Probing the Inverted Classroom: A Controlled Study of Teaching and Learning Outcomes in Undergraduate Engineering and Mathematics

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Engineering (HMC), Mathematics (HMC), Biology (HMC), Chemistry (HMC)

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The inverted or “flipped” classroom has begun to attract much attention among educators in an effort to combine the use of technology and traditional teaching techniques. One definition of the inverted classroom was provided by Lage, Platt, and Treglia1: “Inverting the classroom means that events that have traditionally taken place inside the classroom now take place outside the classroom and vice versa” (p.32). Bishop and Verleger2 provide an expanded view of the inverted classroom by defining it as “an educational technique that consists of two parts: interactive group learning activities inside the classroom, and direct computer-based individual instruction outside the classroom.”

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