Classrooms across the nation are adopting a new technology trend known as the “flipped” classroom, where students watch lecture videos as homework and teachers use class-time for discussion, Tech Crunch reports.

First popularized by YouTube sensation, Sal Khan, 3 years ago, the flipped model gained traction far faster than researchers had time to study it.

Now, a new multi-year study of the “flipped” classroom finds that allowing students to watch lectures at home boosts final scores a whopping 5.1 percent. I’m not being sarcastic; in education terms, that’s about as big as it gets, which is good news for professors...

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