Learning Outcome Outcomes: An Evaluation of Quality
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Our work is focused on project-oriented courses, where assessing learning outcomes is seen as particularly challenging. In particular, we draw on an empirical study focused on systematically collecting key performance indicators of the progress towards achieving learning outcomes. The data gathering was done during the course through in-class questionnaires and individual diary notes, as a complementary process to the traditional observations made by the teacher running the course. This data serves as the basis for understanding how individual students advance towards the stated learning goals. We also conducted a focus group discussion after the course to better understand how to interpret the data collected during the course.
An important result of our work is forming an understanding and vocabulary regarding learning outcomes and the assessment of how well students meet these learning goals in project-based educational settings. In addition to this, we make the following major contributions:
• We present a systematic methodology to gauge how well students meet learning outcomes through in-class self- evaluation.
• We present the results of an empirical study of a process- oriented evaluation of the students' development towards stated learning outcomes.
• We state some lessons learned from this process that are applicable for designers of project-based courses.
|Title of host publication||Proceedings of the 48th Annual Frontiers in Education Conference (FiE)|
|Number of pages||8|
|Place of Publication||San Jose, CA, USA|
|Publication date||Oct 2018|
|Publication status||Published - Oct 2018|