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.
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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LRT Talks 20120521 ALT Transforming Curriculum

  1. 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. 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. 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. 4. Student Experience: varied? 37,000+ students 1,000 + courses 1,500+ tutors 7 sites 4
  5. 5. Student Experience: declining?
  6. 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. 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. Flow of new curriculum definitions Custom Agresso Tables Students
  12. 12. Getting the experience back Learning Environment Admin Systems New Systems, Processes & VLE Admin Systems
  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 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. 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. 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. 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. 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

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