Title: Bolton University, Module Database mini-project
Download resource: Final report
The project will generate and test an XCRI feed against the information the University generates and holds on learning modules. This project extends the work currently taking place around the development of a new module database, work that is currently in progress and is informed by the work of JISC Co-Educate curriculum design project. An important objective for this project is to be able to provide module information to employers to assist with the development and tailoring of programmes that meet their needs. The University has a validated framework which can be used with a wide range of validated modules to create bespoke courses and works in this way with a range of employers including the primary care trusts. The project will create services that enable course proposals to be assembled by employers who may search and select modules on the basis of learning outcomes, competencies or other criteria, giving the possibility of creating novel courses of modules from across the schools – something that is limited currently to local knowledge.
Furthermore, it is planned to reuse the XCRI module information to: create tailored course handbooks; allow two-way linking of course and module searches (e.g. the possibility of finding a course that contains a particular module); combine with other information sources to generate richer information for prospective students.
Tags: JISC project, BoXCRIp, modules