Applying the Flipped Learning Method in Engineering Courses by Using Web Based Tools: An Innovative Approach
The flipped learning method requires students to view basic theory and material before entering the classroom. This leaves adequate time for the professor to interact with the students during inclass problem solving sessions. This concept of a flipped classroom is not new; it is the authors’ assumption that many professors currently ask students to read material in order to prepare for upcoming classes. However, confirming that the material has been reviewed by the students may be difficult and time consuming. The widespread use of computers and the internet now introduce creative ways to deliver pre-lecture material while ensuring that the students have completed the pre-lecture assignments before coming to class.