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Modularization Of Learning Outcomes: A "design-down" Competency Driven Instructional Design Approach

Price

Free (open access)

Paper DOI

10.2495/NL040071

Volume

30

Pages

10

Published

2004

Size

513 kb

Author(s)

T.M. Stavredes & S. Clawson

Abstract

Modularization of learning outcomes: a \“design-down” competency driven instructional design approach T. M. Stavredes & S. Clawson Capella University, USA Abstract Traditionally, educational institutions issue degrees based on the participation of the student within their institution, however, a shift is taking place where qualifications are issued on the basis of attainment of specified competency units influenced by industry standards. Designed in terms of the knowledge, skills, and attitudes expected from graduates, competency-based curricula aim to equip learners for enhanced performance in the workplace. Capella University conducted a study utilizing a design-down competency driven instructional design approach linking program outcomes down to the course, the assessments, the resources, and finally to the alignment of each unit within the course. The design was based on the development of content chunks with clearly defined competencies. The learning objects are fine-grained detailed learn

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