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Publication type: Article in scientific journal
Type of review: Peer review (publication)
Title: Learning effectiveness and students’ perceptions in a flexible learning course
Authors: Müller Werder, Claude
Stahl, Michael
Alder, Markus
Müller, Maximilian
DOI: 10.2478/eurodl-2018-0006
Published in: European Journal of Open, Distance and E-Learning
Volume(Issue): 21
Issue: 2
Page(s): 44
Pages to: 52
Issue Date: 2018
Publisher / Ed. Institution: De Gruyter
ISSN: 1027-5207
Language: English
Subjects: Flexible learning; Learning effectiveness; Blended learning; Post-only design
Subject (DDC): 371: Schools and their activities
Abstract: With flexible learning, students gain access and flexibility with regard to at least one of the following dimensions: time, place, pace, learning style, content, assessment or learning path. Zurich University of Applied Sciences (ZHAW) has launched a new flexible learning study format called FLEX, a blended learning design allowing students to be more flexible as to when and where they study. It reduces classroom learning time, replacing some of it with an e-learning environment for self-study that includes instructional videos. In a pilot phase, we conducted a semi-experimental study on the learning effectiveness of FLEX. Students’ perceptions of the new study format FLEX were found to be positive. In addition, the final test results of students in the FLEX programme were similar to those of other students, despite classroom learning time was reduced by about half.
Fulltext version: Published version
License (according to publishing contract): CC BY-NC-ND 4.0: Attribution - Non commercial - No derivatives 4.0 International
Departement: School of Management and Law
Organisational Unit: Center for Innovative Teaching and Learning (ZID)
Published as part of the ZHAW project: Flexibles Lernen Research
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