Because students prepare by reading and watching content before they attend class, the flipped environment can be organized in a variety of ways that promote student engagement. Students may be asked to participate in games, problem-based assignments, group projects or presentations, and other types of active learning. For example, in the UF Integrated Product & Process Design course, students spend class time conducting a formal peer review of their preliminary designs.
When students are engaged, there is greater opportunity for learning. By incorporating students’ mobile devices into the lesson through online quizzing, you create an informative, entertaining and competitive classroom learning environment.
Student Directed Learning
One of the advantages to teaching in a flipped or hybrid format is that students are able to work in teams to complete labs, problem-based assignments, or group projects in the classroom. This provides students with valuable time to collaborate, while also providing them with a means of requesting help or asking questions when an instructor is nearby.
Hands-on assessments provide opportunities for students to practice real-world skills that will better prepare them for workforce expectations. By applying key module concepts in a structured fashion, students are interacting with content in a more meaningful manner.