The flipped classroom is a teaching model in which students study traditional lecture material outside of class and instructors use class time to guide activities traditionally assigned as homework. Flipping the classroom allows instructors to repurpose class time for student questions about lecture content, hands-on application of knowledge, and interaction with classmates around course material. A large body of research has confirmed that flipped classrooms can improve student learning, and as WSU Vice Provost Erica Austin noted during a October 2013 panel discussion, the flipped approach increases the likelihood that students will stay in college.
For more about the Flipped Classroom Panel Discussion, please see the WSU News article and a video of the panel discussion. To learn more about the flipped approach, consider workshops offered through the Global Campus or contact ATL staff.