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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.

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

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