Flipped classroom research and trends from different fields of study

Posted on July 22nd, 2016

This paper, from the International Review of Research in Open and Distributed Learning, analyses the trends and contents of flipped classroom research. The authors performed a content analysis on 20 articles from 2013 to 2015 that reported on flipped learning classroom initiatives. Some of the items they looked at were methodologies, areas of studies, technology tools or online platforms, impacts on students’ learning, and challenges. It was found that flipped classrooms “brought positive impacts toward students’ learning activities such as achievement, motivation, engagement, and interaction.” The authors also suggest that government or policymakers should see the flipped classroom as a contemporary model that should be implemented in higher education, as well as K-12 classrooms.