Programme leaders (PLs - includes Programme Leads and Subject Coordinators) and module leaders (MLs) need to deliver digitally-enabled programmes and a consistently high quality, coherent student experience across all modules within a semester at each level. This page outlines the recommended process and timeline for the development work taking place during the summer months, in preparation for September delivery. It includes downloadable tools for use by PLs.
Working together, the PL and MLs are asked to review the programme’s modules within a semester at each level for three purposes:
- to be clear where programme learning outcomes are met;
- to produce a manageable programme study map that summarises both the synchronous (online and/or face to face) learning events and the allocation of student time to guided and self-study asynchronously;
- to produce a fit-for-purpose assessment and feedback schedule for the programme that can be shared with students.
Producing the programme study map and the assessment and feedback schedule requires collaboration and negotiation between MLs and the PL to optimise the student experience. During those discussions, the PL and MLs are asked to conceptualise their programme and modules' curricula as comprising units of study larger than one week in duration. This will maximise students’ choice in their approach and use of study time and allow them to progress flexibility and according to their own individual needs and practical constraints.
Programme Team Summer Timeline
This is stage one of the indicative timeline for the development of a digitally-enabled programme.
Programme Study Map - Examples and Templates
Example programme study maps are shown below to guide your work as well as downloadable blank templates to create your own.
“Remember two things: 1) Keep it simple, but do it well. 2) Ensure everything we do is inclusive and accessible for all students.”
Professor Anne-Marie Kilday, Pro-Vice Chancellor Student and Staff Experience