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Main learning analytics_wcet2011

  1. 1. Learning Outcomes: A Fluid Approach to E-learning Course Design and Evaluation of LearnerAchievementThe International Hispanic Online University (IHOU), www.ihou.orgCollaborators: Carrie Main, M.A. (clmain@ihou.org) and Andrea Gomez, M.A. (acgomez@ihou.org) Evaluation of Learner Achievement The IHOU instructional design team outlines best practices in mapping learning outcomes as a course design strategy utilized by the International Hispanic Online University (IHOU) for the 23rd Annual WCET Conference. Mapping learning outcomes on a granular level drives the course design process at IHOU. While working with numerous Subject Matter Experts (SMEs) from multiple institutions, IHOU instructional designers use objective mapping to ensure alignment of content toassessments. We showcase how SMEs have successfully deployed this granular competency mapping processwithin their online courses.Why Map Learning Objectives?  Ensure quality and consistency in design  Foster active learning  Track assessment to course content  Use data to monitor student achievement “In a world in which information, knowledge, and job specifications are changing ever more rapidly, outcomes evaluations at the course and program levels are the only consistent means for understanding the relationship between what someone has done and what he or she knows as a result of doing it” (Smith, 2010, p. 142).Smith, P. (2010). Harnessing Americas wasted talent: A new ecology of learning. San Francisco, CA: Jossey-Bass.

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