Today the new Unistats site goes live and Key Information Sets are soon to finally emerge; blinking into the sunlight, as endlessly cycling widgets designed to add a certain effervescence to course websites. Most of the attention has been focused on their role in the march of the market and the rise of the consumer. However, I want to make a separate point about the relationship between the KIS and quality which I do not believe has been explored in as much depth as it could have been.
Dr Alex Buckley works on student feedback at the Higher Education Academy, and leads on their work related to the National Student Survey. All the views posted here are his own and not necessarily those of the HEA.