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Supporting Decision-Making for Promoting Teaching and Learning Innovation

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The quality of the data and the amount of correct information available is key to informed decision-making. Higher education institutions (HEIs) often employ various decision support systems (DSSs) to make better choices. However, there is a lack of systems to assist with decision-making to promote innovation in teaching and learning. In this study, we evaluate an analytic tool called PROF-XXI that supports strategic decision-making of teaching and learning centres (TLCs) by identifying their competencies in teaching and learning innovation. Through a multiple case study conducted with three Latin American universities and supported by quantitative and qualitative data, we observed how this tool is used and how it facilitates strategic decision-making. Our findings indicate that the tool is accessible, user-friendly, and effective in 1) initiating identification and systematic reflection of institutional competency levels in teaching and learning innovation, 2) enhancing understanding of strengths and weaknesses as well as identifying opportunities for innovation, 3) supporting TLCs with short- and long-term decision-making, and 4) continuously evaluating their strategies, programs, and initiatives. This research can benefit policymakers in higher education who are involved in measuring institutional competencies to improve teaching quality or in making strategic decisions related to teaching and learning innovation.

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hal-04550156 , version 1 (17-04-2024)

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Iouri Kotorov, Yuliya Krasylnykova, Mar Pérez-Sanagustin, Fernanda Mansilla, Julien Broisin. Supporting Decision-Making for Promoting Teaching and Learning Innovation. Journal of Learning Analytics, 2024, 11 (1), pp.21-36. ⟨10.18608/jla.2024.8131⟩. ⟨hal-04550156⟩
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