Flipped Learning is a pedagogical approach in which direct instruction moves from the group learning space to the individual learning space, and the resulting group space is transformed into a dynamic, interactive learning environment where the educator guides students as they apply concepts and engage creatively in the subject matter.
Example of Flipping a Large Enrollment Psychology class at NC State University
Flipped: The flipped course is a pedagogical model where the typical lecture and homework elements of a course are reversed or switched. It introduces lecture materials in an online format so that class time can instead be devoted to more critical elements like problem-solving, discussions, and group activities that reflect higher levels of learning.
Hybrid: A portion of classroom time is replaced by online activities. Classroom time is reduced, but not eliminated.
Blended: Combines the best features of face-to-face teaching with the best features of online learning to promote active, independent student learning.
- Instructional Technology Services – Flipping Your Course
- Resources and some of the best practices on blended/hybrid learning and flipped courses