Flipped learning, flipped satisfaction, getting the balance right


  • Rosemary Fisher Swinburne University of Technology
  • Bella Ross Swinburne University of Technology
  • Richard LaFerriere Swinburne University of Technology
  • Alex Maritz Swinburne University of Technology




flipped learning, perceptions, learning outcomes, engagement, satisfaction, blended learning


This paper explores students’ perceptions of their learning outcomes, engagement, and satisfaction with a technology-facilitated flipped approach in a third-year core subject at an Australian university during 2014. In this pilot study, findings reveal that students preferred the flipped approach to the traditional face-to-face delivery and reported increased engagement, satisfaction, and learning outcomes as a result of both the flipped classroom approach and the use of digital technologies in the delivery of the unit. However, students did report frustration and less satisfaction generally with the flipped model in the initial stages of the semester. The implications are that students may require extra support in the initial stages of delivery of a flipped class to assist them to understand and take up the challenge of the
approach, thereby maximising student engagement and satisfaction earlier in the semester.


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Author Biographies

Rosemary Fisher, Swinburne University of Technology

Rosemary Fisher is a researcher and Director of the Masters of Entrepreneurship & Innovation Program at Swinburne University, Australia.

Bella Ross, Swinburne University of Technology

Bella Ross is a researcher and lecturer with the Student Academic Support Unit at Monash University, Australia.

Richard LaFerriere, Swinburne University of Technology

Rick LaFerriere is an Early Career Researcher and lecturer in entrepreneurship at Swinburne University, Australia.

Alex Maritz, Swinburne University of Technology

Alex Maritz is a Professor of Entrepreneurship at LaTrobe University and Education Director of the ARC Biodevices Unit at Swinburne University, Australia.


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How to Cite

Fisher, Rosemary, Bella Ross, Richard LaFerriere, and Alex Maritz. 2017. “Flipped Learning, Flipped Satisfaction, Getting the Balance Right”. Teaching and Learning Inquiry 5 (2):114-27. https://doi.org/10.20343/teachlearninqu.5.2.9.