University of Selangor, Malaysia
In this paper, the details of MyOutcomes (MyO) systems as a direct assessment tool at course and program level to assess the students’ Course Learning Outcomes (CLOs) and Program Learning Outcomes (PLOs) attainments was developed. This system was developed and practiced in the Department of Engineering, Faculty of Engineering and Life Sciences (FELS), UNISEL. The PLO is being assessed upon graduation and indicates the achievements of program students in their studies. Since Outcome-Based Education (OBE) practice is getting more attention in Institutions of Higher Learning (IHL), suitable tools are required to support the whole OBE process throughout the planning stage until evaluation stage for quality assessments and ongoing program quality enhancement. Thus, a measurement of attainment of PLOs and CLOs are an important tool which provides a benchmark for visualizing how far an institution has succeeded in delivering what it visualized. This paper provides a method by which the attainment of PLOs and CLOs can be quantified by using a novel MyO system as our OBE measuring engine and some results from MyO implementation were presented. MyO is an excel software application that automatically calculates the student’s individual CLOs and PLOs attainment based on their respective course’s assessments mark. A CLO or a PLO is said to be achieved if the student’s total assessment mark is greater than or equal to a defined Key Performance Indicator (KPI) related to that CLOs or PLOs. All academic staff needs to key in their course marks. The results of MyO system are used by the staff members for the attainment of PLOs, CLOs and for improving the overall teaching learning process.
Direct Assessment Tool, OBE, CLO, PLO