Benefits & Features

The goal of implementing a flipped, or "inverted", classroom is to maximize the impact of the time that faculty and students spend together in the classroom by cultivating deep learning during that time. By first exposing students to course content before class (through videos, for example), class time can be spent deepening their understanding of that content through active learning exercises.

This university-wide service consists of an initial discussion of course context and instructional objectives with ITS staff to determine why and whether to flip and, if so, where to start. The plan, once outlined, includes the design and preparation of active content and learning exercises, the development of course delivery of flipped instruction, outcome evaluation, and support in the choice of which technologies and resources to use. 

Successful flipped classroom outcomes include:

  • Actively engaging students in higher order thinking in class through problem solving and application activities.
  • Better preparing students for in-class meetings through pre-class activities and targeted/curated materials.
  • Maximizing the benefit of face-to-face interaction with students in class by minimizing class time used for factual information sharing.