Dissertation/Thesis Abstract

An Expeditionary Learning Approach to Effective Curriculum Mapping Formalizing the Process by Exploring a User-Centered Framework
by Carnaghan, Ian, D.S., University of Baltimore, 2014, 143; 3626119
Abstract (Summary)

Monarch Academy is an Expeditionary Learning (EL) institution, which utilizes a non-traditional educational model that combines all subjects into semester-long projects known as expeditions. In order to properly track the progress of students and to ensure the school is meeting its educational goals, including alignment with Common Core, a process called curriculum mapping has been implemented informally; however, the process has not been centralized nor is it easily accessible by staff and administrators. Commercial curriculum mapping software was researched by administrators, but none met the unique requirements of EL. This study explores and defines a curriculum mapping solution that meets Monarch Academy's needs by providing a centralized, accessible, manageable, and user-centered framework.

Indexing (document details)
Advisor: Summers, Kathryn
Commitee: Akin, Susan, Blodgett, Bridget
School: University of Baltimore
Department: School of Information Arts and Technologies
School Location: United States -- Maryland
Source: DAI-A 75/10(E), Dissertation Abstracts International
Subjects: Educational technology, Information science, Curriculum development, Computer science
Keywords: Agile, Curriculum mapping, Expeditionary learning, Interaction design, Usability, User-centered
Publication Number: 3626119
ISBN: 9781321006902
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