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Framework for Taught Programmes: Code of Practice (A) and Guiding Principles (B)

Common Framework for Online Education

Drawing from the evidence of what is known about effective online learning, from national quality frameworks, as well as from the experience and expertise that exists within the University, the Common Framework for Online Education draws from a series of principles, design elements and lenses whose purpose is to enable all programmes to respond to the current context with confidence and competence.

A.  Code of Practice

The Code of Practice sets out the University’s requirements for the academic design of programmes leading to its awards.  All University Programmes will:

Exemptions to regulations are reviewed by AQSC and approved by Senate.

Articulation and Guidance

B.  Guiding Principles

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B5. Assessment

Assessment relating to the development of programmes and modules.

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