The idea of added a Competency Based Education functionality to Moodle 3.1 has been on the table for a while now. Recently, the developers over at Moodle.net released a few prototypes to the public for early testing and feedback.
From Moodle.org, Competency or Skill-based learning:
refers to systems of assessment and grading where students demonstrate their understanding, proficiency, or ‘competency’ in certain subject-related skills. CBE (Competency-based education) in Moodle is a framework for evaluating students against competencies in Moodle.
Incorporating CBE into Moodle is still very much a work in progress, but there is already a good deal of documentation available about how this will function in a future version of the LMS. You can follow along as this documentation is created here. Topics already online for review include:
- How to set up a competency framework
- How to set up a learning plan template (using the competency framework)
- What individual learning plans will look like
- How to provide evidence of prior learning
- Displaying required course competencies for students
- Linking course competencies to activities
And, incidentally, Gavin Hendrik talked about how competencies can be used in Moodle courses at the 2015 US Moot. Check it out here:
Take a few minutes of your day to check out the prototypes at this link. And provide your feedback in the comments below!