Why Develop a Flexible Learning Course

Flexible Learning (FL), through funding from the University of Regina Distance and Distributed Learning Committee (DDLC), supports the development and delivery of online, LIVE-streamed and blended (combination of online and LIVE-streamed) courses/programs.

The DDLC issues two calls annually - April and October, for proposals where successful applicants will receive funding to develop a new flexible delivery course(s) or to revise an existing course previously DDLC funded (5+ years ago).

The DDLC will consider proposals for the following modes of flexible delivery as well as research proposals related to flexible learning:

  1.  Fully online courses
  2.  Blended courses
  3.  Research

The Committee defines blended as having 30-70% of the face-to-face classroom time replaced by an online, LIVE-streamed or any technology enabled synchronous component.

Once a proposal is approved by the DDLC, the course developer will have the opportunity to work with an instructional designer (ID) from the FL ID Team. An ID will coach the course developer through the course development and delivery process. You, as a course developer, can apply for the DDLC funds by submitting a proposal. To get a better sense of how the course development and delivery process works, prior to submitting a proposal, you, as the course developer, are encouraged to view the Flexible Learning course development and delivery process.

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