Distributed curricular goal mapping
Author(s)Yu, Stephanie (Stephanie T.)
Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science.
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For this thesis, I implemented a tool that documents the equivalent of an API specification for a course or other curriculum component in an educational curriculum. This API specification is the contractual relationship between each course and the surrounding curriculum. By decomposing the curriculum in a structural manner, we can more easily ensure consistency for courses and the goals they promise to teach across a curriculum. With such a structure, we can also begin to visualize these relationships between courses, to better understand where what students learn will lead them in their time in academia. To do this, I created a visualization tool that takes advantage of the structure provided by the API specification and allows for the observation and manipulation of these relationships. In addition to applying structure to a curriculum and visualizing the resulting relationships, I have also designed and implemented protocols that will allow these relationships to be shared and distributed across universities.
Thesis: M. Eng. in Computer Science and Engineering, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, 2015.This electronic version was submitted by the student author. The certified thesis is available in the Institute Archives and Special Collections.Cataloged from student-submitted PDF version of thesis.Includes bibliographical references (pages 51-52).
DepartmentMassachusetts Institute of Technology. Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science.
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Electrical Engineering and Computer Science.