"We have known for quite some time how important digitalisation is in the higher education sector, which is why we welcome such forward-looking developments in Lower Austria", says Governor Johanna Mikl-Leitner. She is referring here to the participation of the Province of Lower Austria in the Ferdinand Porsche FernFH with 26 percent, which was approved by the Provincial Government on 12 May. "Since 2007 we have been successfully conducting blended learning at the FernFH. With the participation of the Province of Lower Austria we are jointly consolidating and expanding this expert role", Axel Jungwirth is pleased to report. "We are focusing here on the areas of technology, didactics, scientific development of the distance learning method and digital transformation," emphasises the FernFH-CEO.
FernFH now has 1,436 graduates. Since its foundation in 2006, they have all been able to convince themselves of the concept of blended learning: Self-defined distance learning phases are combined with short on-campus sessions. The FernFH has the ideal offer for people, for whom no classical full-time degree programme is applicable. Thus studying here employed persons, parents with care obligations or persons, who cannot drive for geographical reasons daily to a university.
The lynchpin for students and lecturers at the FernFH is the Online Campus: Here they find all the learning materials and records, and there is also a lively exchange between students and lecturers in the forums. The on-campus sessions normally take place at the FernFH Campus in Wiener Neustadt, live of course.