Different institutions have considered and have approached the development of flexible learning in a range of ways. Here are some of them.
Four envisaged examples of institutional flexibility Sheffield Hallam University (SHU) has produced a 5 minute animation posted on YouTube which provides viewers with an overview of the processes undertaken by SHU when gaining a snapshot understanding of attitudes, practices and beliefs about its own approach to flexible learning. The animation is intended to act as a resource to any university wanting to explore the same issues. The animation includes four case studies of imagined examples of institutional forms of flexibility in the future. (This was part of a funded Higher Education Academy Strategic Enhancement Programme.)
Flexibility and inclusivity Birmingham University has conducted a study which looks at the intersections between flexibility and inclusivity. They emphasise that when thinking about flexibility and inclusivity the two do not compete. In making a curriculum more flexible it should not become less inclusive; similarly, making a curriculum more inclusive should not be a bar on it being more flexible. Indeed, it could be argued that flexibility is an important means of enhancing institutional inclusivity.