Next generation program mapping

The CTET learning design team offers program mapping services. We can map seven components of a program to generate reports that examine:

  • learning outcomes
  • assignments and assessments
  • educational technologies
  • written assignments
  • team-based learning (types)
  • team-based learning (percentage distribution)
  • team-based learning (assessment of team process)

Program mapping is a way to capture the learning journey. It gives you, as an instructor, an opportunity to identify the state of the curriculum as well as the teaching process itself, and determine areas for adjustment and improvement (Bath, Smith, Stein, & Swann, 2009, p. 324). The practice of program mapping can be traced back to the work of education scholar Fenwick English (1978) who examined curriculum in three categories: declared, taught and learned.

Program maps draw explicit connections between learning outcomes, learning activities and assessments (Drake & Burns, 2004). These reports help guide faculty discussions about program improvements and revisions.

We have developed a program mapping service to support instructors in applying and enacting the enactment of the learning, teaching, research model (LTRM).

It was adopted "to identify gaps, strengths, and weaknesses as part of program final reviews, and ... to provide a snapshot of the current state of programs for the purposes of faculty retreats to aid purposeful discussions for program improvements” (Axe, Childs, & Palahicky, 2018).

This program mapping application, developed through collaboration between CTET and the Learning Systems Development team in IT Services, represents the next generation of program mapping at Royal Roads University. It allows the learning design team to create program mapping reports efficiently and sustainably.

For more information about program mapping, contact your CTET instructional designer.