Flexible learning for a large undergraduate history paper: implementation and outcomes


  • Roberto Rabel University of Otago
  • Andrew Higgins University of Otago


online learning, distance learning, technology-enhanced learning, flexible learning,


This paper describes the conversion of a first year History paper at the University of Otago into a flexible learning paper. The work involved using distance learning techniques to generate a paper that went some way to achieving flexibility of time, place and pace of student learning.

Author Biographies

Roberto Rabel, University of Otago

Academic Director, International Development, and a member of the Distance Learning Reference Group

Andrew Higgins, University of Otago

Senior Lecturer in Flexible Learning at the Higher Education Development Centre