When I thought of a combination of flexibility, pedagogy and technology I always chose pedagogy as my main starting point. I chose for example inquiry learning, thought of the characteristics and how it could be made more flexible and how it could be supported by technology. But I experienced that you could also take another starting point, for example the technology part.
I used to think that technology should be adapted to the pedagogy a teacher uses, but the way technology is used can also influence the pedagogy of the teacher. When for example some difficult topics can be practiced in an online game, rather than in a book, the teacher has to adapt her pedagogy to the technology that is given. When he/she has to adapt his/her teaching style, he/she also has to decide which degree of flexibility he/she offers to the students. When he/she is used to work with online learning games, he/she would give more freedom than when it’s completely new to him/her.
The phenomenon of technology as a starting point was experienced by us in the last lecture about technology. Petra gave us a digital camera and we had to think how we could implement this kind of technology in several subjects and the teaching style of teachers.
You can also look from a different perspective, namely the flexibility part. When students need more freedom and flexibility because they want to study in their own pace, they have to travel a lot etc, you have to adapt your degree of flexibility to the wishes of the students. It also happens that a University wants to promote their flexibility, for example to students from abroad. In that case, the pedagogy needs to be adapted to the degree of flexibility that is promised to the students. When the pedagogy is adapted to the kind of flexibility, you also have to adapt your technology to the flexibility and the kind of pedagogy that is used.