Academic outcomes of flipped classroom learning: a meta‐analysis – Medical Education

A central validity issue for novel interventions is the choice of an appropriate comparator.  I worry about this a lot in medical education research.  In this case, for instance, you could do a really great lecture – full of entertainment, interactivity, etc., which could compete strongly for effectiveness with an average flipped classroom activity.

Interestingly, in this meta-analysis, there was exploration of heterogeneity in outcome, context, etc., but no analysis by intervention type, no examination of intervention fidelity, etc.  Education research is hard…

via Academic outcomes of flipped classroom learning: a meta‐analysis – Chen – – Medical Education – Wiley Online Library