Blended learning

In traditional face-to-face classes, individual needs are often neglected, because a compromise must always be found with all participants, e.g. with regard to the speed of solving tasks or explanations based on prior knowledge. Some students cannot attend face-to-face classes because personal commitments or parallel events do not allow this.

Blended learning (partly synonymous: hybrid teaching) combines the advantages of face-to-face teaching (e.g. social contacts, direct interaction) with the advantages of digitally supported learning (e.g. flexibility and individualization through asynchronous, modular learning units).

Inverted Classroom - Everything turned upside down!

The Inverted Classroom is a special concept of blended learning in which, as the name suggests, the original teaching/learning space is turned upside down. "The basic idea of the Inverted Classroom Model is to swap content delivery, which traditionally takes place together on site with the teacher, and practice and reinforcement, which is done at home on one's own. The goal here is to have time available for learning together and applying the newly learned material" (Schäfer, 2012. The Inverted Classroom Model in companion volume to the first ICM conference).