Title: Outcome-based personalised learning measurement tool for engineering education at INTI International University - INTI OBE tool (IOBET)
Authors: E. Malini; T.J. Deepak; P. Kannan; P. Venishri
Addresses: INTI International University, Nilai, Malaysia ' FEQS - Civil Engineering, INTI International University, Nilai, Malaysia ' FITMS - Computer Science and IT, INTI International University, Nilai, Malaysia ' Teaching & Learning Centre, INTI International University, Nilai, Malaysia
Abstract: In recent years, the implementation of outcome-based education (OBE) has been much emphasised in developed and developing nations driving educators towards investment in educational reforms. In OBE, learners are at the centre of their own learning with ownership to perform based on outcomes. However, much criticism against the OBE has also been presented in various papers regarding the actual implementation of OBE. Some researchers have measured OBE based on student survey and correlation-based analysis at cohort or overall program level. None has looked at personalised learning measurement at individual level using OBE tools. In this paper, we deliberated the process in implementing an INTI OBE Tool (IOBET) MS Excel Program for measuring individual learner's achievement over the Engineering Accreditation Council (EAC)-prescribed program outcomes (PO) for engineering education particularly in Faculty of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (FOSTEM) in INTI International University, Nilai, Malaysia. In the quantitative process, a comprehensive and exhaustive course learning outcome (CO) and PO attainment measurement computational system was created. The IOBET would be used to extract the CO and PO attainment score of each individual student enrolled in the program and the PO attainment of each cohort from point of entry to exit.
Keywords: course learning outcome; engineering education; individual learner's achievement; measurement tool; outcome attainment; personalised learning; program outcome.
International Journal of Continuing Engineering Education and Life-Long Learning, 2017 Vol.27 No.4, pp.287 - 302
Received: 27 Apr 2016
Accepted: 05 Nov 2016
Published online: 06 Oct 2017 *