Making flexible learning more flexible

Marjanovic, O. and Orlowska, M. E. (2000). Making flexible learning more flexible. In: Kinshuk, C. Jesshope and T. Okamoto, Proceedings International Workshop on Advanced Learning Technologies: IWALT 2000. IWALT 2000, Palmerston North, New Zealand, (59-62). 4-6 December 2000. doi:10.1109/IWALT.2000.890566

Author Marjanovic, O.
Orlowska, M. E.
Title of paper Making flexible learning more flexible
Conference name IWALT 2000
Conference location Palmerston North, New Zealand
Conference dates 4-6 December 2000
Proceedings title Proceedings International Workshop on Advanced Learning Technologies: IWALT 2000
Journal name Iwalt 2000: International Workshop On Advanced Learning Technologies
Series Proceedings - International Workshop on Advanced Learning Technologies: Advanced Learning Technology: Design and Development Issues, IWALT 2000
Place of Publication Los Alamitos
Publisher IEEE Press
Publication Year 2000
Sub-type Fully published paper
DOI 10.1109/IWALT.2000.890566
Open Access Status
ISBN 0-7695-0653-4
Editor Kinshuk
C. Jesshope
T. Okamoto
Start page 59
End page 62
Total pages 4
Language eng
Abstract/Summary As a response to the changing environment in which the educational sector operates today and, in particular, the increasingly diverse student population, many universities opt for flexible delivery of their courses. However, there is a tendency to focus too much on technology per se and not on the learning process. At the same time educational technology itself which still is lingering behind current developments in the information technology (IT) industry. We argue that educational technologies are still task-oriented rather than process-oriented and as such not capable of effectively supporting an integrated study process. We present a concept of Flex-eL-a flexible, fully integrated, workflow enabled, learning environment. We argue that flexible learning should be even more flexible and based on that premise, we critically evaluate the existing technologies for flexible delivery. Furthermore, we describe the main features of Flex-eL and discuss some important issues that we have come across during its pilot implementation. © 2000 IEEE.
Subjects E1
330107 Educational Technology and Media
740301 Higher education
Q-Index Code E1
Institutional Status UQ

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