An incremental approach to technology-supported curriculum design and approval

Everett, James and Macgregor, George and Mohamed, Rehman (2012) An incremental approach to technology-supported curriculum design and approval. In: IADIS International Conference WWW/Internet 2012, 2012-10-18 - 2012-10-21.

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    Abstract

    Technology-supported approaches to curriculum design and approval have recently emerged as an important area of development within the tertiary education sector. Such approaches offer a number of potential benefits, including improvements to curriculum responsiveness and enhancements to pedagogy. However, at present there is little consensus on the technical approach that should be adopted for such systems. This scenario is complicated by variability and complexity of the processes such systems attempt to model and the uncertainty that pervades requirements analysis. This paper provides a case study of an incremental, lightweight technical approach to technology-supported curriculum design and approval using OOB solutions ("out of the box") which attempt to ameliorate these issues while also effecting improvements in curriculum design quality and approval efficacy.