Student views on the use of flipped learning in higher education: A pilot study


GÜNDÜZ A. Y. , Akkoyunlu B.

EDUCATION AND INFORMATION TECHNOLOGIES, vol.24, no.4, pp.2391-2401, 2019 (ESCI) identifier identifier

Abstract

Flipped learning becomes increasingly popular in higher education with the widespread use of the Internet. The traditional methods are deeply teacher-centered and students usually listen to the teacher during the course. This is different in flipped learning and the time spent in the classroom involves rich learning activities. It allowed learners to take a more active role in the class than the traditional methods. However, flipped learning also has many challenges for students. The purpose of this study is to determine the benefits and challenges of flipped learning in higher education. Participants' views of flipped learning were collected through a questionnaire with open-ended questions. The results indicated that implementing flipped learning gave students a chance to experience greater instructional flexibility during both online and in-class sessions. The students said that they felt more responsible for their own learning. And some of them expressed disappointment with the lack of immediate feedback while watching videos and with their poor Internet accessibility outside of the classroom.