The Flipped Classroom

Getting more out of valuable class time and empowering learners

Content & learning objectives

In this lesson you will explore the idea of the ‘flipped classroom’ and develop an appreciation of how it can help to promote more engaged learning in the classroom/lecture theatre, help students prepare for practical or laboratory sessions, and assist with conceptual understanding.

We will see some examples of the ‘flipped’ approach in practice, learn the key design principles, and discover what strategies and technologies can be used to flip our own classes!

Click on the image to follow through an interactive online lesson and, if you successfully complete it and an associated quiz, you can earn a digital badge.

Resources for learners, trainers, and developers

Are there badges available for this topic?

Yes. There is a basic knowledge badge, awarded to anyone who successfully completes the online lesson and quiz.


How can we run a workshop or classroom session on this topic?

This topic is of relevance to anyone teaching, potentially at all levels of education (ie not just higher education) and a useful approach for a workshop would involve planning how to shift an existing course/module over to a flipped mode, identifying learning objectives, materials, technologies, and learning activities that could take place within the ‘freed up’ lecture time.

Are there resources and materials available?

Yes. There are lots of materials on the web, a number of which are listed opposite. These are a good starting point, particularly the case study examples listed.

Can I download a copy of this interactive lesson?

Yes. We provide all the materials which we have developed (or adapted, subject to licence permissions) for use under a CC BY-NC 4.0 licence.  We will shortly be making downloadable SCORM versions available here.

Further information & useful links:

The Flipped Classroom resources site at the University of Queensland :

Educause’s  “7 things you should know about….Flipped Classrooms”:

Flipped Classroom Infographic (by Knewton) :

Wikipedia entry:

Using Blogs to Support a Flipped Class Model (video from the TELU project):