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 co-founder and CEO of LearnDash, the WordPress LMS trusted by Fortune 500 companies, major universities, training organizations, and entrepreneurs worldwide for creating (and selling) their online courses.

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12 Responses

  1. 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. Would you please post the references as text? Would be very helpful for our research. Thanks a lot for the interesting infograph.

    1. Hello Seif-
      Thanks for the note. The references were provided by WeAreTeachers, the creators of the infographic. They might have a text version of it on their website.

  3. 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

    1. Hello Aya-
      Thank you for writing. Yes, you can translate the article if you wish, and thanks for providing a link back to this article.

    1. 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).

  4. 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.

  5. Hello, i am so inspired by this article. I am post graduate student pursing master degree in environmental studies. I will to undertake a research to lean more about adoption of this model in Tanzanian universities context.

  6. Hello, i am so inspired by this article. I am post graduate student pursing master degree in environmental studies. I will to undertake a research to lean more about adoption of this model in Tanzanian universities context.

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