-by Jon Bergmann-
This month’s top 10 research articles were tough to pick, which is a great problem to have. My first pass had 16 potential candidates for the top 10. So be sure to check out the “Other Notable Studies.” In all, I reviewed 115 studies. So many had surfaced that I wasn’t able to get to all of them in my inbox.
The number one study (#1) this past December is an excellent illustration of what we’ve seen in this column for the past year — that Flipped Learning just plain works. A meta-study of 115 other studies was undertaken and the results highlight that Flipped Learning needs to be adopted whole-scale.
The second series of studies that were amazing showed learning improved when you couple Flipped Learning with artificial intelligence (#2), concept mapping (#4), and gamification (#5 & #6), and add a social dimension to video watching (#3). These illustrate how Flipped Learning is proving to be the operating system of the new educational era. I am especially watching for studies on the intersection of Flipped Learning and Artificial Intelligence because I see AI as a complete disruptor to traditional education.
Other studies demonstrated how Flipped Learning decreases cognitive load in students (#7), and when Flipped Learning includes a change in assessment, magic happens (#8). Assessment and Flipped Learning is an area of considerable interest as I see this as one of the next frontiers in Flipped Learning.