For flip's sake: Just what is a flipped classroom?


What is the flipped classroom? According to the Chronicle of Higher Education "Flipping in its various forms involves a key trait: It inverts the traditional relationship of students and faculty members. Instead of passively receiving course content during class, students digest the information outside of class on their own time. They might read written materials, watch previously recorded lectures, or listen to a podcast. Once they are in class with their instructors, students spend time answering questions, discussing material, or working in groups. The method has attracted particular attention in recent years in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics courses".

To find out more, read the full article from The Chronicle of Higher Education, available to download from:
(accessing the article requires registration but is a very quick process and the article is worth it!)

And come along to this one-hour workshop where some of the practical options available at DIT to support the flipped classroom will be outlined.

DIT Institutional Objectives

This workshop is considered to support the following DIT institutional objectives:

  • Develop the curriculum
  • Develop and support teaching excellence
  • Promote diversity of learning opportunities
Who is this workshop suitable for?

This workshop is suitable for any lecturer who wishes to find out a little more about the flipped classroom.


There are no pre-requisites for this module

Facilitated by?

This workshop is facilitated by Kevin O'Rourke of the Learning, Teaching and Technology Centre.

Workshop duration?

1 hour