Transforming curriculum delivery through technology
See the synthesis report providing an overview of the programme and lessons learnt
See the summary report providing an overview of approaches to evaluation across the programme
See all the outputs from this programme at the Design Studio
This programme has now completed. The final reports from each project are available from the individual project pages
New guide now available
Following on from the publication of the Leitch Review of Skills and the publication of the Government’s World Class Skills implementation plan institutions are no longer expected to simply prepare graduates for a world of work, but to continuously support the learning and professional development of working people. It is therefore important for institutions to develop more flexible and creative models of delivery in order to support the development of autonomous, lifelong learners who are skilled in reflecting on their learning (both formal and informal) and planning for their personal, educational and professional development. This programme aims to stimulate change, working towards this vision.
What do we mean by curriculum delivery?
Curriculum Delivery in this context is meant as shorthand to embrace the many ways in which learners are enabled to achieve the outcomes offered to them by a curriculum. Teaching, learning support, advice and guidance, coaching, mentorship, peer and collaborative learning, feedback and assessment, personal development planning and tutoring, skills development and practice, and enabling access to curriculum resources are all processes that might be involved.
The JISC e-Learning Programme invited proposals for projects in Circular 08/08 for projects who wish to transform how they deliver and support learning across a curriculum area through the effective use of technology, in response to a particular challenge faced by the discipline(s), department(s) or institution(s) involved.
A total of 65 bids were received for this call, which included 9 proposals from Further Education colleges seeking Becta funding.
A total of 15 projects were funded, 13 through JISC funding, and 2 through Becta funding.
See details of the funded projects
Transforming curriculum delivery through technology: Stories of challenge, benefit and change
This guide to the Transforming Curriculum Delivery programme, published in June 2011, summarises the headline benefits of technology in curriculum delivery made evident by the 15 projects in the programme. It also summarises the strategies developed by the project teams to sustain change beyond project completion. This guide will be of interest to curriculum managers, teaching practitioners and support staff in further and higher education. Find out more.
Managing curriculum change
The ‘Managing Curriculum Change’ publication gave an overview of the aims of the Institutional Approaches to Curriculum Design and Transforming Curriculum Delivery programmes alongside a vision for the enhancement of the curriculum design and delivery lifecycle through technology. The publication introduces the projects involved in the programmes and illustrates through a combination of text and graphics what might be achieved at different stages in the curriculum lifecycle, with a focus on who needs to be involved to enable institutional aspirations to become a reality.