According to Bill Gates, flipped classrooms—a model that swaps the way homework and classwork are traditionally done—that incorporate outsourced lectures could help community college students. The Chronicle of Higher Education reported that while speaking to community college leaders, the Microsoft giant also said that this model could make these schools function more efficiently.
For more thoughts on this subject, check out these two related perspectives. Dr. Sondlo Leonard Mhlaba, associate dean of Undergraduate Academic and Faculty Affairs at the College of Professional Studies (CPS), describes the challenges in measuring and understanding the true impact of community colleges. He writes that to truly understand the impact of community colleges in America’s higher education system, we need to look at their role expansively, and he puts forth that online degrees play a vital role in helping community college graduates complete college degrees.
Next, Art LaMan, CPS faculty member in the Master of Science in Project Management program, describes how flipped classrooms can open the door to a whole new type of learning that takes advantage of—and offers significant benefits in—our increasingly multicultural classrooms.