Flipping the Classroom


There has been a lot of discussion recently regarding Flipping the Classroom, which essentially means that students are exposed to new materials outside of class usually via reading or lecture videos, and the class time is spent assimilating the knowledge through activities such as group work, discussion, or debates. See Flipping the Classroom: The Big Idea (TedEd – Penn State) for a brief summary. Research is showing that both students and faculty benefit from this new pedagogy (see Just Flip It).


Carter, J. (2016). More faculty are flipping classrooms, report says.

Faculty Focus   (Search for: blended and flipped learning)

Flipped Institute       Flipping the Classroom Explained  (Video)

Flipped Learning in Higher Education

Flipping The Classroom – TedEd (Penn State)

Flipping The Classroom – Center for Teaching (Vanderbilt University)

Just Flip It: One Professor’s Journey – Ralph Welsh (Clemson University)

Khan, S. (2011). Let’s use video to reinvent education. (TED Talk)

Mathewson, T. (2015). Flipped Classroom Could be Key to Intro Course Engagement. (eCampus News)

Practical Guide to Flipping Your Classroom (Panopto)

Quick Start Guide: Flipped Classroom – UT Austin

Quick Start Guide to Flipping Your Classroom with Peer Instruction – Turn To Your Neighbor blog

The Flipped Learning Global Initiative – is a worldwide coalition of educators, researchers, technologists, professional development providers and education leaders who are committed to flipped learning.


Demski, J. (2013).  6 expert tips for flipping the classroom. (Campus Technology)

Minifie, R. J., & Davis, K. (2013). Ensuring gen Y students come prepared for class, then leveraging active learning techniques to most effectively engage them. (American Journal of Business and Management)

Talbot, R (2017). Flipped Learning: A Guide for Higher Education Faculty 

Success Stories

Azedevo, A (2012).  San Jose State U: Says replacing live lectures with videos increased test scores.

Bergmann, J. (2013). The flipped classroom: A student’s perspective

Berrett, D. (2012).  How ‘flipping’ the classroom can improve the traditional lecture.  (Chronicle of Higher Education)


Ferreri, S.P., & O’Connor, S.K. (2013). Redesign of a large lecture course into a small-group learning course.  (American Journal of Pharmaceutical Education).