Learning providers are under greater pressure than ever to provide courses that appeal to a broad range of students and equip them for future employment.
Keeping the curriculum responsive to changing demands is essential to any organisation’s strategy. Use of technology as part of the curriculum review and design process can help you to communicate in better ways, capture and share information and data more effectively, and improve administration.
What you can do
Planning and designing the curriculum involves every aspect of a learning provider’s business from market research and course development to quality assurance and enhancement, resource allocation, timetabling, recruitment and assessment.
- Our guide on using technology to improve curriculum design includes practical strategies, tips and resources to support curriculum design professionals
- Our curriculum change and transformation resource (view via Wayback Machine) draws on the experiences of projects we have funded and covers a range of issues including:
- Market research
- Quality assurance and enhancement
- Employability and responsiveness
- Assessment and feedback
- Course information.
- Many students will come to their learning journey with the expectation that technology will be there to support them, and that digital services will be freely available. Our guide can help you to deliver a relevant digital curriculum as part of enhancing the student digital experience.
- Assessment is an important element of curriculum design and review. Our guides will help you address electronic management of assessment and changing assessment and feedback practice.
- Mobile learning is one of the main drivers of curriculum change and our detailed guide explores the issues.
- Our quick guide on strategic approaches to managing change and more detailed change management guide will help you prepare in a period of rapid change across the education sectors.
- Digitally enable your team to improve learner engagement is a quick guide to supporting your staff as they adapt to new technological working practices.
Curriculum design and development is an important part of the quality improvement cycle. Regular reviews of the curriculum can be scheduled into business processes in order to ensure that courses remain relevant and current in times of rapid change.