If you are involved in education, you’ve likely heard about “The Flipped Classroom” model. But in case you haven’t, here is a quick breakdown:
In the current model, professors lecture in the classroom, and students are assigned homework to do before their next class. In the flipped model, classroom time is used for concept engagement, such as group activities, and students are assigned video lectures to watch at home. Some feel that this takes greater advantage of the expertise of the professor, the group environment and the learning styles of the students and 67% reported that it improved test scores.
Technology, and specifically the proliferation of personal computing devices and the Internet, is the driving force behind the movement. As we wrote about recently, some experts are suggesting that the current model of education is “medieval” and that, without change, higher education will be flattened by innovative for-profit colleges.
Case studies have shown that flipping the classroom leads to higher student engagement and better grades, but the real issue is whether universities will adopt such a dramatic change. If they don’t, someone else will, so check out this infographic to learn more.