Conference Proceeding Article
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.
Tool, Competencies, tracking, mobile web application, weekl, information systems, learning management systems
Asian Studies | Computer Sciences | Higher Education
Learning and Information Systems Education
EDUCON 2016: Proceedings of the IEEE Global Engineering Education Conference 2016: 10-13 April, 2016, Abu Dhabi, UAE
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GOTTIPATI Swapna and SHANKARARAMAN, Venky.
MyCompetencies: Competency tracking mobile application for IS students. (2016). EDUCON 2016: Proceedings of the IEEE Global Engineering Education Conference 2016: 10-13 April, 2016, Abu Dhabi, UAE. 1-7. Research Collection School Of Information Systems.
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