Bradshaw & Hultquist (2017) explains how a blended learning environment utilizing a time saving method known as “flipping”. Students review learning material outside of class before a session. Doing so allows classroom time to used for active learning and discussion rather than listening to a lecture (Bradshaw & Hultquist, 2017). Having access to technology and knowledgeable of its use is essential in flipped classrooms (Billings & Halstead, 2016).
In one study, nurse educators reported use of e-learning (Moodle) in courses using quizzes, notes/PowerPoints, videos, networking, and chats/forums/blogs (D’Souza, Karkada, & Castro, 2014). Moodle enhances communication in teaching, exchange of information with students, and accessibility to Moodle facilitates learning (D’Souza, et. al., 2014). The students had an opportunity to interact with instructors and peers and they felt a “connection” in the learning process (D’Souza, et. al., 2014).