Outcome Based Education (OBE) follows a continuous improvement model and IonCUDOS is also built on this continuous improvement model as shown in figure below.
Continuous Improvement Model
The inputs to the IonCUDOS are the vision and mission of the institution along with the department, stakeholders’ expectations and needs of accreditation. The outputs from IonCUDOS platform are various attainment reports, students’ success reports and performance indicators and exhaustive reports to the key sections of NBA SAR. The subsequent sections describe the main features of IonCUDOS.
The curriculum in IonCUDOS is created by the Head of the Department (HOD) feeding PEOs, POs and mapping between PEOs and POs. Afterwards, faculties are allocated specific subjects. The faculties will then login and create a lesson plan and frame the course outcomes (COs) and perform the mappings to the program outcomes (POs), frame Topic Level Outcomes (TLOs) and map TLOs to COs, frame competencies and performance indicators.
Faculties while framing COs specify the delivery method used to deliver each CO to the students and also specify the appropriate Bloom’s level for that particular CO. This process helps to maintain consistency in delivering the curriculum.
Once the curriculum is delivered to the students and assessments are be conducted. This requires assessment planning and use of rubrics indicating how students are assessed for a particular course. Different methods can be used to assess students like class tests, final exam, quiz, assignments, mini projects, seminars etc. Faculties will prepare question paper indicating CO, Bloom’s level, performance indicator for each question.
The parameters required for the calculation of attainment of outcomes are shown in figure below.
TEE – Term End Evaluation (Semester), CIE – Continuous Internal Evaluation (Tests)
For attainment calculation direct and indirect approaches are used. The direct attainment comprises of results from class tests and final exam. Indirect attainment consists of various surveys like CO exit survey, PO survey, alumni and employer survey etc. Final attainment is calculated by considering a percentage weightage of both direct and indirect attainment.
For the calculation of attainments two methods are considered as shown in figure below.
Approaches of Attainment Calculations
Method 1 is used when student wise question wise marks are available, typically suitable for autonomous colleges, private/deemed universities. Method 2 is used in affiliated colleges where the student wise question wise marks are not available. In this case, CGPA or final exam marks will be used with class test marks to compute attainment.
Survey and Feedback
Survey and Feedback module facilitates the institute to conduct various survey like CO exit survey, PO survey, alumni and employer survey etc. Institutes can customize the survey templates and conduct their own surveys. IonCUDOS will calculate indirect attainments based on the inputs from the survey questionnaires.