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LRT Talks 20130108 Strategic Change Programme Sheffield

  1. 1. Strategic Change Programme: Curriculum transformation, student experience & learning technologies Sheffield | Jan 2013 Professor Mark Stubbs Head of Learning & Research Technologies m.stubbs@mmu.ac.uk http://twitter.com/thestubbs http://slideshare.net/markstubbsThursday, January 03, 2013 1
  2. 2. Context | 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. Context | priority project areas League table rankings A Marketing & Recruitment Reputation Processes C B Learning, Teaching, Assessment Student Intake Student Retention & Personal Development (Aspirations, Attitude Success & Processes, Facilities & Abilities) Satisfaction & Resources Resource allocation All Year Numbers A Recruit to target B Improve satisfaction, retention & success C Inform decision-makers
  4. 4. Context | great online experience B Improve satisfaction, retention & success Great Great Great Online Experience Learning Spaces Teaching (Seamless, personalised)
  5. 5. Context | how best to make a difference1. 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. Context | the case for transformation 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. Context | the “who dares wins” response  In the current climate ? vc Diminishing unit of resource θ Everything depends on everything else We are large and risk averse
  8. 8. Context | 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, Talis Aspire… New QA & QE Processes • facilitating curriculum transformation
  9. 9. MISSION:
  10. 10. Context | coordinated change Curriculum Design Course Admin Design Review Approve Set up Design Produce Publish New New New Curriculum Teaching Timetables Timetables Curriculum Curriculum Curriculum in SRS Schedules Design Set up Publish Assessment Submission Deadlines Schedules System Learning Technology Input Great Set up Build Online Pedagogic Courses in Courses in Experience Input VLE VLE (Seamless, Set up Publish Personalised) Library Input Reading Reading Lists Lists Learning, Teaching & Assessment Resources & FacilitiesThursday, January 03, 2013 10
  11. 11. Context | pragmatic, lean innovation
  12. 12. This work is licensed under a Attribution- NonCommercial-ShareAlike 2.0 licenceEngaging our learners: 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
  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. This work is licensed under a Attribution- NonCommercial-ShareAlike 2.0 licenceWrapping the institution around the learner megamashup mws 18
  19. 19. Are we in a better place now? Engaging our students Automating Providing our business processes intelligence
  20. 20. Listening carefully to the student voice• Personalised online survey on portal homepage – Nov 2011: 10,716 left 58,000+ comments – Nov 2012: 10,186 left 48,000+ comments – All data tagged with unit / course codes • Unit/Course leaders see their anonymised feedback – Statistical analysis identified top 3 predictors of overall satisfaction… The course has helped me to develop confidence and skills to succeed The course is well organised and running smoothly Staff on my course are good at explaining things
  21. 21. Summary• Pursuing joined-up approach for making a step- change improvement in student experience: – Wrapping resources around the learner – Using personalised web-services (increasingly delivering mobile content) • Hand-ins, Timetable, Reading lists… • Requires good partners with good APIs!
  22. 22. 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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