Driven by Research
The FlipItPhysics approach is grounded in physics education research and principles of cognitive psychology. The system was developed over ten years at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, and tested by thousands of students and instructors at dozens of institutions across North America.
What's more, FlipItPhysics works.
Supported by grants from the National Science Foundation, our research demonstrates that students learn more when using FlipItPhysics, and have a more positive outlook on their learning experience.
Online learning that actually works.
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