Exploring Module Design Workshops
Successful module design requires you to think about much more than the content that will be delivered to students. This series of hands-on workshops will explore the main considerations for module design, and will help you to make practical decisions on the design and delivery of your module.
This series is suitable for both new and experienced academic staff with responsibility for module design and development. Programme or module teaching teams are particularly welcome to make best use of the collaborative, discursive nature of the workshops.
Participants will be invited to review the structure of a module they deliver, exploring outcomes, context and how it fits within a study programme and identify one or more development objectives. Hands on workshops will then allow participants to identify enhancements to their module, exploring ways in which technology can be used to support them in one or more of three key areas; assessment and feedback, learner engagement and learning resources. By the end of the workshop, participants will have developed an action plan to meet their pre-defined objectives for a module that they are teaching. Sessions and themes will be supported by a range of supplementary online resources to support the implementation of the action plans developed.
The 1.5 hour sessions are open to all academic staff who are engaged in or considering the design or redesign of a module. While individuals are welcome to attend, teaching teams are strongly encouraged to collaborate within the session to get the most out the design process.
- Opening session – The heart of your module: aims, outcomes, context and evaluation (Weds 20th March, 12.15-1.45pm, H/G 19)
- Workshop sessions (*3) – Assessment & feedback / learner engagement / learning resources (17th April, 15th May, 12th June, 1.15 – 2.45pm, venue tbc)
Face to face sessions will last 1.5 hours, though you will be expected to do some preparation, reflection and / or consultation with colleagues prior to attending.
Face to face workshops will draw on approaches and resources developed as part of the Viewpoint’s project led by the University of Ulster, funded by JISC: http://jiscdesignstudio.pbworks.com/w/page/29227748/Viewpoints%20project
Series designed and delivered collaboratively by the E-Learning Development and Learning Enhancement Teams. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more details in the first instance.