Do Blended and Flipped Learning Really Work? Test Cases from Two Disciplines and Two Perspectives

Tuesday, March 31 | 5:30PM–6:20PM | Room 551
Session Type: Professional Development
While many have made claims about the effectiveness of flipped classrooms and blended learning, few have had the opportunity to definitively test if these pedagogical methods enhance student learning. Using two different test cases, one in the social sciences and one in the sciences, we will discuss how teaching a course with an experimental group and a control group allowed us to quantitatively compare the performance of students in a traditional versus a blended or flipped setting. We will discuss our methods, tools, and results, with a particular emphasis on how these models can be adapted to different situations and topics.

OUTCOMES: Understand our methods for quantitatively assessing the effectiveness of online and flipped instruction * Learn about the effects of the flipped classroom and blended learning on student learning outcomes


  • Tom Mennella

    Associate Professor of Biology, Bay Path University

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