Those following the PiP Blog will be aware that since late summer 2012 PiP has been engaged in an intensive phase of C-CAP embedding activity. This embedding phase ended on 30 April 2013, the end of the Project's JISC extension funding, and marks the official end of the PiP Project. This may sound like sad news but it's not; the embedding phase has enabled C-CAP to become a "core institutional service" and be deployed within three faculties. Figures on the number of curriculum designs on C-CAP are an admittedly crude measure of embedding success; but it nevertheless helps to understand the scale of institutional system embedding that has been achieved over the past 8-9 months:
- Over 256 classes have been designed, proposed and reviewed using C-CAP (39 more than reported only 4 weeks ago). Of these, 44% have been officially approved, are now populating the C-CAP "design repository", and are active on corporate systems. The remaining percentage are currently concluding their journey through the C-CAP approval process and are likely to be active on corporate systems by the end of May 2013 / early June 2013.
- 16 course have been designed, proposed and reviewed using C-CAP (3 more than report only 4 weeks ago). Of these, 6 have been officially approved, are active and, in some cases, are recruiting students or are being delivered to students at the time of writing.
It is also worth noting that these achievements exceeded the objectives set out in the PiP Embedding Strategy and Plan.
The aim of PiP to embed a tech-supported curriculum design and approval tool across the University remains active and, in many ways, the end of JISC funded embedding activity signifies the beginning of a larger challenge of moving from an embedded but highly supported technology, to a more self-sustaining and widely understood curriculum design technology. It is therefore anticipated that the embedding strategy will continue to be deployed and that continued efforts will be made to improve the institutional and curriculum impact of C-CAP.
To coincide with the end of PiP, a number of new, revised or updated outputs have been published on the PiP website. These include but are by no means limited to:
The PiP team would like to bid all tech-supported curriculum design champions adieu!