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eLC Event: Data Visualisation and Map My Programme - 13 November 2013

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Lynda Davies
5 November 2013

The second eLearning Community event of 2013/14 focuses on data visualization, and how it can assist course developers in planning the delivery of the curriculum to maximise retention.  

This event will be of particular interest to those developing and managing programmes of study. 

In addition to two presentations, participants will be able to try out the Map My Programme tool in the workshop scheduled at the end of the morning. Those interested in the workshop will need to bring their own laptop and a copy of the assessment strategy for their programme or module. 

eLC event: Data Visualisation and the Map My Programme tool  

Date: 13 November 2013

Time: 10:00 - 12:30

Location:  Library Seminar Rooms 1 and 2 

Please feel free to attend all or some of the talks. 


10:00 – 10:45 Data Visualisation, Tony Hirst 

10:45 – 11:00 Coffee

11:00 – 11:30 Map My Programme presentation, Mark Kerrigan

11:30 – 12:30 Map My Programme hands-on workshop 

Data Visualisation
Tony Hirst

With increasing amounts of data available to us, how can we start to make sense of it and identify some of the structures and patterns contained within the data that allow us to make visual sense of it? 

In this presentation, I will review a range of techniques for engaging in the visual analysis of datasets, along with a variety of tools for engaging in such exploratory activity. 

In particular, we will explore a variety of ways of looking at how to visualise the structure of qualification programmes and pathways, as well as contemplating what data we actually have available to us, and what sorts of secrets may lie hidden inside it.

Map My Programme

Mark Kerrigan, University of Greenwich 

Map My Programme (MMP) is a cloud-based collaborative solution designed to support the student experience of assessment at the holistic level. Awarded ‘Highly Commended’ by ALT and Google, this simple solution permits course teams to input their data and study the effects of timing, type and assessment weighing on the student and staff experience. Through motion-chart visualisation, the impact of over/under assessment can be seen as well as potential risks though bunching and over use of a particular type. 

In this workshop, we will review the MMP tool and give course leaders hands-on activity to help efficiently map their programmes. Once mapped, the tool can be used as a basis for validation events and curriculum enhancement activities as well as inserted into VLE to share with students.  To help with the running of this workshop staff are requested to bring a laptop (not tablet) and a copy of their programme information.

If you would like to attend, please email 

Please note this event is being recorded and can be viewed shortly after the session via Stadium     

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