The flipped classroom is a pedagogical model in which the typical lecture and homework elements of a course are reversed. Short video lectures are viewed by students at home before the class session, while in-class time is devoted to exercises, projects,or discussions. The video lecture is often seen as the key ingredient in the flipped approach, such lectures being either created by the instructor and posted online or selected from an online repository.
While a prerecorded lecture could certainly be a podcast or other audio format, the ease with which video can be accessed and viewed today has made it so ubiquitous that the flipped model has come to be identified with it. - Educause, February 2012
Graphics adapted from Flipping the Classroom, Center for Teaching and Learning, University of Washington
What is a Flipped Classroom?
5 Resources Explaining the Flipped Approach
- 7 Things you Should Know about Flipped Classroom (Educause)
- The Flipped Class: What A Good One Looks Like
- The Flipped Class: What it is and what it is not
- Flipped Classroom: The Full Picture for Higher Education
- Flipped Classroom Infographic
How Do I Get Started?
5 General Resources for the Flipping your Class
- Learning Resources for Flipping Your Class
Google Doc by Dan Spencer - Educational Technology Consultant - Jackson (MI) County ISD
- The Flipped Classroom guide for Teachers
- The Center for Teaching Excellence at Cornell University
Explains the basic concepts behind flipping, including how to structure the flipped classroom and active learning activities.
- Teaching Guide from Vanderbilt
- Flipping a Class from UT Austin
How Do I Structure the In-Class Portion of the Flipped Classroom Approach?
5 Resources on Specific Practices
- "Classes should do hands-on exercises before reading and video, Stanford researchers
say.." Stanford Report, July 16, 2013
Research from Stanford University challenges the notion of having students watch lecture videos before coming to class. Study participants who grappled with problems before first exposure to lecture material showed a significant increase test scores.
- Turn to Your Neighbor: The Peer Instruction Blog
Harvard Researcher Julie Schnell writes this popular blog on Peer Instruction. The Flipped Classroom is a common topic.
- How do I get my students to prepare before coming to a flipped class? - Peer Instruction Blog
- Preparing Students for a Flipped Classroom (video 2:15 min) - http://flippedclassroom.org
- What Are We "Flipping" in the Flipped Classroom? - Dr. Elena Bray Speth (The Reinert Center - Notebook)
Saint Louis University Resources to Help with Flipping the Classroom
For more information about a list of University supported technology tools to help you flip your classroom, visit the ITS website to learn more about campus wide learning technologies for faculty.
If you are faculty interested in talking with someone in the Reinert Center about flipping your class, click here to request a teaching consultation.