The latest installment of Lou McGill’s series of posts highlighting the work of the Design and Delivery programmes takes an in-depth look at the Dynamic Learning Maps project, from the University of Newcastle. DLM was funded through the Curriculum Delivery Programme. It’s focus was on creating dynamic visualisatons of the medical curriculum.
“The DLM project aimed to make visible the complex medical ‘spiral curriculum’ where topics are revisited with increasing depth over a 5 year programme, and to reveal connections across curricula to support modular learning. High level goals included a desire to promote lifelong learning, enhance employability and enable personalisation for students. The diverse nature of stakeholders with unique views of the curricula increased the complexity of the project and led to some interesting paths and choices as the team developed the maps. Simply getting agreement on what constitutes a curriculum map proved challenging and required a highly flexible approach and agile development. Like many technical development projects DLM had to balance the need to develop a common understanding with the need to reflect different stakeholder requirements. Agreeing on what elements to include and the level of detail was important as well as the fundamental issues around how they might be used by both staff and students.”
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