Transforming curriculum Mainstreaming learning technology Improving student experience ALTC2012 | Manchester | Sept 2012  ...
An interesting place to work!• Large, popular, multi-campus university   – 36,000+ students | 1,000+ courses | consolidati...
Student Experience: mixed? varied?                          36,000+ students                          1,000 + courses     ...
Student Experience: flat-lining, declining..
Doing something about it…1. Listening• Recurrent messages from diverse experiences   – Focus groups: consistent, easy to f...
Doing something about it…2. Planning a response                                  In the current climate                   ...
“Who dares wins”                           In the current climate          ? vc                      Diminishing unit of ...
EQAL                                                               In the current climate• A coordinated strike for step-c...
MISSION:
Cut-down Unit (module) web form
Getting the experience back   Learning  Environment Admin Systems  New Systems,  Processes & VLE                          ...
This work is licensed under a Attribution-                           NonCommercial-ShareAlike 2.0 licenceOur Core+ DVLE mo...
This work is licensed under a Attribution-                         NonCommercial-ShareAlike 2.0 licenceWrapping the instit...
This work is licensed under a Attribution-                          NonCommercial-ShareAlike 2.0 licenceWrapping the insti...
This work is licensed under a Attribution-                           NonCommercial-ShareAlike 2.0 licenceWrapping the inst...
This work is licensed under a Attribution-                            NonCommercial-ShareAlike 2.0 licenceWrapping the ins...
This work is licensed under a Attribution-                            NonCommercial-ShareAlike 2.0 licenceWrapping the ins...
Are we in a better place now?2011/12 NSSgoing in theright direction          Engaging our                           studen...
Listening carefully to the student voice• Personalised online survey on portal homepage  – Nov 2011: 10,716 left 58,000+ c...
Lessons learned…                          Engaging our                            students                   Automating   ...
Find out more …• Our initial drive for responsive curricula   – http://jiscdesignstudio.pbworks.com/w/page/29224166/Suppor...
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Talk given at the 19th international Association of Learning Technologies Conference in Manchester in September 2012 summarising Manchester Metropolitan University's project to transform the undergraduate curriculum and enhance student experience

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  1. 1. Transforming curriculum Mainstreaming learning technology Improving student experience ALTC2012 | Manchester | Sept 2012 Professor Mark Stubbs Head of Learning & Research Technologies m.stubbs@mmu.ac.uk http://twitter.com/thestubbs http://slideshare.net/markstubbsThursday, November 22, 2012 1
  2. 2. An interesting place to work!• Large, popular, multi-campus university – 36,000+ 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. 3. Student Experience: mixed? varied? 36,000+ students 1,000 + courses 1,500+ tutors 7 sites
  4. 4. Student Experience: flat-lining, declining..
  5. 5. Doing something about it…1. Listening• Recurrent messages from diverse experiences – Focus groups: consistent, easy to find info – NSS analysis: course organisation determines Q22 – Mobile surveys: deadlines, timetables… (m-admin)• Great (and not-so great) expectations – “engaging, well-organised courses” – “tutors who know me”
  6. 6. Doing something about it…2. Planning a response In the current climate Diminishing unit of resource Everything depends on everything else>DVC “Out of patience”error at line 1 We are large and risk averse
  7. 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. 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. 9. MISSION:
  10. 10. Cut-down Unit (module) web form
  11. 11. Getting the experience back Learning Environment Admin Systems New Systems, Processes & VLE Admin Systems
  12. 12. This work is licensed under a Attribution- NonCommercial-ShareAlike 2.0 licenceOur Core+ DVLE model Learning technologies not isolated : interaction with personal and administrative systems and underlying infrastructure are major determinants of the quality of the overall experience Recognised: watch & learn how staff use tech Recommended: staff set up & we train to integrate Arranged: we set up & train staff to use Core: we set up & train staff & tell students it’ll be a consistent front door http://lrt.mmu.ac.uk/ltreview
  13. 13. This work is licensed under a Attribution- NonCommercial-ShareAlike 2.0 licenceWrapping the institution around the learner 13
  14. 14. This work is licensed under a Attribution- NonCommercial-ShareAlike 2.0 licenceWrapping the institution around the learner Student ID Timetable Sync to personal device 14
  15. 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. 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. 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. 18. Are we in a better place now?2011/12 NSSgoing in theright direction Engaging our students Automating Providing our business processes intelligence
  19. 19. Listening carefully to the student voice• Personalised online survey on portal homepage – Nov 2011: 10,716 left 58,000+ comments – Mar 2012: 7,106 left 33,000+ comments – All data tagged with unit / course codes • Unit/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
  20. 20. Lessons learned… Engaging our students Automating Providing our business processes intelligence
  21. 21. Find out more …• Our initial drive for responsive curricula – http://jiscdesignstudio.pbworks.com/w/page/29224166/Supporting%20Responsive%2 0Curricula%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/• UCISA Mobile presentation – http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X17yrTbdTHs

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