ERIC Number: ED390335
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1994-Nov
Reference Count: N/A
Flexibility in Course Provision in Higher Education. Annual Report November 1994.
Wade, Winnie, Ed.; Sutton, John, Ed.
This publication contains interim reports from 26 programs developed at 22 British higher education institutions in response to a government "White Paper" that called for development of more flexible patterns of teaching and learning. Each description includes the institution's title, names of key personnel, short description of the second year of operation, list of aims and objectives, and description of project progress, outcomes, and evaluation. Project topics included distance learning for offshore workers; courses in Information and Library Studies; courses in Engineering; self-managed learning groups; training teaching support staff; bilingual modular multi-level provisions in Wales; open learning methods at the undergraduate level; program integration for daytime, evening, part-time and full-time learners; materials for self-paced learning of Basic Discrete Mathematics; recruitment of mature and nontraditional students to science and technology degrees; flexible degree programs; effective learning; rural access programs; personalized instruction material and procedures in mechanics; a regional awards program; a summer school program; accelerated route to a degree; syndicate group work and competency profiling; flexible course provision for learning capability enhancement; extended access links; Hypermedia for flexible course selection; evening degree programs; peer-tutoring; programs for non-traditional students; and training for teaching assistants and graduate student teachers. (JB)
Descriptors: Acceleration (Education), College Instruction, Continuous Progress Plan, Courses, Curriculum Design, Demonstration Programs, Extended School Day, Extended School Year, Flexible Progression, Flexible Scheduling, Foreign Countries, Higher Education, Instructional Development, Instructional Innovation, Learning, Outcomes of Education, Program Descriptions, Program Evaluation
Publication Type: Collected Works - General
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Loughborough Univ. of Technology (England).
Identifiers: Flexible Learning; Flexible Learning System; United Kingdom