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A presentation on why and what the Curriculum Design & Development Unit is doing to improve the student and staff learning experience at CQU.

A presentation on why and what the Curriculum Design & Development Unit is doing to improve the student and staff learning experience at CQU.

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  • Teaching is not rocket science. It is, in fact, far more complex and demanding work than rocket science. -- Richard F. Elmore, Gregory Anrig Professor of Educational Leadership Harvard Graduate School of Education.
  • Glass half empty http://flickr.com/photos/aviatordave/7007033/
  • http://flickr.com/photos/darkpatator/1860880739/ It's not how bad you start, It's how quickly you get better View slide
  • http://flickr.com/photos/mischiru/489556007/ Ask the students
    • Anonymous discussion forum
    • 463 T2, 2007 FLEX students
    • 700+ comments
    • Online and print learning materials
    • What did you like or find useful?
    • What caused you problems?
    • What would you like to see?
    View slide
  • http://flickr.com/photos/mischiru/489556007/ What would the top responses be?
  • Overview
    • Why?
    • Who?
    • What?
      • Collaborative Curriculum Design & Development (C2D2)
      • Quick wins
      • Research and innovation
    http://flickr.com/photos/druclimb/282597447/
  • http://flickr.com/photos/emagic/56206868/
  • Recommendation #8 Encourage a more collegial approach to curriculum development, which will both stimulate and incorporate scholarship and research and philosophical discussions about quality education http://flickr.com/photos/sfllaw/302647234/ C2D2 Research & Innovation Quick wins
  • The incumbent will work…in extending the teaching and learning skills and focus of academic staff, and University management and faculty executive in the development of CQU as a leader in flexible and on line education across a distributed campus network. http://flickr.com/photos/b-tal/224225357/ Head, E-Learning & Materials Development
  • http://flickr.com/photos/ezu/61548084/ Improve perceptions - students and staff
  • Improve quality and availability of courses http://flickr.com/photos/riot/71878108/
  • Reduce costs http://flickr.com/photos/cimexus/739083662/ Reduce hidden costs Maximise ROI
  • Who? http://flickr.com/photos/cimexus/739083662/
  • Who are CDDU? 2 copy editors 9 desktop publishers 1 multimedia designer 2 e-learning support staff 2 and a bit curriculum designers 0 evaluation resources
  • http://flickr.com/photos/caramdir/14646141/ What? C2D2 Research & Innovation Quick wins
    • Standardization
    • Bureaucratic organisation
    • Centralised control
    • Adversarial relationships
    • Autocratic decision making
    • Compliance
    • Conformity
    • One-way communications
    • Compartmentalisation
    • Parts oriented
    • Planned obsolescence
    • CEO or boss as "king"
    • Customisation
    • Team-based organisation
    • Autonomy with accountability
    • Cooperative relationships
    • Shared decision making
    • Initiative
    • Diversity
    • Networking
    • Holism
    • Process oriented
    • Total quality
    • Customer as "king"
    Industrial age Information age (Reigeluth, 1999) http://flickr.com/photos/dramaqueennorma/191063346/
    • Standardization
    • Bureaucratic organisation
    • Centralised control
    • Adversarial relationships
    • Autocratic decision making
    • Compliance
    • Conformity
    • One-way communications
    • Compartmentalisation
    • Parts oriented
    • Planned obsolescence
    • CEO or boss as "king"
    • Customisation
    • Team-based organisation
    • Autonomy with accountability
    • Cooperative relationships
    • Shared decision making
    • Initiative
    • Diversity
    • Networking
    • Holism
    • Process oriented
    • Total quality
    • Customer as "king"
    Industrial age Information age http://flickr.com/photos/dramaqueennorma/191063346/ Consistency?
    • Standardisation
    • Bureaucratic organisation
    • Centralised control
    • Adversarial relationships
    • Autocratic decision making
    • Compliance
    • Conformity
    • One-way communications
    • Compartmentalisation
    • Parts oriented
    • Planned obsolescence
    • CEO or boss as "king"
    • Customisation
    • Team-based organisation
    • Autonomy with accountability
    • Cooperative relationships
    • Shared decision making
    • Initiative
    • Diversity
    • Networking
    • Holism
    • Process oriented
    • Total quality
    • Customer as "king"
    http://flickr.com/photos/dramaqueennorma/191063346/ Industrial age Information age
  • http://flickr.com/photos/stabilo-boss/93136022/
  • A nalysis D esign D evelopment I mplementation E valuation http://flickr.com/photos/tonivc/411231251/
  • Curriculum designer Academic & courses 2.x 1089
  • http://flickr.com/photos/bestrated1/81504924/ Scaleable Teach to fish Diversity and collaboration Target courses Reuse, re-design and mainstream
  • http://flickr.com/photos/mrsandman/68807902/ Need to target groups of courses
    • Which should we target?
