The University of Colorado School of Medicine Undergraduate Medical Education (UME) program is undertaking a curriculum reform initiative which is scheduled to launch in fall 2021. Curriculum reform involves a complete redesign of the current curriculum content and learning modalities. One focus of the new curriculum is self-directed learning and student-defined learning tracks. This involves providing students real-time access to their learning and performance information and will require a fully integrated curriculum, assessment, and evaluation data model.
While curriculum-related milestones involving data integration have been met over the past few years, UME is currently at an impasse regarding the expansion of the existing curriculum management system (CMS) and learning management system (LMS) needed for curriculum reform. UME currently uses several disparate systems for curriculum management (iLios), assessment (ExamSoft), learning management (Canvas), Oasis (scheduling and evaluation), and student personalized calendars (Enrollment Manager). The objective of this project is to replace the multiple systems with a single integrated system that is specifically designed to meet the unique needs of a medical school.
An integrated curriculum data system and associated technologies are central to meeting the demands of contemporary education. North Star supplies this level of functionality. North Star is an integrated teaching and learning platform that addresses our current limitations and gaps.
The scope of the project includes: