Title

Modeling the performance of an outcome based educational framework

Document Type

Conference Proceeding

Source of Publication

ASEE Annual Conference Proceedings

Publication Date

12-1-2003

Abstract

In this paper, we introduce an Outcomes Based Educational model that has been adopted by Zayed University, a newly established institution in the United Arab Emirates. We provide an overview of the learning outcomes assessment courses used to support and assist students in their development of the university learning outcomes. We introduce the assessment process and the e-portfolio. The academic program model is a new concept that uses the outcome-based approach and the grade point average technique. This hybrid model is complex and includes many unsolved issues. In order to understand and clarify some of these issues, we propose to use neural networks that provide a mathematical model. To simplify the complexities of the academic model, we use a reduced map of the relationships between students' activities and the learning outcomes to be used in the assessment process. The model is tested using students' works. The neural networks based model is used to help decision makers improve the educational model.

First Page

4753

Last Page

4763

Disciplines

Business

Keywords

Curricula; Decision making; Embedded systems; Engineering education; Learning systems; Problem solving; Program documentation; Students; Electronic portfolio; Outcome based educational (OBE) model; University programs; Teaching

Scopus ID

8744290878

Indexed in Scopus

yes

Open Access

no

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