Drivers for Design

Written by tsparc
January 19th, 2011

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Drivers for Design

Staff reported that drivers for design often originated from workplace settings, whether this was for the design of a new course or for the iteration of an existing one. There was a sense that the starting point was a consideration of the types of skills which might be required by our students when they enter post-university employment.

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One interviewee reported that the changing tools available to academics, particularly e-learning tools may offer new opportunities which could only be fully exploited with a wholesale change in curriculum design.

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Another interviewee described how the success of a particular programme may lead the development of a related course which might address the needs of the emergent market.

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There was a sense that programme design needn’t be confined to those opportunities afforded by periodic review; rather programme design should be seen as an ongoing iterative process. Some interviewees indicated that they utilised the University’s Minor Change mechanism to effectively do just that.

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