite way to reach the high school students (HSS) in Si Lanka. The growth of social media is phenomenal supported by technological advancement of smart phones, stronger and faster software and internet speed. What was used to be achieved in a relatively longer period using the traditional and conventional ways to reach customers has now become less effective. Despite the fact that the growth and development of social media assisted by the factors that support the growth and usage of mobile devices and development of ICT, many Private Higher Education (PHE) in Sri Lanka are not realizing the full potential. Many contributing factors such as the know-how, the speed the social media is growing, the disadvantages of having a very open marketing and many reasons of not using social media for marketing.
As more developed the modern society, the more importance are given to higher education. Thus, it becomes crucial to understand how the higher educational institution should perform to attract more students. The main objective of this research is to find out the determination of students' satisfaction in higher learning. In order to complete this research, the "competitive advantage" theory from strategy management is introduced to analyze the research question. Data were gathered using structured questionnaire survey of 150 students from different schools in Universiti Sains Malaysia. Regression analysis was used to examine the relationship between competitive advantage dimensions and the students' satisfaction. The result indicates that the most significant factor that influences students' satisfaction is the quality of education and the least is the availability of latest education technology.
Education is noted as pivotal in the quest of developing countries to attain economic independence. However, a major problem which seems to derail this goal is the lack of financing. This has resulted in inadequate personnel, educational institutions, infrastructure and materials, as well as the migration of current and potential students to other developed nations. To help curb this problem, private higher educational institutions have been warmly welcomed and this has led to the setting up of many of such institutions, notably those that are operated by denominational/non-denominational religious bodies. This notwithstanding, financing of education in such institutions is still problematic. The research investigated into the various forms of financing existing in some private higher educational institutions in Ghana (denominational/non-denominational). In addition, alternative forms of financing that could be employed to ensure the survival of private higher education were identified. This research work will be of immense help to students, investors and researchers interested in private higher educational financing.
It is now believed that Higher education is central to economic growth and social development. Countries that neglect of financing higher education are countries that are deprived of skilled manpower such as doctors, teachers, professors, researchers, engineers and other skilled workers to manage their economies. Therefore, higher education improves the implementation of informed and sustainable development through: - Stimulation of critical thinking - Stimulation of new thinking and new ideas - Promotion of social values, norms, justice, equality, honesty and accountability. Private financing of Higher Education through distance learning programs is one of the educational avenues that if executed promotes learning opportunities not only for those who follow routine channel of education system but also those who, in one way or another, fail to follow the routine channel. This study examines the extent to which private financing of higher education via distance learning programs has been exploited in Tanzania.
A number of authorities in the field of enterprise risk management (ERM) consistently show that higher educational institutions in general show very little commitment to the implementation of ERM despite numerous enterprise risks these institutions face in their operations on a day to day basis. Private higher education institutions (PHEIs) are especially susceptible to a myriad of enterprise risks which include unreliable sources of revenue, low enrollments, high staff turnover, a highly regulated higher education environment, ad stiff competition for students and staff between higher education institutions among others. This book therefore is an investigation of how effectively private higher education institutions in Botswana implement ERM practices with regards to how they assess, respond to and monitor enterprise risk. A review of some of the theoretical underpinnings of enterprise risk management including examples of best practice is included in this book. It is concluded in this book and against best practice that ERM practices of private higher education institutions in Botswana are not effective enough to mitigate enterprise risk.
Bangladesh has experienced a brilliant growth in private educational sector since the early 1990s. The development has resulted mainly through the emergence of a large number of universities in the private sector where quality remains a great concern. An exploratory survey was conducted to analyze the consumers’ (students) evaluation of private higher education sectors in Bangladesh with particular reference to the quality as well as the cost of education. The sample was taken on a random basis from ten private universities in Dhaka metropolitan area, the capital city of Bangladesh. The respondents (students) were asked to evaluate the quality and the cost of education at private universities in Bangladesh. Respondents ranked the attributes on a number of itemized seven-point scale ratings bounded at each end by one of two bipolar adjectives. The result of this study shows that faculty credentials, academic calendar, campus facility, research facility, and cost of education are associated with quality education and that the consumers feel most of the private universities in Bangladesh provide quality education at reasonable costs.
Research findings confirmed universities'' campuses in Africa constitute a potentially fertile breeding ground for HIV & AIDS. Higher health education institutions in particular have two major responsibilities in the prevention of HIV. They must protect themselves from infection in the one hand and must gear themselves to respond more dynamically to the needs of an HIV and AIDS-infected society in the other hand. This study tried to investigate the prospect & challenges of private health colleges against HIV and AIDS through effective mainstreaming approach to respond the pandemic which is the most tragic not only health problems of our days but also the most development challenge of a country in most African countries including Ethiopia.
The paper outlines the potential of messaging services applications use for educational support in tertiary institutions and the perception of students regarding the use of messaging services applications. Messaging services applications such as WhatsApp, BBM, Facebook, Twitter, Discussion forums, MySpace, and other messaging services can be viewed as a new method of supporting tertiary educational learning. This support is available for both face-to-face institution and; open and long distance learning. With technology rapidly changing, the messaging applications are becoming more relevant to be used as a measure of supporting learning. The researcher conducted two different studies; the first one was conducted in two different Tertiary institutions located in the Metropolitan municipality of Ekurhuleni in South Africa, one being a private institution and the other a public institution. The researcher compared the views and findings of students in the private institution namely CTI Education group Bedfordview campus and public institution Vaal University of Technology Ekurhuleni campus. The researcher used closed-ended questions in the questionnaire method while collecting data.
The main objective of this study was to explore the major factors that affect the earnings and to estimate the returns to education (RTEdu.) for the workforce of educational institutions in Lahore-Pakistan. Primary data were collected by the researcher himself from a sample of 8327 respondents. The factors such as workforce education, experience, training, computer use, gender, marital status, institution sector from where the respondent has completed his/her Secondary School Certificate, nature of job, family background, and family status are found to be contributing to the earnings of the workforce of various categories of the educational institutions.The RTEdu. for the workforce of schools, colleges and universities increases, on average, by 12.4, 15.8, and 12.5 percent, respectively for every one year increase in schooling. The RTEdu. has been found higher for the workforce of various categories of private sector as compared to the workforce of various categories of public sector educational institutions. The results of this study provide a clear support to the human capital theory. The concavity in experience-earning profile is also observed.
Many countries are decentralizing responsibility for education provision and with some turning to private setups. Privatization has seen surge in some places for educational services, while some countries are turning to blends of public and private partnerships (PPPs). Indeed, around the world, one particular approach that is gaining ground is to allow private sector to partner with public authorities for good quality education. There are cases where schools are operated by private parties but funded by government and held accountable for government standards for better quality. These publicly regulated and privately operated or Public Private Arrangements have been in different forms in different places. Since, education has become too important for governments not to increase their involvement and oversight, the possibility of private market failure in education on one hand and concern about public sector inability in provision of equitable and quality education on the other hand has thus motivated considerable government intervention in the education sector and creation of PPPs. Afghanistan is also facing problems in its higher education, thus it is aimed to foster through PPPs.
As the speedy development of modern society, people start to attach more importance to higher education. Thus, it becomes crucial to understand how the higher educational institution should perform to attract more outstanding students. The main objective of this research is to find out the determination of students' satisfaction in higher learning. In order to complete this research, the "competitive advantage" theory from strategy management is introduced to analyze this question. Competitive advantage is a concept that often inspires in strategists a form of idol worship, a desire to imitate the strategies that make the most successful companies successful. We could also use this theory to measure the attractiveness of colleges and students' satisfaction in terms of its key factors.