Principles in Patterns (PiP) is a £1 million project partly funded by JISC under its Institutional Approaches to Curriculum Design Programme between 2008 and 2012. The project has been led jointly by the Development and Innovation Unit of the Information Services Directorate and the Centre for Academic Practice and Learning Enhancement (CAPLE) at the University of Strathclyde in Glasgow. PiP is developing a new technology-supported approach to curriculum design, approval and review at the University of Strathclyde.
The aims of the project are to:
(i) develop and test a prototype on-line expert system and linked set of educational resources that, if adopted, would:
· improve the efficiency of course and class approval processes at the University of Strathclyde
· help stimulate reflection about the educational design of classes and courses and about the student experiences they would promote
· support the alignment of course and class provision with institutional policies and strategies
(ii) use the findings from (i) to share lessons learned and to produce a set of recommendations to the University of Strathclyde and to the HE sector about ways of improving class and course approval processes.
To find out more, you can download a short introduction to the project or read the full project plan.