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LRT Talks 20120521 ALT Transforming Curriculum

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Manchester Metropolitan University's invited talk at ALT/AoC Large Scale Curriculum Redesign at Lakeside, Aston 2012/05/23. …

Manchester Metropolitan University's invited talk at ALT/AoC Large Scale Curriculum Redesign at Lakeside, Aston 2012/05/23.
Slides cover the rationale for and process of undergraduate curriculum redesign, which was introduced in concert with new administrative systems and processes, new quality procedures and a new VLE

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  • 1. Transforming the undergraduate curriculum at MMU Birmingham | May 2012 Professor Mark Stubbs Head of Learning & Research Technologies m.stubbs@mmu.ac.uk http://twitter.com/thestubbs http://slideshare.net/markstubbsThursday, May 17, 2012 1
  • 2. An interesting place to work!• Large, popular, multi-campus university – 37,000+ students | 1,000+ courses | consolidating from 7 sites• Pursuing an ambitious transformation initiative – New Buildings, New Curriculum, New Admin Processes & Systems, New Learning & Mobile Tech, New Quality Processes…
  • 3. Student Experience: mixed? And how do I assure you you find the parts of it are student excellent ! experience? Learning Learning Environment Environment Corporate Systems Admin Systems 3
  • 4. Student Experience: varied? 37,000+ students 1,000 + courses 1,500+ tutors 7 sites 4
  • 5. Student Experience: declining?
  • 6. Doing something about it… In the current climate Diminishing unit of resource Everything depends on everything else We are large and risk averse
  • 7. “Who dares wins”  In the current climate ? vc Diminishing unit of resource θ Everything depends on everything else We are large and risk averse
  • 8. EQAL In the current climate• A coordinated strike for step-change improvement Diminishing unit of resource New Curriculum Everything depends on everything else • designing new units, … We are large and risk averse New Admin Systems & Processes • personal timetabling, … New Virtual Learning Environment • Moodle & myMMU web/mobile, … New QA & QE Processes • facilitating curriculum transformation
  • 9. MISSION:
  • 10. Cut-down Unit (module) web form
  • 11. Flow of new curriculum definitions Custom Agresso Tables Students
  • 12. Getting the experience back Learning Environment Admin Systems New Systems, Processes & VLE Admin Systems
  • 13. This work is licensed under a Attribution- NonCommercial-ShareAlike 2.0 licenceWrapping the institution around the learner 13
  • 14. This work is licensed under a Attribution- NonCommercial-ShareAlike 2.0 licenceWrapping the institution around the learner Student ID Timetable 14
  • 15. This work is licensed under a Attribution- NonCommercial-ShareAlike 2.0 licenceWrapping the institution around the learner Student ID (+ Unit code) Hand-in dates / extensions / marks Personalised submission sheet 15
  • 16. This work is licensed under a Attribution- NonCommercial-ShareAlike 2.0 licenceWrapping the institution around the learner Unit code Resource list Relevant resource 16
  • 17. This work is licensed under a Attribution- NonCommercial-ShareAlike 2.0 licenceWrapping the institution around the learner Unit code Past exam papers Past exam paper 17
  • 18. EQAL priorities for next cycle• Communication, communication, communication• CeLT as critical friend in module redesign• Getting data earlier for timetabling• New L5 live Sep 2012• New L6 live Sep 2013
  • 19. Find out more about…• Our initial drive for responsive curricula – http://jiscdesignstudio.pbworks.com/w/page/29224166/Supporting%20Resp onsive%20Curricula%20%28SRC%29%20project – http://www.celt.mmu.ac.uk/src/• MMU’s EQAL curriculum transformation – http://www.celt.mmu.ac.uk/eqal/index.php• Our review of learning technologies – http://lrt.mmu.ac.uk/ltreview• How we built our integrated VLE – http://lrt.mmu.ac.uk/w2c• Where we’re going next with Assessment & Feedback – http://lrt.mmu.ac.uk/traffic/
  • 20. Student feedback• Institutional Student Survey – Nov 2011: 10,716 left 58,000+ comments – Mar 2012: 7,106 left 33,000+ comments – All data tagged with module / course codes • Module/Course leaders see their anonymised feedback – Statistical analysis ranked predictors of overall satisfaction 1. Course organisation 2. Building confidence 3. Teaching quality (explanation, feedback, advice) 4. Learning resources 5. Age
  • 21. In the coming year…• Continuous Monitoring & Improvement – Presenting module & prog leaders with BI data & capturing plans for improvement / modification • Resource utilisation • Student engagement • Student satisfaction • Student success• New Mobile Strategy for 2013 – More personalised, more self-service, more location-aware – Institutional tech which complements personal tech