Course Design Development Events (CDDEs) have been designed to accommodate a flexible approach to learning design based upon course design needs and may take the form of an event or series of events to support self-evaluation, enquiry, co-creation, and critical support and challenge in relation to the Blueprint themes.
The requirements for course development may be identified and initiated through the revalidation cycle, ongoing monitoring, or following approval of a new course through the Portfolio Oversight Committee.
The schedule of courses identified as in need of development is developed collaboratively by the Associate Deans for Learning and Teaching, Quality Team, Course Team, and CELT. The Associate Dean for the School will facilitate the design process and activity.
Design needs will fall into on of the following construction scenarios depending on whether it is a brand new course, one in need of significant attention to the delivery or student experience, or an existing programme looking to refresh particular elements or modules.
This stage should be completed at least five weeks before the Course Design and Development Event
One week prior to Course Design and Development Event
The Course Design and Development Event
This event includes the Associate Dean, Head of Subject, Course team and colleagues identified in advance to provide specialist input during the activities.
Recap of self-evaluation
Storyboarding of the course, from course to level to individual modules.
Lead by a Learning Designer
this will include guidance and advice for design innovation from a Learning Design who has reviewed the plans in advance.
Review of action plan and next steps
Agreed actions will be collated during the event by the Head of Subject. The Head of Subject will also monitor progress against the actions.
To be completed up to four weeks after the Course Design and Development event
Following the Course Design Day, the Course Team will finalise the course design features.