Poster for the CASCADE project

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The poster describes the CASCADE project undertaken by the University of Oxford within the JISC Curriculum Delivery Transformation programme.

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Poster for the CASCADE project

  1. 1. C a s c a d e deliveryTransforming curriculumthrough technologyThe Cascade project aims to use technology to enable the Department forContinuing Education to respond better to the challenges created by thegovernment’s ELQ policy by: • Undertaking its activities more efficiently • Developing new, or repurposing existing, activities • Improving levels of service for students and staffChallenges • Wide variety of courses • Range of academic levels • Many different subject areas • Courses of different lengths and formats • Face-to-face, online and blended learning • Diverse student body • Ages 18-80+ • Motivation for study ranges from professional development to intellectual enrichment • Distributed globallyFive focus areas • Online assignment handling • VLE support for courses • Generic content • Course design • Online payment and enrolmentExpected project outputs A robust online assignment handling system, contained within the Moodle environment, which will extend the standard functionality to incoporate Departmental processes. A set of templates, for use in Moodle, containing a core set of material covering a range of course formats and subject areas, to provide easy-to- implement VLE support for many of the courses offered by the Department. A course proposal procedure that supports course teams to consider the use of technology in the delivery of new and updated courses. An integrated system for online payment and enrolment. A range of Departmental resources to support these activities and a series of case studies to share the Department’s experiences with the wider HE community.Project Team Sean Faughnan (Project Director) Marion Manton (Project Manager) Bridget Lewis (Research Officer)With administrative support and technical development provided by the TALLteam and a wide range of contributions from academic and support staff fromacross the Department.For further information: http://cascade.conted.ox.ac.uk http://www.flickr.com/photos/localsurfer/138451516/

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