The E-Learning Maturity Model (eMM) provides a means by which institutions can assess and compare their capability to sustainably develop, deploy and support e-learning. The eMM is based on the ideas of the Capability Maturity Model and SPICE (Software Process Improvement and Capability Determination) methodologies.
The underlying idea that guides the development of the eMM is that the ability of an institution to be effective in any particular area of work is dependent on their capability to engage in high quality processes that are reproducible and able to be extended and sustained as demand grows.
Invitation to participate in an Australian University Sector eMM Project
At the last ACODE business meeting a report summarising the ACODE pilot of the e-learning Maturity Model (eMM) was provided to members (see http://www.utdc.vuw.ac.nz/research/emm/acode/ for electronic copies). In light of the success of the pilot, we are planning to undertake a much larger scale project applying the eMM to as many Australian universities as possible over an 18 month to two-year period.
NOTE: responses are indications not commitments; we will follow-up with requests for formal commitments if there is sufficient interest – all responses will be treated in the strictest confidence.
- Would your institution be sufficiently interested in being part of an eMM assessment project that it would be prepared (if asked) to provide a letter of provisional support signed by a senior manager (PVC L&T or similar)?
- Is there a natural grouping of other universities that you would like to work with during the assessment process?
- All direct costs of the project will be sought from the external funders. If they requested a tangible contribution as a measure of commitment what amount, if any, might be available to support your institutions involvement, perhaps to cover costs associated with additional slices pertinent to your institutions situation?
Please send your responses to Stephen.Marshall@vuw.ac.nz by the 13th of November. If you have any questions or need additional information before responding, please contact Stephen Marshall (Stephen.Marshall@vuw.ac.nz).
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