Designing for Flexibility

Thought Leader Podcast Series: 2013 Planning

2011-12 Series

2011 - 13 Interviews
2012 - 6 Interviews


  • What are you currently pondering/reflecting on in relation to education?
  • What does the term 'designing for flexibility' mean to you?
  • If you were designing an entry level program for beginning teachers of adults, what three things would you focus on most?
  • What do you think is the greatest hindrance to the take up of contemporary technologies in education?
  • What will adult education look like in 10 years time?
  • In a political system (we all have) that is focused on education for economic gain, how do we resurrect the notion of the right for all members of our communities to have access to affordable learning opportunities throughout and across lives?

2013 Series

Conduct and Record 10 new interviews


Designing Learning in the Digital Age


  • what are you currently pondering/reflecting on in relation to education?
  • the technology aside, how is teaching and learning for the digital age any different to previous eras?
  • What do you think are the key digital literacies that students and educators need in today's connected world; are they different from say, 10 years ago?
  • what, if anything, should be retained from more traditional modes of delivery?
  • how do you feel about the current state of elearning design? Do you see trends that inspire or worry you?
  • what are your thoughts on MOOCs? Do you think MOOCs will be as transformative in the VET sector as they have been in Higher Ed?

Potential Candidates

  • Stephen Downes
  • Martin Weller
  • Alec Couros
  • Larry Johnson
  • Howard Errey
  • Howard Riengold
  • Harold Jarche
  • Sarah Thorneycroft
  • Joyce Seitzinger
  • Jane Hart