Flexible learning is about providing learners with choices regarding where, when, and how learning occurs. It helps to attract and meet the needs of an increasingly diverse range of students and includes making appropriate use of technology to support the learning process.
We have been supporting institutions and academics in developing their flexible learning provision for many years under the guise of e-learning, enhancing learning through technology, employee learning and employer engagement. Put simply, flexible learning is about enabling choice and responsiveness in the pace, place and mode of learning.
- Pace of learning encompasses accelerated and decelerated programmes, part-time learning, recognition of prior learning and the associated use credit frameworks. Our work in relation to this dimension includes recent support for the development of accelerated and decelerated degree programmes.
- We play a key role in enabling flexibility in the place of learning through our support for work based learning projects, and promote the exchange of effective practice through our employee learning network.
- Through our discipline focused Enhancement Academy we promote innovation in the use of technology to enhance learning, thereby enabling greater flexibility in the mode of learning.
We recognise that these dimensions are not mutually exclusive and therefore support institutions in developing holistic approaches to developing and implementing flexible learning strategies.
Click on the links below to view more information about our key activities for this year:
- HEA/SEEC Flexible Learning Conference 12-13 - 22/23 July 2013, University of Westminster