Interest in the flipped classroom at UQ began in about 2010 and a growing number of academic staff have since decided to redesign their courses using flipped classroom strategies. This is because of the potential to improve student engagement through the key component—active learning.

The Flipped Classroom is referenced in Goal 2: Student-centred flexibility of the UQ Student Strategy where two key local initiatives are highlighted with positive student feedback:

Flipping does not have to be a large-scale project to be successful. Some academics have made small tweaks to the design of courses resulting in notable improvement to student engagement. Others have used resources from MOOCs to support the online components to deliver content.  Some of the UQ flipping stories are showcased in the Case Studies area.

This site aims to provide resources, ideas, tip sheets, design templates and teaching stories to help academics plan flipping for specific teaching and learning contexts.  If you are considering a course redesign, it is recommended to have 3-6 months lead time to prepare.

ITaLI now offers workshops for UQ Schools upon request. For further information, contact ITaLI itali[at]uq.edu.au