Competency-Based Approach for Curriculum Development in Digital Curation

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Competency-Based Approach for Curriculum Development in Digital Curation. ALISE 2014 Conference Jeonghyun Kim & William E. Moen University of North Texas. Two Initiatives. Mozilla Open Badges. edX. - PowerPoint PPT Presentation


<p>Competency-Based Approach for Curriculum Development in Digital Curation</p> <p>Competency-Based Approach for Curriculum Development in Digital CurationALISE 2014 Conference</p> <p>Jeonghyun Kim &amp; William E. MoenUniversity of North Texas</p> <p>ALISE 201411Two Initiatives</p> <p>Mozilla Open BadgesedXALISE 20142Knight, E. (2013). Web literacy badge. Retrieved from </p> <p>edX. (n.d.) A sample certificate. Retrieved from 2Competency-Based Education (CBE) Based on the broader concept of Outcomes-Based Education (OBE)To best prepare students to be competitive for employmentA common approach used by professional disciplines, such as business, psychology, engineering, health-related, and tourism programsALISE 201433CBE Approach</p> <p>ALISE 20144U.S. Department of Education, National Center for Education Statistics. (2002). Defining and assessing learning: Exploring competency-based initiatives. Retrieved from in LISCompetencies necessary for library professionalsProfessional organizations have put effort into developing competency statements e.g., ALAs Core Competences of Librarianship Discussed competency-based approach in LIS education (e.g., Stoffle &amp; Pryor, 1980; Thomas &amp; Patel, 2008)</p> <p>ALISE 201455iCAMP ProjectFunded by IMLSs Laura Bush 21st Century Librarian ProgramThree-year project (September 2011August 2014) To build capacity in UNTs Library and Information Sciences (LIS) curriculum to increase the number of appropriately trained information professionals and disciplinary researchers and scholars for digital curation and data management responsibilitiesObjectivesDevelop a Graduate Academic Certificate with four courses in digital curation and data managementDeploy a robust technical infrastructure to support student learning, practical engagement, and training6ALISE 20146iCAMP CoursesCourse 1: Digital Curation FundamentalsIntroduces concepts, principles, standards, and practices for digital curationCourse 2: Digital Curation Tools and Applications Focuses on techniques, tools, and applications for curating digital dataCourse 3: Preservation Planning and Implementation for Digital CurationDevelops and implements a plan for curating digital dataCourse 4: Advanced Topics in Digital CurationUnifies and provides a broader context for digital curation competencies throughout the previous courses</p> <p>ALISE 201477iCAMP CompetenciesCompetenciesThe knowledge, skills, and abilities to carry out a wide range of professional functions in support of digital curation responsibilitiesDerived from existing statements of competencies, job announcements, training materials, reports, etc.Competency GroupsCommunication &amp; Interpersonal CompetencyEnvironmental Scanning CompetencyManagement, Planning, and Evaluation CompetencySystems, Models, and Modeling CompetencyCurating and Preserving Content CompetencyCuration Technologies CompetencyServices Competency ALISE 201488iCAMP CompetenciesCuration Technology Competency Definition: This competency addresses the knowledge, skills, and abilities required to identify, use, and develop tools and applications to support digital curation activitiesSpecific competencies: Knowledge of IT infrastructure including operating system services, network services, and security servicesWork in a variety of computing environments: Unix, Linux, WindowsIdentify and utilize software, tools, applications, and systems that support digital curation activitiesImplement, configure, and maintain digital content management systems and repositoriesALISE 201499iCAMP CompetenciesCuration Technologies CompetencyCourse 1: Discussing technical frameworks and practicesCourse 2: Using and practicing tools and various Linux command linesCurating and Preserving Content CompetencyCourse 2: Evaluating the functionality of a digital content management system Course 3: Implementing a digital curation planSystems, Models, and Modeling CompetencyCourse 1: Discussing the conceptual models and their applicationsCourse 3: Developing a digital curation planALISE 20141010iCAMP CompetenciesManagement, Planning, and Evaluation CompetencyCourse 1: Evaluating a data management planServices Competency Course 1: Assessing various service models and examplesCourse 3: Exploring different aspects of designed researcher communitiesEnvironmental Scanning CompetencyCourse 4: Exploring a particular topic of current interest Communication &amp; Interpersonal Competency</p> <p>ALISE 20141111Portfolio as CBE Assessment Asked students to reflect on each competency group in the context of all modules/lectures/assignments/activities in the courses and their work placementStudents addressed all four courses in their portfolio documentsStudents were able to join up all aspects of the course and reflect on how the competencies come together in order to carry out the work of a digital curation practitionerPortfolio reinforced their learning across courses and identified further training needs </p> <p>ALISE 20141212Student CommentsI woulddefinitelyrecommend this course to other students! It is applicable to a wide range of interests and areas. It covers a topic that is really missing from DLIS curriculum.The course covers a lot of technical topics related to digital data that is not explained or covered in other courses. This has been the best digitally focused class I've taken at UNT, by far.The chance to work with these tools, systems, and resources is absolutely invaluable. I think that this class carries great promise within the four-course plan.Therange of theory and practical exercise workwas also agreat aspect of this course.I gained a lot of technical skills and experiences with the logistical operation of a digital repository through the courses.ALISE 20141313Introduction to UNIX/LinuxA non-credit course designed to introduce basic UNIX/Linux commandsCovers a variety of introductory topics that teach students the basics of how to work in a console-based environment and on a server that supports multiple simultaneous usersUpon successful completion of the course (a score of 80% or higher), students receive a Mozilla Digital Badge</p> <p>ALISE 20141414Challenges and Future DirectionsTarget audienceFour courses that comprises a Graduate Academic CertificateAn ordered sequence of coursesA need for continuous course improvementALISE 20141515AcknowledgementsThe iCAMP project ( is supported by a generous grant from the U.S. Federal Institute of Museum and Library Services, Librarians for the 21st Century Program, RE-05-11-0073-11, with additional support from the University of North Texas, College of Information and UNT Libraries.</p> <p>Dr. William MoenDr. Jeonghyun (Annie) KimDr. Martin Harbert</p> <p>ALISE 20141616</p>


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