ABC to VLE: beyond curriculum design 01 Sept 2018 – 31 Aug 2020
ABC to VLE is a 2 year Erasmus+ funded project that UCL is leading in collaboration with 12 partner institutions from across Europe. The project will develop support structures to help teaching teams to implement their ABC learning designs within the local Virtual Learning Environment (VLE) or Learning Management System (LMS).
The partnership will develop ABC as a downloadable toolkit that can be used globally by any institution in the sector.
Dr Clive Young, Project Lead at UCL explains the origins and purpose of the project at the kick-off meeting in October 2018.
The ABC to VLE partnership supports the transnational development, transfer and implementation of an innovative and engaging approach to learning design, with a focus on the use of digital technologies. ABC to VLE will share, evaluate and enhance practice of teachers in HE. It builds, improves on and extends an already successful rapid-development methodology (ABC) that helps (re)design courses and programmes around the learner experience and the strategic use of ICT.
The primary output will be a downloadable, open-source learning design and staff development ‘pack’ including methods for localisation, cascading and post-design support. The pack will be validated by case studies by the project partners, and more widely by the initiation and engagement of a transnational (as well as national) communities of practitioners who will disseminate locally, but also use and provide feedback on the pack throughout the project.
The cross-institutional, trans-disciplinary perspectives is essential to the project as it will enhance localisation (e.g. language translation and alignment with institution-specific educational priorities), so strengthen its potential to impact on local educational change initiatives and the wider modernisation agenda across Europe.