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Curriculum mapping: An automated solution

, , , University of Auckland Business School, New Zealand

EdMedia + Innovate Learning, in Vancouver, BC, Canada ISBN 978-1-939797-24-7 Publisher: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE), Waynesville, NC


An institution that maintains a triple crown accreditation will incur ‘license’ fees of US$265K per five-year cycle plus even more annual, internal costs associated with administrators, unique quality assurance processes, data capture, collection, and processing. A ‘worst case’ example is Vanderbilt University with an annual estimate of 5K hours and $2.92M! These institutional costs, if visible, seldom calculate the time consumed on the part of the “worker bees” who would rather do their research and teaching. A key process cycle is documenting the curriculum - which in most tertiary institutions is fraught with difficulties, mainly because the actual implementation of the curriculum is more of a negotiation process involving peers, heads of departments, deans and administrators. This paper discusses an innovative method to map and monitor a curriculum to relieve the costs and stress for everyone involved.


Gardner, L., Nguyen, A. & Sheridan, D. (2016). Curriculum mapping: An automated solution. In Proceedings of EdMedia 2016--World Conference on Educational Media and Technology (pp. 325-330). Vancouver, BC, Canada: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE). Retrieved March 19, 2019 from .

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