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Flipping classroom raises student performance

VU International News and Reviews No. 13 September 17 2013

September 2013

In an effort to raise the low results in “Engineering Electronics and Circuits” as “one of the most-hated courses in the college, San Jose State University professors asked edX for help.

In the flipped class, 85 of the students watched the lectures at home, leaving all class room time for guided practice and questions & answers.

By midterm, although the questions were more difficult for the flipped students, their median score was 10 to 11 points higher. The university will wait for the final results and will conduct a student survey before deciding if it wants to flip more classrooms.

In a similar vein, Stanford University School of Medicine engages with Khan Academy to flip classrooms, reports InsideHigherEd.

Report available through kees.kouwenaar@vu.nl

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