Learning analytics on graduates’ academic records to reflect on a competency-based curriculum

Chih Yueh Chou, Shu Fen Tseng, Cheng Jhang Wang, Po Yao Chao, Zhi Hong Chen, K. Robert Lai, Chien Lung Chan, Liang Chih Yu

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A competency-based curriculum involves an outcome-based approach for cultivating graduates’ core competencies required for specific professions. A curriculum committee defines graduates’ outcomes of core competencies, designs a curriculum to cultivate core competencies, evaluates graduates’ outcomes, and reflects on and regulates the curriculum. However, curriculum committees lack systematic evaluative information for reflection. Learning analytics, an emerging data-driven analytics of educational data, could be applied to assist curriculum committees in reflection. This study proposes competency-based learning analytics, including seven analytic tools, to analyze curricula and graduates’ academic records to assist curriculum committees in reflecting (1) objectives, competencies, and curriculum design of competency-based curricula and (2) faculty teaching and student learning. The proposed learning analytics were conducted on 14 departments of a university. This study reports the curriculum committees’ eight practical reflections of curricula, faculty teaching, and student learning. This study illustrates potential applications and impact of competency-based learning analytics on competency-based curricula.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2168-2182
Number of pages15
JournalComputer Applications in Engineering Education
Volume26
Issue number6
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2018 Nov 1

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  • competency-based curriculum
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Learning analytics on graduates’ academic records to reflect on a competency-based curriculum. / Chou, Chih Yueh; Tseng, Shu Fen; Wang, Cheng Jhang; Chao, Po Yao; Chen, Zhi Hong; Lai, K. Robert; Chan, Chien Lung; Yu, Liang Chih.

In: Computer Applications in Engineering Education, Vol. 26, No. 6, 01.11.2018, p. 2168-2182.

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Chou, Chih Yueh ; Tseng, Shu Fen ; Wang, Cheng Jhang ; Chao, Po Yao ; Chen, Zhi Hong ; Lai, K. Robert ; Chan, Chien Lung ; Yu, Liang Chih. / Learning analytics on graduates’ academic records to reflect on a competency-based curriculum. In: Computer Applications in Engineering Education. 2018 ; Vol. 26, No. 6. pp. 2168-2182.
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