Student response to a flipped learning approach has been positive: two thirds of the students involved in our project have used resources outside the classroom, 88 per cent of these found the resources useful and 91 per cent enjoyed using them. You can also read the full student feedback on the Construction revision apps.
Around 97 per cent of students participated in our VLe week, showing high levels of engagement, with Moodle usage increasing by 62 per cent in hairdressing and 45 per cent in catering.
We were able to create a good level of staff engagement in some areas where we had strong support from the Heads of Department who arranged compulsory staff training, attended the training themselves and checked on staff progress. For example, we trained 20 staff in Hair, beauty and catering and nine staff in Health and social care on technologies they had never tried before. This resulted in an increased understanding of instructional design and improved technical skills as well as strong partnerships between teaching staff and technical staff.
We had 20 staff across Hair, beauty & catering developed a range of materials for our VLe week, many of them using Xerte, and 402 students completed part of their course online during this week. Usage of the 'VLe' went up substantially in that week but also in the following weeks, and the percentage increase was highest in Hairdressing (62 per cent) and Catering (45 per cent) where usage levels had been lower than in Beauty therapy before the project.
See our blog for more detailed information about the impact of our Hair, beauty & catering VLe week and hear our staff commenting on the benefits of using video in a flipped approach.