Dearing gave strong support to the opening up of distance learning pathways in higher education. Flexible learning offers freedom for learner to pace own learning but generally needs the development of a resource-based system.
Format of education where students are allowed to determine their own time for study and the topic(s) they will examine.
Provision of study in such a way that students can arrange to study in their own time, or to select topics that are of special relevance to them. See also Open learning
refers to the range of strategies available to individual learners in a variety of learning environments. The learning strategies are adjusted to suit individual learning styles, interests and training needs.
an approach to teaching utilising UniSA's online facilities. It enables a variety of learning and teaching delivery modes, such as on campus, distance education, mixed mode, e-learning, online learning, self-directed learning, and offshore programs
a term that emphasises the creation of environments for learning that have the following characteristics: convergence of open and distance learning methods, media and classroom strategies; learner-centred philosophy; recognition of diversity in learning styles and in learners' needs; recognition of the importance of equity in curriculum and pedagogy; use of a variety of learning resources and media; fostering of lifelong learning habits and skills in learners and staff.
Describes an educational regime providing pathway choices and learner control of the learning process.
The provision of a range of learning modes or methods, giving learners greater choice of when, where and how they learn. See also Flexible delivery.
Flexible Learning is a set of educational philosophies and systems, concerned with providing learners with increased choice, convenience, and personalisation to suit the learner. In particular, flexible learning provides learners with choices about where, when, and how learning occurs.