A blueprint for software enabled quantitative measurement of programme outcomes: A case study for Taylor’s University

Reynato Andal Gamboa, Satesh Namasivayam

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Abstract

Lecturers are fully occupied with many tasks including preparing teaching
materials, exam papers, lab sheets, markings, research, and administrative
support tasks required of them to maintain high standard teaching delivery and
good quality management system in the school. Aside from these, they are now
required to do intensive Outcome-Based Education (OBE) assessments, and
Continual Quality Improvement (CQI) planning and implementation. An
automated OBE assessment tool is therefore required to ease the burden among
the lecturers and provide a standard method of assessment. To assist in this
process, this paper presents a blueprint of a software-enabled quantitative
measurement of the Learning Outcomes (LO) and the Programme Outcomes
(PO) in the module level. The blueprint consists of macro-enabled worksheets
that automatically calculate the students’ individual LO and PO attainments
based on their respective module assessment marks whereby the lecturer only
need to key-in the subject details of assessments-LO mapping, LO-PO mapping
and the students’ assessment marks. Once the marks are in place, LO and PO
attainments are calculated automatically to provide the corresponding bar charts
based on the individual attainments of the students. A LO or a PO is said to be
attained when the number of students achieved the Key Performance Index
(KPI) set by the department. The results will then be used by the lecturer to
prepare an annual module review and prepare a CQI plan for the next semester.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)67-79
Number of pages13
JournalJournal of Engineering Science and Technology
Volume8
Issue numberSpecial Issue
Publication statusPublished - Apr 2013

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