> Navigating the Wild World of Learning: Your Guide to Quality in Disruptive Education

Ever heard of disruptive learning environments?

In today's rapidly evolving educational landscape, disruptive learning environments are becoming increasingly common. These environments, characterized by innovative technologies, diverse learning modalities, and dynamic learning approaches, hold immense potential for transforming education.

Disruptive learning environments are like the rockstars of the educational world—packed with cool tech, diverse ways to learn, and people who aren't afraid to shake things up. But hold up! While these new-fangled learning spaces sound fantastic, there's a key ingredient that keeps them from going off the rails: Quality assurance.

Quality assurance is like the GPS for your learning journey—it keeps you on track and ensures you reach your destination successfully (Higher Education Quality Council of Ontario, 2018). Here's why it's relevant and  important in these disruptive and dynamic learning landscapes:

  1. Keeping it Real with Standards: Picture quality assurance as the referee in a game of learning basketball. It makes sure everyone plays by the rules, even when we're trying out crazy new tricks. Standards are our playbook, and quality assurance ensures we stick to them, even when the game gets intense.
  2. Making Learning for All: Imagine a world where everyone gets a fair shot at learning cool stuff. Quality assurance helps us create that world by making sure educational opportunities are open to everyone, no matter who they are or where they come from (Quality Matters, 2019). It's like the ultimate equalizer in the classroom.
  3. Proving Learning Wins: You know that feeling when you ace a test or nail a project? Quality assurance helps us show off those wins to the world. It's like getting a gold star for your learning achievements—it makes us all feel like rock stars (Lai & Hong, 2015).
  4. Getting Better Every Day: Learning is like a never-ending adventure, and quality assurance is our trusty compass. It helps us figure out what's working, what's not, and where we can improve. So, even when we hit a bump in the road, we know we're on the right path (Anderson & Shattuck, 2012).
  5. Building Trust with Everyone: Think of quality assurance as the glue that holds our learning community together. It builds trust between students, educators, parents, and everyone else involved in our educational journey. When we know we can trust each other, there's no limit to what we can achieve (Siemens, 2012).

Now, how do we make sure quality assurance is part of our epic learning quest? Here are some tips:

  • Set Clear Learning Goals: Think of them as your quest objectives. They'll guide you through the ups and downs of your learning adventure, ensuring you stay focused on your mission.
  • Use Data to Level Up: Data is like your secret weapon—it helps you understand your strengths and weaknesses so you can become a learning superhero. Embrace it, analyze it, and let it guide you on your quest for greatness.
  • Team Up for Success: Learning is more fun when you do it with friends! (and we love to do that at 42 Abu Dhabi). Collaborate with your peers and anyone else who can help you on your journey. Together, you'll conquer any challenge that comes your way.
  • Never Stop Improving: Learning isn't a one-time thing—it's a lifelong adventure. Embrace the spirit of continuous improvement, always striving to be better today than you were yesterday.

As we venture forth into the exciting world of disruptive learning environments, remember the power of quality assurance in disruptive learning environments and education. It's your trusty sidekick, your guiding light, and your ticket to educational greatness. With quality assurance by your side, there's no limit to what you can achieve.

So go forth, explore, and conquer the world of learning!


  • Anderson, T., & Shattuck, J. (2012). Design-based research: A decade of progress in education research? Educational Researcher, 41(1), 16-25.
  • Higher Education Quality Council of Ontario. (2018). Quality Assurance in Ontario: What it is, what it does, and why it matters.
  • Lai, K. W., & Hong, K. S. (2015). Technology use and learning characteristics in massive open online courses: A study on the use of the forum tool. Computers & Education, 83, 145-160.
  • Quality Matters. (2019). About Quality Matters. Retrieved from https://www.qualitymatters.org/why-quality-matters/about-quality-matters
  • Siemens, G. (2012). MOOCs are really a platform. eLearnspace.