Category: Teaching

Coming Up: TeachingClinic

I’m excited to finally launch the TeachingClinic in the upcoming semester. The TeachingClinic connects teachers with aspiring teachers and newly-qualified teachers (students) for mutual benefit: Using design-based research, the students explore current challenges of the teachers and provide evidence-based solutions.

Are you a teacher? Register here!

Of course, I will report on the outcomes.

I won the teaching award of the FHWien of the WKW now, too

After winning the teaching award of the University of Vienna earlier this year, the FHWien of the WKW awarded their prize to me, too.  Both awards are about innovative teaching using digital media / flipped classroom.

At the FHWien of the WKW, I  was awarded for a  statistics course in a lab setting. In my SPSS online course you can find similar videos.

New publication: Non-Technological Learning Environments in a Technological World: Flipping Comes To The Aid

For the first time, I have written about actual (my very own) Higher Ed practice! I turned my design based research project centered on the flipped learning concept (for which I also won the university-wide UNIVie Teaching Award 2018) into an academic publication. It’s open access, so you can check it out yourself. And it is also my first publication available in Spanish!


We live in a world permeated by digital technologies. Still, however, this digitization is not always reflected in the learning environments of higher education institutions, which raises questions about the adequacy of the instructional outcomes. In this paper, I maintain that the concept of the inverted or flipped classroom may be a fruitful path to including learning “hands-on” with technology even in learning environments absent of any technological resources. The rationale for this proposition is that flipped elements transfer the demand for technology from the teaching environment to the student. I report on a design-based research project to put this claim to a first test. The qualitative and quantitative data collected all support the idea that flipped classroom elements may help overcome differences in terms of availability of technology in different learning environments. The implications for universities and higher education teachers are discussed.

Cite as

Froehlich, D.E. (2018). Non-technological Learning Environments in a Technological World: Flipping Comes to the Aid. Journal of New Approaches in Educational Research, 7(2), 88-92. doi: 10.7821/naer.2018.7.304


Teaching Award

My inverted learning teaching concept for a ungergraduate statistics course at the University of Vienna was awarded with the UNIVIE Teaching Award. The award ceremony takes place on June 13, 17.00 — get in touch if you want to join me.