2022 Outcome-Based Education (OBE) Trends

Jan 20, 2022

Globally, traditional education systems are losing efficiency in these times of very rapid and continuous change. It is increasingly important to match theory/basis with practical applications. It is what gets things done and leads to technological progress.

For the past four (4) years, the Council for the Regulation of Engineering in Nigeria (COREN) has been adopting the Nigerian engineering curriculum to outcome-based education and to align it to the post-COVID era. Closing the year in 2021 and projecting Higher Education Institution’s focus for this year, Prof. Joseph Odigure (Registrar of COREN) during a regional workshop on the implementation of Outcome-Based Education (OBE) in engineering programmes held at the University of Nigeria, Enugu Campus laid the national body’s emphasis through his key remark:

“The planning, process and assessment of OBE are the reverse of that associated with the traditional education approach,” he said. “It is a shift from measuring input and process to include measuring outcomes. The OBE approach pursues the design of curriculum and teaching process that focuses on producing graduates with capabilities to meet expectations of stakeholders.”

The questions arising over this learner-centric approach, OBE, for universities in Nigeria isn’t its benefits, but rather, what is required to implement an OBE curriculum in today’s classrooms, and how can we standardize the evaluation of these outcomes?

Our next article will explore our assessments for implementing the OBE curriculum approach. However, we have put together three (3) previous articles to refresh and lay the foundations of OBE components and their benefits within the blended learning experience with LMS.

  1. The Benefit of Student-Centred
  2. The Benefits of Competency-based LMS
  3. LMS Reporting for Learning Analytics

Contact us if you want to discuss practical learning and skill mastery mapping on ARGVLE LMS.

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