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Flipped-Classroom: Future of Education? [INFOGRAPHIC]

New technology is opening new doors in classrooms all over the world as more teachers are using a flipped classroom model to deliver their content.  A flipped classroom is a different approach for traditional classwork and homework. In the flipped model, a teacher will record or post video lectures instead of lecturing in class, and then student will watch the lectures as homework on a computer or mobile device.  This frees up class time to be spent on various activities and practicing the skills while the teacher guides students through the exercises.

Relatively new a decade ago, learning management systems, mobile devices, and social sharing networks makes this concept a reality. In fact, according to one study (see infographic below provided by WeAreTeachers), despite the new technology, 70% of teachers have not yet flipped their classroom.  In most cases, teachers avoid it because they don’t feel that their students have reliable access to the proper technologies.

Still, the barriers to entry are becoming less of a hazard. Familiar programs like YouTube, Edmodo, and the like are opening doors for students.  That said, it will likely take time before we see a flipped classroom on a large scale. Roughly 33% of teachers have indicated that they are not sure the content they usually deliver in class can be effectively delivered in short online courses.  What would likely need to happen is a change in lessons plans, which can take tens (if not hundreds) of hours.

Nonetheless, the future is bright. If I were to guess, I suspect we’ll see the flipped model trickle down – used primary in university settings and then eventually in a K-12 setting.

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Justin Ferriman is the Founder of LearnDash, a WordPress based LMS and Learning Strategy provider. He also works as a Learning & Collaboration Consultant where he implements large-scale training programs for Fortune 500 companies.

10 Comments
  1. Michael Kocher

    Hey Justin! My professor for Web-Based Teaching just referenced the class to this article! I’ll be sure to let them know how awesome your LMS is!

  2. Salam Justin ..
    i’d like to ask you about if i can translate all your article about education and e-learning to publish it in tech-echo website .. i’d like to share your amazing article with the Arab youth .. i’ll wait your replay .. thanks in advance

    • Hi Mel-
      Thanks for the comment. I am not a grade school teacher so it’s hard for me to say with any experience what the best age is to start the flipped classroom model. I would say, in the United States, that middle school/junior high would be a good age (12-14yrs old).

  3. oka

    Hello, I’m instructional technology in Ganesha University of Education in Bali. Your article was inpired my work to promote and engage learning in my classroom.

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