Learning Outcomes & Learner Achievements Management in Higher Ed

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  • Practical examples from my project on competency descriptions. How competency is used and operationalised.
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  • Learning Outcomes & Learner Achievements Management in Higher Ed

    1. 1. Learning Outcomes & Learner Achievements Management in Higher Ed Jad Najjar Institut for Information Systems and New Media 2010-12-14 Tallinn, Estonia
    2. 2. Outcome-based education <ul><li>Bologna Process: focus on learning outcomes (student centered view) </li></ul><ul><li>Learning outcomes state what a learner </li></ul><ul><ul><li>knows , understands (knowledge), and </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>is able to do (skills, competences) </li></ul></ul><ul><li>after completing a learning process. </li></ul>Learning outcomes Teaching methods Workload (ECTS) Assessment techniques
    3. 4. Focus <ul><li>Define and manage Learning Outcome Definitions </li></ul><ul><ul><li>- ICOPER LOD specification </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Describe and share Personal Achieved Learning Outcomes </li></ul><ul><ul><li>- ICOPER PALO specification </li></ul></ul>
    4. 5. Learning outcomes: Examples <ul><li>Students are able to … </li></ul><ul><ul><li>… explain the greenhouse effect </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>… enumerate the most influential politicians of the 20th century </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>… design an interactive website that complies with Web Accessibility Guidelines </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>… filter out relevant literature for a given research problem. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>… guide their team mates in improving the architectural model of a system. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>… moderate a virtual task-force meeting </li></ul></ul>Knowledge Skills Competence
    5. 6. Example: nursing competencies From Sitthisak, Gilbert, & Davis (2007)
    6. 7. Pilot applications Learning outcomes Teaching methods & Learning designs Assessment Learning opportunites Learning content OpenGLM author42 [email_address] LernXact dotLRN Facebook IMC Clix Moodle ELGG
    7. 9. HE Institutional View - Learning Needs
    8. 11. Learning Outcome Definitions (LOD) Schema <ul><li>An application profile of IEEE Reusable Competency Definitions (IEEE RCD) </li></ul><ul><li>Describes the characteristics of a learning outcomes </li></ul><ul><li>Enable storage, referencing, sharing Learning outcomes data </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Identifier </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Title </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Description </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Type </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>An extension to IEEE RCD </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Takes values {skill, knowledge, competence} </li></ul></ul></ul>“ explain the greenhouse effect”
    9. 12. <ul><li>Learning Outcome Definition (LOD) </li></ul>http://oics-dev.km.co.at/LOD/
    10. 13. Learning Outcome Definition Sources <ul><li>Open Learn (OUUK) </li></ul><ul><ul><li>All course have defined learning outcomes </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Stored in IEEE LOM metadata classification category </li></ul></ul><ul><li>IEEE/ACM Computer Science Curricula (Task Force) </li></ul><ul><ul><li>All course descriptions have learning outcomes </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Pdf file </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Used worldwide by many universities </li></ul></ul><ul><li>21 st Century Engineer (NSF project) </li></ul><ul><ul><li>36 generic learning outcomes </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Engineering domain </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>.ppt file </li></ul></ul><ul><li>European Computer Science Driving License (ECDL) </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Full list of learning outcomes per topic </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Excel sheets </li></ul></ul>
    11. 14. LODs and Learning Design
    12. 15. Find Outcome-based Learning Design http://develix.iml.umu.se/moodle/
    13. 17. <ul><li>Personal Achieved Learning Outcomes (PALO) profile </li></ul>This is just a test XML ATOM example ATOM binding http://oics-dev.km.co.at/icoper-user-service/users/2720436/palo.atom Contributed and part of CEN InLOC proposal
    14. 18. PALO – Instance Example
    15. 19. Exporting achieved LODs and Recommendation
    16. 20. Sharing PALO Data
    17. 21. Learning Opportunities http://oics-dev.km.co.at/MLO/ <ul><li>Course Catalogs transformed into MLO </li></ul><ul><li>1000’s instances of MLO </li></ul><ul><li>Liked to LODs </li></ul>
    18. 22. Lessons learned <ul><li>Adopt standards and put them in real practice </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Extend when needed </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Make recommendations </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>Advise new specification when there is really no specification that fits your purpose </li></ul><ul><li>Make more learning outcomes available </li></ul><ul><li>Publish Learning Opportunities </li></ul><ul><li>Compare what is in job profiles and what is in learner achieved learning outcomes profile </li></ul>
    19. 23. Thanks! <ul><li>www.icoper.org </li></ul><ul><li>[email_address] </li></ul><ul><li>[email_address] </li></ul>

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