Friday, April 21, 2017

The following articles describe the software's mathematical framework, architecture, development process, and implementation.

  1. Towards an Efficient iCGPA System Using iOBE: Z. Mohamed-Kassim and N. Kamaruddin, 2017 7th World Engineering Education Forum (WEEF), Kuala Lumpur. IEEE, DOI: 10.1109/WEEF.2017.8467131.
  2. Towards an Efficient iCGPA System Using iOBE: Z. Mohamed-Kassim and N. Kamaruddin, World Engineering Education Forum (WEEF), 13-16 November 2017, Kuala Lumpur.
  3. Automating Computation with iOBE: Z. Mohamed-Kassim and N. Kamaruddin, iCGPA International Conference, 17-18 July 2017, Kuala Lumpur (with a poster)
  4. Software Development and Implementation: Z. Mohamed-Kassim and N. Kamaruddin, "Outcomes Assessment and Analysis using iOBE", RCEE 2016, 9-10 August 2016, Kuala Lumpur.
  5. Mathematical Framework: Z. Mohamed-Kassim, "A Consistent Numerical Procedure for Integrated Assessment", AJEE, 2(1), 2015.
  6. Introduction of the Assessment Framework: Z. Mohamed-Kassim, "A Comprehensive Assessment Framework for OBE-Oriented Programs", AHEADS 2013, 17-19 December 2013, Kuala Lumpur.
  7. Software Manual v5.2: Z. Mohamed-Kassim, School of Aerospace Engineering, Universiti Sains Malaysia, Penang, Malaysia (updated 9/2/2018).
The Software Manual describes the theoretical framework behind the software, the procedure to use the software, the preparation of the input files, and the interpretation of the results. The content of the manual is summarized in the figure below.

The older versions of the Software Manuals can be downloaded below:
  1. Software Manual v5.1
  2. Software Manual v5.0
  3. Software Manual v4.0
  4. Software Manual v2.0
  5. Software Manual v1.1


Upgrade: iOBE v5.0

Thursday, April 20, 2017

The iOBE software has undergone another major upgrades from v4.0 to v5.0. These upgrades were done primarily to meet the needs of the iCGPA Initiative in the Malaysia Education Blueprint (2015-2025) for Higher Education.

The full version of the software, its compiler and related documentations can be downloaded for free below:

  1. iOBE v5.0 (updated 20/4/2017). This zip file contains the software and sample input files to guide users to build their own input files.
  2. iOBE Software Manual v5.0 (updated 20/4/2017)
  3. The Matlab Compiler Runtime must be installed prior to running the software.
  4. Other documentations related to the software.
The major upgrades are:
  1. iCGPA Spiderweb plots for individual students, produced automatically.
  2. Improved mapping approach for more flexibility.
  3. Improved presentation of the outcomes data.
  4. Improved "Course Data" input file. As such, iOBE v5.0 cannot run the previous version of this input file (i.e., v4.0 and below).
For further information about this software, please contact the developer here.

Users only need to interact with the software through its simple GUI panel, shown below. Each operation, either for a single course or to aggregate data from multiple courses, only requires a one button-click as shown in the panel.

Shown below are samples of iCGPA Spiderweb plots, each for a different student, aggregated from multiple courses. Other sample outputs from the software can be referred to in the previous post.


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