The objective of the presented paper is to demonstrate how e-learning course material developed by the students can enhance active learning for self-directed studies outside the classroom in a flipped classroom concept. A method which merges different learning activities such as learning by teaching, video based teaching etc. was developed to improve the students’ personal and interpersonal engineering skills in relation to CDIO standards. In an effort to assess the students’ satisfaction and practical use of the students’ created material, a survey was conducted. Statistics, the students’ feedback, and observations show an increase in learning motivation, deepened understanding, and expanded communication skills.