Title: An integrated competency acquisition progress tracking system in competency-based higher education
Authors: Secil Caskurlu; Iryna Ashby
Addresses: Purdue University, 100 N. Street, 47907 West Lafayette, IN, USA ' Purdue University, 100 N. Street, 47907 West Lafayette, IN, USA
Abstract: This conceptual paper aimed to address the gap with competency tracking as seen in the current literature. Thereby, we propose a standalone comprehensive competency acquisition progress tracking system (iCAPTS). The integrated learning and competency tracking system (iCAPTS) integrates critical aspects of individualised learning and differentiated support in competency-based education (CBE) within a digital ecosystem, namely: 1) planning component; 2) assessment component; 3) curriculum sequencing component; 4) achievements, credentialing, and progress dashboard component. The proposed interactive iCAPTS would offer stakeholders a single access to the individual learner's aggregated progress data, including chosen goals, learning pathways, and competency acquisition process in order to ensure the individualisation of academic and professional career goals that meet students' needs.
Keywords: competency-based education; CBE; competency tracking; individualised learning; differentiated support.
International Journal of Learning Technology, 2018 Vol.13 No.4, pp.352 - 368
Received: 08 May 2021
Accepted: 12 May 2021
Published online: 15 Mar 2019 *