A model for effective implementation of flexible programme delivery

Carey Normand*, Allison Littlejohn, Isobel Falconer

*Corresponding author for this work

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The model developed here is the outcome of a project funded by the Quality Assurance Agency Scotland to support implementation of flexible programme delivery (FPD) in post-compulsory education. We highlight key features of FPD, including explicit and implicit assumptions about why flexibility is needed and the perceived barriers and solutions to implementing it. Our model addresses issues in implementing FPD at three levels within institutions: institutional, operational, and teaching and learning management, supporting strategic alignment at all three levels. It has been used to analyse four case studies at the University of Dundee and the UHI Millennium Institute.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)25-36
Number of pages12
JournalInnovations in Education and Teaching International
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 2008


  • flexible programmes
  • flexible delivery
  • distance learning
  • blended learning
  • educational management
  • institutional management
  • higher education
  • further education


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