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"Is it time to flip your classroom?," December 7, 2012, 12n

Homeyra Sadaghiani

Many educators provide content online outside of classroom and use the class time for engaging students in activities targeted at higher levels of learning taxonomy. We have been experimenting with this inverted or flipped classroom format at Cal Poly Pomona using SmartPhysics multimedia Prelectures and checkpoints.  We have found this method better prepares student for the class activities and also allows more class time for the instructor to assist students when they are applying the concepts and practicing problem-solving skills. Our research indicates that this method creates a better classroom experience and makes each component of the course more valuable to students.