Flexibility as a key construct in European training: Experiences from the TeleScopia Project

Betty Collis, Jolanda Vingerhoets, J.B.C. Vingerhoets, J.C.M.M. Moonen

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    Abstract

    Increasing the options available to the learner as to when, how, where, with what materials, and what he or she learns is becoming increasingly important, not only for personal and educational reasons but also for economic motivations. Increasing the flexibility of training for persons already in the work force is seen as particularly appropriate, and telematics applications are expected to have particular value in facilitating more-flexible course delivery in training and workplace contexts. In this analysis we consider the concept "flexibility of training" in more detail, decomposing it into a series of, sometimes incompatible, dimensions and presenting some propositions as to likelihood of the different flexibility dimensions becoming implemented in practice. The study of flexibility relative to trans-national tele-learning is illustrated through its central role in the research component of the TeleScopia Project, sponsored by the Commission of the European Community.
    Original languageUndefined
    Pages (from-to)199-218
    JournalBritish journal of educational technology
    Volume28
    Issue number3
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 1997

    Keywords

    • METIS-135599
    • IR-26948

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