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 studentsâ€™ 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.