Most vocational education and training organisations have an early history providing after hours workshops and training sessions for people outside normal working hours, or so as to not interrupt industry production schedules. Today this continues, with many individuals wishing to further their personal development or skills and qualifications outside normal working hours, or through part time and/or distance learning options, or through recognition of prior learning processes.

To do

  1. Read at least one of Leigh Blackall's articles on flexible learning and reference it in your blog post response below.
  2. See if you can find counter arguments (don't worry, there are plenty :)
  3. Post to your blog a response to the following QUESTIONS:
  • Do we need more flexible learning, or is all this choice a bad idea?
  • What situations can you cite that support your position?

NB.Remember to start checking what other participants are writing to their blogs.

extra resources


  1. Michelle Liu said...

    Hey Leigh:
    What's RSS newreader? And how to get it going??

  2. Carolyn said...

    The FLINZ website has a database of courses and qualifications related to learning design. Currently the only course listed is the MIT grad cert. Should the DFLP course also be listed in the database? I do not think it is my place to put it forward but I do think this looks like a great resource and think that it would be good to see this course included there. Databases are only useful if people use them and if the relevant material is listed, don't you think?

  3. Carolyn said...

    OOPs meant to include the url for this, here it is.

  4. Leigh Blackall said...

    Good point Carolyn, thanks for alerting us. We'll get right on it.

  5. Carolyn said...

    Here is a link to a YouTube video about RSS feeder Michelle.
    Hope that helps.
    Also I did a short post about igoogle in my other blog here is a link to that
    Maybe these things will be useful to you as well.

  6. Bronwyn hegarty said...

    yeah carolyn is on to it. also there is info on the course wiki under assignment one. here is the link to info about setting up an RSS feed.

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  8. Bronwyn hegarty said...

    this time.

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  10. Leigh Blackall said...

    Watch RSS in Plain English, that should get you started.

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