“A Software Tool to Facilitate Design, Assessment and Evaluation of Engineering Courses”
Bahattin Karagözoğlu1, Nedim Türkmen2
Abstract — 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.