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The BASICs project is being developed by David Dorran under DIT's Teaching Fellowship scheme 2010-11.

The acronym represents "Building A System to Ingrain Core-competencies".

The objective of the project is to develop a system to support students understanding of core competencies within an engineering programme. The system is built upon a database of questions that students complete online.

A summary of the project is provided in this Overview (pdf) and this powerpoint presentation .

Evaluation of the system was undertaken through the use of focus groups. Questions used to guide the group discussions are available here. Reports from focus group evaluations are available from this links (pdf format):

  1. Evaluation Report 1
  2. Evaluation Report 2 (by Brian Bowe)