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Distance travelled: outcomes and evidence in flexible learning options

Joseph Thomas, Sue McGinty, Kitty te Riele, Kimberley Wilson
2017 The Australian Educational Researcher  
Flexible learning options (FLOs) provide individualised learning pathways for disengaged young people with strong emphasis on inclusivity and wellbeing support.  ...  Amidst a rapid expansion of Australia's flexible learning sector, service providers are under increasing pressure to substantiate participant outcomes.  ...  Acknowledgements Research for this paper was supported by the Australian Research Council (ARC) Linkage Projects funding scheme for the project, Gauging the value of flexible learning options for disenfranchised  ... 
doi:10.1007/s13384-017-0239-6 fatcat:ept2fdzwvjdgvhci2hrmgxvapu

Flexible learning options for the degree MMedVet (Chir) : to the editor

P. Bland-van den Berg, P. Stadler, P.H. Turner
2003 Journal of the South African Veterinary Association  
Any queries with regard to this letter should be directed to P H Turner. 0038-2809 (2003) 74(2): 34 To the editor -Aan die redakteur Flexible learning options for the degree MMedVet  ...  Future development of telematic teaching materials for the theoretical components of the course will in time further expedite the flexible learning referred to by van Niekerk and his co-authors.  ... 
doi:10.4102/jsava.v74i2.500 fatcat:oxk7wxbaozcitmq7q5jjgclwpq


Cesare Caputo, Michel-Alexandre Cardin
2021 Proceedings of the Design Society  
This paper makes the case for an increased integration of Machine Learning into flexibility and real options analysis in engineering systems design to complement existing design methods.  ...  Reinforcement Learning is particularly promising as a result of the theoretical common grounds with latest methodological developments e.g. decision-rule based real options analysis.  ...  Reinforcement Learning Reinforcement learning (RL) does not fall within either of the traditional ML paradigms of supervised or unsupervised learning.  ... 
doi:10.1017/pds.2021.573 fatcat:d2xhzeaur5e2jp3joyh7w4aak4

Educational Re-engagement as Social Inclusion: the role of flexible learning options in alternative provision in Australia

2016 FORUM  
In response, a growing number of flexible learning options (FLOs) are providing marginalised young people with alternative avenues for meaningful educational reengagement.  ...  learning options (FLOs).  ...  (Austin, student, Site E) and societal outcomes) can be expected as a result of participation in Flexible Learning Options? 3.  ... 
doi:10.15730/forum.2016.58.3.345 fatcat:g5blurh25ngfxpfh7dkfv66hcm

Just-in-Time system in terms of real options

Andrea Rózsa
2004 Competitio  
Real options are implicit managerial and operating flexibilities embedded in many non-financial assets and liabilities.  ...  The real options approach developed in the '80s may provide a useful tool for making a connection between capital budgeting and strategic management.  ...  (flexibility) options.  ... 
doi:10.21845/comp/2004/1/10 fatcat:cpkol7mwxrg65kmzoq3hmpv2l4

Becoming more systematic about flexible learning: beyond time and distance

Wim De Boer, Betty Collis
2005 Research in Learning Technology  
Course management systems (CMSs) offer options that can support both of these sorts of flexibility, if instructors use the CMSs with a systematic frame of reference.  ...  Changes in higher education frequently involve the need for more flexibility in course design and delivery. Flexibility is a concept that can be operationalized in many ways.  ...  With these options the content can be related to the context of the learners, which is a strong and flexible way to offer students relevant learning experiences.  ... 
doi:10.3402/rlt.v13i1.10971 fatcat:vnuus26vpbdjraolv5j5gtkabu

Becoming more systematic about flexible learning: beyond time and distance

Wim de Boer, Betty Collis
2005 Research in Learning Technology  
With these options the content can be related to the context of the learners, which is a strong and flexible way to offer students relevant learning experiences.  ...  course 2.47 1.10 Flexibility related to course logistics Flexibility in location of learning 3.28 1.07 Flexibility in times of learning events 3.18 1.11 Note: 1 = no flexibility, 5 = extensive  ... 
doi:10.1080/0968776042000339781 fatcat:5lxfwekf6zcubonnlha6fkxwtm

Conceptual Dimensions of Pedagogical Differentiation in School Education

Eurydice-Maria Kanellopoulou, Maria DARRA
2022 World Journal of Educational Research  
Dimensions with the lowest frequency of occurrence in secondary education include the possibility of learning option / multiple options, the development of procedural knowledge skills and continuous assessment  ...  "the learning outcomes" and d. "assessment".  ...  Student-centered teaching and learning, the flexible learning context/ flexible grouping and the possibility of learning option / multiple options were included in the "context" category.  ... 
doi:10.22158/wjer.v9n1p79 fatcat:guyualnnq5hnhlepgysxkrw3oy

