Damyon Wiese, Development Manager Moodle HQ and the brain behind the development of the Competencies in Moodle has shared a walk through introduction to the Moodle competencies. The presentation delivered during the MoodleMoot Australia 2016 goes through the steps involved in setting up a competency based education framework and learning plan from a standard competency system.
The new feature, which was introduced in Moodle 3.1, brings a new learning management system approach to Moodle. The site administrators can add site wide competency frameworks and learning plan templates for a new level of personalized learning in Moodle. During the presentation Damyon shows a glimpse of the possibilities and flexibility of this system by showing and explaining its use in a real context of higher education.
Competency based education – which provides the tools for the teachers to:
- identify struggling students
- identify high achievers
- reflective teaching
- course design
Similarly CBE provides the tools for students for:
- Self assessment
- Course selection
- Portflio of skills
You can check out the presentation recording below:
The CBE development was carried out by the Moodle HQ team alongwith a special contribution by Université de Montréal in Moodle 3.1 There are many plugins which can assist you in setting up the competency frameworks on your Moodle site.