JISC have announced the projects funded under the Curriculum Design call. We did not submit a bid for this call, but were obviously very interested from the perspective of Phoebe, as although it is usually referred to as a pedagogic planner I would argue this is a process which encompasses curriculum design. From the institutions funded it looks like an interesting mix of institutions who have done work that I know of in this area and new groups.
However what is really interesting for us, is the number of these projects who have said that they want to use Phoebe. We were always clear that the next stage to a proper understanding of how planning tools are actually going to work was to use them for real planning, over weeks and months rather than for the duration of a workshop. In addition I think everyone involved emerged from the D4L programme convinced that there was not one tool for everything (I know, not even Phoebe!) and with many of these projects looking at a suite of tools, it will give us a chance to see how Pheobe and some of the other tools in this space (see previous posts in this area) work together.