Documentation:Flipped Lab Flipped Classroom Resources

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The overview resources include articles about the overall context of the Flipped Classroom in teaching and learning as well as guides that provide a full picture of the Flipped Classroom modality with a link to examples and resources.


Jackie Gerstein writes an extensive description of the Flipped Leaning Model.
Blog post that challenges some of the current definitions of the Flipped Classroom, particularly the frequent emphasis on video production. Derek Bruff is the director of the Vanderbilt :University Center for Teaching and a senior lecturer in the Vanderbilt Department of Mathematics.
Julie Schell’s brief definition of the flipped classroom. This clear introduction provides a good starting point when considering the What, When and How of the flipped classroom.
EDUCAUSE resource goes through 7- key features of the Flipped Classroom. Includes examples and links to Flipped Classroom Resources in higher education.
Description and critical look at a video-based approach to the flipped classroom


Detailed flipped classroom guide, created by students and for students by the UBC Learning Commons
Introduction to flipping the classroom, includes a link to video lectures in a science classroom
An overview of the flipped classroom, includes a table comparing the flipped classroom to traditional classrooms as well as visuals and infographics


Example of the implementation of the flipped classroom in the Department of Medicine a the University of Saskatchewan used in the context of case-based learning.


Brief and clear introduction to the Flipped Classroom
Video introduction to the flipped classroom. A simple resource for educators
This video collection highlights and describes some approaches to the "Flipped" classroom in use by faculty at the University of Texas at Austin. Includes different stories of how the Flipped Classroom worked in different classes.
Salman Khan's Ted Talk discussing the value of open video materials and how these video tutorials can make transformative changes in education
The Flipped Learning Network is a online network for educators exploring the Flipped Classroom in their teaching. The site includes links to examples and an updated list of Flipped Classroom resources


The articles and resources included in this section support the planning and design for both the face-to-face environment and pre-class activities.

Classroom Activities

Guidelines of what to avoid doing when undertaking activities in a large class meeting. Much directly applicable to clickers but a useful checklist for people when considering how to carry out the various active engagement elements of their class.
Advice on how to keep a large group of students engaged in a classroom setting, with particular focus on the back of the class and dealing with situations of student questions and when chatter breaks out.
Advice on the moments in your traditional classroom that can be most effectively flipped. Answers questions about where flipped classroom elements can be integrated in the classroom.
Overview and resources related to team-based learning videos, and resources for TBL

Pre-class Activities

Practical advice for using pre-class reading assignments in conjunction with a reading quiz, to allow students initial and early exposure to material and content to be discussed in greater depth (focussing on remaining problems) at future class sessions.
Practical strategies for easing the transition to active learning approaches in the classroom.


The articles included in this section focus on scholarship about the Flipped Classroom modality and pre-class activities.

  • Bergmann, J. & Sams, A. (2012). Flip your classroom: Reach every student in every class every day. Washington, DC: International Society for Technology in Education.Ubc-elink.png
In this book the authors explain the process and implementation of a flipped classroom.
Literature review of Flipped Learning developed in collaboration between George Mason University and Pearson. The resources includes well-contextualized descriptions of articles and research related to the flipped classroom.
  • Lage Maureen J, Platt Glenn J, and Treglia, Michael. Inverting the Classroom: A Gateway to Creating an Inclusive Learning Environment.The Journal of Economic Education, Vol. 31, No. 1, Winter, 2000. Retrieved on September 13th from
  • Millard, E. (2012). 5 reasons flipped classrooms work: Turning lectures into homework to boost student engagement and increase technology-fueled creativity. University Business, 15(11), 26.Ubc-elink.png
This article highlights the advantages of flipped classrooms and discusses five reasons for doing a flip including increasing student engagement, strengthening team-based skills and offering personalized student guidance. The author states that the flipped model is enhanced with clickers from the companies i>clicker and Turning Technologies LLC.
  • Strayer, J. F. (2012). How learning in an inverted classroom influences cooperation, innovation and task orientation. Learning Environments Research, 15(2), 171-193.Ubc-elink.png
This article compares the learning environments of an inverted introductory statistics class with a traditional introductory statistics class at the same university. This mixed-methods research study used the College and University Classroom Environment Inventory, field notes, interviews and focus groups to investigate and compare the learning environments of these two classrooms. Findings show that the students in the inverted classroom were less satisfied with how the classroom structure oriented them to the learning tasks in the course, but they became more open to cooperative learning and innovative teaching methods. The author further discusses these findings in terms of how they contribute to the stability and connectedness of classroom learning communities.
  • Wilson, S. G. (2013). The flipped class: A method to address the challenges of an undergraduate statistics course. Teaching of Psychology, 40(3), 193-199.Ubc-elink.png
In this article, the author explores how the traditional lecture/homework structure of the undergraduate statistic course was “flipped” so that the majority of basic knowledge acquisition moved out of the classroom, making room for interactive activities during class time. The described changes had a positive impact on students’ attitudes toward the class and instructor as well as on students’ performance in the class.

Research, Screencasts/Videos

Research that looks at the value of using screencasts to enhance teaching and learning in the context of a large engineering classroom
Research on students perception on the use of instructor created videos in both face-to-face and online learning. Includes recommendations for instructors using video in the classroom.
  • McLoughlin, C. and Loch, B. (2012). Engaging students in cognitive and metacognitive processes using screencasts. Proceedings of the 2012 World Conference on Educational Multimedia, Hypermedia and Telecommunications (EDMEDIA 2012), Denver, Colorado, United States, 26 June 2012 / Tel Amiel and Brent Wilson (eds.), pp. 1107-1110. Retrieved from
This research from examines how screencasts can be structured with the purpose of enhancing students metacognitive skills.


The resources in this section include links to examples and web-based tools that can support the flipped classroom. The tools have been further categorized based on their use in teaching and learning.


One-stop resources for DIY Screencasting, guide includes, examples, links to tutorials and tool descriptions.
Quicktime allows you to create screencasts with audio that can be saved or exported,
Free screencast software that can be installed on PC or Mac. Limited editing capabilites, but files can be exported to Camtasia
Camtasia is a paid video screencapture and editing program. Create and edit screencasts and movies
Screencasting and video hosting service
Screencasting and visual storytelling for PCs
new version supports video screencasting as well as annotated screen shots.


Tool developed at MIT that allows for social annotating of PDFs

Video Learning Wrapper

Tool developed from TED that allows you to repurpose open videos and integrate discussions, quizzes and other ways of engaging learners.

Video Hosting

  • Kaltura
Video-hosting and streaming service at UBC. Create videos with your web-cam and share within Connect
Playback, screencast creator for iPad that can be linked into drop-box


This section includes examples of how different modalities can be used to engage students with content outside the classroom.

Visual Media

Samples of various types of visual media applications in learning resource design including: video demonstration, stop motion animation, screencasting, java based resources designed to interact with.
An example of a pencast that was created for Physics 101 using the Livescribe smart pen.