O, data. The dirty D word of education. If you don't see it as a dirty word, well neither do I, but I do understand the negative connotation around that word in the world of educators. The negative connotation comes from the fear that data trumps all other aspects of education, which in some cases it shamefully does. But what if we look at it this way - what if the data is a piece of the puzzle in understanding if your flipped classroom is working or not? Just a piece, not the whole, but it can be a rather informative and effective piece.
Data can be just that if, and only if you spend some time reflecting on the following three points that I bring to your attention here.
So let's get straight to it.
In the flipped classroom, you'll notice quickly that there are more points throughout your course, throughout your students' experience in your course that you'll want to be informed...