Benefits of Flipped Classroom

It’s hard for a teacher to have a customized study plan fit to the needs of each individual in the group. “Flipped Classroom” is one of the potential solutions where you can give enough time to students to understand the concept before the actual learning session.

What is a Flipped Classroom?

A flipped classroom is an instructional strategy and a type of blended learning, which aims to increase student engagement by introducing content at home and practicing working through it at school or in the classroom.


Although the flipped classroom is a highly talked about concept. But it’s not as old as you may think. Let’s have some discussion about its history. It was invented in 2007 by Jonathan Bergman and Aaron Sams when they started recording their classroom lectures so that students could access them at home. The flipped classroom inverts the traditional learning experience. The Lectures are shared outside of class time so that students can individually review their homework, and classroom time is reserved for class discussion and interactive sessions. That’s the reason behind most of the schools started flipping their classrooms, and the rest is history.

The principal goals of flipping are as follows:

  1. To make the classroom an effective  learning environment

  2. To enable students to learn at their own pace and comfort, and

  3. It allows the instructor more time to teach each student as an individual


WHY Flip the Classroom?

The advantages that encourage instructors to flip their classrooms:

1. Flexible Learning Environment

Under the traditional system, the instructor must complete their classroom sessions in the allotted time only. They usually go with the pace in accordance with the average students in the class. If someone is having any doubt he/she has to interrupt in between classes or approach the instructor after the session.

The students in flipped classrooms can revise or review the topics from recorded lectures anytime. The students are allowed to explore a topic and understand it at their own pace and comfort. It empowers all students to take control of their learning, enhancing their productivity and reducing anxiety as well.

2. Customized, active, and engaging

The flipped classroom puts students at the center of the lesson. Group problem-solving, student presentations, and whole-group discussions allow students to learn through experience, test their comprehension, apply their knowledge, and absorb the content.

Instructors are also able to craft in-class activities that are customized to their students. Online tests and Quizzes also help instructors gauge each student’s level of comprehension and guide the classroom experience based on their performance.

3. Productive Content becomes infinitely richer

Previously, students were only limited to one source of information on a topic: that which the teacher gave them in-class sessions.

With flipped learning, students can explore much more. They can access multiple sources, and equally, instructors can direct them towards sources from other teachers, and more. Instructors can provide reliable and consistent learning materials for substitutes to use. This diversity will only increase their comprehension of the subject.

4. More collaboration time for students

The project-based work that now takes place in the classroom need not be on an individual basis.

A flipped classroom enables students to spend more time collaborating with one another: not only a great way to learn but also good for their team working skills. It encourages students to take part in peer learning.

5. Encourages students to come to class prepared

After students have engaged with digital content at home, they can come to the classroom prepared with some creative ideas and queries. It’s a great way to involve students in shaping the classroom sessions and thereby nurture their skills and sense of responsibility.

6. Cost-effective!

As students are having their own devices to access content, there’s no need for a school or organization to invest in hundreds of new computers or classroom gadgets.

The only thing you now need to give: more of your personal time and attention. Instructors can create basic lecture content once and share it with multiple classes for subsequent years.

Tools you can use to Flip the Classroom

  1. Merithub

  2. Google Classroom

  3. Moodle

Contributed by:
Chester Ammons
Balpreet Brar