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Curriculum Design

Related Topics:Learning Design

JISC CETIS has been active in the area of Learning Design for a number of years, supporting the development of the IMS specification and the JISC Design for Learning Programme. Curriculum design as a topic emcompasses Learning Design and also looks at broader institutional processes involved in designing the curricula, including course validation and programme specification.

There are currently two JISC programmes in this topic area, "Institutional Approaches to Curriculum Design" and Transforming Curriculum Delivery Through Technology .

JISC defines curriculum design as: "a high-level process defining the learning to take place within a specific programme of study, leading to specific unit(s) of credit or qualification."


03 Jul 2013 Sheila MacNeill
Over the past four years I was part of the support team for the JISC Curriculum Design Programme. And I have to say it was one of the most fascinating “Jisc programme journeys” I’ve been on. Over the course of the programme the 12 projects all made significant progress and contributed greatly to enhancing more […]
Curriculum Design
13 May 2013 Sheila MacNeill
**update 16 May** Link to session recording Later this week I’ll be chairing a (free) webinar on Learning Analytics for Assessment and Feeback. Featuring work from three projects in the current Jisc Assessment and Feedback Programme. I’m really looking forward to hearing first hand about the different approaches being developed across the programme. “The concept […]
Curriculum Design Assessment (Practice) Analytics
10 Apr 2013 Sheila MacNeill
Despite the hype around it, getting started with learning analytics can be a challenge for most everyday lecturers. What can you actually do with data once you get it? As more “everyday” systems (in particular online assessment tools) are able to provide data and/or customised reports, it is getting easier to start applying and using […]
Curriculum Design Assessment (Practice) Analytics
04 Mar 2013 Sheila MacNeill
So #edcmooc is now over, our digital artefacts have been submitted and reviewed and we all now move on. I thought it would be useful to reflect on the final submission and peer review process as I have questioned how that would actually work in a couple of earlier posts. The final submission for the […]
Curriculum Design Assessment (Practice) Learning Opportunities (XCRI)
12 Feb 2013 Sheila MacNeill
Week 5 in #oldsmooc has been all about prototyping. Now I’ve not quite got to the stage of having a design to prototype so I’ve gone back to some of my earlier thoughts around the potential for Cloudworks to be more useful to learners and show alternative views of community, content and activities. I really […]
Curriculum Design e-Portfolio (Technology) Learning Platforms Learning Design Data Visualisation Learning Analytics Analytics

Curriculum Design Events

Past Events

Design Bash
Date: 30 Sep 2011
Design Bash
Date: 16 Jul 2010

Curriculum Design Resources

Notes from ASN meeting with CETIS March 2010
Date: Apr 2010
Notes from a meeting with the US Achievement Standards Network and CETIS looking at overlapping work into sharing learning outcomes, learner information and course information. The document is an addition to a blog post by Lisa Corley
JISC Curriculum Design web site
Date: Oct 2009
JISC site with details of the Design projects which run from October 2008 until 2012.
JISC Curriculum Delivery Programme
Date: Oct 2009
Programme web site with details of all the projects which run from October 2008 until October 2010.

Curriculum Design Publications

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