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Developing a Diagnosis System of Work-Related Capabilities for Students: A Computer-Assisted Assessment

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Journal of Computer Assisted Learning Volume 29, Number 6, ISSN 0266-4909


A gap exists between students' employment needs and higher education offerings. Thus, developing the capability to meet the learning needs of students in supporting their future aspirations should be facilitated. To bridge this gap in practice, this study uses multiple methods (i.e., nominal group technique and instructional systems development) and robust tests (e.g., reliability and validity) to develop a diagnosis system of work-related capabilities. The research participants are twofold. At the early stage, this study invites three professors and three senior Human Resources managers to join the panel and help this study develop required capabilities. At the design and implementation stages, the research participants are freshman students at a famous university in Taiwan. This system enables college students to evaluate their capability scores by comparing themselves with the performances of prior students. The diagnosis results not only help students make learning plans during their university education, but also assist educators in adjusting the structure of the curriculum. Future studies are invited to use or adapt the assessment of work-related capabilities, as well as proposed system procedure and architecture this study developed.


Liao, C.H., Yang, M.H. & Yang, B.C. (2013). Developing a Diagnosis System of Work-Related Capabilities for Students: A Computer-Assisted Assessment. Journal of Computer Assisted Learning, 29(6), 530-546. Retrieved April 3, 2020 from .

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