The report forecasts the flipped classroom market in North America to grow at a CAGR of 34.61% during the period 2016-2020.
Educational hardware play an important role in implementing flipped classroom model. Computing devices and document cameras are being procured by institutions to enable users to create, store, access, and utilize video lectures. However, institutions are finding it costly to install specialized hardware, servers, and media equipment required to record lectures in each and every classroom. Thus, they are preferring software-based video platform that offers flexibility and better lecture recording facilities. The shift toward lecture capture software is triggered by the facility of hassle-free remote lecture recording from any kind of device and operating software. The centrally managed video library and server facility helps in the smooth creation and uploading of video lectures.
According to the report, a large number of educational institutions are adopting many software and hardware solutions to provide online education. Computing devices are rampant across education stakeholders that use them with various hardware such as projectors, IWBs, and classroom wearables. This gives them an impetus to incorporate the flipped model of classroom teaching.
In addition, they are upgrading their infrastructure facilities and procuring hardware required for the adoption of flipped classroom structure. Institutions are trying to harness optimal benefits of IT infrastructure and hardware available. BYOD practices are in place primarily in higher education institutions, and this will help the flipped classroom model to gain popularity among students.