The conventional approach in classroom teaching has been to deliver learning material through instruction in the classroom. In this conventional approach, students are assigned homework to reinforce the classroom learning. Flipped learning inverts this approach - learning materials are delivered, via video, before the class. The classroom is then used to reinforce that learning, through active problem solving and informed peer discussion
The flipped learning approach aims to leverage digital learning tools such as video to improve the classroom learning experience. Classroom time is arguably better spent as the students are more actively engaged in learning.
The potential for flipped learning is being gradually realized as schools increasingly develop their own video resources, and is being aided by content creators such as Khan Academy providing educational material for students free of charge. The better the content, the more engaged the students would be with the learning material before class. The Experience API learning standard can be used by educators to get metrics about the efficacy of the learning material.
Platforms such as Moodle and WordPress enable schools to share learning materials with all students. VdoCipher provides the ideal video streaming infrastructure for educational institutions to create and share their videos directly with their students.