1. What is the Flipped Learning Model?
  2. Supporting Technologies
  3. Making it work
  4. Case Studies / Examples
  5. Other Useful Links

What is the Flipped Learning Model?

With Flipped Learning, students are asked to independently engage with content provided by the tutor, ahead of discussions or activities which build on and further explore that information. The content might include pre-recorded video clips by the lecturer, scholarly online resources such as journal articles, online videos created by others, or any other relevant content that students have access to. A number of smaller pieces of content are more effective than one large piece as a way to maintain student focus and stimulation, for example, a couple of 10-15 minute videos combined with a short document or webpage to read for 30 minutes is preferable to a single 45-60 minute video.

After students have been through the provided content, there should be an opportunity for them to check their understanding, such as through short quizzes or a facilitated online discussion. This will help students to identify any misunderstandings, allowing them to review the relevant content until they are confident in their understanding. These opportunities also give staff a way to check student progress and engagement, which can be used to inform future live sessions with the students.

3 short content segments followed by a facilitated discussion

Supporting Technologies

Making it work

  • Read the general teaching activity considerations for advice relevant to all approaches
  • Keep video clips under 15 minutes each to align them to key learning points and focus student attention.
  • Ensure library resources you point at are available online for the whole cohort.
  • Set up short Blackboard multiple-choice tests with instant feedback after content to help students test their understanding and allow you to check progress.
  • In the next seminar, check understanding and engagement.

Case studies/examples

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This model is part of Acquisition

Students acquiring knowledge through listening, reading and thinking.

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