Analyzing Course Competencies: What can Competencies Reveal about the Curriculum?
Conference Proceeding Article
The application of learning outcomes and competency frameworks have brought better clarity to engineering programs. Several frameworks have been proposed to integrate outcomes and competencies into course design, delivery and assessment. However, in many cases, competencies are course-specific and their overall impact on the curriculum is unknown. Such impact analysis is important for analyzing and improving the curriculum design. Unfortunately, manual analysis is a painstaking process due to large amounts of competencies across the curriculum. In this paper, we propose an automated method to discover their impact on the overall curriculum design. We provide a principled methodology for discovering the impact of courses’ competencies using Bloom’s Taxonomy and the learning outcomes framework.
Competencies, Bloom’s taxonomy, curriculum analysis, exploratory data analysis, competency cube, undergraduate information systems program
Computer Sciences | Higher Education
Data Management and Analytics; Software and Cyber-Physical Systems
Proceedings of the 22nd International Conference on Computers in Education ICCE 2014: November 30 - December 4, 2014, Nara, Japan
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GOTTIPATI, Swapna and SHANKARARAMAN, Venky.
Analyzing Course Competencies: What can Competencies Reveal about the Curriculum?. (2014). Proceedings of the 22nd International Conference on Computers in Education ICCE 2014: November 30 - December 4, 2014, Nara, Japan. 319-324. Research Collection School Of Information Systems.
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