New UG curriculum at MMU

JISC logoIt’s the annual JISC online conference this week and I’ve just been watching today (via Blackboard Collaborate) a striking presentation by Mark Stubbs who’s the Head of Learning and Research Technology at Manchester Metropolitan University. In this talk he described how MMU have been going through a complete UG curriculum re-write process in just 3 years – a task which seems even more ambitious when you hear that it has coincided with moving all online support from Blackboard to Moodle, and developing a range of other new systems and processes around, for instance, new programme / module approval. Mark admitted that, as you would expect, there had been many issues and obstacles along the way, and that the goodwill of¬†academic colleagues was a resource that needed nurturing, but overall the change programme had been a big success.