OERu/Strategic plan 2014 - 2017/Strategic plan 2015 - 2017/Annual report 2014/Curriculum and programme of study working group
Report of the Curriculum and Programme of Study working group
The aims of the working group are to:
- Develop a clear degree structure with streams and exit points whilst still providing for student flexibility and choice
- Develop pointers to universities that can grant the whole Bachelor of General Studies degree
- Develop clear marketing about cost of assessment and degree (and support where appropriate)
The working group has the following objectives:
- Develop a clear degree structure with levels, streams and exit points whilst still providing for student flexibility and choice
- Develop clear pointers to universities that can grant the whole Bachelor of General Studies or equivalent degree.
- Agree solutions for communicating degree pathways, cost of assessment and degree completion for prospective OERu learners.
Summary of main outputs
The working group met once in May 2014 via Google Hangouts and have conducted follow-up business via email. Our mapping in November 2013 of partner’s initial suggested subjects showed some clear streams within a Bachelor of General Studies including foundation skills: business/IT; professions/vocations; global citizen/international issues. At the postgraduate level there is a clear stream in Education especially of course open education and higher education. This mapping needs to be repeated based on the updated list of subject offerings.
The working group has recently conducted a survey of the now greatly expanded partners to determine how many have a Bachelor of General Studies and how many can accept for credit the current OER list of subjects on offer. The results will be discussed at the Partners Meeting in Tasmania in November.
Recommendations for 2015 and the future
In 2015 our priorities will be to continue efforts in building a coherent programme of study and to agree solutions for communicating degree pathways, cost of assessment and degree completion for prospective OERu learners.