College of Engineering Data Shows Successful Impact of Flipped Classrooms

1405014938502Data from Villanova University’s College of Engineering shows that flipped classrooms have positively impacted student performance. Flipped classrooms were introduced in four introductory sophomore engineering courses last academic year at Villanova, and the College is expanding that to eight classes for the fall of 2014.

“Achieving academic distinction by being recognized as a leading engineering college in the transformation of engineering education in the U.S.,” has long been the vision of Gary A. Gabriele, PhD, Drosdick Endowed Dean, Villanova University College of Engineering. That transformative vision calls for classroom and lab experiences that emphasize student responsibility for their learning with faculty focused on mentoring, as well as increased opportunities for students to experience the professional practice of engineering. The College of Engineering took a major step toward a new approach to classroom learning by introducing the flipped classroom model.

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