Towards a Competence-Based Course Authoring Tool Supporting Learning Management Systems

Authors

  • Benjamin Wallenborn FernUniversität Hagen Center for media and IT Universitätsstr. 21 D-58097 Hagen
  • Matthias Then FernUniversität Hagen Center for media and IT Universitätsstr. 21 D-58097 Hagen
  • Minh Duc Hoang Technische Universität Darmstadt Karolinenplatz 5 D-64289 Darmstadt
  • Duc Binh Vu FTK-Forschungsinstitut für Telekommunikation e.V Martin-Schmeißer-Weg 4 D-44227 Dortmund
  • Jana Becker FTK-Forschungsinstitut für Telekommunikation e.V Martin-Schmeißer-Weg 4 D-44227 Dortmund
  • Michael Fuchs Wilhelm Buechner University of Applied Sciences Ostendstraße 3 D-64319 Pfungstad
  • Dominic Heutelbeck FTK-Forschungsinstitut für Telekommunikation e.V Martin-Schmeißer-Weg 4 D-44227 Dortmund
  • Matthias Hemmje FernUniversität Hagen Universitätsstrasse 1 D-58097 Hagen

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.3991/ijet.v12i10.7300

Keywords:

Competence-based Learning, Competence Model, Competence Frameworks, Competence Manager, course authoring tools, LMS, Moodle

Abstract


To establish a more comparable, compatible, and coherent system of higher education in Europe, the so-called Bologna Process (BP) has been adopted. As a measure to improve comparability, the BP requires that every study path, module, or course has to define a Learning Goal (LG) which is specified by the conveyed competences. Until now, the expectations towards the BP regarding comparability have not been fulfilled because competences are usually described in form of free text and not in standardized terms. The fact that since adoption of the BP more than 10.000 study programs have been created in Germany outlines a trend which demonstrates the need of improved solutions. Regarding comparability, so-called Competence Frameworks (CFs) with standardized, machine-readable competences are promising tools; therefore, they should be integrated into progressive software infrastructures concerned with creation, management, and execution of study paths, modules and courses. For this purpose, the so-called Qualifications Based Learning Model (QBLM) has been developed. In this paper, we introduce a general system architecture which is designed for realizing Competence-based Learning IT-infrastructures. Furthermore, the conceptual design and prototypical implementation of a Course Authoring Tool (CAT) is described which is based on the QBLM and the information-, content-, knowledge-, and learning management platform Knowledge Management Ecosystem Portal (KM-EP). The integration of the QBLM into Learning Management System (LMS) Moodle which is an underlying subsystem of the KM-EP platform is work in progress.

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Published

2017-11-02

How to Cite

Wallenborn, B., Then, M., Hoang, M. D., Vu, D. B., Becker, J., Fuchs, M., Heutelbeck, D., & Hemmje, M. (2017). Towards a Competence-Based Course Authoring Tool Supporting Learning Management Systems. International Journal of Emerging Technologies in Learning (iJET), 12(10), pp. 127–146. https://doi.org/10.3991/ijet.v12i10.7300

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