Activity Based Curriculum (ABC) workshops, facilitated by the Digital Education team, are an effective and collaborative method of planning and designing modules. This method has been adapted for University of Lincoln academics/teaching staff, from the University College London’s (UCL) original framework (Arena Blended Curriculum) which has been trialled in other HE institutions.
In just 90 minutes, using a card format, teams are able to work together to create a visual ‘storyboard’ outlining the type and sequence of learning activities (both online and offline) required to meet the module’s learning outcomes. ABC is particularly useful for new programmes or those changing to an online or more blended format. These workshops not only bring module teams together, but its an opportunity to work in module teams to co-design modules that focus on the activity content.
These workshops are engaging and hands-on sessions, with materials and guidance provided. If you’re a University of Lincoln staff member you can book sessions by contacting firstname.lastname@example.org.
Project Questions & Answers
December 2019Workshop plans for 2020 are underway with several schools/individuals having contacted us to set up events. The Digital Education team are also working on an accessibility based card to support accessibility inside of curriculum planning.
October 2019We have now been embedded inside of the OQSP website and are part of the official offering at the university for new validations as well as re-validations and minor mods. We have also put forward the ARC workshops which has been approved for use at the university included with the assessment framework being launched
July 2019We have now completed 111 modules with over 240 members of staff. ARC (Assessment Realating to Careers) has now been changed based on original meeting and we are currently arranging for pilots of the ARC workshop moving forward
June 2019Since January we have now completed 100 modules with over 200 academic from a variety of disciplines. We have also started development of a new workshop to accompany ABC called ARC to enhance the provision to academics.
January 2019A review has taken place and the results highlighted that users were very happy with the workshop. A pre-workshop pack has been mentioned to support the development and understanding of the workshop.
September 2018Workshops have taken place with Holbeach and School of Nursing. An evaluation of the ABC process is scheduled for the end of the November