Category Archives: Agile Processes

Transforming curriculum design: Transforming institutions

JISC has recently published a briefing paper produced by Gill Ferrell around the interim findings of the Curriculum Design programme. The paper highlights resources and lessons learned to date which may benefit the sector in a changing environment and looks in particular at how technology could transform the management and development of the curriculum at … Read more

Say hello to Archi

CETIS has developed a free, open source, cross platform ArchiMate modelling tool, Archie, which is now available for download @ The tool creates models using the ArchiMate modelling language. As described on the site, the tool has been developed primarily for the “newcomer to ArchiMate and not an experienced modeller. They do not intend … Read more

Exploring Curriculum Processes 3

One of the deliverables of the DUCKLING Project based at the University of Leicester is ‘a transferable model for effective, scalable inclusive and sustainable work- and distance-based curriculum delivery in a dual-mode university’. The DUCKLING team has been conceptualising this deliverable in light of its research and the debate around the Lifecycle Model. A brief … Read more

Flexibility in the Curriculum

The following extract from a report by Helen Beetham summarises the state of play at the beginning of the programme with regard to flexibility in the curriculum: Flexibility is a key term for the CD programme and for all institutions dealing with curriculum innovation. The baseline reports indicate that there are basically three approaches to … Read more

Exploring Curriculum Processes 1

Curriculum Design in touches every aspect of an institution’s core business from aligning its portfolio of courses to its mission and vision, through market research and product development to quality assurance, recruitment, assessment, timetabling and how it distributes its funding internally.  Early in the programme we ran a workshop to explore our shared understanding of those processes … Read more