Changing From Traditional to Blended, Flipped Instruction: Guidelines for Taking the Journey
Abstract: The journey instructors take when adopting a new instructional method can be challenging. Blended, flipped instruction is a new way of teaching and a new style of learning for many faculty and students, and change can often be a difficult process. This paper summarizes the development of a hybrid, flipped undergraduate education course across five years of implementation. Refinements were made to the course based upon an ongoing action research study conducted from the initial pilot test of the approach in one unit of the course to the current full-scale implementation. Tips for ensuring a successful blend between online and face-to-face components and strategies for successful execution of hybrid, flipped learning will be provided.