Aimed at academic staff developing new courses and e-Learning managers and learning technologists seeking to encourage wider uptake of technology by teaching staff, this case study draws on the JISC-funded Cascade project’s experience of designing tools, systems and resources to enable academic staff to more effectively incorporate the use of technology in new programmes.
Using technology to support new course models that move a programme either fully or partially, online can allow for a much more flexible offerings to students. However, to ensure this is done in an appropriate and sustainable fashion, staff have to be supported effectively in this process. This can be done by:
- Ensuring technology use is considered at the right point in the course design process;
- Identifying where and how technology really addresses your needs;
- Providing support and guidance for those designing new programmes and wanting to take a more strategic approach to using technology in order to achieve maximum benefits;
- Providing information on the cost effectiveness and efficiency of different choices so that those designing new programmes can ensure their course is sustainable.
Read the full case study at: Cascade Case Study 5: Maximizing effective use of technology in new programmes.