- A recent Colorado State University (CSU) Online study has determined that flipping classrooms may improve learner outcome, and enhance participation and attendance, says Michael Mata who reports for Learning & Development Professional. Flipped classrooms are based on a model that discourages too much lecturing and provides more hands-on activities that challenge corporate learners.
- Sean Burns, the assessment coordinator at CSU Online warns that flipped classrooms must be implemented correctly in order to provide the best value for learners. He says that students should be held accountable for their share of each project, be prepared to learn, and have clearly defined goals.
- Flipped learning is gaining in popularity in corporate learning environments because of its blended-learning approach that includes instructor-led-training and solo e-learning.
The flipped classroom concept is a promising way for employees to gain the best of both worlds in terms of career development. Blended and flipped learning addresses the different learning styles of individuals. Some prefer hands-on training, while others learn independently. Combining the two helps to increase team-building while learners have a chance to obtain guidance and encouragement from their peers and instructors.
Millennials are particularly drawn to this type of learning. In the corporate world, learners need bite-sized chunks of information to be able to apply their new knowledge to their work environments. Flipping classrooms with plenty of activities, as opposed to long lectures, can help transfer knowledge using real scenarios in a safe space.