Flexible Learning

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Bronwyn Hegarty

Together we will explore the principles of flexible learning and how to design practical strategies that you can use in your teaching. This is a compulsory course within the Graduate Certificate in Tertiary Learning and Teaching - level 7 (GCTLT), delivered by the Teaching Team at Otago Polytechnic, Aotearoa New Zealand.

Quick Link to Course Modules
Module One: What is Flexible Learning?
Module Two: Diversity.
Module Three: Trends.
Module Four: Sustainable Education.
Module Five: Strategies.

Semester One: Monday 24 February to 4 July 2014.
The first class is on Friday 28 Feb: 13:00 - 14:30 in G104. Additional sessions will be negotiated. Web conferences are offered via Adobe Connect You may wish to begin by reading the Course OutlinePDF down.png and Getting Started information.

To enroll, please email Teaching Team Enquiries. To find out more about the programme check out the links to the other GCTLT courses.


Course Aim

To enhance the understanding of flexible teaching and learning principles and processes, and their application to the design of flexible learning practices.

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Course blog

Regular announcements will be made on the Flexible learning blog.

Please note: the blog address was changed on 10 March 2014 - was 2013 Flexible Learning blog.

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Learning Outcomes

At the successful completion of this course, participants will be able to:

  1. Explore and discuss principles and processes of flexible learning and teaching to facilitate culture sensitive adult learning and learner centred pedagogy;
  2. Critique the design and application of existing flexible learning and teaching options in relation to the literature and work-based examples;
  3. Identify and evaluate the multiple dimensions of flexible learning taking into account cultural diversity, sustainability and current educational trends;
  4. Explore, design and justify strategies to enhance flexible learning and teaching in a practice context.