    • Largest courses?
    • New courses?
    • Big "CEQ" courses?
    Faculties
  • http://flickr.com/photos/birtarnb/593990498/ Can't provide fish
  • http://flickr.com/photos/thermodynamix/29693320/ Need to teach folk to fish
  • http://flickr.com/photos/pbo31/209504598/ Diversity and collaboration
  • A collection of academics from different disciplines Representing either courses or programs
  • Are assisted by CDDU
  • Draw on experts on Information technology
  • Draw on experts on Information technology International students
  • Draw on experts on Information technology International students ????
  • http://flickr.com/photos/chrisjfry/323461344/ Diversity Business innovation often results from the breakthroughs of "cross-functional teams" (Weld and Trainer, 2007) This suggests that there may be considerable room for exploring ways of using the preferred methods identified in one Field of Education in another field (Scott, 2005)
  • Resources & knowledge for future use Changes in systems & processes Reuse, re-design and mainstream Quick Wins
    • Standardization
    • Bureaucratic organisation
    • Centralised control
    • Adversarial relationships
    • Autocratic decision making
    • Compliance
    • Conformity
    • One-way communications
    • Compartmentalisation
    • Parts oriented
    • Planned obsolescence
    • CEO or boss as "king"
    Industrial age Information age (Reigeluth, 1999) http://flickr.com/photos/dramaqueennorma/191063346/
    • Customisation
    • Team-based organisation
    • Autonomy with accountability
    • Cooperative relationships
    • Shared decision making
    • Initiative
    • Diversity
    • Networking
    • Holism
    • Process oriented
    • Total quality
    • Customer as "king"
  • Industrial age: Compartmentalisation
  • PCK (Schulman, 1987)
  • http://tpck.org/ TPCK (Mishra and Koehler, 2006)
  • http://flickr.com/photos/ylorson/317083023/ Constructive alignment Outcomes Materials Activities Assessment (Biggs, 2006)
  • http://flickr.com/photos/slimcoincidence/406910873/ Educational determinism
  • http://flickr.com/photos/sfllaw/222795669/ Responsive
  • http://flickr.com/photos/bb_matt/306544780/ Giving up the illusion that you can predict the future is a very liberating moment. All you can do is give yourself the capacity to respond . . . the creation of that capacity is the purpose of strategy -- Lord John Brown (Group CEO of BP)
  • http://flickr.com/photos/ilomoeverything/196671597/ There will always be constraints
  • http://flickr.com/photos/kevinsteele/190757162/ Differences of opinion will occur
  • http://flickr.com/photos/genglo/158712363/ But we can work it out
  • http://flickr.com/photos/ohhector/456611804/ If we keep talking
  • Information age (Reigeluth, 1999) http://flickr.com/photos/dramaqueennorma/191063346/
    • Diversity
    • Networking
    • Holism
    • Process oriented
    • Total quality
    • Customer as "king"
    • Customisation
    • Team-based organisation
    • Autonomy with accountability
    • Cooperative relationships
    • Shared decision making
    • Initiative
  • http://flickr.com/photos/stuckincustoms/185867379/ Quick wins Print learning guides E-learning Ask the students (Snowden & Boone, 2007; Jones & Gregor, 2006; Seely-Brown & Hagel, 2005)
  • (Seely Brown & Hagel, 2005) Next frontier of innovation Positive-sum rewards Zero-sum rewards Rapid, incremental innovation Few major re-engineering efforts Focus on innovation Focus on efficiency Open participation Restricted participation People centric Resource centric Loosely coupled Tightly coupled Modular Procedural Decentralised control Centralised control Emergent design Top-down design Demand uncertain Demand anticipated Pull Push
  • http://flickr.com/photos/stitch/50442113/ Print learning guides Reuse, re-design and mainstream
  • Before After
  • Before
  • After
  • http://flickr.com/photos/pensiero/217713887/ Next step Learning guide trial
    • 21 AHE & 1 FBI course
    • Testing new process and tools
    • Scalability, efficiency, outcome
    • Online and print from one process
    • Can we do this?
    • Should we do this?
  • http://flickr.com/photos/sidereal/294267127/ E-learning Improving time on task Teach to fish Innovation Improving quality Major opportunity for CQU
  • http://flickr.com/photos/mischiru/489556007/ Ask the students
    • Anonymous discussion forum
    • 463 T2, 2007 FLEX students
    • 700+ comments
    • Online and print learning materials
    • What did you like or find useful?
