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Issues in Educational Research, 2019, Vol 29(2), 363-383.
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Course redesign to incorporate flipped delivery: A business degree case in Vietnam

Ashish K. Das, Quynh T. Nguyen
RMIT University, Vietnam

An T. Nguyen
University of Otago, New Zealand

Milton Nomikoudis
RMIT University, Vietnam

Dung Ha Van
Banking University of Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

Conventional, teacher-centred classroom activities are prominent in Vietnam where educators are familiar with a one-way flow of information and using limited resources for their practice, whilst a culture of creativity in the classroom is often ignored. Vietnamese educators face a huge challenge, motivating passive learners to be more creative and active learners as society responds to rapid changes in technologies. This article suggests that a flipping structure that incorporates a design thinking approach paves the way for course designers to assist passive learners to become more active in their learning processes. An undergraduate course was redesigned and delivered in a flipped classroom design, aiming at nurturing active learning among students. Quantitative findings highlighted that there was an improvement in students' engagement, including intellectual engagement and attendance, and that overall student satisfaction improved.
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Authors: Ashish K. Das is currently head of the Research and Development Department, Infinity Blockchain Labs. He possesses more than 12 years of work experience in the software development industry in USA, holding software and solutions architect and program manager positions in various Fortune 500 companies and start-ups.
Email: 2018.research.work@gmail.com

Dr Quynh T. Nguyen, Department of Management, School of Business and Management, RMIT University Vietnam, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam, is a certified IBM SPSS Modeler specialist and data analyst. She obtained a Masters degree (with Distinction) and a PhD from Coventry University, UK, in 2007 and 2016, respectively. She has published nearly 40 papers in peer reviewed journals and conferences.
Email: nguyentqbio@gmail.com, quynh.nguyenthi@rmit.edu.vn
Web: https://www.rmit.edu.vn/profiles/academic/quynh-t-nguyen

An T. Nguyen graduated from RMIT University Vietnam as the Valedictorian and recipient of RMIT Presidents Award in her cohort. She is finishing her Masters degree at the Department of Marketing, University of Otago, as a New Zealand Aid Scholar. Her research interests are value co-creation in education service and sustainable consumption.
Email: annguyen23808@gmail.com

Milton Nomikoudis has over 20 years of experience working in universities in many roles including teacher, project manager, senior advisor on learning and teaching, and now independent consultant.
Email: nomikoudis.m@gmail.com

Dr Dung Ha Van received his doctoral degree in economics from the University of Paderborn, Germany in 2014. He is currently with the International Economics Faculty, Banking University of Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam.
Email: dunghv@buh.edu.vn

Please cite as: Das, A. K., Nguyen, Q. T., Nguyen, A. T., Nomikoudis, M. & Dung, H. V. (2019). Course redesign to incorporate flipped delivery: A business degree case in Vietnam. Issues in Educational Research, 29(2), 363-383. http://www.iier.org.au/iier29/das.pdf

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