Flexible Learning Guidebook

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The Flexible Learning Guidebook has been developed by staff in the Educational Development Centre of Otago Polytechnic.

It is used in the Flexible Learning course which is part of the Graduate Certificate in Tertiary learning and Teaching. Flexible Learning is a 15 week, level 7 course accredited by NZQA. You are welcome to enroll formally for accreditation, or participate informally and enroll later on only if you wish to be assessed.

(Comment.gif: The next course starts on 28 January 2013. Expect some changes to be made to the materials and assessments between now and then.)


Course facilitator

Bronwyn Hegarty

Bronwyn Hegarty

Educational Development Centre

Otago Polytechnic,

Dunedin, New Zealand


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For enrolment enquiries: contact 0800762786 within New Zealand or email edc enquiries

Enquiries about the content of the course: email contact Bronwyn Hegarty


Course blog

Regular announcements will be made on the Flexible Learning blog

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Current course schedule

The learning outcomes, course timetable and assessments can be found in the 2012 Course Outline. The scheduled topics are available on the Revised 2012 Timetable.

Discussion forum on Moodle for questions about the topics. You will be prompted to log in.


Web conferencing

Online classes will be run as web conferences on Adobe Connect. The dates and times of the web conferences are on the course timetable. No password is needed, just login as a guest and enter your name.

Test your access several days before the class sessions. You will need a headset with microphone unless this is built into your computer. Plug in your device before opening the Adobe Connect meeting room. Once the room opens, click Meeting, then select Audio setup wizard and follow the instructions. Please email EDC staff supportif you need assistance with using the technology, and do this well in advance of the class.


IT support

Contact the Student Service Desk for technical computing assistance, and help is available from Otago Polytechnic by phone and email. Check out the website for the list of services.

  • Phone: 0800765948 within NZ

Ensure you tell them your name, lecturer's name, name of the course, and a brief description of the problem. They may ask for your username as well.