flipped classroom

Flipping the Classroom: Your Ideas and Experiences

Posts on the “flipped classroom” at the Cengage Learning Blog always generate a good deal of interest. We realized that many of you have implemented this model in your class, and that we could all benefit from your experiences. So, we recently asked our readers: “Have you flipped your classroom?” The poll included the question: What opportunities do you believe the flipped classroom model offers to students and instructors? We received a number of insightful comments, several of which we’ve shared below. Thanks to those of you who took the time to respond! If you’d like to share your experiences, add Read More…


Have You Flipped Your Classroom?

Throughout the past year, our posts on flipping the classroom have proven to be among the most-read articles on the Cengage Learning Blog. In her post “To Flip or Not to Flip: That is the Question,” Cengage Learning author Beverly Amer notes that “The approach ‘flips’ the class model so the focus is less on instructor control of information, and more on empowering learners to gather on their own and bring the knowledge to bear on solving a problem or contributing to a work group.” The model is designed to increase student engagement and put more Read More…


Best of the Blog: Flipping Your Course

The “flipped classroom” has engendered quite a bit of discussion and experimentation among educators. Therefore, we weren’t surprised to learn that author Beverly Amer’s post “To Flip or Not to Flip: That is the Question” is among the most-read articles at the Cengage Learning Blog. In the post, Amer discusses the benefits of the “flipped classroom” and offers some suggestions for implementing it in your course. She provides a good starting point for anyone who is in the beginning stages of exploring the possibilities this approach offers. Read more about the flipped classroom at the Cengage Learning Read More…


Creating Podcasts: Where to Start

If you’re beginning to explore the “flipped model” of instruction, you may be pondering how you can deliver lecture content outside the classroom walls. Podcasts are one popular means of delivery for many instructors. Simply defined, a podcast is “a series of audio or video files that are broadcast to a computer or personal media player over the Internet by publication in an RSS feed” (Shelly and Frydenberg, p. 106). The process of creating a podcast is fairly simple. However, if you’re brand-new to this process, you may be seeking an orientation to what it entails and where, exactly, you Read More…


Blend and Flip! New Approaches for Building Student Success and Engagement

Reaching and engaging today’s students has been a hot topic, not only on this blog, but in schools around the country and even in non-industry-specific media. Instructors are rethinking how they can create the spark of true learning in their students, and as part of that, what new avenues they can take to reach them. In this recorded virtual event, “Blend and Flip! New Approaches for Building Student Success and Engagement,” Beverly Amer of Northern Arizona University discusses blended and flipped classroom models and addresses how they can be utilized to reach higher levels of engagement and student Read More…


Tools and Technologies for the Flipped Classroom

Over the past few months at the Cengage Learning Blog, we’ve featured a number of posts that address tools and technologies that can be integrated into the “flipped classroom.” Below, we’ve listed a number of them. Review their suggestions, and you’ll garner a wealth of ideas for your course.

    In the video “How Technology is Changing Instruction,”  author Roger Arnold discusses his observations regarding a shift in attitude toward using technology or new models (such as the “flipped classroom”) to deliver — and engage students with — course material.
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Engaging Your Students Using Inverted Instruction

What trends in education have you been taking notice of that will require instructors to take new approaches to engaging, educating, and retaining students? Start the conversation below. In this presentation, recorded at the 2013 Course Technology Conference, author and professor Jeff Butterfield hosts a 45-minute session on how you can meaningfully engage your students by using a “flipped” or “inverted” instructional model. He begins his presentation by citing some of the important changes in education today, including shifts in student demographics, disruptive technology and instructional models, and rising student concerns about things like financial aid and Read More…


To Flip or Not to Flip: That is the Question

Guest Contributor: Beverly Amer, Northern Arizona University. For as long as there have been students, there have been teachers trying to engage them in learning. The Socratic Method has stood the test of time, as have many others that have followed. One of the latest such methods to hit the halls of higher education is called the “flipped” classroom. In a flipped classroom model, the responsibility for information-gathering – traditionally controlled and delivered by the instructor in front of the class – moves to the student outside the confines of the classroom lecture hall. No more does the instructor Read More…