Kim wins AECT Outstanding Journal Article Award

Kim awardCongratulations to Dr. Min Kyu Kim, a Research Scientist in The Research Laboratory for Digital Learning. Dr. Kim was award the AECT Design and Development Division 2015 Outstanding Journal Article Award for his recent publication in The Internet and Higher Education. The Association for Educational Communications and Technology (AECT) is a professional association of thousands of educators and others whose activities are directed toward improving instruction through technology.

Kim, M., Kim, S., Khera, O., & Getman, J. (2014). The experience of three flipped classrooms in an urban university: An exploration of design principles. The Internet and Higher Education, 22, 37-50.

As a response to the call for technology enhanced, student-centered learning environments, the flipped classroom approach has drawn much attention from both the research and practice communities. Despite over fifteen years of flipped classroom implementation, design principles have been minimally elaborated upon in relation to diverse disciplinary contexts. Focusing on this gap, we engaged in a mixed methods study that examined three instances of the flipped classroom across unique disciplines and to extract specific design principles. Three instructors and 115 students enrolled in three separate classes in fall 2012 participated in the study. Building upon the Revised Community of Inquiry Framework, we developed a flipped classroom design framework and identified nine design principles.

The article was selected out of 12 outstanding articles, published in a variety of professional journals between 2014-2015. The award will be given at the AECT International Convention in Indianapolis, IN, D&D/R&T luncheon. In addition, Dr. Kim will present his work in a special session at the conference for award winners.