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Pages: 4768-4777
Publication year: 2021
ISBN: 978-84-09-27666-0
ISSN: 2340-1079
doi: 10.21125/inted.2021.0967

Conference name: 15th International Technology, Education and Development Conference
Dates: 8-9 March, 2021
Location: Online Conference

DIGITAL TOOLS TO SUPPORT COMPETENCE-BASED LEARNING APPROACHES IN HIGHER EDUCATION

A. Georgiev, P. Mihnev, E. Stefanova, N. Nikolova, A. Antonova, K. Stefanov

Sofia University "St. Kliment Ohridski" (BULGARIA)
Competence-based learning gains popularity as an efficient and flexible approach in formal and informal training, but it still has a limited role in Higher Education. Both learner-oriented and goals-oriented, competence-based learning allows adaptation and customization of learning depending on the context and according to specific individual preferences. At the same time, an increasing number of learning environments and digital tools emerge, successfully promoting practical activities for the design and implementation of competence-based approaches.

The present research aims to outline how digital tools and e-learning environments can promote and facilitate applying competence-based learning in the context of Higher Education (HE). Based on the experience of the authors on numerous EU projects, the paper summarizes how the digital tools can support design, development, and progress tracking of competence-based learning in HE. More specifically, in the first part, the paper presents some of the factors and concepts, leading to the evolution of competence-based learning and its impact on educational systems. The second part evaluates the practical steps for design and implementation of learning activities and use of technological tools. It emphasizes the potential of the modern learning management systems (LMS) to track the progress and to be used in the assessment of achievement of different levels of competence development. The discussion part provides a number of recommendations for the deployment of digital tools for the adoption of competence-based learning in HE.
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title = {DIGITAL TOOLS TO SUPPORT COMPETENCE-BASED LEARNING APPROACHES IN HIGHER EDUCATION},
series = {15th International Technology, Education and Development Conference},
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AU - A. Georgiev AU - P. Mihnev AU - E. Stefanova AU - N. Nikolova AU - A. Antonova AU - K. Stefanov
TI - DIGITAL TOOLS TO SUPPORT COMPETENCE-BASED LEARNING APPROACHES IN HIGHER EDUCATION
SN - 978-84-09-27666-0/2340-1079
DO - 10.21125/inted.2021.0967
PY - 2021
Y1 - 8-9 March, 2021
CI - Online Conference
JO - 15th International Technology, Education and Development Conference
JA - INTED2021 Proceedings
SP - 4768
EP - 4777
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A. Georgiev, P. Mihnev, E. Stefanova, N. Nikolova, A. Antonova, K. Stefanov (2021) DIGITAL TOOLS TO SUPPORT COMPETENCE-BASED LEARNING APPROACHES IN HIGHER EDUCATION, INTED2021 Proceedings, pp. 4768-4777.
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