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Theory and Practice in Flexible Learning Environments

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E-Learn: World Conference on E-Learning in Corporate, Government, Healthcare, and Higher Education, in Las Vegas, NV, United States ISBN 978-1-939797-35-3 Publisher: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE), San Diego, CA


Flexible learning environments usually refer to distance education programs; however, competency-based programs have become more popular. These programs fit a departmental goal of providing opportunities specifically designed for teaching theory with other opportunities designed to provide practical experiences. The practical experiences allow students to apply the skills and knowledge learned through the content presentation. One superintendent preparation program was rewritten with a competency-based approach. This paper will discuss how the curriculum and instructional strategies provide a 50/50 presentation of theory and practice.


Agan, T., Livengood, K. & Self, R. (2018). Theory and Practice in Flexible Learning Environments. In Proceedings of E-Learn: World Conference on E-Learning in Corporate, Government, Healthcare, and Higher Education (pp. 1331-1336). Las Vegas, NV, United States: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE). Retrieved March 23, 2019 from .

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