In March 2020, Navitas UPA division embarked on a learning and teaching project called Flexible Learning. A vital aspect of this project is the Flexible Learning Design Program, a professional development program for Navitas UPA teachers offered by Learning and Teaching Services (UPA).
When undertaking the ten-week Flexible Learning Design professional development program, teachers develop capabilities to develop and implement Flexible Learning in their units, underpinned by the Flexible Learning principles of flexibility, equivalency, versatility, accessibility, and connectivity. The program models a flexible learning approach whereby content and activities can be accessed and completed via a number of learning modes, synchronously or asynchronously. The program encourages participants to engage in various activities including live sessions (via Zoom), contributing to discipline-based communities of practice and submitting a number of design and development tasks for review and feedback.
In this very practical program, teachers learn how to develop equivalencies of content and activities across all three learning modes within their own units. Also taken into consideration is the need for student collaboration and participation across the synchronous and asynchronous environment to enhance student connectedness and sense of belonging. Upon successful completion of the program, teachers are awarded a Navitas “Flexible Learning Design” digital badge in recognition of their achievement of the program’s learning outcomes.
Upon successful completion of the Flexible Learning Design Program, participants are able to:
Together with the vital input of educators across the Division, Navitas UPA continues to inspire and support innovation in learning and teaching. The implementation of Flexible Learning places Navitas at the forefront of education in Australasia, tapping into new student markets, future-proofing the Division against potential border closures and disruptions, and most importantly, providing quality learning experiences for our students.
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To continue the conversation or ask any questions about Flexible Learning, contact Navitas Learning and Teaching Services (UPA) at email@example.com.