Skip to main content
Top
Published in:
Cover of the book

2024 | OriginalPaper | Chapter

Automated Framework for Evaluating Sustainability and Resilience in Higher Education Curriculum

Authors : Madhuri Kumari, Mamta Mehra, Dieter Pfoser

Published in: Sustainable Built Environment

Publisher: Springer Nature Singapore

Activate our intelligent search to find suitable subject content or patents.

search-config
loading …

Abstract

With the growing focus on sustainability and resilience, it is imperative and important to evaluate the readiness of higher education institutions (HEIs) in this field. The curriculums are the foundation of academic learning and practical experiences in higher education. It is required to include sustainability and resiliency related courses as part of curriculum for a future ready academic framework. In order to develop and design new courses, the reconnaissance of existing curriculum system has to be carried out to understand the current state of course offerings in context of sustainability and resiliency. With increasing number of universities, institutions and courses across the globe, manual review of the existing system is not feasible. Considering the advances in data analytics technology, this study proposes an automated framework for evaluating the curriculums of HEIs. An automated web crawler-based tool was developed using open-source python as coding language and google colab as the developing and testing platform. The automation framework was developed using four step approach—(a) Preparation of the training dataset using course catalogue websites of the selected universities, (b) Identification of the patterns of course information arrangement across different websites and developing algorithms for scraping the course related data from catalogue web page (c) Normalization of web response from catalogue web pages of different universities to list down the set of common information available across most of the catalogue information. This information formed the base for the schema designed for the extraction of course related data. (d) Automated framework was developed and validated. This tool can read the contents of course catalogue from the website of universities and further perform data collection and analysis of the courses. The system was developed for a subset of universities in United States. The data so collected from the automated system can be further analysed using computational method of text analytics and keyword ontology. As a final outcome, this tool lists the courses in the area of sustainability and resilience and provides insight into the type of the courses. This outcome can be effectively used to identify the gap and thus preparing the list of courses to be developed and designed for an efficient and future ready curriculum.

Dont have a licence yet? Then find out more about our products and how to get one now:

Springer Professional "Wirtschaft+Technik"

Online-Abonnement

Mit Springer Professional "Wirtschaft+Technik" erhalten Sie Zugriff auf:

  • über 102.000 Bücher
  • über 537 Zeitschriften

aus folgenden Fachgebieten:

  • Automobil + Motoren
  • Bauwesen + Immobilien
  • Business IT + Informatik
  • Elektrotechnik + Elektronik
  • Energie + Nachhaltigkeit
  • Finance + Banking
  • Management + Führung
  • Marketing + Vertrieb
  • Maschinenbau + Werkstoffe
  • Versicherung + Risiko

Jetzt Wissensvorsprung sichern!

Springer Professional "Technik"

Online-Abonnement

Mit Springer Professional "Technik" erhalten Sie Zugriff auf:

  • über 67.000 Bücher
  • über 390 Zeitschriften

aus folgenden Fachgebieten:

  • Automobil + Motoren
  • Bauwesen + Immobilien
  • Business IT + Informatik
  • Elektrotechnik + Elektronik
  • Energie + Nachhaltigkeit
  • Maschinenbau + Werkstoffe




 

Jetzt Wissensvorsprung sichern!

Springer Professional "Wirtschaft"

Online-Abonnement

Mit Springer Professional "Wirtschaft" erhalten Sie Zugriff auf:

  • über 67.000 Bücher
  • über 340 Zeitschriften

aus folgenden Fachgebieten:

  • Bauwesen + Immobilien
  • Business IT + Informatik
  • Finance + Banking
  • Management + Führung
  • Marketing + Vertrieb
  • Versicherung + Risiko




Jetzt Wissensvorsprung sichern!

Literature
2.
go back to reference Aminpour P, Gray S, Richardson R, Singer A, Castro-Diaz L, Schaefer M, Chikowore NR (2019) Perspectives of scholars on the nature of sustainability: a survey study. Int J Sustain Higher Education Aminpour P, Gray S, Richardson R, Singer A, Castro-Diaz L, Schaefer M, Chikowore NR (2019) Perspectives of scholars on the nature of sustainability: a survey study. Int J Sustain Higher Education
9.
go back to reference Suhirman S, Herawan T, Chiroma H, Zain JM (2014) Data mining for educationdecision support: A review. Int J Emerg Technol Learn 9(6):4–19CrossRef Suhirman S, Herawan T, Chiroma H, Zain JM (2014) Data mining for educationdecision support: A review. Int J Emerg Technol Learn 9(6):4–19CrossRef
Metadata
Title
Automated Framework for Evaluating Sustainability and Resilience in Higher Education Curriculum
Authors
Madhuri Kumari
Mamta Mehra
Dieter Pfoser
Copyright Year
2024
Publisher
Springer Nature Singapore
DOI
https://doi.org/10.1007/978-981-99-8842-6_1