Implementation of a Flexible Learning Study Programme in a Blended-Learning Design: Results from the First Two Cohorts

Claude Muller
Zurich University of Applied Sciences

Reinhild Fengler
Zurich University of Applied Sciences


Zurich University of Applied Sciences (ZHAW) launched the flexible learning study format FLEX, a blended learning design allowing students increased flexibility as to when and where they study. FLEX reduces classroom time by about half, while adding an e-learning environment for self-study that includes instructional videos. An analysis of the first two cohorts in the assessment level showed that the new study format was broadly accepted and that students using the FLEX format achieved exam results equivalent to students in the conventional learning format.

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