Three years ago when we worked with the Center for Digital Education to release the first faculty-focused study on flipped classrooms, The Upside of Upside Down, the benefits to both faculty and students were obvious. An overwhelming majority of faculty – 97 percent – reported successful flipped initiatives.

The move from lecture capture – wherein professors record their classrooms without changing the way they teach – to flipped classrooms – the lecture-first, discussion-later model – was leading to a more personalized education experience. Faculty embracing the model reported they were seeing excellent results in student success rates. In fact, 86% of our survey respondents agreed that student attitudes had improved since adopting the flipped classroom.

At that time, the top factor driving U.S. colleges to embrace flipped classrooms included the ability to provide a better learning experience for students, greater availability of technologies that support the model and positive results from initial trials.

A new report by Technavio, a market research firm, shows that the flipped classroom model is still going strong, and is expected to grow by 34% in the next four years in North America. According to Technavio’s report, a large number of educational institutions are laying the groundwork for easy flipping by adopting software and hardware solutions designed for online education. They are using a mix of personal technology devices, like smart phones, and upgraded infrastructure facilities and hardware for the adoption of flipped classrooms.

Time and time again you’ve told us that faculty-support with the technology is key to a successful flipped classroom, which ultimately leads to better student outcomes. Lisle Waldron, the multi-media and audio visual services manager at The University of Trinidad and Tobago, will be speaking about this topic in a live webinar, From Manual Recording To Managed Lecture Capture: Lessons Learned In Flipping the Classroom. He’ll share how UTT’s method of flipping helps achieve desired learning outcomes that positively affected student performance, including:

  • The transition to a standard lecture capture platform
  • The progression to flipping and blending
  • The architecture of the technology
  • The impact of data-driven instruction