Viewpoints Briefing 30 April 2009 Am

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Alan Masson presents outline of the Viewpoints project to stakeholders in the University of Ulster.

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  • Viewpoints Briefing 30 April 2009 Am

    1. 1. Viewpoints Project Overview
    2. 2. Agenda <ul><li>Introductions and overview </li></ul><ul><li>Current Curriculum Development processes* </li></ul><ul><li>Student Profiler* </li></ul><ul><li>Assessment and Feedback* </li></ul><ul><li>Identification of Synergies and Opportunities* </li></ul><ul><li>* interactive elements </li></ul>
    3. 3. Viewpoints Project - Background <ul><li>JISC funded </li></ul><ul><li>£400k over a three years and nine months period </li></ul>
    4. 4. Funded Projects <ul><li>Twelve projects funded, three clusters: </li></ul><ul><li>A: Manchester Met University, Leeds Met University, Staffordshire University, University of Bolton </li></ul><ul><li>B: Birmingham City University, City University, Cambridge University, Cardiff University, University of Greenwich </li></ul><ul><li>C: The Open University, Strathclyde University, University of Ulster. </li></ul>
    5. 5. Project Context <ul><li>New T&L strategy (learner-focused) </li></ul><ul><li>1 st Year Learner experience paper </li></ul><ul><li>Streamlined Course approval processes </li></ul><ul><li>Opportunity to promote curriculum innovations to meet a range of drivers </li></ul><ul><li>Focus – reflection and planning. </li></ul>
    6. 6. Curriculum Baseline Review <ul><li>Condition of funding: Institutional baseline review of curriculum development processes </li></ul><ul><li>JISC – build up knowledge base of current practice </li></ul><ul><li>Project – provide reference point for institutional context of activities and outputs. </li></ul>
    7. 7. Project <ul><li>Reflection and planning tool for range of factors: </li></ul><ul><li>Student profiler </li></ul><ul><li>Assessment and feedback* </li></ul><ul><li>Information skills and resources* </li></ul><ul><li>Student community and interaction* </li></ul><ul><li>Teaching and delivery* </li></ul><ul><li>Pathways and options* </li></ul><ul><li>* From a student timeline perspective from application to graduation </li></ul>
    8. 8. Reflection Prompts <ul><li>Using established theoretical principles as a basis, i.e. </li></ul><ul><li>REAP </li></ul><ul><li>SCONUL seven Pillars </li></ul><ul><li>Gilly Salmon five-stage model </li></ul><ul><li>Chickering and Gamson. </li></ul>
    9. 9. Stakeholder Participation <ul><li>Throughout development lifecycle </li></ul><ul><li>Design </li></ul><ul><li>Development </li></ul><ul><li>Evaluation (usability and educational issues) </li></ul><ul><li>Piloting </li></ul><ul><li>Embedding </li></ul>
    10. 10. Project stakeholder engagement <ul><li>This meeting is the start of an engagement process </li></ul><ul><li>Agree stakeholder “profile” for these groups </li></ul><ul><li>Identify synergies and opportunities (both ways) </li></ul>
    11. 11. Stakeholders as Development Partners <ul><li>Multi phase development process </li></ul><ul><li>Conceptual design </li></ul><ul><li>Wireframe </li></ul><ul><li>Prototype </li></ul><ul><li>Finished version </li></ul><ul><li>Implementation and embedding </li></ul>
    12. 12. Project Status <ul><li>First two tools at conceptual design stage </li></ul><ul><li>What you are about to see are what the tools may look like </li></ul><ul><li>Opportunity to inform and support the project design and implementation processes </li></ul>
    13. 13. Tool 1: Student Profiler <ul><li>Building on work of: </li></ul><ul><li>STAR Project </li></ul><ul><li>First Year Retention Project </li></ul><ul><li>Information can be repurposed to: </li></ul><ul><li>Provide high level risk and opportunity alerts for the identified cohort groups </li></ul><ul><li>Provide a visual reference point in other project tools to “personalise” against an identified group of learners. </li></ul>
    14. 14. Tool 2: Assessment and Feedback <ul><li>Using REAP principles as an initial reference point </li></ul><ul><li>Assist staff to reflect/review/plan high level assessment and feedback priorities </li></ul><ul><li>Information can be repurposed to: </li></ul><ul><li>Assist preparation of curriculum documents </li></ul><ul><li>Supporting evidence for validation panels etc. </li></ul><ul><li>Support learner orientation. </li></ul>

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