Monday, July 15, 2013

Positives about the Flipped Class

I've devoted the past few posts to covering the issues that a minority of students have had with my flipped classes. By far, however, most of my students (250/292, 85.6%) have advised me to keep the flipped classroom as it is. If I could identify these students, I might think that they were merely trying to impress me to improve their grade; however, my assessments are anonymous, so I have some faith that  my students are providing an honest assessment of their experience with the flipped composition class.

I have grouped their responses into the following categories:
  • In-class benefits (77/292, 26.4%)
  • Workload benefits (65/292, 22.3%)
  • Prefer flipped class (36/292, 12.3%)
  • Flipped class is innovative (34/292, 11.6%)
  • Scaffolding issues (28/292, 9.6%)
  • Technology benefits (24/292, 8.2%)
  • Learning benefits (21/292, 7.2%)
  • Workload issues (16/292, 6.9%)
  • Benefits in connections to peers (16/292 6.9%)
  • Like the online lectures (14/292, 4.8%)
  • Student centered (11/292, 3.8%)
  • The flip classroom is enjoyable (11/292, 3.8%)
I will explore these benefits of the flipped classroom over the next few blog posts.