Employing Technology to Customize the Flipped Classroom Practice Conference Paper uri icon

abstract

  • © IEOM Society International. Higher education institutions have been a traditional source of innovations, yet, they continue to lag when it comes to employing innovative technological solutions that could improve the educational process. New teaching strategies that employ technology could help improve learning outcomes. This is the emphasis of flipped classroom techniques which rely on technology to change traditional practices in a way that encourages students to become focused on self-paced learning while steering the teaching and learning processes toward a more interactive and engaging setup. This paper summarizes the results from three studies by different instructors that utilized technology to implement the flipped classroom methodology at Texas A&M University at Qatar. The courses employed in the studies represented an array of subjects in engineering education with audiences from a wide range of backgrounds. Each instructor customized his own approach to the flipped classroom concept with each utilizing different technologies to achieve the end goal of improved learning outcomes. The research was concluded by student surveys to assess their views regarding the flipped classroom methodology and how it impacted their learning. The results of the studies demonstrate that non-traditional pedagogical practices that utilize technology to flip the classroom can positively impact students' performance. © IEOM Society International.

author list (cited authors)

  • Ismail, M. Y., & Parsaei, H. R.

publication date

  • January 2016