USQ's flexible learning agenda aims to establish a sustainable range of learning opportunities that incorporate technology enhanced learning for all students. Flexibility in learning and teaching practice in a broad sense can include:
flexible curriculum design, including flexible assessment schemes, negotiated curricula, different assessment types and teaching that addresses different learning styles
flexible delivery, including distance and online mode, on-campus mode, intensive mode or any other mode of delivery that accounts for competing challenges faced by students today
Flexibility can also apply to other aspects of university processes which affect the student learning journey, such as admissions, equity issues and faculty organisation.
USQ has a set of Minimum Service Standards for Courses (PDF* 28kb) on USQStudyDesk, which is part of its Flexible learning framework*(PDF* 225kb)
USQ's AV/Media Services offer a wide range of services which can assist you with flexible delivery of your course materials, including video, audio and replication services.
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Fleximode is one component of USQ's flexible learning agenda, and provides all USQ students access to core content in each course/program through a combination of digital and multimedia resources. These resources can be accessed online, provided on CD and (as required) made available in print format.
All USQ course materials have been designed, developed and are delivered to at least a minimum defined standard (PDF* 28kb). This standard provides students with the core learning resources to enable them to achieve all course objectives and assessment requirements. Some course will have more learning resources than others depending on the nature of the discipline, and the type of award on offer (undergraduate or postgraduate).
The Flexible learning framework*(PDF* 225kb) responds to a key organisational theme in USQ's Strategic Plan, which refers to open and flexible education; encompassing education that is 'open' in terms of it being broadly accessible, and 'flexible' in terms of its ability to cater to the needs of a diverse student constituency in a wide variety of geographical locations. Specifically, the fleximode policy aims to provide students with a comparable learning experience, regardless of their mode of study.
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