Curriculum mapping to improve course outcomes – A tool development at the University of Bergen.
The psychology program is currently doing a project to map the learning outcomes of their courses for the program learning outcomes. The decision-makers (faculty board, program responsible, heads of departments) want to get a better understanding of how their program learning outcomes are covered during the different stages of their program. By doing so, they can identify strengths and map potential improvement areas. The Centre for the Science of Learning & Technology (SLATE) will contribute to this project by creating a visualisation tool that displays this curriculum mapping in an intuitive and easily understandable way. This visualisation tool should help the decision-makers to get a clear overview of the coverage of programme learning outcomes and help them to decide whether changes should be made to the program.
Geerte Koster has studied Biomedical Sciences in Utrecht, the Netherlands, and is currently doing a Masters in Bioinformatics at the University of Amsterdam and the Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam. For this Masters, two internships are required: one in the field of bioinformatics and one internship that broaden horizon. During her first internship she was exploring the possibilities of machine learning using biomedical data. Now, she does her second internship at SLATE where she focuses on how others can be made aware about the impact and possibilities of data. She participates in the DALI project where she works on developing a mini-game with the aim to improve data literacy. She is staying at SLATE for four months.