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Providing a flexible, learner-centred programme: Challenges for educators


Internet and Higher Education Volume 11, Number 1, ISSN 1096-7516 Publisher: Elsevier Ltd


This paper presents a case study of the implementation of a flexible learner-centred programme of study which blends face-to-face and online learning. The programme was developed to be flexible in terms of content and study strategies, whilst remaining within more rigid organisational structures and processes. This paper outlines the programme and presents the model developed for flexible content delivery. The programme has been delivered simultaneously by five tutors to six groups of learners. Tutors drew on varying personal experiences of flexible and online learning and this paper also presents the results of an investigation to explore their experiences of facilitation. The findings provide a unique insight into the implications of such a programme for educators. Data were gathered using methods to promote and structure reflections on practice. Issues of relevance for others considering the development of flexible learner-centred programmes of study are presented.


Cornelius, S. & Gordon, C. (2008). Providing a flexible, learner-centred programme: Challenges for educators. Internet and Higher Education, 11(1), 33-41. Elsevier Ltd. Retrieved January 27, 2023 from .

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