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"Any time, any where, any how" - flexible teaching and learning practice


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Here are a few thoughts about the issues that face teachers when they are endeavouring to be more flexible in their teaching and learning practice

Here are a few thoughts about the issues that face teachers when they are endeavouring to be more flexible in their teaching and learning practice

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  • Some of the issues we’ll talk about today
  • Will be telling my story: “ Facilitating Online” – open, online course – Otago Polytechnic Bachelor of Midwifery, Griffth University Virtual International Day of the Midwife My own experiences as student using learning as informal learner which was integrated in GCTLT
  • Flexible about time I deliver content as well as length of course.
  • FO2011 – students have a designated time for the course, but they can have long extensions. They can also do the course as self-directed students because it is in an open environment and then enrol for assessment when they choose Whilst some students like open ended courses, others like a schedule to work to
  • Griffith – time frame for completing so more constraints around that *I have to re-consider my attitudes to how my work – freed me to be flexible in my approach to work, so I suit my needs *Have to support students to think about their attitudes to time *time zones, when working with people overseas *Difficult to please all the people all the time – work out what best suits people *Facilitate other methods of content delivery to suit all time zones etc *Implications about workload for me for people finishing all over the place
  • Mix of delivery modes.
  • Need to think about learning styles – try to keep things exciting and “sexy” . I don’t think so much about learning styles, but more about using a variety of delivery modes.
  • Need to think about digital literacy, and people who do not have access to good computers or Internet. Challenge for me, to develop my technology skills
  • FO2011. Needing to align delivery of course with institution policies eg enrolment of informal students
  • Mix of live and asynchronous – need to think about giving access to students who cannot get to the live session ie recordings Use open content – course materials openly available Re-use of open materials developed my other people eg Nancy White’s work…iFacilitate Griffith – flexible about location, but having issues working through processes about things like moderation and equitable access to resources and learning opportunities.
  • FO2011 Explain model of enrolment
  • Open entry can be problematic for some courses – you will have to think about how you prepare & support students who have academic challenges
  • My experience with CCK2008, transferring in GCTlT & GETTING CREDIT FOR f02007
  • Open content-prepares students for when they do prepare eg NZ midwives course Supporting students to move from sponges of content to life-long learners Put content in open environment – sustainable, supporting bigger world of learners
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    • 1. Any time, any where, any how: flexible learning in practice Sarah Stewart Otago Polytechnic, Dunedin 2011
    • 2.  
    • 3. Five elements of flexible learning
      • Time
      • Delivery and logistics
      • Entry requirements (formal, informal)
      • Instructional approaches and resources (interaction, assessment, strategies
      • Content
    • 4.  
    • 5. Flexible use of time
    • 6. Attitudes of you and your students to time and place may have to change
    • 7. Can the times you teach better suit students? How can course time frames suit students’ needs?
    • 8. What are the constraints that impact on time?
    • 9. Delivery & logistics
    • 10. Different modes of delivery and medium
    • 11. Digital literacy, yours and students
    • 12. How is flexible practice affected by institutional processes?
    • 13. How do you ensure equitable access and processes?
    • 14. Entry requirements (formal, informal)
    • 15. Support for students who have open entry to a course
    • 16. Instructional approaches & resources (interaction, assessment, strategies)
    • 17. Content
    • 18. What’s the secret to being a flexible teacher?
    • 19. Letting go of your traditional views of teaching and learning
    • 20. Be prepared to be challenged – to think outside the box
    • 21. Think of sustainable ways to manage your workload
    • 22. Be creative with institutional processes
    • 23.
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