While “flipping” a classroom has gained attention in K-12 and Secondary school programs, there has been relatively no explicit focus on its effectiveness as a teaching method for instructional media design courses in Higher Education. The purpose of this quasi-experimental study was to determine the effectiveness of the flipped classroom approach to teaching instructional media design subjects by comparing students’ academic performance and training satisfaction in traditional lecture-based instruction with those in a flipped classroom. A total of 128 undergraduate students participated voluntarily and were divided into a control (n=62) and an experimental (n=66) group, respectively. The study findings indicated substantial differences in both academic performance and training satisfaction between the two groups, with the students in the experimental group performing significantly better. Specifically, the results showed some determining factors associated with training satisfaction that explain why students in flipped classes achieved notably higher mastery in the learning objectives than their control group peers. This study adds to the literature by providing evidence on how a flipped classroom can potentially benefit students’ academic performance, leading to higher training satisfaction and deeper disciplinary understanding in instructional media design courses.
Bibliographical noteThis is the peer reviewed version of the following article: Ioannis Kazanidis Nikolaos Pellas Panagiotis Fotaris Avgoustos Tsinakos, Can the flipped classroom model improve students’ academic performance and training satisfaction in Higher Education instructional media design courses?, British Journal of Educational Technology, 2018, which has been published in final form at https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/abs/10.1111/bjet.12694. This article may be used for non-commercial purposes in accordance with Wiley Terms and Conditions for Use of Self-Archived Versions.
- instructional media design
- flipped classroom
- academic performance
- training satisfaction