The flipped classroom, also known as the inverted classroom, is rapidly catching on as increasing numbers of educators begin to experiment with this new way of teaching. According to the THE Journal, the number of active members of the Flipped Learning Network’s community site has increased from 2,500 to more than 15,000 since 2012. And a recent survey by Campus Technology revealed that 3 in 5 teachers have already flipped their classrooms or are planning to do so.
Under the flipped classroom, the traditional order of classroom events is reversed. Students view lecture materials, usually in the form of video lectures, as homework prior to coming to class. In-class time is reserved for activities such as interactive discussions or collaborative work — all performed under the guidance of the teacher.
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Although breakthroughs in technology have certainly made flipping the classroom a practical option, teachers are choosing to flip their classes simply because it enhances the learning experience.
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