Edutainment With Flipped IDEAS

Norita Ahmad (American University of Sharjah, UAE) and Kevin Rose Dias (American University of Sharjah, UAE)
Copyright: © 2019 |Pages: 164
EISBN13: 9781522599531|DOI: 10.4018/978-1-5225-5912-2.ch007
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Virtual learning environments are receiving a growing interest due to exponential advancements in technology alongside the millennial users' preference for more modern rather than traditional means of studying. This chapter narrows down on optimizing edutainment in the classroom by strategically using the methods of flipped classroom, team-based learning, and the IDEAS method. The study provides an explained framework that highlights what needs to be implemented on behalf of the instructor and what outcomes can be expected as a result. An experimental study was conducted on students within a course at the graduate level in the United Arab Emirates (UAE). The main objective is to study the effect of virtual learning environment that incorporates the use of flipped classroom, Team-based learning and IDEAS methods on students' academic performance.
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