The Importance of eBooks in a Flipped Classroom

Flipping the classroom has become a hot topic in educational circles in recent times. The idea is that students first learn course content online, usually at home, and the time in the classroom is devoted to what used to be traditionally homework, with the teacher’s assistance. Many articles have been written on how the idea of a Flipped Classroom has gained currency with the advent of eBooks and digital learning content.

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Source – https://facultyinnovate.utexas.edu/flipped-classroom

However, the concept of a Flipped Classroom is not restricted to reading eBooks or consuming digital content on the subject before the classroom session. Rather, the students read or prepare for the class session independently, on their own. The classroom session is then devoted to instructor-led discussions and collaborative problem-solving. Helping students assimilate and understand the subject much better through the power of social learning.

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