Title

Actively linking learning outcomes and competencies to course design and delivery: Experiences from an undergraduate Information Systems program in Singapore

Publication Type

Conference Proceeding Article

Publication Date

3-2013

Abstract

While numerous Engineering education programs seem to have learning outcomes or competencies defined, in many cases, those learning outcomes or competencies do not have any practical relevance for the course design and delivery lifecycle. This conference contribution reports on curriculum and course design and delivery experiences made within the Bachelor of Science (Information Systems Management) degree program (BSc (ISM)) offered by the School of Information Systems (SIS) at the Singapore Management University (SMU). In particular, this paper focuses on the ongoing efforts to actively link program educational objectives, program level learning outcomes and course level competencies to the actual course design and delivery. Using a large third year core course of the BSc (ISM) program (called Enterprise Web Solutions course) as an example, this paper shows how the learning outcomes defined at the program level enable the cross-course alignment within the program, how the course level competencies support the inner-course content alignment, assessment component design and feedback delivery, and how the actual course delivery process enforces changes in course competencies and even changes in the program level learning outcomes.

Keywords

Internet, computer aided instruction, computer science, education, educational courses, educational institutions, further education, information systems

Discipline

Asian Studies | Computer Sciences | Higher Education

Research Areas

Software Systems

Publication

EDUCON 2013: IEEE Global Engineering Education Conference, 13-15 March 2013

First Page

238

Last Page

246

ISBN

9781467361095

Identifier

10.1109/EduCon.2013.6530112

Publisher

IEEE

City or Country

Berlin, Germany

Additional URL

http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/EduCon.2013.6530112

Comments

Best paper Award in the category "Knowledge and Competencies in Engineering Education"

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