4 Replies Latest reply: Mar 28, 2014 8:03 PM by Lynne Hoffman RSS

What's the best way to assess the impact of flipped classrooms on learning?

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With the concept of flipped learning at the educational forefront, how can educators best assess if this learning method is achieving positive outcomes among students?

 

In a January 2014 article in Campus Technology, David Raths states that "the flipped classroom model is becoming more popular, but does it increase learning and retention? Four Harvey Mudd College (CA) professors have been awarded a three-year, $199,544 National Science Foundation grant to study that question."  See Assessing the Flipped Classroom's Impact on Learning -- Campus Technology. 

 

While some may see the importance of verifying and validating this mode of learning, others may view this study as another long, drawn-out waste of money.  How do you view grants, such as the one mentioned here, as a viable source of useful information?

 

What other ways can we assess the impact of flipped classrooms on student learning?

 

For other discussions on this topic, see the following:

Are you "flipping" your classroom?

What mistakes have you made trying to flip student learning?

Re: What are the pros and cons of a flipped classroom?

 

Also check out the blog Flipped Classrooms: Sweeping Schools Across the Nation.

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