A model for effective implementation of flexible programme delivery

Normand, Carey; Littlejohn, Allison and Falconer, Isobel (2008). A model for effective implementation of flexible programme delivery. Innovations in Education and Teaching International, 45(1) pp. 25–36.

DOI: https://doi.org/10.1080/14703290701757351


The model developed here is the outcome of a project funded by the Quality Assurance Agency Scotland to support implementation of flexible programme delivery (FPD) in post-compulsory education. We highlight key features of FPD, including explicit and implicit assumptions about why flexibility is needed and the perceived barriers and solutions to implementing it. Our model addresses issues in implementing FPD at three levels within institutions: institutional, operational, and teaching and learning management, supporting strategic alignment at all three levels. It has been used to analyse four case studies at the University of Dundee and the UHI Millennium Institute.

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  • Item ORO ID
  • 42291
  • Item Type
  • Journal Item
  • ISSN
  • 1470-3300
  • Keywords
  • flexible programmes; flexible delivery; disance learning; blended learning; educational management; institutional management; higher education
  • Academic Unit or School
  • Institute of Educational Technology (IET)
  • Copyright Holders
  • © 2008 Taylor & Francis
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  • Depositing User
  • Allison Littlejohn