An Evaluation of Critical Thinking in Competency-Based and Traditional Online Learning Environments

Matthew Mayeshiba, Kay Jansen, Lisa Mihlbauer
2018 Online Learning  
Option, and the other offered through a traditional online program.  ...  far greater flexibility than traditional programs.  ...  Acknowledgements The research presented here was supported by Lumina Foundation through their Grant for Research on the UW Flexible Option, Award #8423.  ... 
doi:10.24059/olj.v22i2.1365 fatcat:rphni7zgxrck5gogdiwaxqti6i

The value of management flexibility—a real option approach to investment evaluation

K.T. Yeo, Fasheng Qiu
2003 International Journal of Project Management  
A real option approach that borrows ideas from financial options offers a fresh perspective.  ...  Traditional project evaluation based on discounted cash flow analysis ignores the upside potentials to an investment from managerial flexibility and innovations.  ...  The following are some of the lessons learned that are in agreement with the real options mindset: (1) recognizing the importance of managerial flexibility by learning and adapting fast to the changing  ... 
doi:10.1016/s0263-7863(02)00025-x fatcat:bdtonfwjgrcs7bzxrmk3bvayoq

Trait anxiety impairs cognitive flexibility when overcoming a task acquired response and a preexisting bias

Cristina G. Wilson, Amy T. Nusbaum, Paul Whitney, John M. Hinson, Eldad Yechiam
2018 PLoS ONE  
High anxiety (n = 78) and low anxiety participants (n = 76) completed a commonly used measure of cognitive flexibility, reversal learning, and a novel Framed Gambling Task that assessed the extent to which  ...  Individuals with high trait anxiety tend to be worse at flexibly adapting goal-directed behavior to meet changing demands relative to those with low trait anxiety.  ...  Traditionally, cognitive flexibility is measured using task-switching, set-shifting, and reversal learning tasks.  ... 
doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0204694 fatcat:wvlr3qerwneidhzrd2qvppjsxy

Development of a five-armed bandit task for assessing behavioral flexibility

Ohta Hiroyuki, Masashi Arake, Kuniaki Satori, Yu Takarada, Tatsuji Takahashi, Yasushi Satoh, Yuji Morimoto, Toshiaki Ishizuka
2021 Proceedings for Annual Meeting of The Japanese Pharmacological Society  
This suggests that BK KO mice are impaired with respect to extinction of learned options or learning from mistakes rather than exploration.  ...  Therefore, we developed a five-choice exploratory operant task -the five-arm bandit task (5-ABT) -to assess behavioral flexibility.  ...  This suggests that BK KO mice are impaired with respect to extinction of learned options or learning from mistakes rather than exploration.  ... 
doi:10.1254/jpssuppl.94.0_3-o-b2-2 fatcat:usr5b7276bejbeyiv6r22pnrwa

Multi-agent Hierarchical Reinforcement Learning with Dynamic Termination [chapter]

Dongge Han, Wendelin Böhmer, Michael Wooldridge, Alex Rogers
2019 Lecture Notes in Computer Science  
In order to balance flexibility and predictability, we propose a dynamic termination Bellman equation that allows the agents to flexibly terminate their options.  ...  One obvious possibility is for each agent to broadcast their current intention, for example, the currently executed option in a hierarchical reinforcement learning framework.  ...  Therefore, to balance flexibility with predictability, we introduced dynamic termination, which enables agents to terminate their options flexibly according to the current state.  ... 
doi:10.1007/978-3-030-29911-8_7 fatcat:uegmi357ynd7po47m25o5htybm

Managing Information Flow for Flexible Assessment of Student Learning in Large Lecture Classes

Thomas A. Holme
2001 Chemical Educator  
These challenges tend to limit the options associated with the assessment of learning.  ...  The World Wide Web provides new efficiencies in information management that can support new flexibility in assessing what students learn in our courses.  ...  students and their learning styles.  ... 
doi:10.1007/s00897010499a fatcat:f3yxy26oc5cajcivdowle7l3ja

Innovation and operative real options as ways to affect organisational learning

Ignacio Tamayo Torres, Leopoldo Gutierrez, M. Carmen Haro Dominguez
2010 International Journal of Technology Management  
., Gutiérrez-Gutiérrez, L. and Haro-Domínguez, M.C. (2010) 'Innovation and operative real options as ways to affect organisational learning', Int.  ...  This paper proposes theoretically the concept of Operative Real Options (OROs) and empirically seeks to measure their influence on the relationship between innovation and organisational learning.  ...  Real options are an important source of strategic flexibility.  ... 
doi:10.1504/ijtm.2010.030167 fatcat:3pzl4gqo7ndxhb73kcx62sdrli
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