CCmapper - for Curriculum Competency Mapping

Competency Mapping

Competency mapping is central to many accreditation processes where individuals or courses need to be assesed before they are accepted as meeting the accreditation requirements.  There are may examples of this task, for example:
If these accreditation requirements are based on a set of demonstrated competencies then it is necessary to map the course or personms demonstrated experience against these competencies.

Where competencies are simply (perhaps like recognition of a letter in an alphabet) a pass or fail then the tasks is relatively straight forward.  It is becoming more widely recognised that this approach to competency assessment is too simplistic in many situations.  It is now recognised that competency is more often achieved at some level of achievement.  This recognition is based on the work of Benjamin Bloom to proposed his Taxonomy of Learning Outcomes.  For more complex tasks, like many that are performed in daily work, the achievment may be well done or poorly done, or it may be done simplistically or in a more sophisticated way.  Bloom proposes a 6-level scale that describes the various levels of capability.

Now there are many interpretations Bloom's Taxonomy and it has been refined to apply in different domains of learning:
Once we accept the need to measure competencies then we open up a wide range of analysis tasks that are required to properly recognise this in a competency mapping exercise.

CCmapper is a computer-based tools to support competency mapping tasks.

A brief overview of CCmapper can be downloaded form here.  For more details please use the Contact Form.

An online demo of the package is available upon request.