Higher education is becoming increasingly flexible. Students are being prepared for a future in which both lifelong development and unique talents play a major role. Therefore, it is important to provide students with choices in various ways. On the one hand, this stimulates student ownership because they learn to take responsibility over their own learning process both now and in the future. On the other hand, choices provide opportunities for students to prepare their own unique professional profile.
The multitude of choices and flexibility present the necessary challenges to ensure study success. Students are more frequently able to follow their own learning routes and the learning outcomes to be achieved are spread across their chosen courses and modules. It is very important for both students and their mentors to have continuously accurate insights into learning activities, outcomes and progress towards mastery of learning outcomes. Based on these insights, the student can receive or request additional support. Moreover, with the right insights, the student is offered tools for self-regulation. With these, the student can then also give more meaning to their learning trajectory and choices.