The flipped classroom is a relatively new concept that has been facilitated by the development of classroom video delivery over the internet.
In a traditional classroom, class time is spent with an instructor covering the material and sending students home to work on activities designed to further the students understanding of the material. In the flipped classroom the student covers the lecture at home and comes to the class to ask specific questions, engage in discussion, and work on activities designed to further understanding of the material with the instructors and other students.
One study of college freshmen found impressive gains in pass rates using this model of instruction. We think that it’s an exciting new idea that uses technology to help students succeed.