The EMD recognises academics whose modules demonstrate best practices in five major areas: Asynchronous Learning, Synchronous Learning, Communication and Collaboration, Assessment and Accessibility. The modules are evaluated through the Centre for Excellence in Learning and Teaching (CELT) using the EMD rubric.
The baseline that is expected for all modules falls in the ‘Accomplished’ standard of the EMD, the ‘Exemplary’ standard is where instructional design, Brightspace and associated technologies are used in a creative, but effective way, above and beyond that of the accomplished baseline.
The rubric is annually monitored against best practice with our Associate Deans, Quality team and across the sector via the Heads of eLearning Forum (HeLF) and updated when required. Course teams can make use of the learning design uplift service for existing module content or a full Module/Course (Re)Design process through facilitated CELT workshops.
The EMDR is also used to align all Brightspace modules against the three categories when they are audited by the Learning Design team following each block or semester.
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