Title

Evaluation of outcome-based approach in computer science education at sub-degree level

Document Type

Conference paper

Source Publication

2011 IEEE 3rd International Conference on Communication Software and Networks, ICCSN 2011

Publication Date

1-1-2011

First Page

142

Last Page

146

Keywords

community college teaching, computing curriculum, Outcome-based teaching and learning, teaching evaluation

Abstract

Computer Science is recognized as a young growing field compared with many other sub-degree and even undergraduate programs. Recently, many educators in this field teaching in community college as well as university have been recommended to redesign and restructure the program studies according to outcome-based teaching and learning approach. However, the issues related to how to define objectives and assess outcomes in this outcome-based approach (OBA) continues to be a challenge among the computer science faculty who are not originally trained in techniques for setting up objectives and measuring outcomes. In this paper, our experience of initial attempt in designing and developing our sub-degree computing program using OBA will be shared. Based on the OBA paradigm, we evaluate our teaching effectiveness and student outcomes based on the teaching evaluation results and their articulation success. Through deeper understanding and learning, outcome-based education can eventually bring a great impact on students and prepare them for both exciting career and successful articulation in the computing field.

DOI

10.1109/ICCSN.2011.6013796

ISBN

9781612844855

Publisher Statement

Copyright © 2011 IEEE. Access to external full text or publisher's version may require subscription.

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Recommended Citation

Wong, G. K. W., & Cheung, H. Y. (2011). Evaluation of outcome-based approach in computer science education at sub-degree level. In 2011 IEEE 3rd International Conference on Communication Software and Networks, Xi'an, 2011 (pp.142-146). doi: 10.1109/ICCSN.2011.6013796

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