As the central pillar of educational organisations, the curriculum touches all aspects of the business and is at the heart of the learning experience. There are many organisational challenges involved in course planning, development and delivery such as developing more flexible and agile processes, making course information more transparent and accessible, maximising efficient use of resources and designing more responsive and flexible programmes that better meet the needs of learners.
There are a range of technologies, tools and approaches which can enable curriculum process improvement, support innovative educational practice and enhance the learning experience.
Course information management issues are endemic in the sector but, as a result of considerable activity in this field during the period 2009-2013, there is now a wealth of experience and good practice on which to draw in solving them.
This short Jisc publication provides pragmatic tips and hands-on resources drawn from the Jisc Institutional Approaches to Curriculum Design Programme to enable those involved in curriculum design and approval in higher education to enhance their practices through the use of technology.
The Design Studio is a dynamic web-based toolkit which draws together a range of existing and developing resources around curriculum design and delivery and the role technology plays in supporting these processes and practices. The site provides access to completed and emerging resources from relevant Jisc programmes which are arranged under a range of key themes. The Design Studio will be of interest to a range of users including curriculum teams in further and higher education and the managers and support staff of the enabling systems that support their work such as staff developers, learning technologists and researchers.