JISC accreditation: making the right moves for responsive course design and approval Marianne Sheppard, JISC Advance Rache...
Curriculum design JISC project: Supporting Responsive Curricula. • Responsiveness: The ability to recognise   change drive...
Planting Ideas • Stakeholder workshops used scenarios to prompt   discussion. • This highlighted barriers to responsivenes...
Thursday, April 19, 2012           4  Image: model of responsiveness
Curriculum design and approval • Usually causes stress and confusion –two of the   barriers to responsiveness. • Curriculu...
1 – Planning cards • Encourage discussion • We can throw in wildcards • Very popular with staff • Easier to try out ideas ...
2 – Accreditation! The game • Encourages discussion   about any frustrations   about processes • More effective than   exp...
Playing the game • Play in pairs or as individuals • Read out dilemmas to other players: don’t read   out option consequen...
Summary • Variety of techniques needed to get effective   discussion; • These techniques encourage collection of   example...
Availability         Game is available on Creative Commons licence:         http://jiscdesignstudio.pbworks.com/w/page/440...
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  • 418 - JISC Accreditation responsive course design and approval

    1. 1. JISC accreditation: making the right moves for responsive course design and approval Marianne Sheppard, JISC Advance Rachel Forsyth, Manchester Metropolitan University Nicola Whitton, Manchester Metropolitan UniversityThursday, April 19, 2012 Event Name and Venue 1
    2. 2. Curriculum design JISC project: Supporting Responsive Curricula. • Responsiveness: The ability to recognise change drivers, and to make changes, in a timely manner.Thursday, April 19, 2012 Event Name and Venue 2
    3. 3. Planting Ideas • Stakeholder workshops used scenarios to prompt discussion. • This highlighted barriers to responsiveness: culture and processes. • Outcomes were used: – to press for changes in processes. – to design staff development materials to help with discussion about culture.Thursday, April 19, 2012 3
    4. 4. Thursday, April 19, 2012 4 Image: model of responsiveness
    5. 5. Curriculum design and approval • Usually causes stress and confusion –two of the barriers to responsiveness. • Curriculum tools devised – to simplify planning – to encourage debate.Thursday, April 19, 2012 5
    6. 6. 1 – Planning cards • Encourage discussion • We can throw in wildcards • Very popular with staff • Easier to try out ideas than with paper documents • Can be used with mixed academic/admin teams to highlight implications of change (eg admin, timetabling)Thursday, April 19, 2012 6
    7. 7. 2 – Accreditation! The game • Encourages discussion about any frustrations about processes • More effective than explaining the process via presentations?Thursday, April 19, 2012 7
    8. 8. Playing the game • Play in pairs or as individuals • Read out dilemmas to other players: don’t read out option consequences until they’ve chosen • Keep handy any card which strikes a particular chord for later discussion • You need five quality stars to proceed into another zoneThursday, April 19, 2012 AUA12 8
    9. 9. Summary • Variety of techniques needed to get effective discussion; • These techniques encourage collection of examples and scenarios; • Need to involve mixed groups of planners, programmers, administrative and academic staffThursday, April 19, 2012 9
    10. 10. Availability Game is available on Creative Commons licence: http://jiscdesignstudio.pbworks.com/w/page/4408 7950/Accreditation!Thursday, April 19, 2012 AUA12 10

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