- A new Campus Technology survey reveals that more than 50% of faculty members are currently using a flipped classroom instructional method, and a quarter of professors are considering using the method in the future.
- More than 70% of faculty members teach through a hybrid method of face-to-face and online teaching, and only 19% are still conducting classes exclusively in person.
- 29% of faculty reported that all of their classes are blended, and another 46% said at least some utilize a face-to-face and online blend, suggesting most in American higher education recognize the importance of shaking up the traditional classroom model.
Technology presents opportunities for students to more efficiently submit work and engage in learning exchange. In the flipped classroom method, this is a key asset for developing competency-based models of progress and learning, as students can work independently with material and demonstrate, at their pace, mastery of a subject.
More importantly, the method allows students more opportunities to engage with other learners, increases the level of immersion in the subject, and according to some studies, reduces prospects of cheating on assignments. For a changing higher ed environment, it would appear to be an ideal system of education if properly integrated based upon student capability and institutional support.