Making education more flexible

Flexibilisation of higher education knows many facets; such as an educational catalog, modularisation, microcredentialing, standardisation, flexible planning, learning outcomes, online learning (at distance), forms of face-to-face and online education, learning-independent testing, micro-masters, agreements on the organisation of cooperation, and of course the concept of lifelong learning. There is an enormous diversity in the ingredients which we can use to make higher education more flexible. There is an enormous diversity of ingredients with which higher education can be made more flexible.

The zone has described flexibilization of education on the basis of four student paths. View the flyer about the student routes here.

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Study at your own pace

Sam Stuijver of the Flexible education zone talks about the results of the Challenge Day 2020 in which suppliers were challenged to design student information systems in such a way that studying at their own pace becomes possible.

Would you like to see the video presentations and Q&As on Challenge Day? That’s possible here.

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Student paths

Below you will find the four images of the student paths. From left to right, it concerns the student routes Own pace, Off the beaten track, MijnDiploma and Modular studying. The zone has also made slides about the paths. Download the slides here.

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Ulrike Wild

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