In common with many universities, we have commenced a wide-ranging programme to implement the changes necessary to compete in a customer-led market. In particular, there is an increasing demand from prospective fee paying students for more, easier to find, accurate comparative course data and information on academic experience to enable informed choice. Better informed students are more likely to choose a course that they will complete, and be more motivated to achieve better results. There will also be increased scrutiny by quality assurance agencies and the Government’s requirement for transparency of publicly funded bodies. Continued participation in the JISC Course Data Project: Making the Most of Course Information will enable Leeds Metropolitan University to provide that quality and comparable data to potential students and make appropriate and informed decisions about their processes for managing course-related data, leading to a reduced administrative data burden, cost-effective working, and better business intelligence.

Course Data Stage 2 Leeds Metropolitan University

In common with many universities, we have commenced a wide-ranging programme to implement the changes necessary to compete in a customer-led market. In particular, there is an increasing demand from prospective fee paying students for more, easier to find, accurate comparative course data and information on academic experience to enable informed choice. Better informed students are more likely to choose a course that they will complete, and be more motivated to achieve better results.  There will also be increased scrutiny by quality assurance agencies and the Government’s requirement for transparency of publicly funded bodies.

Continued participation in the JISC Course Data Project: Making the Most of Course Information will enable Leeds Metropolitan University to provide that quality and comparable data to potential students and make appropriate and informed decisions about their processes for managing course-related data, leading to a reduced administrative data burden, cost-effective working, and better business intelligence.

This project is fully supported by our Deputy Vice Chancellor (Student Experience), Professor Sally Glen, who will chair the Project Board within our University, and other senior colleagues.

Objectives

Our stage 2 objectives are to:

  • create an XCRI-CAP feed with COOL URI for certain types of courses, including hard to find (non-UCAS) courses, for consumption by external agencies;
  • improve course data flows across our systems and to external customers;
  • improve course-related data quality, management and processes leading to more standardised and comparable course information in a consistent easily discoverable location, plus effective and efficient administration and better business intelligence

Documents

Final report

Project Staff

Project Manager

Documents & Multimedia

Summary
Start date
12 January 2012
End date
29 March 2013
Funding programme
e-Learning programme
Strand
Course Data: making the most of course information
Lead institutions

Leeds Metropolitan University

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