A survey of college faculty shows that more than twothirds of respondents have experimented with the popular teaching model. Results indicate that the approach offers benefits over
traditional lecture-style teaching. 75 percent of respondents witnessed more student engagement, while almost 55 percent saw evidence of improved student learning.
Although flipped learning has its advantages, the teaching model is not without challenges. Many undergraduates come from traditional high schools and have no exposure to the unconventional setup: they haven’t yet developed the self-discipline that’s needed to thrive within a flipped environment.
Higher ed institutions also have a role to play in making the flipped classroom a success. Colleges and universities should provide professional training to ensure faculty fully understands the innovative teaching approach and the technologies that make it possible.