Campus Technology recently surveyed higher education faculty members to get their take on the flipped classroom. For those of you new to the concept, "flipping" a classroom means the first educational touch on a topic happens outside of the classroom or lecture hall leaving the in-room time for hands-on projects or group discussions. In practice, this means sending out (usually through email) a digital link or file in advance of class.
Of the 500+ respondents, 55% said "they are somewhere along the spectrum of flipping all or some of their courses." That's pretty big news for all of us education technology evangelists.
They also dug into the type of teaching environment that has evolved in higher ed: fully online, fully face-to-face, or blended. Notably:
- 71% of respondents fell into blended,
- 19% of respondents fell into fully face-to-face, and only
- 10% of respondents fell into fully online.
That said, 94% of educators said they assign homework that requires technology.
Obviously, this has a huge implication for classroom connectivity. Increased digital work directly correlates to the need for presentation and collaboration systems.
Campus Technology's entire report is available online.