The flipped classroom model is a type of blended learning where the activities students would normally do during class is moved to the outside of class and the work that was typically assigned as homework is performed in class. This allows the teacher to become more of a coach and serves to facilitate the acquisition of knowledge while empowering students. This shakes up the traditional model, but many educators are finding it works better and more students can complete assignments. Of course, there are some pros and cons associated with flipped classrooms, and it requires a change of accepted ways of doing things, but with the proper technology the flipped classroom model can work very well.
The below video explains the process very well and shows the flipped classroom model at a high level.
With the flipped classroom model student can learn at their individual pace. This allows the ones who are advanced to increase their learning further as well as allows the students who may be struggling to more time to grasp the concepts. You must have the right technology to deliver the flipped classroom model, and at first, it will require more work as the faculty move their instruction lectures into a technical format, but once those challenges are overcome, then it becomes easier for the faculty member. The first step of the inverted classroom is to get all the content the students will need to be digitalized so it can be delivered through the internet. There are many ways to do this, from recording videos with something like Camtasia to using a system like Mix for Office to create your content.
It is a different way of thinking, but many experts think the flipped classroom model will become the standard for how instruction is delivered over the next few years.