A Software Tool to Facilitate Design, Assessment and Evaluation of Courses in an Educational System


4th IEEEGCC Conference, Bahrain, 01 November 2007, pp.1-5

  • Publication Type: Conference Paper / Full Text
  • Country: Bahrain
  • Page Numbers: pp.1-5


Courses are building blocks of an educational system. Design of a course involves identifying the program outcomes addressed, defining its learning objectives to satisfy them, determining the educational methods to in-fuse and assessment methods to measure the success. A utility software is developed to help the instructors to or-ganize their courses, collect data for evaluations and ana-lyze the results for improvements and document results. It is based on MS EXCEL electronic spread sheet where the instructor enters the course design information and stu-dent data. The program uses the facilities provided by EXCEL to manipulate the data to obtain course design and evaluation tables and graphs that ease the evaluation of a course and comparing performances in successive offerings