Course Design, Delivery and Evaluation - 2016

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Unit summary


  • Level of Study: Postgraduate
  • Study load: 0.125 EFTSL
  • Delivery method: Fully Online
  • Prerequisites: No
  • Duration: 14 weeks
  • Government loans available: FEE-HELP
  • Availability for 2016: Sess 3
  • Availability for 2017: Sess 3
  • Assessment: Assessment (60%) , Evaluation (40%)

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2016 Fees
Domestic 2,200.00
International 2,450.00

This unit covers the design, planning and development of course/unit content with reference to both context and purpose/s. It considers the development of learning goals: how to develop specific learning outcomes, teaching-learning activities and teaching resources. The emphasis is on flexible approaches to delivery, including technologically-mediated learning. Students will also become proficient in the evaluation of curriculum.

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At the completion of this unit students will be able to:

  1. analyse the concepts and processes of curriculum design
  2. examine flexible approaches to curriculum design, including the foundations and issues associated with online /technologically-mediated learning
  3. embed, use and critically reflect upon the use of learning technologies in curriculum design
  4. assess standards and issues in curriculum evaluation, evaluation models, types, methods and tools.
  • Assessment (60%)
  • Evaluation (40%)

There are no prerequisites for this unit.

In order to enrol in this unit, you must be accepted into one of the following courses:

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This unit addresses the following topics.

1Defining curriculum
2Curriculum design principles
3Curriculum planning
4Developing learning goals
5Selecting teaching and learning activities and resources
6Online learning
7Learning technologies
8Evaluation of curriculum

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This unit is a core requirement in the following courses:

This unit may be eligible for credit towards other courses:

  1. Many undergraduate courses on offer through OUA include 'open elective' where any OUA unit can be credited to the course. You need to check the Award Requirements on the course page for the number of allowed open electives and any level limitations.
  2. In other cases, the content of this unit might be relevant to a course on offer through OUA or elsewhere. In order to receive credit for this unit in the course you will need to supply the provider institution with a copy of the Unit Profile in the approved format, which you can download here. Note that the Unit Profile is set at the start of the year, and if textbooks change this may not match the Co-Op textbook list.

Textbooks are subject to change within the academic year. Students are advised to purchase their books no earlier than one to two months before the start of a unit.

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Required textbooks

  • University Teaching In Focus: A Learning-Centred Approach

    By:Lynne Hunt & Denise Chalmers

    ISBN: 9781742860312


    Supplier:Go to The Co-op Bookshop

  • Effective Feedback for Student Learning in Higher Education

    By:Iris Vardi Milperra

    ISBN: 9780908557875


    Supplier:Go to The Co-op Bookshop

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