Speak Up 2013 National Research Project Findings

A second year review of flipped learning
Speak Up 2013 National Findings

March 2014

Students, teachers and administrators are increasingly interested in tapping into digital tools such as video to transform the classroom experience. From this research, it is evident that the flipped learning model is gaining the attention of educators who are interesting in improving student achievement and teacher effectiveness by leveraging digital tools to enable innovation.”
Julie Evans, CEO of Project Tomorrow
Speak Up 2013 National Research Project Findings: A Second Year Review of Flipped Learning is a collaborative effort between Project Tomorrow and The Flipped Learning Network using data from the more than 403,000 K-12 students, parents, teachers, administrators and community members that participated in the 11th annual Speak Up online surveys in the Fall of 2013. For the second year in a row, specific questions were asked of students, educators and administrators on flipped learning and use of videos in the classroom. Teachers and school administrators were asked to comment on their current or planned implementation of this innovative strategy.
This new whitepaper reveals significant growth in just one year in interest and implementation of flipped classrooms and a drop in concerns about student online access. Teacher interest in professional development on making quality instructional videos and on how to best use class time in a flipped classroom remained high, but this concern among administrators has declined while some are beginning to provide this training.
Speak Up 2013 flipped learning findings include:
  • One out of six math and science teachers are implementing a flipped learning model using videos that they have created or sourced online.        
  • 16 percent of teachers say they are regularly creating videos of their lessons or lectures to students to watch.   
  • 45 percent of librarians and media specialists are regularly creating videos and similar rich media as part of their professional practice. 
  • 37 percent of librarians are helping to build teacher capacity by supporting teachers’ skills in using and creating  video and rich media for classroom use.
  • While, almost one-fifth of current teachers have “learning how to flip my classroom” on their wish list for professional development this year,  41 percent of administrators say pre-service teachers should learn how to set up a flipped learning class model before getting a teaching credential.
  • 66 percent of principals said pre-service teachers should learn how to create and use videos and other digital media within their teacher preparation programs.  
  • 75 percent of middle and high school students agree that flipped learning would be a good way for them to learn, with 32 percent of those students strongly agreeing with that idea.  
Click here to download a copy of the five-page white paper.
About Flipped Learning Network 
The mission of the Flipped Learning Network™ (FLN) is to provide educators with the knowledge, skills, and resources to successfully implement Flipped Learning. The goals of the FLN are to 1) Serve as the hub connecting educators engaged in Flipped Learning; 2) Facilitate and collaborate on research relevant to Flipped Learning; and 3) Provide access to professional learning opportunities on Flipped Learning. www.flippedlearning.org

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