How well does anyone know the Curriculum?. Paul Horner & Simon Cotterill Dynamic Learning Maps Newcastle University.
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Paul Horner & Simon Cotterill
Dynamic Learning Maps
Please go to https://learning-maps.ncl.ac.uk and try out our demonstration service. You can do this now and follow our demos on your own laptop, or you can do this later and browse at your own leisure
We’re also delivering a workshop on Dynamic Learning Maps this afternoonDynamic Learning Maps
“ demonstration service. You can do this now and follow our demos on your own laptop, or you can do this later and browse at your own leisureThe Net Generation has grown up with information technology. The aptitudes, attitudes, expectations, and learning styles… is decidedly different from that which existed when faculty and administrators were growing up.”
Educating the Net Generation http://www.educause.edu/
Changing experience & expectations of learners
More emphasis on interactive & participative environments
Personalisation & Learning Preferences
Widespread use and access to external learning resources
Reflection / portfolio learning directly embedded in the curriculumWhy Dynamic Learning Maps?
Understanding linkages demonstration service. You can do this now and follow our demos on your own laptop, or you can do this later and browse at your own leisure
within the curriculum
Communicating Complex Curricula
Role in Quality Assurance/MonitoringWhy curriculum Maps?
Taught demonstration service. You can do this now and follow our demos on your own laptop, or you can do this later and browse at your own leisure
DeclaredGaps in the Curriculum
Repetition can be intentional, to reaffirm knowledge and to focus knowledge within specialist areas (e.g. the spiral curriculum).
But sometimes repetition is unintentional and can disengage the learner.
A teacher doesn’t always know what their students already know, particularly when they’re an occasional teacher or a last-minute replacement.Repetition in the Curriculum
We were approached by the faculty to provide an electronic solution to the curriculum map problem.
We speculatively put a bid in to JISC’s ‘Transforming Curriculum Delivery through technology’ programme, and were successful.
The project started in March 2009, and we piloted the first version of DLMs with MB BS Students in the 2009-2010 academic year.Dynamic Learning Maps
Over 500 students and staff have participated in focus groups and feedback sessions.
81% want to know how a teaching session relates to the curriculum
70% say a map would benefit their learning
83% agree that it would be useful for revision
79% agree that it would be useful for reviewing and reflecting
59% agree that it would help them better understand the curriculum
n=262 Phase 1 medical studentsDynamic Learning Maps
Resources groups and feedback sessions.
Core & Community Curricula
Where do I start?
Perceptions of the Curriculum
Different views for different usesDynamic Learning Maps – A demonstration
Navigating the Curriculum
Outcomes and Specialties
We’ve just started work on the JISC-CETIS OER bookmarking project which will massively enhance the ease by which resources can be mapped.
We’re on the lookout for partners to take the software forward. If you want to use DLMs at your institution we can host it for you and our team can help you map your curriculum.
We’re going to make the source code available (under a non-commercial license) by the end of the summer.Where Next?
For more information about the project, visit https://learning-maps.ncl.ac.uk or speak to Paul or Simon after this session.
And to try it out, come along to our workshop this afternoon.Thanks