Although the flipped classroom may not fit everyone’s teaching and learning style, the benefits are numerous
Educators have been experimenting with and adopting new learning models now more than ever, as these innovative teaching strategies have the potential to enrich and advance student outcomes.
President Obama addressed this topic recently, noting that “a rising tide of innovation has the potential to shake up the higher education landscape,” while singling out flipped classrooms as one model among many worth considering.
With so many learning models emerging, many instructors are wondering if any of these new models are suited for their classroom and will live up to the hype to actually increase student success.
In this article, we will examine the flipped classroom and its history, and observe why it is gaining traction in education. We will use our experiences as a case study of one way to achieve exciting student outcomes using the flipped classroom.
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