What You Must Know About “Flipped Learning”

In Client News by Ethan Rasiel

John Baker, President and Chief Executive Officer of D2L, one of Lightspeed PR’s clients, co-wrote a piece for Forbes about the pros and cons of “flipped learning”. You can read the full story by clicking here.

So, what exactly is flipped learning? In a flipped classroom, classroom time is used for collaborative activities like discussions, hands-on explorations of concepts and problem-solving experiences instead of lectures. Lectures can easily be viewed at home via video.


More and more educators are using flipped learning. And Baker explains in the Forbes article that this style of teaching can lead to increased and better interaction between teachers and students, reduced student stress and higher student achievement scores.

However, he does caution that “flipped learning isn’t the holy grail and needs to evolve beyond a one-size-fits-all solution”.