Now that I have completed my Master of Arts degree in Curriculum and Instruction, thought that I should provides some links to it in a few different formats for your reading pleasure. The full title is: Exploring the Learning Outcomes of a Flipped Learning Methodology for Post-Secondary Information Literacy Students: A Mixed Methods Approach. Here it is in the format of your choice:
A PDF version of my thesis can also be found in the University of Victoria institutional repository.
If you have any questions about my thesis, or flipped learning in general, I’d be happy to talk to you.
Here is the abstract of my thesis:
The concept of flipped learning has received significant attention in recent years. In a flipped learning methodology, students view instructional videos and complete related assignments before class, so that face-to-face time with the instructor can be spent applying the knowledge and skills they were introduced to in the pre-class assignments. This study aims to determine the effectiveness of a flipped learning method for teaching information literacy (IL) skills to undergraduate students compared to a traditional teaching method where the majority of face-to-face time is spent instructing. To evaluate this, a mixed methods research design was used, where results from qualitative interviews helped explain findings from test data, assignment completion data, and major paper rubric data. The IL tests resulted in a small but insignificant test score improvement for flipped participants. Interviewed flipped participants reported mainly positive feelings toward flipped learning, whereas all flipped ESL interviewees related strong positive feedback towards flipped learning.