There are many facets to making the education system more flexible, such as providing a catalogue of available learning, modularisation, microcredentialing, standardisation, flexible capacity planning, learning outcomes, online learning (remote learning), hybrid forms of face-to-face and online learning, learning path-independent assessment, micromasters programmes, arranging organised collaborations and, of course, the concept of lifelong learning. There is enormous diversity within the ingredients which we can use to make higher education more flexible.
The Flexible Education Zone has described four student routes to explain how education can be made more flexible. View the flyer about the student routes View the flyer about the student route here. The zone also launched 2 major pilots during the Acceleration Plan, the Student Mobility pilot and the Microcredentials pilot.
The zone was led by Ulrike Wild and Paul den Hertog.
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.
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, MyDiploma and Modular studying. The zone has also made slides about the paths. Download the slides here.