Relationship between direct and indirect assessment to improve the teaching and learning process for electrical engineering programmes

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The aim of the study presented in this article is to improve the quality of the teaching and learning (T&L) process based on a comparison between direct and indirect methods. The direct method is based on an evaluation of programme outcomes (POs), which is measured according to several assessment tools during the implementation of teaching and learning processes, such as problem based learning (PBL), projects, and mid-semester and final examinations that are embedded into electrical engineering programme courses. Indirect methods involve assessment of students' perception of the knowledge and experience that they have gained throughout the course. Based on the results, there is a strong correlation between both direct and indirect methods. The results also suggest that students have exceeded the expectation of the course outcomes (COs). The methods and results from this study will help the Department of Electrical, Electronic and Systems Engineering (JKEES) in the Faculty of Engineering and Built Environment (FKAB) at Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia (UKM), Bangi, Malaysia, to monitor the quality of engineering graduates and encourage continuous quality improvement (CQI) processes to enhance the quality of T&L for electrical engineering programmes.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)104-109
Number of pages6
JournalGlobal Journal of Engineering Education
Volume16
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 2014

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Keywords

  • Course outcomes
  • Direct measurement
  • Indirect measurement
  • Programme outcomes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Education
  • Computer Science(all)

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