Automated assessment and monitoring support for competency-based courses

Hector Vargas, Ruben Heradio, Jesus Chacon, Luis De La Torre, Gonzalo Farias, Daniel Galan, Sebastian Dormido

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Competency-based education is becoming increasingly adopted by higher education institutions all over the world. This paper presents a framework that assists instructors in this pedagogical paradigm and its corresponding open-source implementation. The framework supports the formal definition of competency assessment models and the students' evaluation under these models. It also provides distinct learning analytics for identifying course shortcomings and validating corrective actions instructors have introduced in a course. Finally, this paper reports the benefits of applying our framework to an engineering course at the Pontifical Catholic University, Valparaíso, Chile for three years.

Original languageEnglish
Article number8675984
Pages (from-to)41043-41051
Number of pages9
JournalIEEE Access
StatePublished - 2019


  • Competency-based education
  • course assessment
  • course monitoring
  • learning outcome


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