ISSN 1002-1027  CN 11-2952/G2

Journal of Academic Libraries ›› 2014, Vol. 32 ›› Issue (6): 97-102.

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A Case Study of “Flipped Classroom” in Information Literacy Education

Qian Long   

  • Received:2014-07-18 Online:2014-11-10 Published:2015-11-26


“Flipped classroom” was called a significant technological change in classroom teaching. Information literacy education (ILE) is mainly a practice-oriented curriculum and is very suitable to conduct online teaching. The purpose of the study was to conduct an empirical study using the flipped classroom theory in ILE. To compare the teaching results of the clipped classroom with traditional teaching mode, a parallel class with traditional teaching mode was also made. A surveys on students showed that 90% of “flipped classroom” students and 70% traditional classroom will chose “flipped classroom” again. The study results showed the scores of students from “flipped classroom” were higher than those from traditional classroom. The influencing factors of the different scores of “flipped classroom” might be web-based autonomous learning, disciplinary backgrounds and network platform. Some proposals were made by author for related teaching and research in future.