Lisa M has shared a range of strategies. I am interested to hear about the how for some of them. For example, how is content "kept updated to reflect what is happening in society at a local, national and international level"?  How does she "Encourage class discussion and the sharing of thoughts and ideas"? Can this occur outside the face-to-face classroom as well, and how might this look? I also ask about ways to connect students to professional networks so they can sample real world situations at a local, national and international level. You may wish to help out here folks.

Ron has brought an interesting idea to the mix - should flexibility mean an encroachment on teachers' time, and does it mean higher resource costs - time and money? See what you think about Ron's discussion of the issues. Ron has also posted a video blog - listen for the birds accompanying him. He is seeking alternative ways for students to access the learning while he is away on trips such as this. He also mentions connecting assessments to the tasks to get students to engage. See if you agree with his suggestions and mine about how to engage the students while he is not there.

Annette has written an excellent post about access and inclusive teaching and learning. See if you agree whether inquiry learning and good IT skills, are necessary for preparing OT students for practice in the real world.

Helen G has compared and contrasted a school example with one from the polytechnic. Which one has the most flexibility do you think? She has also discussed access and equity and some of the issues affecting inclusive teaching and learning in the most recent post. Perhaps resilience is the key for students and teachers so they can deal with whatever crops up.

Helen B has her strategy document ready with a great example of flexible learning design. In an earlier post about access and equity, she discusses how peer support has been used in the classroom. See what you think about the example for IT support.

Jean is really going to town with QR codes and Pinboard spaces for her fashion students. Can you give her more inspiration?

Jayne has a great example of some strategies she has designed. This is your opportunity to let her know if she is heading in the right direction. I like the idea of developing case studies and have suggested an extension of this.

Cheryl mentions the dilemma of students getting access to a practical placement. I have suggested using a virtual clinic for the students who cant get placements. I refer to a blog describing dog training in second life: It isn't that expensive to get someone to create something like this in a virtual world. There is already a midwifery clinic in second life and a virtual hospital. Here is a link to information about the virtual vet clinic at Melbourne university.


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