Chapter opens a discussion on data use in a data reach world. As new technologies make it possible to collect, manage and maintain massive numbers of “big” data, questions about their limitations and the need of “small” data might be raised on the other hand. The module opens dilemmas on how and why data are used for at higher education institutions.
DECISION MAKING & USING DATA
The chapter focuses on the importance of the evidence-based decision-making in university management mostly related to teaching activities. Also, in the chapter, the debate on the importance of collecting data on internationalization of teaching and the advantages that could be brought are being promoted.
The HEIDA tool
Measurement indicators are a structured mechanism for gathering different kinds of data which, particularly when compared over time, may point to trends or allow for a comparison of performance within or across institutions/units. HEIDA tool makes it possible to measure the performance of higher education institutions in the field of internationalization.