- Researchers continue to explore flipped versus traditional classrooms but some are turning to questions of which flipped model is the most beneficial to students.
- Campus Technology reports that the University of Washington found students were less likely to fail in flipped environments and did slightly better on tests when compared to their peers in lecture classes.
- Bay Path University in Massachusetts is looking at specific elements of flipped classrooms to find out which have the biggest impact on student outcomes, according to the article.
Educators have been experimenting with flipped classrooms over the last decade or so, assigning students lecture materials for homework and working together in class on assignments that had traditionally been done as homework. The classes operate in a blended format with much of the work assigned at home utilizing videos and other multimedia elements. The goal is for students to reach deeper levels of learning by working with their peers and instructors on the problem-solving tasks of a class. While many studies have shown great success with the model, as compared to traditional courses, there has been less work parsing the differences across flipped learning models.