This paper examines how concept maps can be used to facilitate learning in a flipped classroom. Concept maps are a method for visual knowledge representation. In a flipped classroom, learning materials are made available to students for self-learning before class starts, while in-class time is used for student-teacher interaction. In this paper, we consider the role of concept maps created by the teacher in three different ways: a) as learning materials for students in a flipped classroom, b) as an organizational tool for the knowledge representation, and c) as an assessment method in which the questions are created for each concept so that the teacher is able to identify which concept the student has not grasped properly. This methodology was implemented in a pilot study with final year MCA students. The preliminary findings are extremely positive, further research work is in progress and large-scale experimentation is planned.
Kamal Bijlani, Chatterjee, S., and Sruthy Anand, “Concept Maps for Learning in a Flipped Classroom”, in Technology for Education (T4E), 2013 IEEE Fifth International Conference on, Kharagpur, 2013.