PG Cert in Educational Technologies
Middlesex University has developed a series of short courses which are linked towards a PG Cert in Educational Technologies.
There are 4 short courses:
- XCRI (see below) (core / 15-credits) - providing detailed coverage of XCRI and XCRI-CAP (everything you wish to know about XCRI)
- Train the trainers (optional / 15-credits) - covering training issues from strategic planning to delivery (get the skills for disseminating XCRI and other technologies to the rest of your team and roll out to the entire University)
- Assessing the assessors (optional / 15-credits) - supporting the assessment practices required for project deployment (get the skills for assessing the development of XCRI materials and project outputs across Schools and departments)
- Technology Enhanced Curriculum Development (core / 15-credits) - focusing on the implementation of XCRI projects (everything you wish to know about implementing large scale XCRI initiatives)
Each one of these is delivered in one day face to face mode, then supported online and assessed via a portfolio. Obviously courses 1 and 4 correspond to stages 1 and 2 of the JISC call.
The XCRI module
Course Title: eXchanging Course Related Information – Improving course information management (XCRI)
Accreditation: The course is accredited by the Institute of Work Based Learning at Middlesex University for 15 credits at level 7. The course is part of a series of courses towards a PGCert in Professional Studies in Educational Technologies.
Fee: The course fee for the XCRI module is £675.00, including one day face to face.
- Tuesday 28 February 2012
- Tuesday 20 March 2012
- Tuesday 24 April 2012
- Tuesday 22 May 2012
Course Content: The course consists of 10 units that cover the following topics:
- Unit XCRI-1: eXchanging Course Related Information and the XCRI Self-assessment Framework
- Unit XCRI-2: Interoperability and standards
- Unit XCRI-3: Designing better processes [XIM]
- Unit XCRI-4: Big XCRI - XML
- Unit XCRI-5: Big XCRI - curriculum management and curriculum planning
- Unit XCRI-6: Managing with XCRI-CAP
- Unit XCRI-7: Building with XCRI-CAP
- Unit XCRI-8: Introducing MUSKET
- Unit XCRI-9: Advanced Musketry
- Unit XCRI-10: Regional, national and international context
Course Delivery: The course will be delivered via an introductory face-to-face day-long session, followed by interactive seminars with both pre- and post-seminar activities via the supporting Virtual Learning Environment and assessed via an e-Portfolio. New aspects of each unit will be introduced via pre-seminar reading, including self-assessment questions. Online interactive seminars will be held as a focus for discussion and clarification of the concepts. The seminars will be followed by offline and online exercises (individual or group-based). Participants will be expected to reflect on their learning in a portfolio, which will be used in formative and summative assessments.