The flipped classroom is a teaching model in which the typical lecture and homework elements of a course are reversed. Short video lectures are viewed by students at home before the class session, while in-class time is devoted to exercises, projects, or discussions.
The notion of a flipped classroom draws on such concepts as active learning, student engagement, and hybrid course design. The value of a flipped class is that class time is converted into a workshop. Instead of listening to a lecture, students can ask questions about course content, test their knowledge by applying skills during activities, and interact with their peers. With the flipped classroom technique, instructors function as trusted advisors, encouraging students when they apply the knowledge they have gained outside of the classroom.
For additional resources on flipped learning, refer to Educause’s Learning Initiative on Flipped Learning or request a consultation.