The key challenges for achieving flexibility in flexible mode programmes in engineering and technology include: the integration of the explicit and implicit content in potentially disparate and isolated study modules across the whole programme curriculum; ensuring the validity and consistency of policies for granting students advanced standing based on recognition for prior learning and workplace experience; developing learning materials and experiences that cater for a wide and diverse audience, while at the same time offering relevance to the individual student in their own context; creating innovative communication environments that bring remote students into both the directed and the discursive discussion that are an important part of the learning process; and the financial and resourcing sustainability of the development, maintenance and delivery of high quality flexible mode engineering and technology study programmes.
This is an electronic version of an article published in Palmer, Stuart 2001-03, Engineering flexible teaching and learning in engineering education, European Journal of Engineering Education, vol. 26, no. 1, pp. 1-13. European Journal of Engineering Education is available online at: http://www.informaworld.com/openurl?genre=article&issn=0304-3797&volume=26&issue=1&spage=1
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130212 Science, Technology and Engineering Curriculum and Pedagogy
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