Making curriculum visible: Engaging students in learning outcomes and career relevance through a multi-dimensional, interactive map

2016 OLT National Teaching Fellowship

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Associate Professor Lisa Tee

Fellowship years: 2016 - 2017 (year due to complete)

Abstract: Higher education students make study choices with a limited view of how their programs are structured. This Fellowship will enable academics and students to employ a whole-of-program, interactive map from the point of enrolment. The Fellowship represents a sector-wide program of change using a unique curriculum visualisation tool which has been extensively trialled, and refined. The tool ‘MyCourseMap’ utilises digital-touch technology and is designed for use on all mobile devices. By presenting curriculum in a more student-centred and visible form, academics engage students as active participants in the negotiation of their study choices. The outputs are threefold. First, participating institutions have multi-dimensional, interactive curriculum maps for use with students. Second, the Fellowship will generate guides through which the broader sector will be able to adopt the tool. Finally, the Fellowship will generate a community of practice who will address the important issue of engaging student with curricula within and beyond the Fellowship.

Fellowship discipline: Multidisciplinary