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.

DOI: 10.1504/IJLT.2018.098503

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 *

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