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The flipped classroom is actually just one of a number of different blended learning models. Blended learning programs generally fall under one of four models: the rotation model, the flex model, the a la carte model, or the enriched virtual model.
The flipped classroom is actually a type of rotation model. The Clayton Christensen Institute for Disruptive Innovation defines the rotation model as “a course or subject in which students rotate on a fixed schedule or at the teacher’s discretion between learning modalities, at least one of which is online learning.”
The Clayton Christensen Institute further delineates the flipped classroom as “a course or subject in which students participate in online learning off-site in place of traditional homework and then attend the brick the brick-and-mortar school for face-to-face, teacher-guided practice or projects.” In the flipped classroom, course content and instruction are primarily delivered online, and that’s what sets this model apart from students just doing homework online after school.
Source: “Blended Learning Definitions.” Clayton Christensen Institute for Disruptive Innovation. Accessed June 18, 2015. http://www.christenseninstitute.org/blended-learning-definitions-and-models/.