    • What caused you problems?
    • What would you like to see?
    What was your pick for top responses?
  • 21 Everything ready 66 Clarity & consistency 25 Exams released 27 OASM 30 Discussion boards 33 Print 53 Assignment feedback 55 Study guides 86 Response from staff 106 Online lectures (audio/video) Mentions Comment
  • Potential ideas
    • Integrated, automated online lectures
    • Reduce assignment turnaround time
    • Improvements in discussion boards
    • Return exams
    • Increase use of print
    • Lead-time indicators
    • Increased evaluation
    • Improved appearance and automation of Blackboard
    • Decrease lead times for print material
    • …… .
  • http://flickr.com/photos/jalex_photo/397581862/ Research & Innovation Web3D PLEs and Web 2.0 Design research and theory
    • 2007 outcomes:
    • ~$700K funding
    • 2 journal papers
    • 2 conference papers
  • http://flickr.com/photos/pathfinderlinden/199857832/ Web3D Carrick grant with USQ - ~$220K Help 5-10 courses adopt immersive 3D Learn lessons
  • (Knowles, 1978; Candy 1991) http://flickr.com/photos/ztephen/155835502/ If institutions were to genuinely promote lifelong learning opportunities, systems that support learner autonomy and self-regulation are essential. Personal Learning Environments (Lubensky, 2006) a Personal Learning Environment is a facility for an individual to access, aggregate, configure and manipulate digital artefacts of their ongoing learning experiences.
  • http://flickr.com/photos/ztephen/155835502/
    • Getting organised
    • 2008 Exploration and initial implementation
    • 2009 Mainstreaming
    Process DEST Funding: $500K PLE Symposium @ Lifelong learning conference
    • Customisation
    • Team-based organisation
    • Autonomy with accountability
    • Cooperative relationships
    • Shared decision making
    • Initiative
    Information age (Reigeluth, 1999) http://flickr.com/photos/dramaqueennorma/191063346/
    • Diversity
    • Networking
    • Holism
    • Process oriented
    • Total quality
    • Customer as "king"
  • http://flickr.com/photos/stabilo-boss/93136022/ Web 2.0 - the technical driver Web 2.0 course sites Web 2.0 organisational sites
  • http://webfuse.cqu.edu.au/Courses/EDED11448/ Web 2.0 course sites
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  • http://cddu.cqu.edu.au
    • Web 2.0 org site
    • Wiki
    • Blogs
    • Social bookmarking
    • Google video, YouTube, slideshare…
  • http://flickr.com/photos/tantek/22778226/ Questions
    • Biggs, J. (1996). "Enhancing teaching through constructive alignment." Higher Education . 32(3): 347-364
    • Booth, A. (2007). "In search of the information literacy training 'half-life'". Health Information and Libraries Journal . 24(2): 145-149
    • Candy, P. (1991). Self-direction for lifelong learning: A comphrensive guide to theory and practice, Jossey Bass.
    • Gregor, S. and D. Jones (2007). "The anatomy of a design theory." Journal of the Association for Information Systems 8(5): 312-335
    • Jones, D. and S. Gregor (2006). The formulation of an Information Systems Design Theory for E-Learning . 1st International Conference on Design Science Research in Information Systems and Technology, Claremont, CA.
    • Knowles, M. S. (1978). The adult learner: A neglected species. Houston, Gulf Publishing.
    • Mishra, P. and M. Koehler (2006). "Technological pedagogical content knowledge: A framework for teacher knowledge." Teachers College Record 108 (6): 1017-1054
    • Norman, D. (1998). The Invisible Computer: Why Good Products can Fail, the Personal Computer is so Complex, and Information Appliances are the Solution , The MIT Press.
    • Reigeluth, C. M. (1999). What is instructional-design theory and how is it changing? Instructional-design theories and models: A new paradigm of instructional theory . C. Reigeluth (ed). Mahwah, New Jersey, Lawrence Erlbaum Associates.
    • Schulman, L. S. (1987). Knowledge and teaching: foundations for a new reform. Harvard Educational Review , 57(1):1-22
    • Scott, G. (2005). Accessing the student voice: Using CEQuery to identify what retains students and promotes engagement in productive learning in Australian higher education, DEST.
    • Seely-Brown J. and J. Hagel (2005). "From push to pull: The next frontier of innovation." The McKinsey Quarterly
    • Snowden, D. and M. Boone (2007). "A Leader's Framework for Decision Making". Harvard Business Review
    • Weld, J. and J. Trainer (2007). "A faculty interdisciplinary institute as liberator from stifling disciplinary mythology." College Teaching 55 (4): 157-163.