Why Use Akari?

Quality Assurance and Constructive Alignment.

Knowing what is on the curriculum is one challenge. Is the website offering the correct version, in detail and with guaranteed accuracy.? Does this align with the Student Registration system and is the Learning Management system carrying the correct baseline data? What happens when there is an update of data - does it move seamlessly across? And when all of that is complete are you sure the programme learning outcomes align with the module learning outcomes in terms of content, delivery and assessment? If all of these are working you are probably already using the Akari Software systems. If not then read on.

 

Akari Curriculum Management System

  • An integrated and modular curriculum management system including, document repository, workflow documentation, resourcing and publication
  • Accessible to students and to both administrative and academic staff
  • Browsing and searching capabilities easily mastered by all users
  • Integration with other information systems within the university such as student information systems, VLE’s, websites, library systems, timetable systems etc

 

Curriculum Management System Criteria

The Akari system has been developed using the following criteria:

Educational Criteria

  • Captures the curriculum structure
  • Manages the curriculum content
  • Easily identifies the learning outcomes of the Programme, Courses and or Modules (terminolgy varies between institutions)
  • Identifies alignment between graduate outcomes, learning content activities and assessment
  • Supports curriculum development, review and administration
  • Supports sustainability and ownership of programmes and modules at the most appropriate level within the academic structure

 

Technical and Administrative Criteria

  • System is easily accessible via the web for academic & administrative staff and students
  • Integration with existing systems
  • Easy and reliable data capture and retrieval
  • Reduces and removes duplication of information
  • Browsing and searching capabilities
  • Robust and secure system including authentication
  • Minimal training requirements (easy to use)
  • Relatively inexpensive to purchase
  • Ability to be acquired and set up relatively quickly
  • Flexible and extensive