Curriculum design for open education project

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Introducing the project

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This project aims to design, develop and test a free, open and online professional development course focussed on supporting curriculum design in Higher Education courses. The course will have a specific aim to develop the capacity of academics in Australia to adopt and incorporate Open Educational Resources (OER) and Open Educational Practices (OEP) into curriculum development for more effective and efficient learning and teaching across the Australian higher education sector.

This project will address an identified gap between awareness of OEP and implementation of OEP, particularly the production, adaptation and use of OER to support the design of innovative, engaging and agile curriculum. This course will be a micro Open Online Course (mOOC) where “micro” refers to a sub-component of a full course. The micro-course developed by this project will build capacity and assist academics and curriculum leaders to improve their understanding on OER, OEP and open licensing, by enabling them to make informed decisions regarding the incorporation and adoption of OEP into their discipline, research and other teaching and learning activities.


What we aim to achieve

The key project deliverables are:

  • The development of a micro-course that will enhance the capacity of academics to adopt and incorporate OEP into curriculum design and renewal;
  • The evaluation of participant experiences in the micro-course and incorporate their suggestions for further improvements to the format; and
  • Free provision of a downloadable resource to support the incorporation of OEP in curriculum design to use and repurpose according to local needs.


Support and Collaboration

Support for the production of this website has been provided by the Australian Government Office for Learning and Teaching. The views expressed in this website do not necessarily reflect the views of the Australian Government Office for Learning and Teaching.