Title

Analyzing Course Competencies: What can Competencies Reveal about the Curriculum?

Publication Type

Conference Proceeding Article

Publication Date

12-2014

Abstract

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.

Keywords

Competencies, Bloom’s taxonomy, curriculum analysis, exploratory data analysis, competency cube, undergraduate information systems program

Discipline

Computer Sciences | Higher Education

Research Areas

Data Management and Analytics; Software and Cyber-Physical Systems

Publication

Proceedings of the 22nd International Conference on Computers in Education ICCE 2014: November 30 - December 4, 2014, Nara, Japan

First Page

319

Last Page

324

ISBN

9784990801410

Publisher

ICCE 2014 Organizing Committee

City or Country

Nara, Japan

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