In 2012–2017, the Australian Government Office for Teaching and Learning (OLT) funded a project titled Radical Transformation: Reimagining Engineering Education Through Flipping the Classroom in a Global Learning Partnership.

[This is an archived project. For up-to-date information on flipped classroom and blended learning, please visit the blended learning page on this site.]

Led by UQ, the project explored transformative course development through flipped classroom models.

Emerging among the many calls to transform engineering education was a push to replace the traditional lecture with online video content, and couple this with collaborative active learning on campus.

The interest in this ‘flipped classroom’ approach was mirrored by the global MOOC phenomenon. Both point to the need to reimagine the online and on-campus environments to ensure successful recruitment and retention of students, whilst maintaining the focus on learning outcomes.

Large-scale (1000+ students) flipped classroom implementation was demonstrated at UQ in 2012/2013 and generated significant attention due to its unique pedagogical design.

Expertise from six US and Australian universities situationally analysed, developed and fast-tracked dissemination of this transformation. The process of this work was built on new forms of open scholarly communication, with the goal of accelerating systemic change in engineering education.
 


UQ's Professor Phillip Long explains the approach behind the OLT collaborative project Radical Transformation: Reimagining Engineering Education Through Flipping the Classroom in a Global Learning Partnership.

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