In 2018, one hundred delegates from 49 countries collaborated with the non-profit Academy of Active Learning Arts and Sciences (AALAS), to identify the global best practices of Flipped Learning. Several universities reviewed and embraced those best practices and launched programs based on the AALAS Flipped Learning 3.0 framework. This charter group of institutions makes up the Flipped Learning 3.0 Coalition and continue to curate and apply the most advanced research and best practices shared through this international network. In 2021, the coalition opened Flipped Learning Certification Centers on three continents.
The University of Northern Colorado is a public university in Greeley, Colorado. The university was founded in 1889 as the State Normal School of Colorado and has a long history in teacher education. UNC founded the annual International Higher Education Flipped Learning Conference, the only conference dedicated to Flipped Learning research, workshops, and professional development for higher education. In 2019 UNC received the Eric Mazur International Flipped Learning Award for its work to advance the instructional model.
Anahuac University, Mexico, is currently among the top three private universities in Mexico. Universidad Anahuac is part of the Anahuac Universities Network, with Catholic universities in Latin America, Europe, and the USA. In 2018, Anahauc implemented a program to put its best professors, in every department, through a rigorous two-year Flipped Learning 3.0 certification process. Anahuac helped pilot, classroom-test, and enhance, Flipped Learning professional development for higher education introducing masters-level rigor to the program. Anahuac University is the 2021 recipient of the Eric Mazur International Flipped Learning Award.
MEF University is the first university to adopt the “flipped classroom” educational model university-wide. MEF University is a non-profit private university in Istanbul, founded by the İbrahim Arıkan Education and Scientific Research Foundation. MEF University Center for teaching and learning is very active in identifying the international best practice of Flipped Learning and was the second institution to put its education staff through the Flipped Learning 3.0 Certification.
The Dominican University of California is a private university in San Rafael, California. Founded in 1890 as Dominican College, it is one of the oldest universities in California. Dominican University offers a three-credit blended certification program based on the Flipped Learning 3.0 framework and the AALAS global standards.
National Taiwan University of Science and Technology was founded on August 1, 1974. Currently, Taiwan Tech is comprised of five campuses and six colleges, including engineering, electrical and computer engineering, management, design, liberal arts & social sciences, and applied science. In 1979 and 1982, NTIT added master’s and doctoral programs, respectively. NTUST offers university credit for FLGI Flipped Learning certification courses based on the Flipped Learning 3.0 framework and the AALAS global standards.
Ohio Valley University is a private Christian college located between Parkersburg and Vienna in West Virginia. Founded in 1958, the school integrates education with biblical faith and service. The college is physically located on two separate campuses totaling 267 acres. OVU offers bachelor’s degrees in more than 30 different subject areas and offers university credit for completing FLGI Flipped Learning certification based on the Flipped Learning 3.0 framework and the AALAS global standards.
University of La Rioja (UR) is a public institution of higher education based in Logroño, La Rioja, Spain. Inaugurated from various existing schools and colleges, it currently teaches Grades 19 adapted to European Higher Education and a varied program of masters, summer courses, and courses of Spanish language and culture for foreigners. It has earned the Campus International Excellence designation for the project “Iberus” presented together with the public universities of Zaragoza, Navarra, and Lleida. The university offers university credit for completing FLGI Flipped Learning certification based on the Flipped Learning 3.0 framework and the AALAS global standards.
The ongoing work of the International Coalition of Flipped Learning 3.0 Universities puts an evidenced-based framework and institutional rigor behind the certification options available through the Flipped Learning Global Initiative.