Simulatable open learner models of core competencies for setting goals for course performance

Chih Yueh Chou, Wen Chieh Chih, Shu Fen Tseng, Zhi Hong Chen

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Abstract

A competency-based curriculum involves courses for cultivating core competencies required for specific professions to enable students to take courses to cultivate their core competencies. This paper presents a curriculum level and competency-based learning analytics dashboard system with simulatable open learner models (OLMs) of core competencies for assisting students in setting goals for course performance. At first, the system provides students with their OLMs of core competencies based on their taken courses and grades. After that, students are asked to set their goals for course grades of all their courses during the current semester. The system displays the simulation of students’ future OLMs if they achieve their goals for course grades this semester. Students can re-set their goals and conduct the simulation of OLMs again until they satisfy the simulation results. The system also enables students to set detailed goals for attendance, assignment hand-in rate, midterm exam, and final exam in order to achieve their goals for course grade. A preliminary evaluation was conducted. Most students agreed that the simulatable OLMs assisted them in understanding the influence of their goals for course grades on core competencies and in setting goals for course grades. Most students also stated that setting detailed course goals prompted them to achieve the goal for course grade.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationICCE 2019 - 27th International Conference on Computers in Education, Proceedings
EditorsMaiga Chang, Hyo-Jeong So, Lung-Hsiang Wong, Fu-Yun Yu, Ju-Ling Shih, Ivica Boticki, Ming-Puu Chen, Ali Dewan, Stian Haklev, Elizabeth Koh, Tomoko Kojiri, Kuo-Chen Li, Daner Sun, Yun Wen
PublisherAsia-Pacific Society for Computers in Education
Pages93-95
Number of pages3
ISBN (Electronic)9789869721431
Publication statusPublished - 2019 Nov 19
Event27th International Conference on Computers in Education, ICCE 2019 - Kenting, Taiwan
Duration: 2019 Dec 22019 Dec 6

Publication series

NameICCE 2019 - 27th International Conference on Computers in Education, Proceedings
Volume1

Conference

Conference27th International Conference on Computers in Education, ICCE 2019
CountryTaiwan
CityKenting
Period19/12/219/12/6

Keywords

  • Competency-based curriculum
  • Core competencies
  • Goal setting
  • Learning analytics dashboard system
  • Open learner models

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Science (miscellaneous)
  • Computer Science Applications
  • Information Systems
  • Hardware and Architecture
  • Education

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    Chou, C. Y., Chih, W. C., Tseng, S. F., & Chen, Z. H. (2019). Simulatable open learner models of core competencies for setting goals for course performance. In M. Chang, H-J. So, L-H. Wong, F-Y. Yu, J-L. Shih, I. Boticki, M-P. Chen, A. Dewan, S. Haklev, E. Koh, T. Kojiri, K-C. Li, D. Sun, & Y. Wen (Eds.), ICCE 2019 - 27th International Conference on Computers in Education, Proceedings (pp. 93-95). (ICCE 2019 - 27th International Conference on Computers in Education, Proceedings; Vol. 1). Asia-Pacific Society for Computers in Education.