Flexible Distributed Learning
Flexible Distributed Learning (FDL) is a combination of classroom learning and distance learning.
Students attend face to face sessions in the classroom and are expected to work independently to research information around the topic areas and work on assignments. Students spend 2 days a week in class and discuss/debate the topics/tasks/subjects in the classroom.
Students access to resources, guidelines, study programmes and study materials via Moodle platform (virtual learning environment) and can access resources and study at any time that is convenient for them.
The tutor provides feedback to students on draft work before final submission. Students are encouraged to participate in chat groups to support each other and the Moodle platform will facilitate this remotely.
Key benefits of FDL are:
- Students have more flexibility over their learning and can study when it is best for them
- Encourages active learning
- Students get prompt feedback
- Emphasis on tasks
- Small classroom groups
- Respects different learning styles and diversity of students
- Encourages contact between students and between students and their tutor
Please note: FDL learning courses are subject to minimum student numbers