Wednesday, 21 October 2009

JISC Learning & Teaching Practice Experts Meeting

Alan Masson and Karen Virapen attended the Learning and Teaching Practice Experts meeting today at The Studio, Birmingham.

This meeting showed the group the newly launched Design Studio, and a group discussion on the development of this resource followed the presentation.

Breakout sessions for Cluster C and D Curriculum Design and Delivery projects gave delegates the chance to view the project posters (including the Viewpoints poster) and discuss the various challenges projects were facing. This session generated a lot of useful feedback or Viewpoints, which will help us when moving forward with tool development.

Selected members of the Experts group then showcased their work for delegates in presentation sessions (presentations are available on the JISC site).

Finally, Ros Smith chaired a group discussion around the area of e-assessment.

A Twitter feed from the meeting is available at

Wednesday, 14 October 2009

JISC Programme Meeting

Alan Masson and Fiona Doherty attended the joint two-day meeting for the Curriculum Design and Delivery Programmes at the Midland Hotel in Manchester.

The meeting provided the opportunity for the Curriculum Design and Delivery projects to network and gain an overview of each other’s work (by poster and video presentations) and to identify synergies between projects.

Further information about all the projects is available at:
Video presentations are available at:

Projects were introduced to the Design Studio, a wiki based toolkit that draws together a range of existing and developing resources around the curriculum design and delivery and the role technology plays in supporting these processes.

The Viewpoints project fits best in the Initiate or review and Develop or redevelop nodes of the curriculum lifecycle.

Tweets from the programme meeting are available at:

Monday, 12 October 2009

Ulster Curriculum Design Processes

Catherine O'Donnell has mapped out Ulster curriculum design processes for the JISC Baseline Report.

These processes include:

- Course Revalidation
- Course & Subject Management
- Minor Revisions
- Quality Management & Audit
- New Course Approval

Each process has reference information, a framework and support feeding into it - and creates outputs with associated audiences. Fiona Doherty helped illustrate these mapped processes in a series of easy-to-understand colour-coded diagrams.

These diagrams are available to staff in the University of Ulster, in order to help them understand curriculum design processes.

Wednesday, 7 October 2009

Viewpoints video

Viewpoints now has a video about the project live on YouTube.

This video was originally created for the JISC Programme Meeting for its Curriculum Design and Delivery projects. All the videos and posters produced for this meeting provide an opportunity for the other projects to get an overview of everyone's work to date.

The video is just over three minutes long and gives an overview of our work to date, including interviews with four stakeholders within the University whose feedback has informed tool development.

Videos from all the other Curriculum Design and Delivery projects can be viewed via JISC's own YouTube channel.