“The main event in education is still, and will continue to be, in the classroom,” said Fred Singer, CEO of Echo360. “With the flipped model, we’re seeing excitement return to the classroom as students and teachers are both engaging in more active learning that demands everyone’s full time attention.”
More than 300 students participated in the study.
Nine in ten of those students said their learning was enhanced, according to the study. Ninety-three percent said the flipped course improved their understanding of key concepts.
Nearly 100 percent said the model helped them develop skills they’ll use in their careers.
Mumper said it’s this change in perception that he is most excited about. It wasn’t just that the students learned more, but that they preferred learning in a way that’s more conducive to life-long learning, a habit he said is important to students of all disciplines.
“When we asked students before the course, 75 percent said they preferred a traditional method,” Mumper said. “At the end of the course, 86 percent said they now preferred the flipped format. We flipped their preference.”
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