1. Whilst sitting on my deck pondering one of the world’s great questions "what does the term flexible learning mean to me" my dog and I came up with the following...
Flexible learning is about using the tool that works rather than the tool that is expected. It is about opening your mind to other possibilities and thinking outside the square to nudge both students and teachers towards the desired outcome.
Karen Corcoran, OP Flexible learning 2013
3. What do I need to explore to help this happen?
I need to gain an understanding of -
- What flexible learning tools are available
- What context they are best used in
- How to use each tool
- What application the tools are best used in (within the context of my subject)
- Which tools best suit....
o My course
o The way my course is delivered (self paced distance learning)
o My students learning styles
o My teaching style
o Time and other constraints
- Help with the development of new flexible learning tools for the current online material.
- Encourage students to use different methods (such as a blog)for submitting material.
- Introduce video and photos as part of evidence gathering (instead of just attestations).