Flipped Classroom

Contact hours in a "flipped classroom" are largely centered on group discussion. These discussions are typically enhanced by technology-mediated activities that students complete outside of class such as watching video lectures or listening to podcasts.

Benefits

Differentiated learning

One approach used in flipped classrooms is the idea of providing students with assignment choices. In doing so, students have the opportunity to select assignment types that best meet their learning style. The instructor benefits from being able to analyze and assess student learning more effectively.

Peer-based learning

Another characteristic of flipped classrooms is the approach to teaching and learning. Instead of the traditional teacher-lectured classroom, students will have more exposure to in-class application and peer-collaboration as the primary methods of learning. The instructor benefits from the ability to offer more personalized guidance for students in the classroom.

Student-driven learning

Not only does the flipped classroom model encourage more student-student and student-instructor interaction inside the classroom, but it is also designed to empower students at home. Students can learn at their own pace and will be motivated to explore the content being presented beyond what is provided by the instructor. The instructor benefits from the greater level of preparation students bring to the classroom for discussion of content.