Friday, March 7, 2008
Breakdown of "Flexible learning, not just about distance"
Overview of handout one,
Introduction of 4 flexible learning components. Technology, Pedagogy, Implementation of strategies, institutional framework for drawing on previous experience from all components.
More flexibility to meet the needs of the learner i.e. media styles and formats, considering the learning patterns of the learner, have they any special needs that are to be defined.
"What have I drawn from this first hand out?"
The challenges I would face in considering flexible learning as a whole are :
1. Our Stakeholder input from industry would suggest a clearly defined time frame for all practical work as comparable with standard industry practise.
2. With our course being so condensed it would be hard for anyone falling behind (due to illness or lack of experience because of open entry) to catch up before the next semester.
3. We have an on-going and fluid approach to delivery but find it difficult to deliver what we envisage with less than desirable equipment and resources, I'm sure with the help of this course I will have new ideas and a foundation to launch them from.
Rating 3 - average - provides examples of online learning and distance learning, mentions correspondence