- organising the content - presenting or exploring information to engage learners
- preparing learning activities - providing a variety of challenges and interactions for learners
- providing support - building communication to motivate and enrich learning
- arranging assessment - assessing progress and providing evidence of competence.
The use of web-conferencing using Elluminate was an example in action of how effective synchronous online communication can be when participants are separated by geographical distances. I really liked Jennifer's description about the use of work-based assessments in vet nursing where techniques and skills are videoed when students are doing them in "real vet clinics". Then they are sent to the lecturers for marking.
I also mentioned the use of concept-mapping activities to help students reflect and link their ideas. These can be quite engaging for students who prefer visual means of expressing themselves as opposed to writing blocks of text.
If you want material purely about Flexible Learning rather than eLearning a good place to check out is: Australian Flexible Learning Framework's Flexways site