Educational Technology

February 19, 2014

Is Flipped Education Worth Flipping For?

Filed under: Educational Technology — admin @ 12:35 am

By Nancy Caramanico, School CIO

What is the early research telling us about the benefits or drawbacks of the Flipped Classroom? Flipped Learning is a popular trend discussed in many classrooms and faculty rooms today. With access to technology expanding daily, it is easy to understand the appeal of having students learn independently outside of class, with help from video-based lessons, and then collaborate and interact more directly with peers and teachers during classroom time. However, as with any new endeavor, it is important to ask questions: What does the research say? Are these learning models a surefire way to make learning more effective? What features are found in successful rollouts of ‘flipped learning’? What are the benefits? Are there any drawbacks? Here we take a look at a few studies, from both K-12 and higher ed settings.

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