Publication Type

Conference Proceeding Article

Publication Date

4-2016

Abstract

The overall aim of learning outcomes and competency based education is to improve the efficiency and effectiveness of higher education. It's important to track regularly student's competency acquisition so that the faculty can improve the teaching delivery and adapt the content accordingly. Student based self-assessment of competency tracking on a weekly basis aids faculty to intervene in course delivery process for effective teaching and learning experience. It also helps students to have a better understanding of their competency levels and accordingly prepare for weekly sessions. To enable students to self-assess the competencies in more structured format, there is a need for a systematic tracking tool. Additionally, it is also important for this tool to leverage on the latest technology for enhancing user friendliness and provide pervasive access through mobile technology. In this paper, we present a mobile web application, MyCompetencies, which enables faculty and students to track competencies on a weekly basis. We evaluated the tool in an undergraduate course over one semester comprising 110 students. We experiments showed that the tool helped the faculty to intervene and adapt the content to the students' learning pace.

Keywords

Tool, Competencies, tracking, mobile web application, weekl, information systems, learning management systems

Discipline

Asian Studies | Computer Sciences | Higher Education

Research Areas

Learning and Information Systems Education

Publication

EDUCON 2016: Proceedings of the IEEE Global Engineering Education Conference 2016: 10-13 April, 2016, Abu Dhabi, UAE

First Page

1

Last Page

7

ISBN

9781467386326

Identifier

10.1109/EDUCON.2016.7474562

Publisher

IEEE

City or Country

Piscataway, NJ

Creative Commons License

Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-No Derivative Works 4.0 License
This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-No Derivative Works 4.0 License.

Additional URL

http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/EDUCON.2016.7474562

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