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Actively Learning Chemistry Blended Classes for First Year College Students – Dr Lisa B. Hibbard, Spelman College

Jan 12, 2018engineering and tech, physical sciences, stem education

Flipped learning is an exciting new educational strategy aimed at maximising learning by delivering the content of courses online, while focusing classroom time on student-centred active learning tasks. Dr Lisa Hibbard at Spelman College in Atlanta, GA has been testing new flipped learning strategies for first year General Chemistry classes which are positively perceived by students and result in better performance.

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