I think I agree with Sarah that trying to design a whole course is perhaps a bit ambitious just at the moment, given everything else that is happening. As I have alluded to many times previously the midwifery school are developing a new joint curiculum and midwifery undergraduate program in collaboration with Christchurch Polytechnic. We had a meeting last week and discussed how the first year clinical paper might look. We spoke about what aspects we felt need to be face to face and what might be able to be taught in the students local area with support from her local midwife teacher and online resources. There are several aspects of the course that will need to be developed to be delivered in a blended fashion, with some face to face components, some online and some practical support in the students local area.
For the Design for Flexible Learning Practice I would like to look at one of these, bearing in mind that others will also be being developed alongside this, the process I use and design I arrive at will both influence this parallel process and will be influenced by it.
Currently I am considering developing a plan for flexible learning of medication administration. I hope that others will comment and feedback now whether they feel this is a reasonable and realistic thing to do. Is there something else that would be more useful? Should I be looking at the overall plan rather than breaking it down into this small component? You can either comment below or email me at my polytech address or to email@example.com if you feel reluctant to comment on a blog.
I am aware that I need to start working on this very soon and will have to make a decision. Thank you for your support.
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