Welcome to UWLFlex!
In 2020, The University of West London designed a model of learning called UWLFlex that enabled us to accommodate learning online and learning on campus, as we work through the pandemic. This year, UWL is entirely back on campus and learning will be in-person on campus. We will also support student learning outside of these in-person sessions, with online access to online resources, activities, and opportunities to revisit and review module content. Our online environment offers a variety of tools including Blackboard Ultra and Collaborate, and enables students to personalise their learning experience every step of the way.
From the main learning platform Blackboard, students can access other services, such as academic and pastoral services, library services, online journals and learning materials, student services, finance, and welfare.
The structure of UWLFlex is defined by the following three key elements.
Introduce: watch short lectures, narrated presentations or complete a short task to assess conceptual understanding. mini lectures with Q&A for student engagement.
Engage: in a live session with the tutor, groupwork, peer-work and feedback
Use of case studies, problem-based task, link to professional/work practice.
Practice: follow-up tests/tasks, reading and discussion forums. Further feedback. Extend with research, extra study or by producing an artefact. the key feature is feedback.