FROM BLENDED TO FLIPPED LEARNING. AN INNOVATION MODEL OF TEACHING TRAJECTORIES IN THE UNIVERSITY
This paper presents part of the ongoing results of the INNOVABLEND1 project, in which some teachers from the Faculty of Education of the University of Salamanca are working with the objective of analyse the Blended Learning process in the Spanish Universities.
The digital era and the presence of the internet in our daily life have brought us many changes, greatly affecting the educational field, so, learning processes should pay attention both face-to-face and on-line context. Knowledge society requires more flexible structures that is why higher education has had to adapt to new changes in the European Higher Education arena. This reform has affected in both a curricular and an educational level.
Those changes require new learning methodologies mediated by virtual environments, and the new phenomena about the teacher’s role, as competence facilitator. Blended Learning is one of the most innovative educational practice, introduced in the last decades in the educational field, which would make the formative process easier through the use face-to-face and on-line interaction mediated by technology.
Blended Learning framework is considered the scaffolding of different methodologies performed on higher education students. One of the most popular are Flipped Classroom, Just in Time Teaching and Gamification. This paper shows different innovation experiences with higher education students from the University of Salamanca taking the methodologies mentioned above and using different technological tools, and combining them to generate several trajectories. Our results supported the success of this kind of practices, engaging students in their learning process, fostering critical thinking and positive feelings in the learning-knowledge process.
 Implementación de metodología Blended Learning en Educación Superior: proceso de adopción y diffusion de innovación docente. Dirección General de Investigación y Proyectos de I+D+I, del programa estatal de investigación, desarrollo e innovación orientada a los retos de la sociedad. EDU2015-67271-R.